Election official guilty of voter fraud
Indiana state secretary convicted
- Duration 7:49
- Date Feb 5, 2012
Indiana state secretary convicted
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None of the Fox News voter fraud unit and a case that we've been following.
Indiana secretary of state Republican Charlie -- convicted of voter fraud.
The jury in his voter fraud trial deliver that verdict at 2 in the morning yesterday convicted -- on six of seven felony counts.
For illegally registering to vote and his ex wife's -- He's denied it broke the law saying other politicians do the same thing.
And his lawyer called -- will appeal Republican governor Mitch Daniels removed twice from office yesterday and named a temporary replacement whites former deputy.
But the Democrats are now fighting for that job they want the democratic candidate who white defeated in the election.
To be sworn in as the new secretary of state -- joining us now live from the Annapolis Charlie Weis and a Fox News exclusive mister white welcome and thanks so much for joining us this morning on the Fox News Channel.
Erica and good morning and thank you for having me on -- you -- the top.
Elections official of Indiana -- you're convicted now of felony voter fraud.
-- did look good what's your reaction.
-- what you say and others -- -- Democrats celebrate and streets right now and other some Republicans that are privately happy about this but.
No it doesn't look good but unfortunately have found out -- Indiana.
Is a land of man and not a wall after what happened to me what happened.
To devastate my family at 2 in the morning on Saturday morning you're talking about the jury verdict coming in the -- do you think it's fair to -- I do.
Absolutely not and they were not given all the law.
And I think what happened yesterday was a total miscarriage the miscarriage of justice and superb version and the law allows me to do everything I did in the jury did not get all that -- you -- you are appealing.
-- plan to repeal this and let's show you what the Democrat the Indiana Democratic Party said in response to the verdict -- the jury came in and here's the statement in part it says quote.
Charlie committed a crime and will be punished for that crime it is obvious that Mitch Daniels.
We'll try anything to take back this fraudulent election.
But there's only one thing that should happen now -- -- should become secretary of state and we should put the embarrassment that is Charlie White.
Behind us those are pretty tough course now there's going to be a huge fight.
Between the Republicans and the Democrats do you think that the Democrat who you beat by twenty points should take the job.
Absolutely not Erica I'm gonna say and I've been pretty quiet about this before what -- a silly did was savage to my family.
What he did was barbaric.
And I've never seen nationally or statewide or local -- five weeks before election and opponents.
Having absolutely no sense of -- and gentlemen.
Trying to file something to destroy someone's family before election -- don't lose the man.
Got beat worse than anyone and modern Indiana secretary of state history.
And the voters knew about this issue they still voted for me in this is pretty bush league he does not deserve this office.
And the reap the Republicans deserved to take the spot because we want it.
The voters -- the issues and for the Democrats say what they say when Evan Bayh -- Susan by that they live in DC he is not a senator anymore.
He intends to come back to at Indianapolis one day back to the 50000 dollar Condo he's never lived in.
Fraudulently claiming that he lives there -- this homestead.
In this day.
They have the audacity to say that evidence -- -- buyer okay and how they voted in May and November of 2011.
When he stopped being a senator.
And everyone wants to -- -- wants to ignore that because again and Indiana.
-- state of man.
And not a -- of -- silly isn't here to defend himself among we have asked for and for an interview in the past and you talk but the -- situation.
That that may be apparently has been cleared but here's the here's the issue you talk about voting.
Mitt Romney register to vote in the basement of his son's house.
Richard Lugar it was longtime senator apparently doesn't even live in the house where he is registered to vote that's legal.
Lugar says attacks on that are unfair I talk to the home -- this morning.
I mean how can you be.
Legal -- not even on the house from which you registered to vote.
And shouldn't there be something done -- to try to help clean up the election loss -- we have honesty and integrity.
And transparency in our elections.
But Eric if you lived here in Indianapolis you're gonna find of -- local media.
All the local media if you are rich and famous.
On either side of the aisle they're never gonna mention anything about this they will suppress set and the fact that governor Daniels I -- -- take exception to what he said about.
Ethics or integrity about me in the Paper on Sunday Mitch -- has voted incorrectly.
According to the standards put on by me the last ten straight elections under the constitution state Indiana.
And under the statute he shall reside marrying -- He claims Helms hit a three point eight million dollar home.
He built with his construction documents saying he that was owned by -- Leonard Watson the designer and it was not.
So that and then he votes -- the governor's mansion -- everyone knows he does not live.
The local media will not talk about this.
Again it's inconvenient.
We -- we are a state of man and not of law here in -- -- -- gets pretty detailed in the legalities are interesting especially dealing with election law but here you stand.
We're -- yesterday by Mitch Daniels temporarily.
What do you hope happens next.
We're gonna appeal because there are so many fundamental errors that we think occurred.
So let me make it clear Eric under the law when people are in transition.
Barrel and this what the recount commission found three to zero bipartisan.
Under the code if you are in transition.
You can use your residence.
For voting can be were your immediate family lives.
When I was not married my immediate family was the son that I -- joint -- with and I voted in registered Ryan lived.
At the time.
My immediate family my son lived there and the prosecutors fought me on the jury instructions and that instruction -- not get to the jury because they said quote.
He can't prove that boy lives even though their own witness he -- tried to -- fight against me said.
That he witnessed -- picking up my son named him by name that.
And so so I don't know where my someone as I guess he lives in a car somewhere all right Charlie why that I'd say yes go ahead.
I'm sorry to hear you I just want anywhere -- -- at a time wanted to complete your thought.
Yeah oh and did just felt like this at the end of the day here's -- dead.
I was in love I wasn't married yet all I wanted to do was get.
Have her parents how walls on the campaign trail water to stay with me.
Keep that relationship together I bought a place for her kids to live then.
But we agreed to not lived together until we got married because I was a former family law attorney I know how can be when your blending and three children through two different marriages.
And now I suppose -- election law trumps me being -- wanna raise my children and step children the way that we want to and I think it's a travesty.
And you're gonna hear a lot more from me about the equal application of law what that's been applied to me vs those of the rich and famous.
All right Charlie -- thank you for joining us today by the way I should -- that a judge account age majestic judge.
Has ruled that the Democrat.
-- -- -- take the secretary of State's job but that's been onstage.
Right now with wanna thank you so much for joining us this morning and -- I thank you Eric --