The Illinois State Board of Elections has decided that Republican Steve Reick has enough signatures to be on the ballot in the March 15th Republican Primary Election.
He was challenged by Carpenters Union Business Agent, Ronald Eck.
Reick will face Jeff Lichte, someone who consistently has voted Democrat and is an obvious supporter of Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks.
Look at the yard signs on his front yard and those of his neighbors during the last General Election, when Google’s cameras were in his neighborhood taking photos.
Voting history of Jeff Lichte.
The vote on the Illinois State Board of Elections was 6-2.
The two who voted to keep Reick off the ballot were, of course, Democrats:
You will not be surprised to learn that they both live in Chicago.
Election petition challenges are filed for two basic reasons:
- to eat up the challenged candidates’s financial resources
- to delay the the start of the challenged candidate’s campaign
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Links to previous articles on the subject:
11-30-15 Mike Madigan Political Strategy in Jack Franks’ District
11-30-15 Franks’ Phantom GOP Candidate Strategy Thwarted, Reick Running Again
12-2-15 All Petition Passers for Steve Reick Sham GOP Primary Opponent, Except the Candidate, from Outside McHenry County, including Chicago
12-3-15 Franks Sign in Front of Fake Republican Candidate Jeff Lichte’s Home
12-3-15 Capitol Fax Picks Up Fake GOP St. Rep. Candidate Story
12-6-15 Sandra Salgado: Republican Party “Behind Steve Reick 100%,” GOP Primary Opponent Backs Jack Franks
12-7-15 Steve Reick’s State Rep. Petitions Challenged
12-28-15 Steve Reick Weighs In on Jack Frank’s Fake GOP Primary Opponent
1-4-16 Franks Not Serious Enough about Government Consolidation to Attend Half of Meetings
1-7-16 The Jeff Lichte Ploy to Save Jack Franks from Fall Competition
1-8-16 Next Hearing on Jack Franks’ Ally’s Objection to Steve Reick’s Petition
1-11-16 League of Women Voters Plays into Jack Franks’ Hand