By: Diane Benjamin
Two readers contacted me yesterday about the candidate who announced for County Auditor as a Republican. Her name is Trisha Malott. She voted Democrat in the last two primary elections. Voting in a Democrat primary used to make people ineligible to run on the GOP ticket – it sure does in reverse. Democrats are not allowed on their ballot if they vote in a Republican primary, (at least that applied a few years ago)
The GOP is running Democrats now? There are rumors they always have. It used to be impossible to get elected in McLean County running as a Democrat, so some ran as GOP instead. Does the GOP stand for anything, or are they just democrat-light?
I was sent some screen shots from Trisha’s Facebook page, evidently a fake name:
It looks like Trisha hates the Republican president and teaches her son the same:
Does she still support the socialist AOC?
This is from 2013, but Trisha needs to explain her love for what most Republicans consider an un-indicted criminal!
Then there is this one from only a year ago:
Who is Val Laymon?
The local democrats thought a post from GOP County Board member Chuck Erickson was funny enough to put on their Facebook page:
Evidently the Republican party can’t find a qualified person to run against Michelle Anderson – they had to pick a democrat. Seriously, no Republicans want a job that pays over $100,000?
I asked Trisha why she was running on the Republican ticket:
This was her response last night:
Note: She didn’t deny supporting Hillary.
Not only does the local GOP have some explaining to do – so does Trisha.
I hear there is a Libertarian who is going to run. With the candidates running now that person deserves a look.
One more I couldn’t overlook – from the Democrats Facebook page:
Democrats are committed to fiscal responsibility? Funny how both Fazzini and Malott mentioned that! Illinois Democrats have never supported fiscal responsibility – they tax and spend.
Maybe that phrase will be their election talking point – watch for it. Lying is allowed when running for office.
The best response to Fazzini came from a Libertarian:
Steve is talking about the referendum Democrats didn’t support to abolish the Bloomington Election Commission. Because they didn’t, taxpayers are forced to continue funding two separate staffs, training, facilities, and election costs.
Very fiscally responsible!
Democrats preferred an election commission with no accountability to voters. The members would be appointed. The Connect Transit Board is appointed, how is that working out?