Indiana Secretary of State Charlie
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White says he did nothing wrong when he used his ex-wife's address as his own to vote in May 2010.
Facing allegation he committed voter fraud in 2010, White testified before the Indiana Recount Commission Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
White said he was living both in his car and in the basement of his ex-wife's house at the time he put the ex’s address on his voter registration, though he listed a new condo as his address on other documents.
The commission will decide by the end of the month if White, a Republican, will be allowed to remain the state’s top election official.
If he cannot, the office would go to the person who finished second in the election last year – Democrat Vop Osili.
Democrat attorneys allege that White lied about his residency in order to keep his seat on the Fishers Town Council.
White countered, saying his life at the time of the registration was hectic. He was divorced in 2006, planning a second marriage, raising a son, and running for Secretary of State.
White is also facing criminal charges of voter fraud and perjury relating to the same allegations. A trial is scheduled for August.