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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:56 AM

Illinois Revoting?

Saw something about that on another blog and thought I should pass it on.

Lots of people were turned away previously.

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Reply Illinois Revoting? (Original post)
Baobab Mar 2016 OP
leftofcool Mar 2016 #1
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #2
islandmkl Mar 2016 #4
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #8
Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #11
MineralMan Mar 2016 #19
surrealAmerican Mar 2016 #22
Lucinda Mar 2016 #3
Kittycat Mar 2016 #5
AzDar Mar 2016 #6
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #7
Kittycat Mar 2016 #12
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #13
Kittycat Mar 2016 #16
revbones Mar 2016 #9
Kittycat Mar 2016 #17
NWCorona Mar 2016 #10
redstateblues Mar 2016 #14
NV Whino Mar 2016 #15
Kittycat Mar 2016 #18
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #20
MerryBlooms Mar 2016 #21

Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:59 AM

1. Link?

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:03 AM

2. not everything you read on the Internet is true nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:04 AM

4. probably hasn't seen the Abe Lincoln PSA about internet truth...

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:10 AM

8. However this is true

Both the Illinois Attorney General's Office and the State Board of Elections are now involved, looking into complaints that some people never got to vote, after their polling places ran out of ballots.

People lined up for hours hoping to be able to vote Tuesday night. Several people like Nancy Schodroski, never got to.

"As a voter it was very frustrating, and I am frustrated, I'm angry," Schodroski said.

Voter Ronald Summers feels the same exact anger as he was told to put his number down and was promised a phone call when ballots arrived. He says the phone never rang.


http://www.wgem.com/story/31489403/2016/03/16/ballot-issue-issue-addressed-in-adams-county

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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:16 AM

11. Debbie really needs to stop her shenanigans/ start better organising the primaries.

 

This is her job, and she is doing the lousiest job in living memory.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 01:20 PM

19. I'm afraid that Debbie has nothing to do with

elections in Illinois or any other state. She has no input into how they are handled. That's a state-by-state issue.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 05:14 PM

22. This time it appears to have been Republican shenanigans ...

... and, yes, it is just plain stupid of them to pull a stunt like this in the primaries.

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:04 AM

3. Nope.

Not according to the IL SOS page.

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:06 AM

5. You're going to need to elaborate.

Are you referring to the debacle that was election day here?

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:08 AM

6. I saw something yesterday about trying to get a re-vote... due to shenanigans like this:

 

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:09 AM

7. If you are referring to Adams County

....and parts of McHenry county you are correct.

McHenry had problems with the sign-in book and was ordered by the court to stay open until 8:30.

Adams county people were turned away.

http://www.wgem.com/story/31489403/2016/03/16/ballot-issue-issue-addressed-in-adams-county

Both the Illinois Attorney General's Office and the State Board of Elections are now involved, looking into complaints that some people never got to vote, after their polling places ran out of ballots.

People lined up for hours hoping to be able to vote Tuesday night. Several people like Nancy Schodroski, never got to.

"As a voter it was very frustrating, and I am frustrated, I'm angry," Schodroski said.

Voter Ronald Summers feels the same exact anger as he was told to put his number down and was promised a phone call when ballots arrived. He says the phone never rang.

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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:23 AM

12. Many counties had problems

Sangamon turned voters away without ballots after waiting hours with extended hours.
Kendall closed several polling sites during extended hours, and even turned voters away during those hours at the village hall. Despite a court order to stay open (one person reported to arrive at 7:17, was told they were too late/closed at 7, hours had been extended to 8PM). Other sites that had been without ballots earlier in the day, people returned to vote during the widely reported extended hours and found the locations locked up, and lights off. Issues were prevalent in Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Adams, Sangamon - at least. Adams was one that really stood up for their voters and tried to make it right. Last I read, Lisa Madigan's office argued against Monday's special extended election for Adams county. Wanting to maintain "election integrity" I think I read. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

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Response to Kittycat (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:30 AM

13. Yep

That's not all they did. Some of the long time Democratic judges were not contacted to serve, instead they were replaced with new judges.

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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:41 AM

16. And doubled up duties

Down in Sang. As a cost cutting measure.

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:14 AM

10. So to all the naysayers

It looks like there is some truth to this story.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:57 AM

14. Whenever Bernie loses BSS goes all X Files

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:16 AM

15. You're forgetting Hillary voters were turned away, too.

This is voter disenfranchisement.

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:45 AM

18. Voters being turned away and polls closing early impacts everyone

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 04:51 PM

20. Contrary to your X- Files belief

....the voters who were turned away were not asked who they were voting for. Republicans and Democrats were turned away.

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 04:52 PM

21. No. Ridiculous. If that were the case, it would be on my every local news channel.

You should self-delete.

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