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#1 mikew

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 07:02 PM

Look at how many house races are listed as uncontested.

 

https://www.dailyher...news/310159911/

 

 



#2 mikeyk101

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 08:10 PM

It's almost to the point of why hold elections at all. IMHO, based on this, why would anyone even want to get involved in state politics as the status quo will still remain and very difficult to make any real changes.

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 08:29 PM

Ever since the last map redistricting, its been a nightmare in my little corner of DuPage. While my Dem Senator isnt bad, my anti 2A incumbant Dem state House Madigan minion has no one running against them.

They need to get the maps redrawn and done so without stacking the boundry lines for the Dem party IMO

Edited by InterestedBystander, 15 October 2020 - 08:30 PM.

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#4 RECarry

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 07:19 AM

Illinois doesn't need a Republican Party. Illinois needs Delta House.


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Posted 16 October 2020 - 08:43 AM

Give thanks to that POS Pat Brady, who finally has shown his true colors.  I have zero doubt he was on the Democratic payroll all these years.



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Posted 16 October 2020 - 11:06 AM

   Republicans in Illinois are just Democrat lite. Find me a Republican pol in this state that make pro gun rights a cornerstone of their platform. The closer you get to Chitown the more distant that becomes. History teaches us that Illinois has not been gun rights friendly even under Republican rule for a VERY long time, if ever.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

   One glimmer of light for us, and presupposing the SCOTUS does get expanded after January, ACB is an originalist constitutional justice. She has affirmed second amendment rights in her writings. She goes in and its gonna be as close to nirvana as were ever getting to have the stage set for some positive rulings on our beloved constitutional right.Heller was binding not just on the Feds but also the states. A few more positive rulings could secure us for generation. We’ll see.


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Posted 16 October 2020 - 12:10 PM

Ed Sullivan was ferocious in his defense of the 2A, and was one of the sponsors that worked closely with Phelps on the CCL bill.

 

Don't toss every GOP guy in that rhino cesspool.  Unfortunately for us, he stepped down 4 years ago. He had enough.



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Posted 16 October 2020 - 01:17 PM

Give thanks to that POS Pat Brady, who finally has shown his true colors.  I have zero doubt he was on the Democratic payroll all these years.

 

If they don't stop running his nonsense on YouTube I'm going to lose it.

"I'm Pat Brady, a lifelong republican."

No.

"I just cant vote for Jeanne Ives."

Who cares? Shut up.


Edited by Mick G, 16 October 2020 - 01:18 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2020 - 04:59 PM

Yes, indeed. He's p***** off a lot of people and frankly, I'm kind of shocked he hasn't been tarred and feathered yet. I'd get banned if I say what I really think of this arsehat.



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Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:01 PM

Supreme Court vacancy has no opposition?
 


Void the FOID!

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:03 PM

 

Give thanks to that POS Pat Brady, who finally has shown his true colors.  I have zero doubt he was on the Democratic payroll all these years.

 

If they don't stop running his nonsense on YouTube I'm going to lose it.

"I'm Pat Brady, a lifelong republican."

No.

"I just cant vote for Jeanne Ives."

Who cares? Shut up.

 

Republican Party in this state needs a make over, they need to reach puberty already!

If there is an uncontested race in your area, write yourself in and ask friends and family to write you in as well.


Void the FOID!

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:13 PM

Give thanks to that POS Pat Brady, who finally has shown his true colors.  I have zero doubt he was on the Democratic payroll all these years.

 
If they don't stop running his nonsense on YouTube I'm going to lose it.
"I'm Pat Brady, a lifelong republican."
No.
"I just cant vote for Jeanne Ives."
Who cares? Shut up.
Republican Party in this state needs a make over, they need to reach puberty already!
If there is an uncontested race in your area, write yourself in and ask friends and family to write you in as well.
I seem to recall reading that write in candidates were required to have certain paperwork filed so many days in advance or they would be discarded and not counted. Not sure if that applied to all offices though.

..."Write-in candidates
Write-in votes will not be counted unless the candidate files a declaration of intent no later than 61 days before the election in which he or she is running. This form must indicate the office being sought by the candidate.[1][8]"...

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#13 Mick G

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 11:16 PM

If the ballot doesn't have a place to write in a candidate for an uncontested election then writing on it may invalidate it.

In Dupage Bob Berlin is running uncontested for States Attorney. There is no other candidate.

There also isn't a a circle to fill out for a write in candidate.

Another thing is it is in English and Spanish. English is the official language of the United States.

If you cannot read it or speak it then you have no business voting.

 

To those who think I'm being racist:

One of the most important requirements for becoming a U.S. citizen is that you are able to show U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that you can read, speak, and write basic English. ... You will have to read one to three English sentences out loud to a USCIS examiner.

 

You should be able to read a ballot in English if have been here for 3-5+ years.



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Posted 17 October 2020 - 06:47 AM

Ed Sullivan was ferocious in his defense of the 2A, and was one of the sponsors that worked closely with Phelps on the CCL bill.

 

Don't toss every GOP guy in that rhino cesspool.  Unfortunately for us, he stepped down 4 years ago. He had enough.

 

Didn't he push the "60 Business Day" time limit for FOID renewals that helped us down the road of no staff at the FOID desk, well before the COVID, as the ISRA's lobbyist?
 


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Posted 17 October 2020 - 12:29 PM

 

Another thing is it is in English and Spanish. English is the official language of the United States.

 

 

To those who think I'm being racist:

One of the most important requirements for becoming a U.S. citizen is that you are able to show U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that you can read, speak, and write basic English. ... You will have to read one to three English sentences out loud to a USCIS examiner.

 

You should be able to read a ballot in English if have been here for 3-5+ years.

 

It may be a requirement to pass the immigration test but the U.S. has NO official language,



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Posted 17 October 2020 - 02:32 PM

 

 

Another thing is it is in English and Spanish. English is the official language of the United States.

 

 

To those who think I'm being racist:

One of the most important requirements for becoming a U.S. citizen is that you are able to show U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that you can read, speak, and write basic English. ... You will have to read one to three English sentences out loud to a USCIS examiner.

 

You should be able to read a ballot in English if have been here for 3-5+ years.

 

It may be a requirement to pass the immigration test but the U.S. has NO official language,

 

English is the international language of aviation. If you're too lazy or dumb to learn it go home.



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:13 PM

As Interestedbystander said in his #12 post it is correct that a write in candidate has to file intent.  Election judges get a list of valid write in candidates only those that get votes and are also on the list get counted.


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