By: Diane Benjamin
Congrats Illinois. Democrats are in complete control. Will somebody please name one place where Democrats have allowed prosperity. Anyone? Anyone? Democrats create dependents, not a vibrant growing economy. Illinois will collapse under the weight of politicians who refuse to fix the problems.
Likely it is too late to leave Illinois since property values are already falling. They will continue to fall as taxes are raised by Pritzker/Madigan. Corruption will go un-prosecuted by design. Nothing is going to fix Illinois until it completely destructs on its own. With Democrats in control, it shouldn’t take too long. Pensions and Medicaid will mean less money for schools which mean property taxes will increase. Property values will continue to fall, you get un-affordable property taxes.
Obviously a Pantagraph endorsement is meaningless:
Kathy Michael 21,904
Nikita Richards 14,751
Kathy Michael 15,304
Nikita Richard 14,441
Michael 37,208 56%
Richards 29,192 44%
If the voters had abolished the Bloomington Election Commission, it wouldn’t be necessary to add votes together. It failed 14,429 to 11,446.
The Republicans lost 2 seats on the County Board, but they remain firmly in control.
I have no problem with the Democrats taking the House of Representatives since the Republicans kept the Senate. I hope Nancy Pelosi becomes the speaker so the American people can see her fumbling for the next two years. That will lead to a RED tsunami in 2020. Until then it doesn’t matter what the House passes. Gridlock will mean nothing meaningful will happen in DC, but the GOP Senate will be able to keep appointing judges.
Across the country the blue wave mostly fizzled. Wherever the President campaigned the GOP candidates won. I doubt the Democrats will suddenly come to their senses and accept the results of the 2016 election. The hate for President Trump will continue.
Locally there are reports of at least 2 instances of vote-buying. I STRONGLY urge those who are aware to pursue charges. If we can’t trust the election process – elections are meaningless and so is the republic.
In Texas a video surfaced of an election judge admitting DACA recipients were allowed to vote. Anybody with a driver’s license was allowed, it didn’t matter that they aren’t citizens. Ted Cruz won anyway.