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Governor Pat Quinn’s “Open Primary” Push is Fish Food

Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday stretched his executive authority—along with his goodwill with Illinois lawmakers—and rewrote legislation to eliminate the requirement that Illinois residents must declare a party affiliation when voting in a primary election, and in doing so likely guaranteed its doom. Continue reading »

Illinois Elections: House Elections Panel Approves Lou Lang Plan to Merge Governor and Lt. Governor in Primary Election

(Springfield, IL) — February 24, 2010. A divided House panel approved a bill that requires candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor to run as a team during the primary election. The legislation, House Bill 5820, sponsored by House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie), which maintains the controversial office in the state constitutional line-up, drew … Continue reading »

Illinois Elections: House Committee OKs Rep Elaine Nekritz Bill to Change Illinois Primary from February to March

(Chicago, IL) — February 24, 2010. An Illinois House panel has cleared the way to restore the Illinois primary election from February to March. The Illinois House Elections and Campaign Reform Committee voted unanimously, 9-0, for legislation, House Bill 4964, sponsored by State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, who chairs the panel, to move the primary election … Continue reading »

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