By: Diane Benjamin
The local Democrats are against abolishing the Bloomington Election Commission. Instead of lessening the tax burden by eliminating one of the way too many government agencies in Illinois, they would rather create an unaccountable new one to oversee elections. The County Clerk is an elected position, Democrats want to create a commission appointed by partisans. A County Clerk can be fired by voters, the commission Democrats want can’t be. The choice is obvious, Democrats are choosing the wrong wide of history again.
Paul Shannon is quoted in the Pantagraph saying he can’t comment because BEC is non-partisan. Further proof that non-partisan is fiction: Paul Shannon did go to an event for Democrats only in July to talk about the Bloomington Election Commission. County Clerk Kathy Michael wasn’t invited:
This is hilarious because both Michael and Shannon met with the local GOP to discuss the same issue! Democrats don’t want to hear both sides and are incapable of being non-partisan.
Democrats wanting to reduce the size and scope of government obviously don’t exist.
Eliminating the Bloomington Election Commission will save taxpayers money. Duplicate staff won’t need to be trained and sent to expensive conferences. Confusion for both voters and candidates will be eliminated. All election information will be in one place instead of scattered on two different websites and in two different offices.
Ending BEC is a good thing for Bloomington residents and taxpayers. This is more than worthy of being approved.
Democrats need to explain why spending your money needlessly is more important than fiscal responsibility.
Note the Facebook post says Georgene Chissell also attended the Democrat meeting. She was interviewed by WGLT, if you want to hear a truly scary politician this is a can’t miss interview. It was so scary the story writer did not put any details in the story. The only way to know what she plans to do if elected to the Bloomington City Council is to listen. She is running to replace David Sage.
I imagine this link will disappear before local elections early next year, you better listen now.
Chissell is proof that local elections are not non-partisan!