Individuals have filed objections to both Crystal Laker James Young’s and Wonder Lake’s Kelly Liebmann’s Lbertarian Party petitions for Auditor and Coroner, respectively.
Randall Grimes of Marengo is taking on Young’s candidacy.
He notes that Young and Liebmann both voted in the Republican Primary Election in March.
Further that 980 signatures were filed on a joint petition with Liebmann, but state law requires 5,891.
The document also points out that a new political party’s petitions are supposed to be filed during the third week of June, but that Young’s were not turned in until July 20th.
Federal District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer’s Coronavirus decision on lessening the requirements for petitions this year is referenced.
It is noted that neither Young nor the objector were parties to the case.
Even if the case applies to Young, however, Grimes argues that the petitions contain fewer that 590 signatures are valid.
Those who voted in the primary election, those who signed a Republican or Democratic Party petition and those not registered at the address given on the petition and those with invalid signatures should be ruled ineligible, the challenge argues.
There are so many, that a “pattern of fraud” exists.
One hundred and twelve pages of analysis are attached.
Here are two examples of the analysis:
Kelly Liebmann’s petition was challenged by Warren Wohlschlager of Crystal Lake.
He enters into evidence the record of Liebmann’s having voted in the GOP Primary Election, plus having signed Michael Rein’s petition for Coroner.
The argument is made that the 980 signatures on the joint petition do not equal the 5% of the ballots cast (117,838) in the last General Election.
Parallel arguments of irrelevance are made with regard to Judge Pallmeyer’s court order.
Except for the Rein for Coroner petition which Liebmann signed, the attached paperwork appears to be the same as that filed in the objection to Young’s petitions.