Skip to comments.What really happened to Illinois? Illinois was a swing state back in 2000.
Posted on 12/21/2018 3:32:00 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
How did the Far Left destroy Illinois' finances like that? Illinois is seeing people move out of the state like NY, NY, CA, CT, NH, ME.
Illinois was a swing state back in 2000-----George Bush and Al Gore were contesting the Land of Lincoln.
What really happened there----I only have small family there---haven't been to IL in 12 years, but what really happened?
Techniques like vote harvesting.
Blago, as much as anything else. He promised the world with no way to pay for it. IMO, that pushed IL from being on the brink of the financial & political black hole, right on into it.
Posted to you in the other thread:
A combination of epic-level Demonrat fraud and control (in IL, especially, the complete control by the corrupt bipartisan Combine), the rise of social leftism in the formerly heavily middle/upper class GOP suburban areas (not just in CA & IL) over the past 25 years and demographic changes with legal (nevermind illegal) immigrants favoring the Demonrats by a wide margin. All a perfect mix for national suicide, or at least pushing us closer to Civil War II: The Die-Versity Bugaboo.
Not to mention the loss of 100,000+ people fleeing the state. Probably largely R’s.
Yes, and once they leave, the state flips their registrations to Demonrat (just like the dead). I’m glad the father-in-law of my ggg grandfather, one of IL’s Founding Fathers, didn’t live to see this madness.
DEMOCRATS & RINOS
OMG CA. was deep red when Reagan was our governor!!!!!
Gore 55, Bush 43. It wasn’t that close.
Kerry 55, Bush 44 was slightly closer.
Clinton 55, Trump 38. However, Trump carried all but 12 counties (best performance since 1984).
I saw my neighborhood change, overrun by south of the border types, after GW was elected. That is what happened in Illinois.
Illinois GOP fell apart after the 1980 state constitution change led by Michael Quinn which eliminated cumulative voting of state representatives and minority party representation in each district.
Bush contested it though. He really wanted IL, CA to have a bigger landslide.
Massive debt, keeping their government afloat, is what happened.
Is it the greed of the IL people that destroyed IL?
The Uni-Party aka The Combine is designed for mutual ass covering by politicians who work for their own interests above the interests of the voters/taxpayers. The Speaker if the House is the defacto Governor and wields ultimate power, and has done so for decades. It is not repairable. Revolt or bolt and those who can, bolt.
What happened is the urbanization of America. As Chicago grows in proportion to the rest of the state, it controls the politics. Plain and simple.
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