By: Diane Benjamin
A couple of days ago a comment was made on Facebook saying Republicans were trying to suppress the vote at ISU, and that’s why kids had to stand in long lines.
The person who made that comment must have not realized the election was a primary. Suppressing democrat votes does nothing to help the GOP in a primary, especially when those enlightened college kids mostly voted for the socialist Bernie Sanders. If he had been the Democrat nominee, he would have been easy to beat with facts. Of course, now we know the primary was fixed so their voted didn’t matter anyway.
What the person also doesn’t realize is Kathy Michael knew there was a possibility of long lines, especially after same day registration was passed in Illinois. She wanted an additional $60,000 in October of 2015 for more laptops and election judges – concentrating on ISU.
PDF page 4 and following:
I hope the guy who accused Kathy Michael of trying to suppress votes sees this. Facts matter.
I believe Nikita Richards has said pretty much the same thing.
It is impossible to know how many ISU kids will vote in any election. The County Clerk could have tons of staff and laptops available and few show up. Then the office would be accused of wasting money while the elections judges got paid to sit around all day.
Again, the only reason kids were standing in line was to vote for a socialist. ISU should be fixing that problem, especially the County Board member who teaches there: Erik Rankin.
One more note from the same minutes:
Another reason to vote to abolish BEC and put all elections in the County Clerk’s office.