By: Diane Benjamin
Tari Renner was back on WJBC this morning claiming the challenge to his petitions was “much ado about nothing”. Listen Here
Since Tari lives in an alternate universe, I got my hands on the actual tally sheets the Bloomington Election Commission used while reviewing signatures. Many were tossed because the Signatures didn’t match. Others didn’t live in Bloomington. Others were illegible, some weren’t registered to vote.
I purposely made these small to save space, but click on any of them to enlarge. These are only the signatures that were challenged. You can see for yourself that collecting valid signatures wasn’t a high priority. In addition, Kevin Gerrard was not allowed to talk about patterns. A court probably would have decided that differently.
Tari also claimed a notary is not required to administrator an oath. From the Illinois Notary handbook – page 23: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub16.pdf
Much ado about nothing? You decide!
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I heard a ward 3 candidate (not sure who) on WGLT this morning talking about the whole signature thing. He was saying that printed names should be valid since cursive isn’t taught anymore. First of all, cursive is still taught at least at D87 schools. Second, to my knowledge, nothing prevents a person from printing their name when registering to vote. The point is the signature on the petition has to match what was on the voter registration card otherwise there is no way to prove the candidate actually gathered the signatures. If I’m wrong, please correct me.
Sounds good to me.
It’s taught at Metcalf too.
Ward 3 candidate was J. Balmer… His filing papers left out the ward that he is running for.
Somebody in his Ward needed to challenge his petitions – nobody did.
Balmer’s papers were challenged. The challenger was unable to attend the scheduled hearing due to weather conditions, thus the challenge was dropped.
It would have been dropped anyway since he didn’t live in the ward.