See the entire Press Release here: In case you don’t trust the Post Office to actually deliver your ballot: Excerpts: Click on the link above to see those locations.
By: Diane Benjamin McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael contacted me after she received a phone call from a reporter at WGLT. Knowing that it was likely Tari Renner who told Ryan Denham what to write, she wanted the truth out first. This saga starts with Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason sending an email to Kathy […]
By: Diane Benjamin We are headed for the worst election in the history of this country. Vote By Mail will be fraught with errors, outright fraud, and incompetence by election authorities. Irregularities will allow people who want reek havoc easily do it. China and Russia can’t possibly do more damage than Vote By Mail will. […]
By: Diane Benjamin Last week the Kathy Michael, McLean County Clerk, and Tim Mitchell, Executive Director of the Bloomington Election Commission, issued a joint Press Release. Note: If you had voted to abolish BEC when you had the chance there wouldn’t be TWO now! (No, I’m not letting you forget) You will be getting a […]
By: Diane Benjamin I have avoided any information on where to vote early because I don’t believe in it. All Democrats who early voted in the Primary had a good chance of throwing their vote away because many people have dropped out of the presidential race. An early vote doesn’t means anything more than not […]
By: Diane Benjamin Think back folks. Nikita Richards accused Kathy Michael of voter suppression because the kids at ISU had to stand in lines. Prediction: The kids will show up to vote in November right before the polls close and Nikita will complain again about voter suppression at ISU. BUT, Nikita hasn’t said a word […]
By: Diane Benjamin JB might have bought the governorship, but it didn’t work in the McLean County Clerk’s race. The final contribution numbers to candidates are not yet available. I can tell you what contributions are listed to date on the Board of Elections website. Nikita Richards received $20,720 Nikita Richards Here’s a few […]
By: Diane Benjamin Congrats Illinois. Democrats are in complete control. Will somebody please name one place where Democrats have allowed prosperity. Anyone? Anyone? Democrats create dependents, not a vibrant growing economy. Illinois will collapse under the weight of politicians who refuse to fix the problems. Likely it is too late to leave Illinois since property […]
By: Diane Benjamin I’m not supposed to be anywhere near a computer screen with a concussion, but some things have to be said. The media is not the enemy of the people, they are the enemy of the truth. I have reports from multiple sources that the Pantagraph hasn’t printed at least 20 Letters to […]
By: Diane Benjamin Remember when Nikita Richards campaigned during a church service? https://blnnews.com/2018/10/01/nikita-lying-in-church/ City of Refuge Church must have decided they messed up with Nikita, so the GOP was invited to speak at the church. Various dates were discussed and then all mysteriously cancelled. Four candidates where going to come BEFORE a service to […]
By: Diane Benjamin If you haven’t decided who to support in the McLean County Clerk’s race, this article in the paper should make it crystal clear: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-clerk-hopefuls-push-improvements-bemoan-bitter-race/article_b4244ca0-16a0-5910-8666-00349ca6c74e.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2 If you live in the County (not Bloomington-Normal) are you under-served by the Clerk’s office? Nikita Richards thinks you are and plans to spend more money to serve […]
By: Diane Benjamin The room was packed with citizens last night wanting to hear the two candidates. There was easily over 200 people, standing room only. Nikita Richards continued her attacks on Kathy Michael, including that she violated the law by delaying early voting. It didn’t matter that Michael had the permission of the State’s […]
6-7 pm at Heartland Community College – Community Commons building. Kathy Michael – Nikita Richards Should be fun!
By: Diane Benjamin At least 2 Peoria TV stations and WYZZ covered the lies told by Nikita Richards in a local church last Sunday. The local Republicans asked her to apologize for claiming Kathy Michael broke the law by delaying the start of early voting. If you missed that story, see it here: https://blnnews.com/2018/10/01/mclean-county-republicans-news-release/ Nikita […]
By: Diane Benjamin Gerrard is the guy who filed the ethics complaint with the City of Bloomington against Nikita Richards. This morning he left a comment on this site that neither the Pantagraph reporter or the WJBC reporter contacted him before doing stories. He stated he is not behind the Bloomington Deserves Better Facebook page, […]
By: Diane Benjamin Kevin Gerrard, the guy who filed the ethics complaint with the City of Bloomington, also filed for Nikita’s browser history for the entire month of June. According to him, he filed the complaint and FOIA because HE is paying Nikita’s salary as a resident of Bloomington. One quick note about who filed […]
By: Diane Benjamin Think back. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are vying for the Democrat nomination for president. The Illinois primary election was held on March 15, 2016. The Town of Normal has 30 precincts. The entire County picked Hillary Clinton, 26 of Normal’s 30 locations picked Bernie Sanders.
Press packets proving many of the points made were distributed to all members of the press there.
By: Diane Benjamin The Kathy Michael press conference is going to be interesting. The Democrats hired a lawyer to FOIA Kathy Michael’s browser history!
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin Nikita Richards wants to be the next McLean County Clerk. She has a problem with facts however. See this post from her Facebook page and try to spot the problem: Spot it yet? Should I wait? waiting . . . waiting . . . Nothing? She claims she met a guy in […]
By: Diane Benjamin The GOP met tonight to hear presentations from Bloomington Election Commission head Paul Shannon and County Clerk Kathy Michael. The purpose was to determine if the GOP should support a referendum to combine BEC with the County Clerk’s office. After the presentations, the precinct committeemen voted unanimously to support the referendum. I […]
By: Diane Benjamin Bruce Rauner will not be able to recover. In his acceptance speech he said Jeanne Ives ran a principled campaign. He didn’t. Illinois is much worse since Rauner has been governor, he doesn’t deserve 4 more years. Besides the lies he told during the campaign, he is responsible for making Illinois a […]
I’m changing my statements as it pertains to Jamie Mathy and Kim Bray. The statements they filed this year apply to last year, so alderman would not be on it. The real problem is the County does not post the Statements of Economic Interest filed with petitions. That means voters have no way of knowing […]
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 […]
From: Kathy Michael McLean County Clerk Phone: 309.888.5183 See the law here: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/001000050K24B-9.htm . . . . .
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 […]
by: Diane Benjamin A month ago this story was posted: https://blnnews.com/2014/01/08/fly-on-the-wall-kathy-michael/ 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 […]
I hear County Clerk Kathy Michael is confused as to where her office money comes from. On the last day of the year she orders employees to get on the Internet office supply websites and order whatever they want for their desk, telling them she isn’t giving that money back to the County Board and […]
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 […]
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 […]
When buzzing in my ear is too great to ignore – I must report! Recently some representatives from the League of women Voters went to the County Clerks Office to get poll watcher credentials – not a new thing for them. Kathy Michael tried to block their efforts, saying she had the authority to deny […]