Here is an email that arrived today from McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox about Steve Verr’s challenge to McHenry County Board member John Reinert’s petitions for the State Senate seat both are seeking:
Wanted to provide a summary recap as we head to Springfield for day 2 of the Records Exam:
More than 250 signatures were sustained as invalid in the first 100 petitions of John Reinert during day 1 records examination
As we approach day 2 of the records exam, we are confident another 110 to 120 high probability invalid signatures (Out of District & Not Registered Voters) will be sustained in the second 100 petitions of John Reinert, that are not part of the DeMarcus petitions
That then leaves the 840 DeMarcus McDaniels signatures to be hotly debated, but when State Board of Election staffers are laughing and joking “Do you think we will find this name in the state records?” and even the John Reinert campaign watchers are lambasting the candidate for paying for such crappy signatures, one has high hopes.
It is quite possible the entire objection process will leave the Reinert campaign with fewer than 850 valid signatures. More to come tonight.