Our old friend Bil Browning, writing for the Huffington Post, has just introduced the Charlie White scandal to national levels. You can find the full article here. He also linked this blog's posting on the situation to the HuffPo piece.
In the piece, Browning brilliantly links Governor Mitch Daniels' Presidential Express to White saying that he was the Guv's handpicked candidate for Indiana SOS. Browning also raises questions about the legality of White's run. Totally worth the read!
So, even though some bloggers are seemingly trying to be complicit with the Republicans and sweep this under the rug (ahem...Abdul), it looks like this one is going to be around a while. The bottom line of the story and the question raised is that Charlie White may have either knowingly or unknowingly committed voter fraud. Either way, is he now fit to serve as Indiana Secretary of State?
Apparently, Greg Ballard thinks so. The Indianapolis Mayor (and some of his accused puppet masters) are headlining a September 29 fundraiser for Charlie. The following is cut and pasted from the invitation:
Please join Mayor Greg Ballard
This Wednesday, September 29th
For a reception in support of Charlie White
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
At the Lion’s Gate Community Club House
8686 Jaffa Court W Drive
Duard Ballard Bob Grand Paul Okeson
Auto Dealers Association of Indiana
Lead Sponsor - $1,000
REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY
MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS
RAPID DELIVERY OF INDIANA, INC.
MARY & RONALD GRUMBACHER
Sponsor - $500
JACK SANDLIN FOR CITY-COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 24
MIKE SPEEDY, COUNCILLOR/CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 90
$100 for Individual Attendees
RSVP to Ashlee Walls at email@example.com
Paid for and authorized by Charlie for Indiana; Paul Okeson, Chairman, Dan Bortner, Treasurer. Contributions or gifts to Charlie for Indiana are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
This is just another silly decision by Greg Ballard. He should be running from White instead of cozying up to him. Notable names on the invitation also are the Mayor's former Chief of Staff Paul Okeson, and former CIB President Bob Grand.
WISH-TV's Jim Shella reported about an hour ago that White is possibly soon to be under a Grand Jury investigation for his ever-expanding scandal.
Attorney Greg Purvis, who brought documents to light last week showing that Charlie White's current residence was outside the Fishers Town Council District he was elected to serve, is now requesting, as Shella puts it, "an investigation into a possible felony charge and also suggests that an investigation is required into a real estate transaction in which White paid cash for a condo in Fishers." Purvis also requested a Grand Jury be convened and a Special Prosecutor be appointed in the case.