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September 25, 2022

Secretary of State Jesse White – The Truth Behind The Letter Voters Received

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On September 29, 2020

Illinois  (ECWd) –

Voters in Illinois have been receiving a form letter addressed to “Elector” with a concerning claim that the local election authority, which would be your County Clerk, had indicated you have not yet applied for a ballot.

As we always ask, Says Who and With What Proof?

I contacted our Edgar County Clerk and asked if he had informed the Secretary of State of the information referenced in the form letter.

“I asked that same question to the SOS office.   By law, we mailed out vote by mail (vbm) apps to everyone who voted in one of the last three elections.  When those apps come in, they are scanned into our database.  I did not initiate the transmission of any data to the SOS.  The SBE pulled the data from every Election Authority’s database and provided it to the SOS.”

The very first sentence told me all I need to know.  The fact our actual election authority asked the same question tells me the Secretary of State’s form letter was a lie.  Not only had our County Clerk not indicated to the SOS as claimed, but it is also clear from the information provided by our County Clerk that the information was actually obtained by the State Board of Elections (SBE) and then shared with the Secretary of State in what appears to be a colluded effort to push the vote by mail option in Illinois.

Regardless of anyone’s position on voting by mail, the form letter that was not necessary and cost an estimated $1.2 Million dollars.  It also costs every county an additional unfunded expense of sending out the notices to every registered voter at a time when neither the State nor local government can afford such an expense.  The figure we used was a rough estimate using approximately 6 Million registered voters and a bulk mail cost of .187 cents per mailing.  We suspect the actual cost to be higher though in light of information obtained from Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch has sued the State of Illinois over access to the voter roll data.  According to JW, the suit was filed on September 21, 2020.  How many news agencies in this state informed the public of this lawsuit?  According to JW, “In Illinois, Judicial Watch’s research found that 14 out of 102 counties (14% of all counties) have more registered voters than citizens over 18, while Illinois as a whole has 660,000 inactive registrants.”

Considering we heard testimony last spring during petition objections claiming over 400 dead people were still on the voter rolls in St. Clair County, it should concern every person that understands the importance fraud-free elections have in a Constitutional Republic.

When the State Board of Elections has to be instructed by the Illinois Appellate Court to actually do their job as was the case not once, but twice in the Frank Mautino scandal, how can we trust that same organization to ensure dead people’s information is not being used to obtain vote by mail ballots?

Protecting the public from COVID was the justification for the new vote by mail law.   If this entire vote by mail law was actually about protecting people’s health, why does the law only apply to the 2020 General Election and then expires on January 1, 2021?   We must assume COVID is only a challenge during a Presidential election.

Considering the form letter, at least for those in Edgar County, is based on a lie, we must question the real motives behind the letter. We asked the SOS why the letter contained false information and will update the article if we actually get a response.

UPDATE: 

We received a response from the SOS office on the matter and it appears the legislature created the unnecessary expense to the state. The SOS advised the letter in question was required by passage of the new law.  As if the first letter was not a big enough expense to a State that is already broke, the new law requires yet another letter to be sent out no later than October 15, 2020.

(10 ILCS 5/2B-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 2B-30. Public dissemination of information prior to the 2020 general election.
    (a) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly through October 30, 2020, all election authorities shall include information about registering to vote and encouraging electors to vote by mail or during early voting with any pamphlet, brochure, flyer, or newsletter related to the 2020 General Election. Any such documents shall substantially include the following, “Due to COVID-19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day, either by mail or during early voting. Voting by mail is an easy option for voters and you can request a vote by mail ballot through email, mail, or in person. An application is available from your local election authority or at https://elections.il.gov/ election operations/VotingByMail.aspx. To register to vote or check your registration status, visit https://ova.elections.il.gov.”.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall include in any pamphlet or materials produced in accordance with the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act the following language, “Due to COVID-19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day, either by mail or during early voting. Voting by mail is an easy option for voters and you can request a vote by mail ballot through email, mail, or in person. An application is available from your local election authority or at https://elections.il.gov/ election operations/VotingByMail.aspx. To register to vote or check your registration status, visit https://ova.elections.il.gov.”.
    (c) No later than September 15, 2020, the Secretary of State shall send a notice to any elector who received an application but has not yet applied for a vote by mail ballot. The list of electors to receive the notification shall be provided by the State Board of Elections. The notice shall include, at a minimum: (1) notice that the elector previously received correspondence from the applicable election authority with information on how to apply for a vote by mail ballot, that the election authority has indicated the elector has not yet applied for a ballot, and the elector still has time to request a vote by mail ballot; and (2) a reference to a phone number, email address, and website the elector can visit to complete an application, return an application, or get additional information about vote by mail.
    (d) No later than October 15, 2020, the Secretary of State shall send a notice to any elector who received the notice required in subsection (c) but has not yet applied for a vote by mail ballot. The notice shall include, at a minimum: (1) a statement that the elector has time to request a vote by mail ballot; and (2) a reference to a phone number, email address, and website the elector can visit to complete an application, return an application, or get additional information about vote by mail.
(Source: P.A. 101-642, eff. 6-16-20.)

