By: Diane Benjamin
Think back. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are vying for the Democrat nomination for president. The Illinois primary election was held on March 15, 2016.
The Town of Normal has 30 precincts. The entire County picked Hillary Clinton, 26 of Normal’s 30 locations picked Bernie Sanders. The four that went for Hillary had slim margins:
See the results here: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/index.aspx?NID=1031
Before I continue, let this sink in:
The Town of Normal Democrats overwhelmingly voted for a socialist.
Nothing is more un-American than socialism. Free college education, rights to things not in the Constitution, and redistribution of wealth. See Venezuela. If socialism ever rules here Miller Park Zoo won’t exist anymore, citizens there ate all their zoo animals.
Back to the primary:
According to this WGLT article from March 15, 2016, Bone Student Center did not run out of ballots, they ran out of voter registration forms. Large numbers of ISU students decided to same-day register. Registered voters had no problems. Kathy Michael disputes whether they actually ran out of forms. More registration forms were delivered and everybody who wanted to vote was able to.
The article quotes a member of the College Democrats calling it voter suppression:
Maya Rejmer is a freshman member of the College Democrats. Rejmer says this is not right and blames the County Clerk, “It’s not the first time. It won’t be the last time. This is legitimate voter suppression and it’s not fair.”
County Clerk Kathy Michael categorically denies the allegation of voter suppression.
“I think it’s the heat of the campaigning out there. Someone’s calling and spreading quite a bit of disturbing lies.”
Sounds familiar. The large turnout was due to Bernie Sanders being on the ballot. The WGLT article states only 19 people cast ballots there in the previous election.
The real question people should be asking is:
What is ISU teaching?
Why did ISU students flock to a socialist?
Maybe the new Democrat Party Chair – Erik Rankin can answer that question. He teaches government and politics at ISU:
Considering WGLT did cover the FOIA allegations made by the Democrat Party against Kathy Michael but have failed to cover allegations against Nikita Richards, their reporting is suspect.
See yesterday’s story HERE
Is the reason because WGLT if part of ISU?