Here We Go… GOP US Senate Candidate’s Name Omitted from Ballots in Illinois County
Here we go… Republican US Senate Candidate Kathy Salvi released a statement this week after the Schulyer County ballots omitted her name.
Kathy Salvi said: “On Tuesday, October 11th, it was brought to my attention that ballots drafted by the Schuyler County Board of Elections, and approved by the Illinois State Board of Elections, incorrectly listed one of my primary opponents as the Republican nominee for United States Senate. Our campaign legal team immediately took action and worked with the Schuyler County State’s Attorney. While we came to the best remedy – to sequester the hundreds of ballots that were distributed – this does not solve the most pressing problem of election integrity and transparency.”
“Illinois voters need to have confidence in our elections and this unacceptable error does absolutely nothing to provide that comfort. There needs to be accountability at the county level for this mistake and with the Illinois Board of Elections for approving the ballots. Voters spoke during the June primary and now they are being disenfranchised, period. We need answers from our election officials as to how this happened and transparency to show inaccurate ballots have not been approved elsewhere in the state,” concluded Salvi.
In response to the inaccurate ballots approved by both Schulyer County and Illinois state officials, distributed to over 300 Schuyler County voters, and returned by 45 voters as of October 12th, the Schuyler County State’s Attorney has agreed to sequester any inaccurate ballots returned to the County.
For some reason, this tends to keep happening to Republican candidates. Weird, huh?
The Blaze reported:
Some early voters have already cast their ballots in Schuyler County, Illinois, despite Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Salvi’s name not being listed as a choice. Instead of Salvi’s name, the name of her defeated primary opponent Peggy Hubbard is listed on the ballot as an option. Salvi won the seven-way Republican primary on June 28 by a significant margin.
Salvi, who seeks to unseat the incumbent Democrat Sen. Tammy Duckworth, is demanding accountability, claiming that the proposed remedial efforts do “not solve the most pressing problem of election integrity and transparency” and that voters have “been potentially disenfranchised.” She noted that the issue was brought to her attention on October 11.
“Ballots drafted by the Schuyler County Board of Elections, and approved by the Illinois State Board of Elections, incorrectly listed one of my primary opponents as the Republican nominee for the United States Senate,” said Salvi in a statement issued on Wednesday.
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