Here is what is wife, Dainne Miller wrote:
Robert has decided to appeal the Election Board hearing decision in McHenry County.
It hasn’t been an easy decision.
He wants to be your voice on the Crystal Lake City Council but the cost of appealing the decision is HUGE. We aren’t rich people.
We live in a small home in Crystal Vista and drive vehicles that are over 10 years old.
The real reason Hopkins, Brady and Ferguson challenged Robert was to eliminate the competition and automatically be re-elected to another 4 years on the City Council.No need for them to run a campaign or debate the issues.
No costs of a campaign either (other than paying their attorney for the hearing).
The cost of Robert appealing the decision will be between $5,000 and $7,000.
ROBERT NEEDS YOUR HELP TO GET BACK ON THE BALLOT!
We have started a Go Fund Me Campaign.
The blatant abuse of the electoral process in Crystal Lake MUST STOP!
If you want a choice on the ballot this spring, please consider making a contribution.
Click on the link:
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
People file election petition challenges for the obvious reason of getting opponents off the ballot.
Another reason, however, is to drain them of resources that otherwise might be spent campaigning for office.