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The Brad Blog: Indiana's New Republican Sec. of State Charged With Three Counts of Felony Voter Fraud

The GOP 'voter fraud epidemic' continues...

March 4, 2011- What do GOP superstar Ann Coulter, the head of the GOP's California voter registration firm Mark Anthony Jacoby, and, as of yesterday, Indiana's newly elected GOP Secretary of State Charlie White all have in common? Unlike the four-decade old community organization ACORN, each of the Republicans appear to have committed voter fraud and/or voter registration fraud.

Coulter's well-documented acts of voter fraud and voter registration fraud took place in 2005 in Palm Beach County, FL and were preceded by likely acts of voter fraud in Connecticut in 2002 and 2004 as well. Jacoby's voter registration fraud in CA led to his 2008 arrest and subsequent guilty plea. And now White, the new chief election official in IN, the state with one of the most draconian voter suppression polling-place Photo ID restriction laws in the nation, has been charged with three counts of voter fraud (as well as additional counts of perjury, financial institution fraud and theft), just two months after being sworn in last January, for having lied about his address when he voted in last year's GOP primary...

According to the Indianapolis Star...

The state's top election official will face seven felony counts, including voter fraud, perjury and theft, a special prosecutor said today.

Secretary of State Charlie White was accused of intentionally voting in the wrong precinct during the May 2010 primary, a potential felony.

White turned himself in at the Hamilton County Jail Thursday afternoon and was released after posting $10,000 bond.
White has admitted to voting in a district where he no longer lived.

As The BRAD BLOG has documented in great detail, Republican author, controversialist and former Constitutional attorney, Coulter similarly voted knowingly in a precinct where she did not live after lying about her residency on her voter registration form. She managed to escape felony charges after hiring a former Bush Administration attorney, receiving inappropriate help from a former boyfriend in the FBI, and then stalling several investigations long enough to run out the statute of limitations clock in Florida.

Last October, after a nearly inexplicable 20-month investigation, the Connecticut State Election Commission determined it could not "make a full and fair determination of the allegations" that Coulter had illegally voted absentee using her parents address in Connecticut in 2002 and 2004 while living in her million dollar condominium in New York City.

Indiana's White, who had previously served as the chair of the Hamilton County Republican Party, is refusing to step aside from the SoS post despite calls from both Republicans and Democrats to do so, according to the Courier-Journal.

In a statement released yesterday, Republican Governor Mitch Daniels said: "It would be neither credible nor appropriate for the state's top elections official to continue to perform his duties while contesting criminal charges, some of them under the very laws the secretary of state implements."




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