Election 2014

Election 2014
9:09 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Libertarians File Complaints Against GOP

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 8:09 am

The Illinois Libertarian Party has filed a criminal complaint against the state's Republican Party. The Libertarians allege the GOP hired armed private investigators to go to the homes of voters who had signed the petitions to put the Libertarian slate on the November ballot.

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Term Limits Question Will Not Be On Ballot
6:54 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Term Limits: The Walking, Talking Dead Constitutional Amendment

Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor, tried to put public pressure on the Illinois Supreme Court to hear the term limits case; it didn't work. The Court issued a brief memo on Friday saying simply that it would not hear Rauner's appeal of a lower court ruling that found the question unconstitutional.

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 3:17 pm

You may know by now that a question regarding term limits has been knocked off the ballot by the courts, but do you know why? Regardless of the court rulings, don't expect the issue to go away.

Republican nominee for governor Bruce Rauner and his attorneys say they tried to write a proposal that could pass constitutional muster.

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Third Party Candidates on Ballot
6:54 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Libertarians Survive Illinois GOP's Ballot Challenge

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 1:32 am

  On Nov. 4, Illinois voters will choose from the Republican and Democratic statewide candidates they've been hearing about for months. But there will also be a third choice in those races: candidates representing the Libertarian party. But getting on the ballot wasn't easy for the Libertarians.

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Election 2014
8:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Green Party Candidates Won't Appear On Ballot

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 2:41 pm

  Candidates from the Illinois Green Party will not appear on the November ballot.

A federal judge Thursday denied the party reprieve from the state's election requirements for third parties.

The Green Party had sued, claiming the barriers for third parties are too onerous ... threatening the right to free speech and equal protection.

Scott Summers, the party's candidate for governor, says he's disappointed with the judge's ruling.

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Election 2014
10:23 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Why The Rush? Term Limits Decision Time Deadline, Explained

Originally published on Sun August 17, 2014 11:38 pm

Even though Illinois' general election is months away, a controversial ballot question could be answered by the end of this week. Friday is the deadline for a term limits initiative to make it on the ballot.

Republican's nominee for governor, Bruce Rauner, has made instituting term limits for legislators a central plank of his campaign.

That would require a constitutional amendment. Rauner funded an effort to collected a half million signatures, so that the question could go before voters this fall.

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