Vote Fraud

That what nearly all absentee, provisional, and vote by mail schemes are. Vote Fraud plain and simple.

We need a simple rule. If your ballot isn’t counted 24hours after election day (Wed. at 11:59:59), it doesn’t get counted. Period.

Every expansion of voting is an invitation to game the system, and any marginally creative person can figure out 10-20 ways to do it.

If you want free and equal elections in America, you have to curtail absentee voting, and abolish ALL provisional voting. If you didn’t get your act together enough to be properly registered, better luck next time.

UPDATED – Thoughts on the Illinois Election

1) 14.5 + 7.7 = 22.2%

2) It is indeed sweet that Hastert did not win the primary. Nothing personal against Ethan, but I would like nothing better than to have Hastertism purged from the GOP.

3) Bob Dold beating Coulsen is one less Scozzafava candidate killing the GOP.

4) Tom Morrison beating Bassi is an important indicator of where things can go from here.

5) I’m surprised that anyone was surprised about Bill Brady. 3 relatively weak front runners trashing each other for 3 weeks, while you are sitting on name req. and a regional base?? If you understand politics, you never counted Brady out.

6) Perhaps the most delicious outcome was that millions of dollars of money from some of the worst culprits in Illinois financial meltdown (donors to Dillard and McKenna) were wasted to almost no effect.

7) Dillard is a neutered candidate who alienates the entire “downstate” area if he challenges Brady’s 500 vote margin. If he wins the election, he will win it the way Al Franken won MN and Gregoir won Washington – by tweaking the vote count just enough to win. Therefore…

8 ) Brady has a chance to win the Governor’s race, Dillard has none. Dillard should do what is decent for the party, and concede. He won’t, though. He’ll fracture the party. It’s what Scorpions do.

A Sample Ballot for Today

Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on Adam Andrzejewski, Illinois race

“The next Scott Brown….”

Rush touts Illinois race.

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Beck References Walesa Endorsement

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Don’t vote for the Communists, Vote for Adam

No, I’m not calling the other candidates Communists, but you have to admit that Lech Walesa’s framing is quite funny.

Lech Walesa Endorses Andrzejewski

The former Polish president is well aware of the stain of corruption in Illinois politics. He joked, tongue-in-cheek, that he won’t need to visit his chosen candidate in prison.

“He doesn’t depend on anyone and this is his greatness,” said Walesa.

“We’re gonna defend the taxpayers of Illinois. We’re gonna bring good governance to Springfield. This is a new era of governance that we can work on together,” said Andrzejewski.

But Andrzejewski has his work cut out for him.

It’s a tough six-way race containing more familiar names in Illinois politics for the Republican nomination.

Andrzejewski doesn’t seem to mind the underdog status and neither does Lech Walesa.

“Nobody gave us a chance to win over the communists. Nobody. And we proved them wrong,” said Walesa.

Adam’s new ad

Adam is also getting national coverage on the blogs…

Adam Andrzejewski on WGN

 

Andrzejewski has local spenders running scared

Boy, you offer up specifics (instead of platitudes) regarding real spending cuts, and the spending interests’ noise machine cranks up big time.

Local officials fear Andrzejewski tax plan

Hinsdale businessman Adam Andrzejewski said if elected governor he would reduce or eliminate “revenue sharing to local municipalities,” which could include the state withholding local government’s portion of the state’s income tax. The state currently shares one-tenth of income tax revenue with local governments, which totaled nearly $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2009.

“If you look at it and peel back the layers on it, that would be the single largest property tax increase in the state’s history. You’re going to push the state’s problems on municipalities and local taxpayers,” said Mark Fowler, executive director Northwest Municipal Conference, which represents area governments. “This isn’t money that creates a slush fund for municipalities.”

Leaving aside the fact that “slush fund” is a good word for Illinois’ state and local finances, Mr. Fowler’s words expose the mindset of those in the “Government/Association complex.” Here, Mr. Fowler, like many with a pro-government mindset, shows that he can’t even conceive of spending cuts. Like the pundits in Springfield, he probably wants all of us to think that “there is no place left to cut.” He merely assumes a property tax increase is the answer.

Mr. Fowler either ignores, or doesn’t know, that Adam Andrzejewski is running on hard property tax caps as well.

Here is the truth, everyone. You have 6 insider candidates offering platitudes, while one outsider is proposing meaningful spending cuts. Ending municipal revenue sharing isn’t an easy thing to propose, but Adam put it on the table as a way to prevent tax increases that would send more businesses out of Illinois.

In this specific case, Andrzejewski is trying to balance the budget, and municipalities, many of which have ramped up spending and taxes over the last 10-20 years, are crying foul at the prospect of having to tighten belts. These are tough times, but the government’s spending culture simply assumes that the taxpayers should foot every bill. That isn’t right, and it isn’t sustainable.

State and Local Governments have had a 15-25 year run up on spending increases. The gravy train is over. It is time for spending cuts.

Adam Andrzejewski on NBC

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Kirk Dillard, Teachers Unions, and your Property Taxes

With the IEA endorsing Kirk Dillard, it is now clear that your property taxes will skyrocket if you are stupid enough to vote for him. You see, Dillard was just endorsed by the IEA, and the IEA is nothing short of a vampire firmly clamped on the neck of the taxpayer.

Personally, Dillard may have crowing rights if he argues that “he has support from across the political spectrum.” After all, he is endorsed by Jack Roeser, AND the teachers unions??!! Wow!! How does one pull off a stunt like that. It would be interesting if it wasn’t obvious that Kirk Dillard is lying to either conservatives, or to the teacher’s unions. What is your guess?

If you are smart, you’ll be betting that Dillard is lying to conservatives, and sucking up to corrupt teachers unions. That’s what liberal Republicans who want to be Mike Madigan’s tax collector do. If you are a conservative, and stupid enough to back Kirk Dillard, the joke is on you.


Kirk Dillard finds unlikely ally in bid to capture Republican governor primary

If you are conservative, dislike property taxes and the greedy unions who want to hike them, then you should vote for Adam Andrzejewski. He’s the only candidate in the race campaigning on a property tax freeze, and he’s the only one willing to call for an end to teacher’s right to strike.