Here is the email that former Congressman and WIND-Talk Show Host Joe Walsh sent to his list:
To all our Walsh Freedom Volunteers and Supporters,
Barb, Helene and I want to thank you for all your efforts this election cycle. So many of you worked your tails off for months on end and for candidates near and far.
Unfortunately, Tuesday was a bloodbath for Illinois Republicans and Conservatives.
Illinois, especially the collar counties, turned even more blue this election, I am sorry to say.
Mike Madigan, using JB Pritzker’s money, was able to spend millions defeating very good state and local Republican candidates in the suburbs.
I am sorry that our efforts were not more effective.
I do want to thank each and every one of you who worked tirelessly, when you could, however you could, to get good Conservative Republicans elected to the State House and to County Boards.
For a variety of reasons, we did not get the job done, but know that your efforts were valiant as well as noble.
One race that has still not been called is for my bride, Helene Miller Walsh, IL District 51.At the end of Tuesday night Helene was up by 1 vote.
The process is now underway at the Lake County Clerk’s office to
- collect the mail-in-ballots (MIB’s)
- verify signatures
- send out letters to challenged ballots and
- gather all the valid MIB’s for a final count on 11/21 when the election for that seat and all others in Lake County will be verified.
Others who are greatly affected by this process are Sheriff Mark Curran and County Board member Chuck Bartels.
Helene along with a number of volunteers have been overseeing the process on a daily basis.
I am pleased to report that all seems to be going according to the stated procedures and that Carla Wykoff runs an outstanding Clerk’s office (unlike what we are seeing/hearing about in Broward County, FL).
It is almost criminal that Carla did not win another term.
I fear what will come once the Democrats control Lake County.
This entire MIB process has the potential for massive fraud.