McHenry Township Supervisor Craig Adams filed a complaint against the candidacy of Dan Alyward, nominated without opposition at the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee Caucus.Adams, who is running as an Independent for the job to which he was appointed as a Republican, contended that the “caucus should be deemed a public election” and, therefore, subjected to the one man-one vote provision of court cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
He said the weighted voting procedure utilized “goes against the spirit of the law” and it was not “specifically authorized by law.”
Adams asserted that the way the caucus voted “was not equal, a clear violation of the constitution.”
Public member David Stone asked Adams why he did not attend the caucuse.
Adams replied that he “knew the deck was stacked.”
Steve Verr, GOP candidate for Township Supervisor acting as an attorney for his running mate, drew from Adams that he thought the caucus was “the same as an election.”
Verr pointed out that a caucus is run by a party, while an election is rung by public officials.
Adams argued that a caucus “can form their own rules as long as they don’t violate the constitution.”
Verr asked about the constitutional references in the written complaint, to which Adams did not have specific knowledge.
At that point Verr asked who help him prepare the document.
“Jim Kelly” was the answer.
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A summary of what happened to the McHenry Township candidates Friday can be found here.