Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Voting Equality

Teresa of ÁvilaEvery man, woman, and child in Lake County waits frantically on tenterhooks. Not until Friday will they learn if, henceforward, their vote is to be tallied by an independent election commission. According to the Daily Herald ...
A judge will take two weeks to decide whether the controversial state law ordering the creation of a Lake County election commission is legal. Kane County Judge David Akemann — on the bench because Lake County Chief Judge Fred Foreman is a defendant — announced his plans Friday at the end of a nearly hourlong hearing in Waukegan. His ruling is expected Nov. 8. Adopted this summer as part of a broad election-related package, the legislation strips oversight of Lake County's elections from the county clerk and gives it to a new, five-member commission.
Judge to decide in 2 weeks if law ordering new Lake County election panel is legal
While the ruling may deprive the Clerk's Office of control over county elections, privately Lake County Clerk officials are not worried. Your LakeCountyEye has been told that for any election business the County Clerk's office may lose, the office expects to easily recoup back from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Haha. In related news, although technically not legal until June 30 of next year, same-sex marriage became legal in Illinois yesterday. A LakeCountyEye attaboy to everyone.

OK, who knows how to chicken dance?

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