 

 

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14 Comments
  • Dave
    Posted at 11:08h, 29 September

    On top of that, the letter is deceptively word to make it appear as though you must use a mail-in ballot. I had to read the letter three times to see the truth of it. Someone needs to go to jail for abuse of power.. I am sick of the organized crime in state govt

  • Harry Jackson
    Posted at 13:14h, 29 September

    Why are you so worried about dead people voting? Do you actually think someone who gets their hands on a mail in ballot will take a chance on a felony conviction punishable by very real jail time, to VOTE when obviously, it is a known fact that those people are in fact dead or no longer a registered, able voter? Woudn’t it be simple (more simple) to flag those names and if ballots are received, immediately investigate and prosecute?

    Why does it seem you folks are so reluctant to allow all people to vote, even if it means spending $10,000 per county on average, to facilitate that concept. It’s not like the ballots are only being sent to Democrats. .

    • HT
      Posted at 14:37h, 29 September

      Is there sarcasm button I could hit to decipher your questions?

      Seriously? Not worrying about ballots for dead people voting? And this state and especially Chicago, voting early and vote often, and the dead votes, are basically the name of the game.

      So naive, it’s almost cute.

    • PK
      Posted at 18:42h, 29 September

      Yep…$10K per county amounts to mere fractions of a penny for the more populous counties. Per live electors or per the deceased voters, Illinois Leaks but not for the ECWd’s. Now get out there and mail your over-inflated ballot.

    • Lara
      Posted at 13:56h, 30 September

      Dead people have voted in the past, so yes it does concern me.

      You leftist trolls are pathetic.

  • Dave
    Posted at 13:44h, 29 September

    Dead people have been voting in Cook county for years…. mail-in voting is a conduit for vote fraud. The reason democrats are pushing hard for it

  • Slightly Sightful
    Posted at 15:53h, 29 September

    Whigs? Bull Moose? I am pretty sure they mimic the Athenians. The question is, will they begin to vote for a sentence for the entirety of dissenters. Socrates willingly drank the hemlock. We still talk about him today. Not like God, or even an Athenian god. He lived before Christ. About 400 years before Christ. When they pontificate that your ideas are a threat, remember, they fear you. Fear is the absence of faith.

  • Sherry Lou Brianza
    Posted at 16:07h, 29 September

    Unreal!!! That letter is total BS!! It’s a farce! Course , are we surprised!!’ Just so very sad- our vote is our voice – In Illinois with so many voices voting you may need hearing protection. – may wear earmuffs at least to blunt all the voices screaming, especially as you drive by the graveyards!!! Ouch!!

  • Mags
    Posted at 07:55h, 30 September

    This is the only way the Democrats can win – by cheating. And I am thinking they have been cheating for quite some time.

  • PK
    Posted at 09:20h, 30 September

    I performed a internet keyword search on “Illinois State Government” to better understand the question posed in the arricle: “How many news agencies in this state informed the public of this lawsuit?”

    Finding no news articles returned, the Judicial Watch’s pursuit of clean elections through “meaningful access” to voter rolls tanks Illinois State Government. No news ain’t good news. No news is no news, ignorance bliss.

    Folks with the State Board of Elections whom caused the Judicial Watch lawsuit ought to be doing better than zero.

  • Slightly Sightful
    Posted at 22:36h, 30 September

    Call it what you will. It is a less overt form of electioneering on the taxpayer dollar.

  • Naah Wif D'yaff
    Posted at 21:39h, 04 October

    the simple answer is a voter id system. Another simple answer is term limits. Another simple answer goes BOOM.

    • HT
      Posted at 09:16h, 05 October

      Didn’t you hear that voter ID is racist? Didn’t you know that term limits would prevent us plebes from enjoying a responsible life brought by the enlightened and elite political class? How else could we or would we know how to be so generous on so many social causes?

  • Brian Reilly
    Posted at 10:38h, 20 October

    !! Worse yet, we just received our new letter that states that they have not received our application to vote by mail back yet but it’s okay we can vote in person… we just need to bring in our mail-in ballot to do so. What the heck? How are we going to bring in the mail-in ballot that we never received because we didn’t return the application that they sent to us even though we didn’t ask for it because we don’t believe in it? Did they just steal our right to vote?

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