Statement issued Thursday:
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker issued the following response to a Marion County Circuit Court ruling today that Democrat Vop Osili be certified as Secretary of State because Republican Charlie White was ineligible to be a candidate for the office.
“More than a year later, justice has finally been served. We applaud this ruling and congratulate Vop Osili as the rightful winner of the 2010 election. This is the second judge in recent weeks to deny Charlie White's attempts to dodge legal responsibility for his actions.
“As a result of his vote fraud, Charlie White was never eligible to be a candidate for this office, and he’s done nothing but embarrass Hoosiers since wrongfully assuming the position. This is a victory for Indiana, and it validates the months we’ve spent making it clear that this kind of behavior should not and will not be tolerated.
“We hope that Vop will be sworn in quickly so that we can restore openness and transparency to an office that’s been clouded by Charlie White’s antics for more than a year.”