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IL. Rep Acevedo using state resources against Donald Trump –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) –

Illinois State Representative Edward J. Acevedo (D) appears to be electioneering with state funds against Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. 

I am alleging that through the introduction of House Resolution 0761, which “Calls upon the Republican Party to publicly denounce Donald Trump for his disgraceful behavior and to distance itself from him in the future“, Acevedo has committed electioneering using public funds, property, or credit in an attempt at affecting the outcome of the upcoming presidential election. Additionally, he is attempting to infringe on Trump’s constitutional right to freedom of speech and association.

HR0761 “Denounce Trump” seeks to pass a resolution that would call on the Republican Party to distance itself from Trump due to certain remarks Acevedo does not appreciate hearing.

Article VIII, Section 1 (a) of the Illinois Constitution specifically states that public funds, property, or credit of this state shall be use only for public purpose. This resolution violates that Article by using public time to research and write the resolution and using public property to place it in the House webpage and by its introduction. Constitutional violations can be used as the predicate for felony offenses.

The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act also prohibits this kind of political activity in Section 5-15, and further classifies prohibited political activities as Class A misdemeanors.

The bottom line is that Acevedo needs to put his big boy pants on and deal with it. This is election season, people have a right to say what is on their mind, and using Illinois Legislative resources to affect election outcomes is a violation of law.

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11 replies »

  1. Mr. I would suggest that you are being mislead, the only problem we have anyone trying to enter this country without to proper paper work, it that it makes them illegal, quit whinning like a baby and learn to live like an American.

  2. This jerk wad needs to be removed from office for misuse of Government funds ….he is a worthless sponge ,,he is the type that is ruining America …He expects people that do work to take care of his arse ..Well his arse can rot and leave America….

  3. These elected officials forget that the citizens of this country voted him in. We voted him in to represent the citizens of this country, not the illegal citizens of “other” countries. Donald Trump is simply trying to implement the Immigration laws that have totally been ignored by the present administration. Why are some people offended? I am a U.S. born Hispanic and not at all offended by Mr. Trump’s comments. He is referring to the “criminals” who are here illegally, mainly from Mexico and Central America. And this rep should not be utilutilizing tax payers money to use for this purpose. People of Illinois, remember this as me when re-election comes around a d vote him out.

    #TRUMP2016

  4. People need to pay attention in their Towns and Counties and stop these commies from being elected to office . People have been asleep for so long that they have not seen the offices that are in place to prevent , investigate and prosecute ethics and campaign violations. Public money is swindled out of the coffers all the time and used by groups of locals and officials to advance their agendas . Offices produced to prevent , manage complaints and prosecute for ETHICS AND ELECTION VIOLATIONS are a tax payer waste of money . They are not doing their jobs at the local levels .

  5. Poor little crybaby……GROW THE HELL UP!!! Nobody is forcing you to listen to Trump and his comments. As a 40 year member of the Republican party, I can make up my own mind about a political candidate…..why don’t you do what you were elected to do?? PS:THIS IS NOT THAT!

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