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February 29, 2024

Ethics Complaint filed alleging Clark Co. Clerk Carrie Downey assisted Joe Ewing –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On November 5, 2015

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) –
An Ethics Complaint was filed on November 3, 2015 naming the Clark County Clerk, Carrie Downey as Respondent to allegations of unethical conduct during the election process in late 2014, early 2015.
This stems from the fact that election petitions for Clark County Park District Commissioner Joe Ewing were changed, and Ewing knew they were changed to illegally convert his “4 year term” petition packets to “2 year remainder term” petition packets, effectively placing him as running unopposed on the 2015 election ballot.  Read about his forged petitions (here).
Charity Murphy, Clark County Park District Executive Director, knew this at the time and supported it. One wonders if the reason for her supporting this fraud was because she lived in his house – according to her Illinois Attorney General Freedom Of Information Act Training Certificate. Read about it here…
Both Murphy and Ewing, among others, have been named in an Ethics Complaint filed with the Park District more than six weeks ago, but since Ewing is a fraud sitting as Chairman of that Board, he has refused to name or appoint any ethics commissioners to hear the Complaint.
For this Ethis Complaint, which you can read in its entirety below, it has been alleged that Carrie Downey assisted in falsifying, altering, and reviewing election petitions for Joe Ewing, and the same for the Certification of Ballot submitted to her by the Park District. in December of 2015. It is also alleged that she stated: “Joe Ewing is now running unopposed” as if to proudly exclaim her actions had the affect of electing Joe Ewing (which did happen).
This perpetrated a fraud upon the voters of Clark County by the very person who is charged with the duty of administering free and fair elections. It is not possible to further erode public trust in the Clark County election process, her actions eliminated any trust that she could fairly administer any election.
Downey, Murphy, and Ewing knew of this and stayed silent, colluding in a fraudulent election of Joe Ewing as Park District Commissioner.
We will attempt to gain access to the evidence and post it in this article at a later date.
SIGNED DOCUMENT AND EXHIBITS location in this article:  (Click Here)

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Downey and Ewing – Happy about election fraud.


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  • ECWDogs
    Posted at 09:36h, 05 November

    Ethics Complaint filed alleging Clark Co. Clerk Carrie Downey assisted Joe Ewing –

  • Jim
    Posted at 10:56h, 05 November

    so where is the states attorney for clark county at.

    • Fed Up Citizen
      Posted at 15:25h, 05 November

      It goes to him if Ethics Commission finds probable cause.

  • Matlock
    Posted at 20:55h, 05 November

    Sounds like Official Misconduct to me…

    • Fed Up Citizen
      Posted at 16:58h, 06 November

      We can only hope it leads to that. But local state’s attorney has to have the nerve to do it.

  • homer
    Posted at 12:58h, 06 November

    I see john you got a copy before it was turned in or did they turn it in without signatures

  • Paul
    Posted at 17:44h, 06 November

    Rest assured this will go nowhere fast. The fact that Kathy Ramsey is still getting paid (despite the fact she is not allowed anywhere near the Circuit Clerk’s Office) is testimony to the fact these “elected officials” are doing whatever they want without fear of retribution.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 18:15h, 06 November

      Ramsey’s check cannot be stopped until and unless she is found guilty and removed from office.

      • Paul
        Posted at 18:50h, 06 November

        Not only is she still being paid over $45,000/yr., but I’ve heard she will be receiving a nice pay raise beginning next month. Not sure how she “qualified” for a Public Defender but she was appointed one at her hearing on Oct. 29. Apparently this is “business as usual” for Clark County.

    • Fed Up Citizen
      Posted at 12:31h, 07 November

      This complaint is against County Clerk Carrie Downey NOT Kathy Ramsey.

      • Paul
        Posted at 14:27h, 07 November

        I get that. The only reason I brought Ramsey into this discussion is the fact they are both County employees who will get away with breaking the law.

  • homer
    Posted at 23:20h, 06 November

    submitted to her by the Park District. in December of 2015

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 07:33h, 07 November

      I am uploading the actual signed docs and exhibits shortly.