By: Diane Benjamin
Last week I wrote about the review of signatures of some voters in Normal: https://blnnews.com/2017/05/06/normals-vote-recount/
The McLean County Clerk has the signatures on file for the purpose matching the voter with that signature on election day. Since voter ID isn’t required, it’s quite easy for anyone to pick the name of a registered voter and vote for them. The poll workers must match the signatures before allowing anyone to vote.
I do know many inconsistencies were found by the Tiritilli team. It is up to Marc whether he wants to have a judge decide the issue.
The argument of signatures changing as a person ages will not hold any weight in court. The County frequently updates the voter rolls and sends out new voter registration cards. The voters signature is on each voter registration card. Unless elections are just a joke, it’s up to voters to make sure their information is accurate. It’s up to the poll workers to not allow signatures that aren’t close to matching.
Voting is a sacred right, any justification for altering the rules or making special allowances for some destroys the process.
I need to congratulate all the non-voting registered voters in Normal. Because you stayed home, you will now be blessed with a multi-purpose sports facility and higher taxes.