Indiana secretary of state race challenge dismissed

The Indiana Recount Commission has dismissed a Democratic challenge to the Republican candidate's victory in the race for secretary of state.

Indiana Secretary of State's office spokesman Todd Darroca says the commission voted 2-1 Sunday in favor of a Republican motion to dismiss the challenge to Charlie White's election. He says the meeting in Mount Vernon that also involved other recount issues lasted more than 11 hours.

State Democrats have said White shouldn't become Indiana's chief election officer because they say he committed voter fraud by using his ex-wife's home in Fishers instead of his condo as his address in the May primary. White says it was an honest mistake.

Democrats have wanted their candidate Vop Osili to take office Jan. 1 instead.

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