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Democrats vs. Democracy: Cedra Crenshaw’s Ballot Battle

Dennis Byrne 20 July 2010 One Comment

This is about deaf people.

The deaf politicians and the rest of the political class, who, oblivious to the tumult growing around them, continue to do the same stupid things that got the public so riled in the first place.

An exhibit: Cedra Crenshaw, the Republican candidate for the state Senate seat from the 43rd District in Will County. The Democratic-controlled county election commission threw her off the November election ballot because the language in her nominating petition contained a minor mistake. She had more than enough signatures, but the error, while frivolous, gave her Democratic opponent, Sen. A.J. Wilhelmi and the Democratic machine, all they legally needed to get her tossed.

The law, with its complex and detailed requirements, is designed to help incumbents — of both parties — fight off challenges by candidates like Crenshaw.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune

One Comment »

  • Dan Kelley said:

    Her minor error was that she used an older petition form that did not contain revised language. This case is one of political gamesmanship at its very worst.

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