By: Diane Benjamin
There are two bills making their way through the legislature that would promote Voter Fraud. If this concerns you, please submit witness slips – directions below.
What the legislation will do:
Both are similar. From HB257: “Provides that for the 2020 general primary election and each election thereafter, each election authority shall mail to every registered voter within that election authority’s jurisdiction a vote by mail ballot…”
That means every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail that can be filled out, signed and returned by mail (or friend, or the stranger who offered to return it for you) without you requesting a VBM ballot.
What could go wrong with that?
Ballots will be sent to voters who should be removed from the voting roles—Given the fact that in April of 2017 Judicial Watch sent letters to 11 states, including Illinois, warning that they had counties with more registered voters than adult residents (based on census data), odds are some vote-by-mail ballots will be sent to residents where the registered voter no longer lives. Illinois counties with more voters than adults are: Alexander, Bureau, Cass, Clark, Crawford, DuPage, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Henderson, Jefferson, Jersey, Massac, McHenry, Mercer, Monroe, Pulaski, Rock Island, Sangamon, Scott, Union, Wabash, Washington, and White.
Chain of Custody for ballots—who has possession of the ballots during the entire process, (a private firm) can ballots be excluded from being processed, can ballots be harvested or bought?
Lack of Security—are the ballots secured so that no tampering can result?
Complete Privatization of the Electoral Process—Centralized voting of all absentee ballots, creation of algorithms to determine correct signature match
No Audit of the Vote—Absentee (or Vote-by-mail) ballots are not subject to post-election audits
Lack of transparency—the public no longer has access to witnessing the electoral process before, during and after the election
Bill # with Witness Slips Links & Information about each bill
Witness Slip Instructions
Please submit a witness slip as an OPPONENT of BOTH bills.
To submit each, click on the witness slip links above. Enter your personal data.
- “self” for “Firm/Business or Agency” and “Title” since I am not representing anyone other than myself
- Checked “Opponent” for “III. POSITION” and
- “Record Of Appearance Only” for “IV. TESTIMONY”
If you would like to send a written statement, please fill out the witness slip, check written statement filed and email your comments opposing the legislation to: firstname.lastname@example.org