By: Diane Benjamin
Since I’m still appalled at the comments made by Tari Renner on WGLT, I want to make sure you saw them too.
See the WGLT story here: http://wglt.org/post/update-attempt-filed-knock-bloomington-mayor-ballot#stream/0
“I think it’s unfortunate that some people, frankly on the extreme fringes of the right, want to cheat their way into elections,” said Renner.
It’s equally appalling that WGLT didn’t question his stupid statement.
WGLT & Renner:
It isn’t possible to “cheat” into elections by challenging petitions!
If the filed petitions are legal, the candidate is on the ballot.
If the petitions are filed illegally, the candidate isn’t on the ballot!
There is no “cheating” involved!
Do laws matter?
The people challenging Renner’s petitions aren’t “the extreme fringes of the right“.
Unless, under Renner’s definition, anyone who demands laws be followed are extreme right. People noticed problems with the petitions and want them resolved. Petitions are required to show public interest in the person being a candidate. Challenging questionable petitions is a RIGHT, not cheating.
If Tari’s petitions are ruled illegal, we know who the “cheater” is.
Since WGLT didn’t question their “buddy” on his dishonest statement, WGLT can’t be considered real media. Tari might not come back for interviews if they had asked hard questions. Therefore, they never do.