Skip to comments.Blame the Illinois Republican Party for military ballot scandal
Posted on 10/15/2010 2:36:18 PM PDT by chicagolady
According to the U.S. Justice Department, some counties in Illinois may have missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law.
At least one county has already admitted its military ballots were not mailed by the September deadline. St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney says absentee ballots to military personnel didnt get mailed in time because they were waiting on a court decision as to whether the Constitution Party candidates would be on the ballot.
Top Republicans, as expected, wasted no time flooding the media with crocodile tears over the disenfranchisement of our military personnel. But heres the problem it was the Illinois Republican Partys desperate need to keep conservatives, libertarians, and at least four African Americans off the ballot that caused the delays. State GOP Chairman Pat Brady is a Mark Kirk guy, and Kirks people are terrified Republicans will wake up and realize how much Kirk will damage the Republican brand if he becomes Senator.
Worse, Pat Brady originally tried to hide the Illinois Republican Partys actions, and in fact hes still not leveled with voters about the extent of his organizations involvement.
The Democrats filed their share of objections to candidates petitions this election season also but not only did they file fewer, none of their elections cases went beyond the statutory time limits. The objections filed by the Democrats caused no delays in the mailing of ballots.
Ironically, the Constitution Partys slate was led by a military veteran: U.S. Senate candidate Randy Stufflebeam. Randy served his country for 22 years in the United States Marine Corps.
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1945. 8715 Essex. Cub fan. Doc Savage. Good to see you ChiLady.
run that by me one more time?!??
They are responsible. They filed a number of unprecedented # of challenges to Constitution and Libertarian candidates ballot access. The libertarians made it but the Constitution party lost by just a 80 signatures. The Republicans deserve the blame. They primarily did this to protect one person in particular Rhino Mark Kirk.