State Rep. Barb Wheeler is sponsoring State Senator Pam Althoff’s Senate Bill 666 in the Illinois House.
It would lessen the power of political parties to make rules with regard to voting in party caucuses.
Today, she pulled in back from final consideration after seemingly not being able to answer questions satisfactorily.
Undoubtedly stimulated by the weighted voting used by Republican Precinct Committeemen in the McHenry Township GOP Caucus, the bill would require that each person attending a caucus have one vote.
McHenry Township Republicans gave elected Precinct Committeemen the number of votes cast in their precincts, minus those constituents attending.
Non-Precinct Committeeman received one vote.
Althoff’s allies did not win the caucus, but, his Township Supervisor and Highway Commissioner favorites won the General Election running as Independents.
If you are interested in the primary election option exercised by Algonquin and Nunda Township Republicans this year, you can find the background here.
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In my freshman year in the Illinois House, I sponsored House Bill 666.
It required members of Boards of (assessment) review to pass a test showing they knew something about the process.
On a lark, I took it one year and got about a 90% grade.