Re: GOP Secretary of State - Charlie White
I agree with all you have said here. I certainly support equal enforcement against any fraud in our election system. It is hard for a novice such as myself to determine where the truth lies in some of these charges in the St. Joseph County charges.
Originally Posted by No Adventure Is Too Small
With Indiana being such a strong Republican state, it is hard for me to imagine that Republicans would not have pursued legal charges against voter fraud against the Dems if they had a provable case? I had forgotten about these charges until Homey brought them up. When I Googled the topic, I did notice there were multiple articles dated during the month of Dec, 2011. Perhaps there still is some investigative activity ongoing in that case?
I am most confused as to how the rules work for someone like Charlie White being convicted of 6 felonies by a jury trial and yet the Judge has the possible authority to reduce these convictions to misdemeanors? I have always believed that our Judges have some latitude in sentencing guidelines. (thus the separate sentencing hearing). I didn't realize he could actually alter the findings of a jury conviction unless it occurred within an appeal trial?
I guess we will all stay tuned for the rest of the story......
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