Ballot Order from Placement Lottery Results:
- Sue Rezin
- Catalina Lauf
- Jerry Evans
- Jim Oberweis
- James Marter
- Ted Gradel
- Anthony Catella
The Republican ballot order, it’s quite literally “ladies first”.
Nichols/Nudo vs. Lauf Objection Hearing Tuesday
Today, the State Board of Elections will conduct the ballot placement lottery for all simultaneous filings of nominating petitions accepted in Springfield on Monday, 11/25 for top-of-the-ballot and on Monday, 12/2, for petitions received in the last hour of filing for bottom-of-the-ballot order.
In the 7-way 14th district congressional primary, six of the seven Republican primary candidates filed at 8AM on the 25th. These six candidates’s ballot placement order will be decided for positions 1 through 6 by the ballot placement lottery.
Candidate Anthony Catella filed at mid-morning on the 25th, and since no one filed after his filing, he is guaranteed the last spot on the ballot.
As soon as the ballot placement is set and announced, McHenry County Blog will post the ballot order for the 14th district candidates.
Catalina Lauf Objection
On Tuesday, 12/17 at 10:30AM, the State Board of Elections is scheduled for its regular monthly meeting at the Thompson Center in Chicago, with video conference link to its Springfield office.
At a point early in the meeting on the 17th, the State Board will change roles to State Officers Electoral Board and have the first round of hearings on petition objections.
The Catalina for Congress campaign, and co-objectors Greg Nichols and Justin Robert Nudo, or their respective legal representation, will likely have their first hearing on the objections on Tuesday.
Meantime, the Catalina for Congress campaign is wasting no time seizing upon this objection to rally their supporters.
Early afternoon on Tuesday, the following appeared on the campaign’s Facebook page:
Expect more through their more robust Twitter and Instagram presence soon.
As pointed out previously, Mr. Nichols and Mr. Nudo have a 1st amendment right to object to Lauf’s petitions.
Now if their objection is unsuccessful in removing her from the ballot, the Biblical teaching of Isaiah 48:10 could and will strengthen Lauf’s bid and make her stronger.
We will all see how this plays out and the protocol and due process are executed.