Question of the day
Monday, Sep 16, 2019
* Citizen Advocacy Center Executive Director Maryam Judar speaking at a Center for Illinois Politics forum…
The petition binding laws and surrounding court cases alone can easily knock candidates off the ballot.
Others, including the Tribune editorial board, say the big reason for so many uncontested races here is gerrymandering…
OK, but Wisconsin’s gerrymandering process is said to be much more political than Illinois’ and of 17 state Senate seats up for election last year, only four were uncontested.
* The Question: How responsible are Illinois’ ballot access laws for our large number of uncontested legislative races? Don’t forget to explain your answer. Thanks.