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Tea Party Congressional Candidate Gets Dem Vote Rigging Stopped In Illinois

Patrick Harlan

Patrick Harlan

Knox county Tea Party leader and Republican congressional candidate in Illinois’ 17th district Patrick Harlan and the Liberty Justice Center scored a major victory in Federal court to stop Democrat efforts to rig the vote ahead of the November 8th Presidential election.

During the 2014 lame duck session Illinois Democrat Party boss and Speaker of the House Michael Madigan ushered throw a new same day voter registration law that required counties with populations of more than 100,000 to let people register to vote at all polling places on election day. Of the 102 counties in Illinois many have populations well under that threshold, there are several Illinois counties with populations of less than 10,000. Those counties with lower populations only are required to have a central same day registration site under the law.

This obviously allows Democrats to maximize their voter turn out and vote totals in Chicago and Cook county in favor of Hillary Clinton and congresswoman Tammy Duckworth who is running for the US Senate.  As Republican statewide office seekers have known for a long time in Illinois it doesn’t matter how Illinois 101 other counties vote, everything is determined by Chicago and Cook county.

On Tuesday Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan agreed with arguments made by Harlan(whose is facing Rep. Cheri Bustos) and the Liberty Justice Center that the Madigan same day registration law was unconstitutional and disenfranchised the vote of residents of the states many rural counties.

Yehiayan wrote, “while it may be true that the polling place registration option can assist voters in certain populous counties, that option cannot be provided at the expense of lower population counties, thereby decreasing their political representation in Illinois.

Judge Yehiayan continued, “The application of this legislation favors the urban citizen and dilutes the vote of the rural citizen,” wrote Der-Yeghiayan, who added, “Illinois is made up of more than the Chicago metropolitan area and other high population areas. Equality under the law does not end at the city limits.”

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan(Speaker Madigan’s daughter) has said that she will appeal the ruling.

Jacob Huebert of the Liberty Justice Center said in a press release,

Today the court recognized the unfairness of guaranteeing a voting right to some voters but not others. The court ruled that if Illinois is going to have Election Day voter registration at polling places, it should be available statewide – and it should be fair. The government shouldn’t make it harder for people in some parts of the state to register and vote. If Illinois wants to provide Election Day voter registration at the polls, it can do so in a way that’s fair and equal. Six other states, including Illinois’ neighbors Wisconsin and Iowa, give all of their citizens the right to register and vote at their local polling places; they don’t favor voters in some counties over voters in other counties. We’re pleased the court affirmed that everyone has right to the same opportunity to vote.”

As it stands the ruling gives Gov. Bruce Rauner and his allies better chances of picking up a few seats in the state legislature; any GOP gains would end Speaker Madigan’s veto-proof super-majority.  The ruling is not likely to help Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was in the Chicagoland area Wednesday, much as Hillary Clinton is still widely expected to win the heavily blue state, although her margin of victory is probably going to be diminished due to the courts actions. This court order might also be the only thing that can save Sen. Mark Kirk’s bacon.

Congresswoman Bustos has had no comment on the court ruling, although she will probably fire off a bunch of fundraising emails about it; she has more than $2 million in the bank, Patrick Harlan’s campaign is broke(donate here).

Voters across Illinois owe Patrick Harlan and the Liberty Justice Center a huge debt of gratitude for taking a small bite out of the Madigan machine and for making it a little easier to have fair(er) elections this November.

Rockford Register Star Editorial Board Endorses More Vote Fraud In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn(D-IL) and Bruce Rauner

Gov. Pat Quinn(D-IL) and Bruce Rauner

This weekend the Rockford Register Star’s editorial board give its full-throated endorsement of even more vote fraud taking place in Illinois.

We all know Illinois’ long reputation of having the dead vote, and surprisingly vote Democrat, in and around Crook County.

In Illinois we are even paying millions of dollars annually to dead Medicaid enrollees.

With Gov. Pat Quinn signing into law new voter and election rules this past week the dirty tricks and shenanigans that take place every election cycle will only get worse.

The primary means that will be used this November to game the system will be the temporary ability of voters to register to vote on election day; thanks to the quark that is the Illinois Democrat Party these election changes will only take effect for this years General Election November 4th.

