Ask a Republican who holds statewide office and is in charge of maintaining the integrity of elections.
(Reuters) - An Indiana jury convicted embattled Republican Secretary of State Charlie White in the early hours of Saturday on six out of seven felony charges including perjury, theft and voter fraud.
The jury reached its verdict at 2:28 a.m. after deliberating for about 12 hours. They acquitted White on charges of fraud on a financial institution.
White was indicted last year on seven counts stemming in part from accusations that he lied about his home address while serving on the Fishers Town Council so that he could retain a stipend.
Council members are elected to represent a district and must resign if they leave that area.