Saturday, February 27, 2010

Election Petitions

  • Here's a sure sign that Chicago aldermen are petrified about next year's City Council election. Their protectors in Springfield are trying to make it much harder for anybody to run against them.

    An Illinois House committee this week approved a bill that would greatly increase the number of petition signatures a candidate has to collect to get on the ballot. And if a registered voter signed petitions for two or more candidates, the signatures wouldn't count.

    Bottom line: Less competition! How nice for the incumbents.
Next thing you know, you'll all be making noise about voting against Shortshanks.

The article says that all you need to vote for aldercreature is 2% of the previous election vote totals. The average number of signatures needed? One-hundred-eighty-seven.

That's it? Why the heck don't we have dozens of coppers running for office? Some of these wards only needed eighty signatures for a spot on the ballot. We could see a bloc of coppers getting together and unseating an aldercreature or four or eight. It would be enough to give Shortshanks indigestion for months.

Labels:

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What could they be afraid of?

2/27/2010 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is to secure the anchors of the Chicago Corruption Machine.

Incumbents are hard to beat and multiple players are more difficult for incumbents to avoid runoffs.

These corrupt bastards are going to change ILLINOIS law to keep the reigns of corruption in tact.


Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!
Vote out all INCUMBENTS!

2/27/2010 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DC 025 gets axed, good people (not a fed). What we have is a dept put together by feds who really are not and never will be the police nor do they understand anything beyond a pick and choose case. When do we sart all over after they leave? 2011 or 2012?

2/27/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley and the Aldercreatures know that the average Joe is pissed off and wants blood.

Almost every Alderman needs to be voted out of office, there are a few that are okay.

Remember boys and girls CHANGE is the theme.

Lets give them REAL MEANINGFUL CHANGE and dump them all, CHANGE you can believe in.

2/27/2010 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not just make it 10,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Chicago is already a dictatorship!

2/27/2010 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The petition signature increase insures that, only potential candidates with huge political armies of campaign workers (AKA precinct captains), can even get on the ballot.

This guarantees that the Chicago Corruption Machine wins and keeps their incumbents in office.

If only the citizens would awake and become educated voters.

2/27/2010 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This bill is not yet law. If Chicago's elected officials down state thought their city voters would backlash against THEM because of this bill, they may not support it.

Write your people in Springfield and tell them how you feel!

2/27/2010 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who needs petitions? Just send da mayo your resume!!!! He's taking applications you know!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/27/2010 06:06:00 AM  
Blogger WILL said...

I'LL TELL YOU WHY COPPERS WONT RUN FOR ALDERMAN- WERE TO FUCKIN AFRAID, AND WE LOST OUR BALLS IN THIS DEPARTMENT!!!
WE ALL TALK A LOT OF SHIT, BUT AS A WHOLE DEPARTMENT WE WE FUCK EACH OTHER OVER ALL THE TIME, WE DON'T RESPECT OURSELVES.
HOPEFULLY, SOME DAY WE WILL REALIZE THAT WE HAVE TO ALL STICK TOGETHER.

WILL GODINEZ 013 DIST.

2/27/2010 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 3 Step formula for ousting incumbents:


Step 1: Identify who the Incumbents are.

Step 2: Locate the Incumbent's name on the ballot.

Step 3: If the Incumbent's name is listed first, (at the top of the list of candidates), cast your vote for whichever name is listed last.

OR

If the Incumbent's name is not listed first, (anywhere but the top of the list of candidates), cast your vote for whichever name is listed first.


Applying the above formula will ensure that you have not cast any votes for any Incumbents and that all voters, who have also applied this formula, will have cast their votes for the same non-incumbent candidate.

2/27/2010 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Change I can believe in: Stone, Levar, Allen, Doherty, Laurino, O'Connor, Rugai out next year.

I'm sick of working for the egotistical assholes they sponsored for management positions.

I'm sure that I forgot some others who deserve the ax too.

2/27/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please someone run agains Levar. Time to go. 6 corners is a ghost town for years and 016 is becoming home of section 8. What is he doing about this?

3/01/2010 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley doesnt need a copper in that spot. there's plenty of convicted felons to pick from.

3/01/2010 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As shown in the last few elections, the 3 Step Formula generally fails. It's time for recalls, term limits and *NON*-Democratic political parties!

3/08/2010 01:52:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer Posts.......................... ..........................Older Posts