The Supremes said that the IDP waited until after the election was over to file the complaint instead of filing it beforehand. It also said that voters were likely aware of the concerns, but they voted for White anyway.
Governor Mitch Daniels will now appoint a permanent replacement for White. Jerold Bonnett has quietly served in the office as interim Secretary of State since White was removed from office last month.
In a late afternoon release, Osili thanked his supporters and said he was continuing to focus on his current job, "Although I won't be Secretary of State, I am honored to fulfill my desire for public service as a City-County Councillor in Indianapolis, and I am excited to continue in that capacity."