(INDIANAPOLIS) (AP) - A judge has ruled that Charlie White can remain as Indiana's secretary of state until a higher court has reviewed the ruling that ousted him from office.
Marion Circuit Judge Louis Rosenberg on Wednesday granted White's request to stay his order to the state recount commission to certify Democrat Vop Osili as the winner of the 2010 election until the ouster decision has been reviewed. Osili secured the second highest tally of votes.
Rosenberg issued an order Dec. 22 ousting White because he was improperly registered as a candidate when he ran for office.
White also faces a criminal trial Jan. 30 on voter fraud and other felony charges in connection with the allegation that he lied about where he lived during the 2010 primary. White maintains his innocence.
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