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director
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Posted - 07/11/2008 :  2:27:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you have any commentary for Mike? This is where it goes.

director
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Posted - 10/27/2009 :  1:02:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's about time we change some of those election laws for the State of Illinois. Some suggestions would be:

1. Anybody can challenge a petition of any candidate without living in the district or politically defined area.
2. Fraud is vague, ambiguous and subject to interpretation in the election code. Provide some definitions here and give some real prosecution and not the slap on the wrist stuff that goes on right now!
3. Right now the hearing officers that are involved with challenges are not experts! They are only lawyers but not verse in election law. This needs to change otherwise we are just presenting an illusion that this stuff is democracy at work.
4. Tell you daughter to come up with an opinion on the open-meetings act. She seems to listen to you, if not anyone else.


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director
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Posted - 11/03/2009 :  5:24:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is our understanding that Wayne now has a copy of Madigan's petition. That does not sound good for Madigan. Go get em Wayne.


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Wayne Strnad
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Posted - 11/13/2009 :  02:57:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In case you are wondering, yes I did get a copy of Madigan's petition.

You see, Madigan sends over several people to look at petitions to verify signatures. There are usually between 6 to 10 people involved.

Each time I ran for State Representative Madigan had people looking over my petition. Clearly, there is nothing illegal about this. Of course, it does bring forth the question as to whether or not Madigan pays these people out of his pocket, out of his committee, or taxpayers dollars. If it's the latter of the three then that would be questionable.

So far there does seem to be some highly questionable things that happened in his petition. Apparently he did not have anyone look over his petition with the scrutiny he applies to others. This shall be exposed a little later.

Also, to clarify some things, as the law stands right now if Madigan's petition had a problem(s) only someone from his district could challenge the petition. This aspect of the law needs to be revisited, as they say in legal mumbo jumbo, because it potentially allows people on the ballot that otherwise might not be allowed. The fact is that most people do not understand the process at all. It really is a shame that people just don't know about this aspect of our election process.

I'll be getting back to everyone a little later to inform you of my findings.

A note to Madigan:

Mike, you should apply the same measuring stick you use to look at other petitions, to your own petition. Remember, don't throw rocks when you live in a glass house! Two of the pages (numbered in the 50's) were real cute. Is there any reason why they were nearly complete copies of each other?

Also, if you really did go through your petition with the same level of accuracy you expect of everyone else, you should have provided a deletion sheet. There are several names, at first glance through your petition, that should have been deleted.

The law should apply equally to all, not a select few. Which group do you think you belong to Mike?



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