June 07, 2004

Bush NOT on Illinois election ballot

As of now, the name of George W. Bush will not be on the November ballot in Illinois.

The reason for this is that Illinois state law requires the names for the November ballot be submitted by the end of August -- a full week and a half ahead of the Republican National Convention, as scheduled this year.

The state legislators have been trying to work on a solution, but Illinois Democrats are doing their level best to forstall any opportunity to alleviate the dilemma.

Barring legislative action, a federal court may have to step in to force election officials in the state of Illinois to place President Bush's name on the November ballot.

Illinois has 21 electoral votes up for grabs this fall; in 2000, Al Gore won Illinois handily, 55% to 42%.

(Courtesy Wizbang)

Posted by mhking at June 7, 2004 03:11 PM

Figures. I remember this issue being raised months ago... and the dems saying ever-so-graciously that they would NOT to block getting Bush on the ballots. Lying weasels.

Posted by: Deb at June 7, 2004 04:13 PM

It is a pity that no one in the RNC looked at this prior to scheduling the convention. Granted, it is not a big loss. Being on or off the ballot makes little difference in the outcome in Illinois. But it is pretty stinky. I wonder if this might make a difference in other states, if people got riled up about it.

My hunch is that he will be on the IL ballot in the end.

Posted by: King of Fools at June 7, 2004 06:09 PM

This still poses some problems--if Bush does not appear on the ballot he will miss out on something like 2 million votes (what he got in 2000). He could easily lose the popular vote then and win the presidency, which would set the moonbats howling again.

Posted by: Pat Curley at June 8, 2004 06:17 PM

If you are worried about it, just write in his name on the ballot. You can still do that, right?

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