Skillicorn Make Case for Recalling Pritzker

From State Rep. Allen Skillicorn:

Skillicorn Begins Process to Recall Governor

Crystal Lake, IL – State Representative Allen Skillicorn announced today he is formally beginning the process to recall Governor JB Pritzker in light of the continued inaction to fix the state’s unemployment claims website.

“The Governor has had ample time to fix this website,” Skillicorn said. “I called him out on it, and nothing has been addressed nor has there been a plan presented to fix the problems. Enough is enough. The incompetence cannot continue.”

Below is a timeline of the Governor’s failings:

King Pritzker
JB Pritzker
  • March 21, 2020 – Statewide stay at home order goes into effect.
  • April 15, 2020 – CBS 2 in Chicago reports that the State of Illinois was not getting help from the US Department of Labor because the state never asked for the help.
  • April 24, 2020 – The State of Illinois enters into a no-bid contract with Deloitte Consulting LLC.
  • May 15, 2020 – A breach of secure information is discovered by Rep. Terri Bryant who notified the Governor’s office.
  • May 22, 2020 – Still no answers. No credit monitoring. The Governor’s office still has not informed victims of the breach.

“The US Department of Labor offered to help Illinois, but our Governor refused the help,” Skillicorn said.

“In typical Chicago Democrat fashion, the Governor decided the best way to fix the website was to hand out a lavish no-bid contract.

“Now secure data has been unleashed into the public domain.

“It is an epic failure.”

Call Center data obtained from IDES for the period of March 2 through April 28 shows a massive increase in daily calls to the hotline rising from an average of 6500 for the first 10 days to almost 370,000 with the number of agents available to answer those calls increasing from a low of 88 to a high of 122.

While the daily number of claims processed are touted as progress, what remains unseen is the number of call attempts that go unanswered and online access that errors out.

“I have constituents who tell me they have dialed in hundreds of times a day for weeks without getting through,” Skillicorn said.

“Governor, it’s not the claims your processing, it’s the calls your missing!”

The recently implemented Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is another mess.

Hybrid workers who may have had some W2 wages with the bulk of their earnings from contract work are denied PUA because they have had some regular earnings.

The self-employed find themselves caught in appeals processes for weeks on end because of confusing guidelines poorly understood and implemented.

Skillicorn said in addition to the Governor’s incompetence on the state’s unemployment claims website, the Governor continues to exert authority he does not have constitutionally.

The Governor has tried to criminalize business owners for simply trying to make a living and feed their families.

He also has used the occasion of the pandemic to release 4,000 inmates from prison, including 64 prisoners who were convicted of murder.

“The rights of honest business owners are being taken away while our Governor releases murders from prison,” Skillicorn said.

“The constitutional rights of the people have been usurped long enough. It is time to recall Gov. JB Pritzker.”

Attached is a copy of the Affidavit to initiate the recall effort.

The Affidavit must be signed by at least twenty House Members and ten Senators. 

No more than half the signatures from Members/Senators can be from a single political party in the respective chamber. 

Once at least the minimum number of required signatures is obtained, this would need to be filed at the State Board of Elections.

From there, Illinois citizens would have 150 days to circulate a recall petition which would require a minimum of 15% of the votes cast for governor in the preceding general election from each of at least 25 counties in order to trigger a recall election.

Based on the totals from the last election, there would need to be at least 636,825 signatures collected.


Skillicorn Make Case for Recalling Pritzker — 17 Comments

  1. Once again Rep. Skillicorn is the only politician who is standing up for
    and actually doing something for the citizens of Illinois other than
    running his mouth and issuing press releases, and for that I thank him.

  2. Nothing but bandits taking your $$ and freedoms… got my vote but i would rather just cut the cancer from our lives and any county not wanting to be affiliated with the lawbreakers of this STATE should be allowed to remove themselves and their monies from them and their so called illegal laws, as none of us voted for sanctuary’s yet here we are having to pay and pay and pay for it all…

  3. Cal and/or John or whoever writes for this blog, please update us on the Republicans and especially on the Democrats in the legislature who join Skillicorn in his effort to recall the governor.

    We want to know what progress, if any, is being made.

    Those who support this should write to their state representative and state senator to let them know.

    This can be done if you go to their website and look for a “contact” tab or you could probably send them a message on social media if they’re there.

    When would be the earliest we could get a recall?

    And what would happen if Pritzker were recalled?

    Would Lt Gov Juliana Stratton finish out the rest of his term?

  4. @Correcting – I agree, let’s get them all on record so we know
    who we’re dealing with.

  5. I can’t wait for the list of Democratic members of the General Assembly that are willing to sign this.

    That exists, right?

    That list?

    Let’s see it.

  6. There are all kinds of ways to waste tax $$$$$, this is one of them.

  7. I always figured “the Nov” was Bob Miller.

    How was Disneyland Bob?

  8. Pritzker is a size 4x portly empty suit, but this is a pointless exercise.

  9. Hey, dentbla, have there been any new polls conducted since that one?

    The poll cited in your Chicago Tribune link was done in April and one must be a (presumably paying?) subscriber of Capitol Fax to view the crosstabs.

  10. Skillcorn is a flaming hemorrhoid who cant seem to get along with anyone downstate or in his district – well beyond those ignorant few neanderthals in his district.

    Even if he was paid a dime, he’d be overpaid.

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