18

Mar

2020

Statement from Will County Democratic Chair Bill Thoman

PLAINFIELD – Bill Thoman, the chair of the Will County Democratic Central Committee, has issued the following statement following the results of the March 17, 2020, primary election:

 

“From a spirited debate of ideas, to a rare primary endorsement by our Party, to unprecedented shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the March 2020 primary has been one for the history books – for the Will County Democratic Party and for the country at large.

 

“I want to congratulate all of those who were victorious in last night’s contests. Though all of the vote-by-mail votes have not yet been received by the Clerk’s Office, it’s clear that State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant will be our party’s standard-bearer to succeed Larry Walsh, Sr., as the Democratic nominee for County Executive. Congratulations to Senator Bertino-Tarrant, her team, and her supporters!

 

“It’s also clear that Laurie Summers – our party’s endorsed candidate – has routed her opponent. Congratulations go to Laurie, and to the whole Will County Democratic Party that came together to support her in an unprecedented way.

 

“Now is the time to rest, relax, and practice social distancing. It’s also time to reflect on what’s at stake this November: a Democratic countywide slate, a Democratic county board, state elected officials, and so much more.

 

“Though the primaries can be contentious, there’s too much at stake in November – with Donald Trump seeking four more years of destructive policies at the federal level – to sit this one out. I urge all Democrats, whether your candidate won or lost last night, to support our slate, our party, and our values come November.

 

“Thank you, and stay safe!” 

 

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11

May

2014

The Real Vote Fraud

Author: Editor

Many years ago, as a college Republican, I spent one summer in Austin working for a candidate in a special election for the Texas senate. My hometown was a liberal enclave with many college students -- unwashed, longhaired, pot-smoking students, it seemed to me -- who were predominantly Democrats. The more students who came out to vote the less likely our candidate was to win.

But our campaign strategists came up with a plan. They sent mailings to all the registered voters in precincts near the campus. Many cards came back because the addressee had moved, as college students often do. Voters no longer at the address on file with election authorities were not eligible to vote.

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