By: Diane Benjamin
Notice a problem (or two)?
The Normal Election Commission (board) is now immaterial since they issued their ruling on August 30th against the 2200 citizens who signed petitions. The Circuit Court is now in charge of deciding whether the referendum is on the ballot or not.
Mark Peterson? Really? The former City Manager? What do you think chances of Peterson being non-partisan are? 5%? 0%?
Below is a map of where the 2200 verified petition signers live. Signers are located in almost every part of Normal. The Normal Election Commission (Chris Koos, Kevin McCarthy, Angie Hounker) told them they don’t matter. https://betternormal-il.com/why-district-normal%3F-1
I wonder if the League of Women Voter’s found the 1985 lawsuit filed against Springfield for violating the Voter’s Right’s Act for electing representative At-Large? https://newschannel20.com/news/local/30-years-later-springfield-commemorates-voting-rights-lawsuit
I’m not going to watch this circus. It appears you can only sign up for this event on their Facebook page. If you watch let me know what happens. https://www.facebook.com/events/378786057620904/?ref=newsfeed
This effort takes money!
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Citizens for Districting Normal
21 Grandview Drive
Normal, IL 61761-4071
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