Illinois lawmakers have changed the state’s election laws to explicitly allow county clerks and other election authorities to verify mail-in ballots using a process a judge had ruled was illegal, as it “would be an obvious way to commit ballot fraud.”
Previously, under the law, Illinois lawmakers had required vote counters to ensure mail-in ballots were genuinely cast by eligible registered voters by comparing the signatures on the returned ballots against the voter registration card, signed by the actual voter, and kept on file by the local election authority, whether the county clerk or a city election board.
That requirement made the vote-by-mail verifcation process essentially equivalent to the signature comparison election judges require for those who vote in person.
However, under the changes, county clerks and election officials will now be allowed, or perhaps even directed to compare signatures on mail-in ballots to the signature that had appeared on the application to request a mail-in ballot.
The change to the law specifically deletes language requiring the “election authority” to compare the signature on the mail-in ballot “with the signature on the official registration record card.”
Instead, the law directs the “election authority” to verify whether the ballot is authentic by comparing the ballot to “the applicant’s signature on file with the office of the election authority.”
What this means:
Democrats will flood mailboxes will ballots you didn’t request. Election authorities will then have to weed out the illegal votes or as we’ve seen – count them anyway.
Illinois is is an evil state. No wonder more than 100,000 people again fled Illinois last year. Democrats know they can’t win playing by the rules, they changed them to steal elections. Flooding mailboxes with ballots that weren’t requested proves it. Attempts to void the 2nd Amendment for law-abiding citizens is more proof. Criminals don’t care what gun laws Springfield passed, Chicago will continue to be a shooting gallery.