Thursday, March 3, 2011

Time To Go, Charlie

Secretary of State Charlie White was indicted on several charges today, including allegations of voter fraud. White has been battling these allegations since the election season, but he benefited from...well, most people don't really know what a state-level Secretary of State does, anyway.

I am not a fan of politicians who stay in office while they fight with their legal or personal drama. If this takes away even one hour of his duties as Secretary of State, he should resign and seek employment that allows him the flexible schedule he'll need to deal with his legal problems. If he is found innocent, he can run for office again. Until then, he should resign.

I think it'll be interesting to see how the higher-ups in the state GOP will react to this. It has not been a good week for Democrats in the headlines, and this is just what they need right now. Will Governor Mitch Daniels and his buddies get White to resign quickly, or will they allow this to drag on?

I also find it funny and quite ironic that some people are always complaining and harping on voter fraud in Marion County and Lake County, but all too often never gather evidence to press charges. And yet, the most high profile voter fraud case in this state's history might be from a guy who voted in the town of Fishers!

UPDATE: According to Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, White has said he has no plans to step down and is innocent of all charges. This is in contrast to what Governor Daniels said a couple of hours ago where he said White should step down, and said the same feeling was shared among all state-wide elected officials.

1 comment:

  1. It was refreshing to see Gov. Daniels released a statement calling for White to step down until the legal proceedings are resolved. Daniels didn't go as far as calling for White's resignation, but better than blindly backing him and giving the usual line of "let him stay while the legal process plays out."


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