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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 09:08 AM
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"Democrats: DuPage elections have Republican bias"


It's easy, in a county where 100 percent of the elected officials are Republican, to believe there must be some sort of bias and favoritism exhibited by the ruling party officials.

That's what local Democrats claimed this week, when they said, among other things, that the DuPage Election Commission has Republican cronies on the payroll and favored Republicans in recent ballot disputes.

The commission answered the charges, saying the ballot disputes were resolved fairly and that it also has a Democratic crony on the payroll. You can read more in Friday's Sun.

What's your impression of the election process in DuPage? Do you think it's on the up-and-up? Do you trust that elections are being conducted in a legal and fair manner? Or do you believe that illegal and unethical practices are being allowed to happen?
http://blogs.suburbanchicagonews.com/newsblog/2008/10/d...

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syncinlight Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 06:38 PM
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1. You've got to be kidding...
Dupage county is the only county in the Chicago suburbs that is Republican. Period.
I've even known people who are registered Rep. that have been knocked off their list. Give me a break. :crazy:
If you are truly concerned about voting integrity, look at Chicago, Cook County. 100% Sequoia operated and run. Granted, they do carry the state election with their democratic numbers...interesting, don't you think?
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 04:07 AM
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2. you seem to be AWFULLY defensive about republicans.....
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syncinlight Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 11:33 AM
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3. More like realistic...
When looking at any type of election fraud or "glitches" within the voting equipment, I do not base my opinion within any party lines. Granted, I might joke about the bias in which one may present in such a question, which you no doubt did.
Within my reply, I pointed out the truth. Why not direct your response those facts presented? It would make this conversation more interesting if you could look at it from a neutral position.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 01:00 AM
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4. chicago votes on paper ballots, thank you.
i'm more than a little tired of people who still think paddy bauler is an alderman.
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syncinlight Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 03:12 PM
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7. That are read by scanners
Paper ballots are inserted into a scanner made by Sequoia. Those votes are retained in a memory box in the back of the scanner. Need to know more?
Real simple here...you may vote on paper, but the rest is all handled electronically.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 05:40 PM
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9. yeah, i know. i am on the local party board with the clerk of cook county
and i am an election judge. the vote is audited by illinois state law. we pass.

i know how it works. i just resent the insinuation that chicago is still the armpit of democracy. you may know what machines we use, but that would be about it.
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syncinlight Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 11:50 AM
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11. Election Judge? Whoopi-ding
I don't need in insinuate it, I know it first hand.
Title: Official Cook County Election Investigator.
Sorry, but I do know more than just what machines you use.
No, I am not county employee. Think about it. :think:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 02:27 AM
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5. well, if the republican was "knocked off their list" in dupage county
i'm sure it was a major accident!

"Dupage county is the only county in the Chicago suburbs that is Republican"
now, why is that?
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syncinlight Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 03:20 PM
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8. Simple answer..
Dupage county has more registered Republicans.
Ever notice during any major campaign, the Republican Party uses College Of Dupage in Glen Ellyn for the rally? :think:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:59 AM
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10. i remember tammy duckworth was there and the crowds were spilling
out into the hallways

(she's a dem btw)

:think: :crazy:
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syncinlight Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 12:03 PM
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12. Could be
I never wrote COD wasn't/couldn't also by the Democratic Party. I don't see how that would alter my previous statement as being accurate.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 10:53 PM
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13. seems you decided to start a pissing contest with me which i'm growing
weary of.

what the fuck IS your point about COD then? you were making that point to show how REPUBLICAN dupage is--THEY HAVE TO USE COD for rallys.

well, i would imagine a lot of counties have to use SOME PLACE for these republican pigs to rally.

woo--so many republicans they need to use cod.

big fucking deal. the dems had to use it too because THERE WERE SO MANY DEMS.

so--what is your fucking point again?

never mind.

spare me.
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 12:47 PM
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6. Please encourage DuPage County Dems to...
...have their candidates take the Standing For Voters pledge:


I, _________________, pledge to use my candidacy, whenever feasible, to advance the preservation of democracy. I will officially challenge the results of the election as provided by law if the combination of election conditions, incident reports, and announced election results calls into question the reliability of the official vote count. Should another candidate be declared the winner in my race, I will wait until all valid votes are counted and all serious challenges resolved before conceding defeat.


The pledge form is available on the Standing For Voters website. The County Dems who are concerned could easily contact all of their candidates running in the county.

Voters can also contact the candidates and ask them to pledge. There's a page on the website that tells voters how to find candidates' contact information and gives clear instructions about how to approach candidates for pledges. This sounds intimidating, but is actually pretty easy and even fun, as well as useful.
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