Press Conference – Kathy Michael

Email from Kathy Michael to the press: In light of recent false comments in the article below, and numerous other past disturbing and now deliberate false statements regarding our election process in McLean County by Ms. Nikita Richards, I can no longer stand by and remain silent. The election process in McLean County is being […]

Democrats: Kathy Michael not invited

By:  Diane Benjamin The local Democrats are against abolishing the Bloomington Election Commission.  Instead of lessening the tax burden by eliminating one of the way too many government agencies in Illinois, they would rather create an unaccountable new one to oversee elections.  The County Clerk is an elected position, Democrats want to create a commission […]

Non-partisan doesn’t exist Tari!

By:  Diane Benjamin Tari Renner was on WJBC this morning.  He stated elections should be taken away from the County Clerk’s office and put in the hands of a non-partisan election commission. City elections are supposedly non-partisan.  What were the first words uttered by Tari Renner when he was first elected? He announced is was […]

Kathy Michael Press Release: Customer Satisfaction

By:  Diane Benjamin I was one of the people against dissolving the Recorder’s Office.  The only reason was because property rights are vital to securing freedom and the right to own property.  Other countries do not protect private property like this one.  I do know before Lee Newcom (the late Recorder of Deeds) spent many […]

Corruption Central

By:  Diane Benjamin Multiple Choice test: A)  Why is Matt Sorensen’s name not being taken off the March 15th ballot?  The “powers” think voters are just stupid enough to re-elect him  The “powers” want him re-elected so they can they get his resignation and appoint the person they want  The “powers” want the March 15th […]

Setting the Record Straight: Kathy Michael

by:  Diane Benjamin A month ago this story was posted: Kathy Michael ranted in the comments – she has a real problem with being anything less than perfect and somebody pointing that out. Kathy, here’s a tip: just tell the truth and nothing else matters.  I told you to get me proof of what […]

Another Opinion the Pantagraph refused to print

By John Butler The initiative to abolish the office of County Recorder and have the County Clerk assume the duties of the office, is promoted as a way to save money and increase efficiency.  I am dubious that it will do either, and concerned that voters are being manipulated by facts and figures, that don’t […]

Does Kathy Michael and the County Clerks Office know what they are doing? – Update

by Diane Benjamin I just voted in Ellsworth.  The computer system and electronic ballots ARE NOT WORKING.  It is now 10:30, the poll opened at 6:00 am.  How many other machines are not working?  The computers were purchased at great expense to save the printing of election books.  Was that a good idea?  Those of us who […]

Is anybody surprised by the Pantagraph?

by Diane Benjamin It should be no surprise that Sunday the Pantagraph printed an “unbiased” editorial from Kathy Michael on eliminating the Recorder position.  Today they issued their opinion that supports hers, if you read between her lines. The truth is – both offices should be appointed.  Voters are not capable of knowing the position […]