Even though he’s been incarcerated since March and is accused of murdering his cancer-stricken wife, Andrew Wilhoite won a primary on Tuesday to be the Republican nominee for the Clinton Township Board in Indiana
Andrew Wilhoite was arrested in March on charges of killing Elizabeth “Nikki” Wilhoite, who according to local news reports, had recently finished chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Wilhoite reportedly told investigators he hit her with a flower pot during a fight.
On Tuesday … Wilhoite, from jail, secured a spot on the ballot in November’s general election for the Clinton Township Board. Three Republicans were running for three primary seats. Wilhoite received 60 votes.
According to authorities, Wilhoite is believed to have killed his wife after she discovered he was having an affair and filed for a divorce from him.
Shouldn’t a candidate accused of murder be disqualified from the general election ballot? You’d think so, but Indiana election official Brad King had this to say about allowing Wilhoite to continue his run for office:
“There is no legal reason he can’t be a candidate. Under our system you are innocent until you are proven guilty. If a person is convicted of a felony, then they are no longer eligible to be a candidate and are ineligible to hold office.”
Nikki Wilhoite was reported missing March 25.
“Police say they found blood in the master bedroom and bathroom and learned Nikki, who had recently successfully undergone chemo treatment, had filed for divorce on March 17. After being questioned by Indiana State Police, a probable cause affidavit shows Andrew confessed to fatally striking Nikki in the face with a gallon-sized cement flower pot and then throwing her body in a nearby creek.”
Wilhoite isn’t the only Republican running for office in the November midterm elections who has been accused of disgusting behavior toward his family.
In Missouri, Eric Greitens is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. He has been accused of physically abusing his ex-wife and son, according to the Missouri Independent:
Eric Greitens’ “unstable and coercive” behavior included physical violence to their children, “such as cuffing our then three-year-old son across the face at the dinner table in front of me and yanking him around by his hair,” the affidavit states.
In November 2019, the affidavit states that one of their sons came home from a visit with Eric Greitens with a swollen face, bleeding gums and loose tooth and said his father had hit him. The affidavit states Greitens said it was an accident while roughhousing. The tooth later had to be surgically removed.
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