Just a year-and-a-half ago during the 2012 presidential election numerous reports surfaced of bus loads of people, from Illinois(namely Chicagoland), were dropped off at polling places in and around Rancin, Wisconsin so they could register to and then vote in the Badger state thanks to their same day voter registration.

Poll observers in Illinois reported similar occurrences happening in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago where bus loads of voters from Wisconsin were brought to Illinois.

Of course these and other examples of clear vote fraud taking place in our neck of the woods, and across the country didn’t faze the Register Star’s editorial board in the least.

See they want virtually unlimited access to the voting booth and real concerns about fraud, or even criminality be damned.

The ease of voting in Illinois is good for democracy. We are aghast at some other states whose legislatures and governors are trying hard to restrict voting by tightening requirements and shortening early voting. That’s anti-democratic, and the voting fraud they say they’re trying to stop, doesn’t exist. They made it up as an excuse to make it hard for poor people to vote.

Allegations of vote fraud are made-up?  What utter malarkey.

It is clear that the Register Star’s editorial board hasn’t been paying any attention whatsoever to the Mississippi Senate run-off where it appears Thad Cochran was able, at least temporarily, to hold on to his US Senate Seat thanks to at least 3,300 votes from Mississippi Democrats who illegally voted in the Dem primary June 3 and then voted in the GOP run-off at the end of the month, and that was only of a limited examination of questionable ballots cast.

Of course the only way the Register Star could make its laughable claims about vote fraud would be for its members to have total ignorance of the many cases of people committing vote fraud, such as the Ohio Woman convicted for having voted multiple times in 2012 for President Obama, or a recent survey of the nation’s voter rolls that found that there are 44,000 people registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland, a similar audit of voter rolls in North Carolina found that more than 150,000 people could be registered to vote in NC and another state.

Searching Google or Bing for cases of election or voter fraud in Illinois makes the Register Star’s editorial board look intellectually dishonest(and lazy).

Here are the headlines:

Daily Caller-Cook County: Voting fraud could pose threat in Illinois Senate race

That is about two election workers in Cook County being prosecuted for voter fraud ahead of the 2010 Senate race that was won by Republican Mark Kirk.

The Heritage Foundation has a piece about a major voter fraud case involving the 1982 Illinois Governors race that resulted in 65 people being convicted for trying to swing the election away from Republican Jim Thompson and to Democrat Senator Adlai Stevenson III.

Chicago, however, is known for its fires, and there was a roaring one there in 1982 that resulted in one of the largest voter fraud prosecutions ever conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice. The telltale smoke arose out of one of the closest governor’s races in Illi­nois history; and as for the fire, the U.S. Attorney in Chicago at the time, Daniel Webb, estimated that at least 100,000 fraudulent votes (10 percent of all votes in the city) had been cast.[2] Sixty-five individuals were indicted for federal election crimes, and all but two (one found incompetent to stand trial and another who died) were convicted. [3]

Since Illinois does not require any form of photo ID to vote it is next to impossible to prove, let alone count, how many cases there are each election cycle of people impersonating another in order to vote, or voting multiple times.

It also doesn’t help that for more than a decade now the state of Illinois’ Attorney General has been Lisa Madigan, daughter of Speaker of the House(and Democrat Party Chair) Michael Madigan.

It has been Lisa’s practice as Attorney General to not rock the boat and use her position to not go after public corruption(see Rita Crundwell and the half dozen or more state lawmakers arrested in the last few years none of which were prosecuted, let alone investigated, by Madigan or her office.) or cases of potential voter fraud.

Pat Quinn and the Democrats who control the state legislature enacted this one year “make voter fraud easy” legislation because they are deathly afraid that Republican Bruce Rauner will win the November election over the hapless(and worst Governor in the Midwest) Pat Quinn.  Thus, they have tried everything they can think of to make Quinn’s reelection easier for him.

Try to put massive tax increases on the ballot, check.

Campaign early and often against Bruce Rauner’s wealth, check.

Put measures on the ballot to drive out liberal supports of increasing the minimum wage, and voter fraud, check.

Change election law so that anyone can vote as early and as often as they like(for Pat Quinn and “Little” Dick Durbin of course), check.

Continue to make Illinois(and the lame stream media, thinking of you Register Star) a laughing stock for the rest of the country, check.

Ensure one party rule of Illinois and Chicago, check.

The best laid plans of mice and men often going awry, check back November 5th.