The anonymous web site calling itself McHenry Judicial Ethics PAC is at it again.
Via email came the second attack on McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, who is running for the much higher paying job of McHenry County Circuit Court Judge.
McClellan and Gil’s No Good Very Bad Day
Bipartisanship is rare these days.
One of the few bipartisan moments of 2016 was the Election Day disaster presided over by McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan and her husband, Edward Gil.
Elected officials on both sides joined newspapers in denouncing McHenry County’s handling of the election.
Polls were late to open. Voters were delayed or turned away.
The disaster led to a judge ordering the Clerk’s office to extend voting hours, the only voting jurisdiction out of 109 in Illinois to have to do so, and yet many polls were still closed at 7 p.m.
“The problems caused so many complaints to both Democratic and Republican officials Tuesday that they jointly asked the office of State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi to intervene,” said the Chicago Tribune.
“This was the worst election I’ve seen — not by a little, by a lot,” said McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett.
Even County GOP Chairwoman Sandra Salgado said, “This was not a small incident. I think it is serious, because now we have people who didn’t vote.”
State election official confirmed that “Some voters might have been prevented from casting ballots in the March primary election in McHenry County because of problems with the county clerk’s voter database and lack of adequate communication with poll workers and the public.”
McClellan was force to issue an apology.
“I’m very unhappy that voters were denied the right to vote,” McSweeney said Friday.
“We need to make sure that it never happens again.”
What led to this debacle and incompetence at the county level?
One could assume nepotism – Here’s why.
One of the many problems with nepotism is that it can lead to hiring unqualified individuals.
Which explains County Clerk McClellan’s hiring of her husband, Edward Gil, as Election Administrative Supervisor.
Does Edward Gil have a background in elections or as an administrative supervisor?
His qualification for the job could be described that he is the husband of Mary McClellan.
Let’s not forget how uneasy this hire made the county board.
Is it any wonder that McHenry County has faced unprecedented problems with our elections ever since?