Charlie White cries foul on residency, cites other cases

Ousted Secretary of State Charlie White says Indiana politicians including Sen. Richard Lugar and Gov. Mitch Daniels aren't being held to the same residency rules that led to his conviction on voter fraud and other felony charges.

White claims Lugar and former Sen. Evan Bayh vote from Indiana despite living near Washington, D.C. Lugar doesn't own a home in Indiana, and tea party activists want his candidacy disqualified as a result.

White questions why Daniels votes from the governor's residence in Indianapolis when he lives in Carmel.

Political scientists and a 30-year-old opinion by the state's attorney general say White's circumstances are different and are treated differently under Indiana law.

White was convicted Feb. 4 for using his ex-wife's Fishers address on voter registration forms. He faces sentencing Thursday.

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