|Marion County Circuit Court|
Judge Lou Rosenberg
In a decision handed down earlier today, Marion County Circuit Court Judge Lou Rosenberg found that Charlie White was ineligible to serve as Indiana Secretary of State when he was elected and remanded the case back to the Indiana Recount Commission to certify the second-highest vote getter, Vop Osili, to serve in the office. White is certain to appeal the decision.
|Former Secretary of State|
Rosenberg also said that his Court's decision is not implying that White's actions constituted a crime or were fraudulent. "Those questions are for another court at another time," wrote Rosenberg.
You can read the full text of Rosenberg's decision here.
I guess we'll see where this goes from here. Had White stepped aside before the election in 2010, all of this would have been avoided. Unfortunately, it looks like he's reached the point of no return.
One thing is true. If installed in the office, Indiana can have confidence that Vop Osili will be a great Secretary of State.