Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

The man who was pushing for the voter ID bill in Indiana to stop voter fraud, was convicted on six counts of voter fraud.
Jury finds Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White guilty on 6 of 7 felony charges
Written by Carrie Ritchie
Feb. 4, 2012

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted of six felonies early this morning, and consequently lost his job.
White, 42, Fishers, plans to ask a judge to reduce his convictions – all class D felonies – to misdemeanors at sentencing. It’s uncertain whether that move would allow him to reclaim his job.
The charges stemmed from confusion over where White lived when he campaigned for secretary of state in late 2009 and 2010. White claimed that he lived at his ex-wife's home on the east side of Fishers. But the jury convicted him based on allegations that he actually lived in a townhouse on the opposite side of town that he bought for him and his then-fiancé. The townhouse was outside his Fishers Town Council district.
Did he vote twice? No, he only didn’t change his voting district; therefore, I think the charges should be reduced to misdemeanors. I have written many times about voter ID laws and how they affect marginalized communities by imposing requirements that create barriers for them to vote.

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