Chicago politicians are making a big deal about robo-calls that went to Cook County and Chicago election judges that apparently caused a number not to report for duty.
Barrington Hills’ Sharon Meroni of Defend the Vote and the one who unsuccessfully tried to get Tonya Franklin on the Republican ballot two years against Jack Franks is derided in the column by Mark Brown of the Sun-Times.
The paper also ran a condemning and demeaning editorial on Sunday.
Meroni has been a thorn in the side of Cook County and Chicago election officials (Democrats, of course) through her action before the Illinois State Board of Elections (50% Democrats). From what I have seen, she is careful in what she does.
She certainly knew what she was doing when she face down then-McHenry County Republican Party leaders. Not enough votes were garnered, but she dotted all of her “i’s.”
When I read the Chicago Sun-Times column I sent Brown a couple of instances of hanky panky by Democrats which has heretofore not been report in Chicago’s mainstream media.
I sent him this article:
The letter reproduced in the above article is from the “Committee to Reduce Income Inequality and to Support Human Rights.”
Sounds as if it comes from the left side of the political spectrum to me.
Sent with an Overland Park, Kansas, return address, but a Chicago postal permit, the only identification is “A project of the IIlinois Voter Program.”
This technique was front page news when it occurred in New York.
Reporters throughout the country discovered it was part of a nationwide Democratic Party strategy to hype turn out. See the links in the following article:
Want to bet something about this strategy ever appearing in the Sun-Times?