Thursday, October 21, 2010

Illinois Solidiers wait for ballots; Prisoners get hand delivery

A sad one via Big Gov h/t Tom Mannis,
Over 35 counties in Illinois missed the deadline to mail military ballots to our soldiers defending America. But in Chicago, county election officials have taken special steps to ensure that no inmates at the Cook County Jail are unable to cast a ballot.

The Chicago Board of Elections hand delivers ballots to the jail. They don’t even wait for the inmates to apply – they bring the applications with the ballots! Over 2,600 inmates have cast ballots so far – strikingly similar to the 2,600 soldiers who will likely not receive a ballot for the Nov 2 election.

Disgraceful does not begin to describe the Illinois Election system.

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