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Elections bill would move 2022 spring primary to June 28, makes other changes

Monday, May 31, 2021

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* As Mark notes, there are lots of other changes in the bill…


More here from Mark.

…Adding… Good point…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

24 Comments
  1. - Perrid - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 12:21 pm:

    Not sure about vote be e-mail. I’ll wait for the proposed legislation the Board comes up with, maybe it can be secure, what do I know.

    Everything else looks good.


  2. - Southern Skeptic - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 12:25 pm:

    “Shall make public” is an incredibly low standard. Shall make public could mean putting a page on a web site but not letting anyone know it’s there. It could mean putting it in a classified ad that nobody will see. Seems like we’re setting the bar really low for transparency that will allow for perpetuating the status quo. How about “shall make public and actively promote?” At least it implies a stronger duty than just making it public.


  3. - Odysseus - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 12:44 pm:

    Oh I would be so happy if the primary were moved to a saner later date. It is complete nonsense to be voting in February for an election in November.

    Are they also coaligning the municipal elections with the state elections?


  4. - The Swede - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 12:49 pm:

    Hope this Election Bill passes. We need to see the Census Data before boundary changes are made to the Congressional Districts. Extending the 2022 Primary Date is a much fairer and thoughtful process.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 12:49 pm:

    This is not necessarily good news, as one, say, Rodney Davis needs to stave off Trumpkins by making himself less vulnerable to their wrath in a primary, there would be far less time to move towards a middle position without the aid of time in that.

    In 5 months… appeasing Trumpkins to appealing to the middle?

    The lift went from heavy to heavy machinery type heavy.


  6. - Reading - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 12:49 pm:

    The fact that most college students won’t be on campus is a selling point in my mind. They should vote from where they are from not where they are temporarily going to school. The actual community members are the ones left behind to deal with the progressive politicians college students help elect. Otherwise this is a raw, naked power grab by the Dems. First, rig the map, then the elections. What’s next, a bill to outlaw the Republican party?


  7. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 12:58 pm:

    ===They should vote from where they are from not where they are temporarily going to school. The actual community members are the ones left behind to deal with the progressive politicians college students help elect.===

    LOL

    This is utterly hilarious to the opposite point.

    See, the “townies”… they like the universities. The town makes money with all these “unwanted” people ruining their town… but renting the apartments, eating in the restaurants, spending money… “but you stay out of the politics”

    Maybe the students don’t “look” like the townies… do they?

    I mean, “they aren’t like us” is oozing here, and their “progressive” thoughts.

    Odds are, the townie might be ones trying to… “stop people from voting who don’t look like me”… everywhere.

    Makes one wonder… would you like the university there at all… can’t think of a town wanting a university to close…

    The “purity” of that, townies seeing the students as second class, suppressing voting, it’s telling, actually, but might not be what some might want… said.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 1:05 pm:

    === What’s next, a bill to outlaw the Republican party?===

    The cult had made clear who they are.

    Losing elections doesn’t mean it’s rigged against the cult, it means the cult isn’t at all popular to voters.


  9. - Rich Miller - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 1:15 pm:

    ===What’s next, a bill to outlaw the Republican party?===

    Such drama.


  10. - College grad - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 1:22 pm:

    Agree with Reading. I never once considered myself a resident of the state I went to college in. Everyone I knew in college that voted (not absentee) did so because it was a swing state and they wanted it to go their party’s way.


  11. - Rich Miller - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 1:23 pm:

    ===an incredibly low standard===

    That whole section is an incredibly low standard.


  12. - College grad - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 1:24 pm:

    @OW new supreme court maps kinda undermine your losing elections and rigging argument…


  13. - Rich Miller - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 1:27 pm:

    ===rigging argument===

    It’s a partisan thing. No doubt, no argument.

    But those districts should’ve been regularly adjusted for population over the decades. They are now way out of whack and in clear violation of the state Constitution’s requirement that they be of substantially equal population. It’s not even close. DuPage County’s population has more than tripled since 1960, while the state itself has grown by 25 percent.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 1:29 pm:

    === new supreme court maps kinda undermine your losing elections and rigging argument…===

    How so?

    I mean… if Kilbride was up 4 years ago, let’s say, the redrawing of any map wouldn’t be in the discussion.

    It’s comically sweet justice, no pun intended, that Kilbride falls right before the remap process… and the money, time, politics, wasted to that endeavor was going to face a possibility of a remap, given that the map hadn’t been redrawn in… how long?

    You’re not a victim, if anything, Griffin and company got played by some grifters who saw easy marks, and it backfired… spectacularly.

    You think the old map, decades old, is a fair map?

    That’s what you’re saying… so that kinda undermines your concerns, doesn’t it?


  15. - Svengali - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 1:38 pm:

    This bill was clearly written by legislators who have grown accustomed to Speaker Madigan securing them the requisite number of signatures to get them on the ballot. Now that Madigan is otherwise occupied, be careful of what you wish for.


  16. - sladay - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 2:13 pm:

    I like the permanent vote by mail application. It would just save me the time of having to refile every election.


  17. - Huh? - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 2:29 pm:

    “What’s next, a bill to outlaw the Republican party?”

    I second the motion.


  18. - Hahaha - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 3:04 pm:

    OW - your continued idea that kicking out Kilbride was a waste now is nonsensical. The only path to taking over the SC 4-3 was to get rid of Kilbride in 2020 and win the two contested SC races in 2022. The map may be different in 2022, but winning two almost 50/50 seats is still the game plan in 2022 for KG and Co obviously. Without defeating Kilbride there would have been no remap and no possibility of taking over the court in 2022. What don’t you get about that?


  19. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 3:08 pm:

    === Without defeating Kilbride there would have been no remap===

    So you’re saying if they only got “close” there wasn’t going to be a remap?

    Also, how do you know what would or wouldn’t had occurred?

    LOL

    I mean, it’s so hysterically funny, thinking how much time and money was wasted… then the appointment of a Dem in the interim… then the new map… the grifters were the only winners, and those grifters taking Griffin for a ride, and now your own “rationalizing a loss” makes this comedy, this embarrassing loss in the end game so much more delicious.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 3:10 pm:

    === What don’t you get about that?===

    There’s nothing that was won.

    The replacement is a Dem, the map that brought about the changes is now history… what don’t you get is that the Kilbride true believers got played… spectacularly, lol


  21. - Svengali - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 4:33 pm:

    The Dems shouldn’t uncork that Champagne just yet. By changing the map of the 4th District, they have clearly created a situation where Justice Rita Garman might retire. But if a certain high name-ID African-American female Republican were to run for that seat, she just might win. Here’s a hint: she lives in Champaign.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 4:35 pm:

    === But if a certain high name-ID African-American female Republican were to run for that seat, she just might win. Here’s a hint: she lives in Champaign.===

    … who has YET… to win ANY election.

    Until one wins something, they ain’t that formidable


  23. - Soybean Queen - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 4:40 pm:

    Champagne is no longer in 4. But if it is the Black female Republican Who you are obviously referring to, she can easily move into the new 4th District and sweep just about any Democrat who dared to run. She certainly has the pedigree and qualifications to do it. Certainly wouldn’t need as much money to run and it would put her in contention for the Supreme Court if the Republicans ever win the White House again. The United States Supreme Court, that is.


  24. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 31, 21 @ 4:42 pm:

    ===The United States Supreme Court, that is.===

    You’ve been over served, lol

    She can’t even win a state senate seat at the rate Harold’s going.


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