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Dem. Chairman alleges GOP candidate voter fraud

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September 28, 2010

By Jackie Arthur

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana: Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker is accusing GOP candidate Charlie White of voter fraud in the May 2010 primary, when White allegedly voted in a precinct other than his own.

Parker has called for an investigation, sending letters to Secretary of State Todd Rokita, Hamilton County Prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp and Gov. Mitch Daniels, all of whom are Republicans.[1]

Last Tuesday, White resigned from his seat on the Fishers Town Council, stating "“Because of my state-wide campaign for Secretary of State and recent marriage, I failed to realize that my new residence was outside my Council district. Once notified of the situation, I took immediate action to correct the issue.”[2]

In a convoluted voter timeline released by Parker, White voted under three different addresses in four years.

According to the timeline, White used an address on Broad Leaf Lane in Fishers, IN to vote in the November 2006 general election. Two months later, White transferred that property to his ex wife, and proceeded to vote in the 2007 and 2008 elections using a Pintail Drive address.

In February 2010 White re-registered under the Broadleaf Lane address, and subsequently closed on a condo at Overview Drive in Fishers. White then voted in the May 2010 primary elections using the Broad Leaf Lane address, then filed his candidacy under two separate addresses, Broad Leaf Lane as his mailing address and Overview drive as his residence.[3]

White is running against Democrat Vop Osili to succeed Todd Rokita.

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