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Supreme Court won't hear ex-Indiana elections chief appeal

July 17, 2015

The Indiana Supreme Court has denied a request by former Secretary of State Charlie White that it review a state appeals court decision upholding his three felony convictions for voter fraud, theft and perjury.

Chief Justice Loretta Rush denied White's request for his case to be reviewed in a one-page order issued Thursday.

The case against White, a Republican, stemmed from his using his ex-wife's home in Fishers as his voting address in 2010 while serving on the Indianapolis suburb's town council and running for secretary of state as he lived at his then-fiancee's townhouse. The appeals court rejected White's arguments that his defense lawyer during his 2012 trial provided incompetent counsel.

The (Munster) Times reports White said he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.

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