Election Process – Chain-of-Custody

The goal for all Election Authorities should be “Easy to vote, but hard to cheat.”  How do the proposed new equipment and the Election Authority’s processes achieve this goal? This blog covers what we’ve recently learned about the “process.”

I Recently, I submitted a FOIA (freedom of information Act) requesting a copy of their Documented process for Provisional ballots. A friend had submitted a FOIA about vote-by-mail processing.  What we found out is that the DuPage Election Division has

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Public comments needed – $10 million Election Equipment.

This Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021, 10 am,  the DuPage County Board has on their agenda the approval of $10 million to buy new vote counting equipment.  Have the county board members had a chance to properly review the proposal? Are they aware that the equipment that they plan to buy does not meet the certification required of the RFP?  See: Op-ed: There are ‘concerns’ with DuPage County’s planned voting system purchase  $10,000,000 will be devastating if the machines cannot be certified. 

We know the reason given for needing new machines is that the existing ones are “old” and no longer supported.  But, I wonder why they could not be used for the primary (which has been moved from March to June). if new, certified equipment cannot be found, would it be possible to hire enough people to hand count the low-turn-out primary ballots?

You can submit public comments in person by attending the meeting or electronically by going to https://dupageco.org/ and clicking on “Meeting Public Comment Form” in the left column.

This item is on the agenda under “9. Finance B… B.            FI-P-0347-21 : Recommendation for the approval of a contract to Hart InterCivic, for the purchase of a voting equipment system and services license maintenance, for the DuPage County Clerk – Election Division, for the period September 14, 2021 through November 30, 2031, for a contract total amount of $10,641,635.98, per RFP #21-052-CC.”

The goal for all Election Authorities should be “Easy to vote, but hard to cheat.”  How does the equipment and their processes achieve this goal?

As I find out more, I will post more – watch this site.

“Equity” is… CRT is… coming to an IL K-12 Public School near you

Many of us accept the premise of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr — “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” We watched our children make friends based on who likes to play the same things, who lives near-by, or simply who is “FUN”.  We, ourselves have friends and/or co-workers of various ethnic backgrounds, and so it felt like the “Dream” was coming true.

That was a few years ago. This is NOW.  We hear that our schools are teaching students to be racist in the name of anti-racism. The “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)” or “Critical race theory (CRT)” philosophy starts with a false premise — that people are treated based on their identity group and that ALL white men are “inherently privileged”. In my opinion, this is wrong! Children are not naturally racist— that is something that must be learned.

Public Comment on CRT

Naperville 203 Board Meeting 7/12/2021, public comments start around 4:30.  At 7:45 is an excellent speaker talking about Critical Race Theory (CRT) youtu.be/egiL1ucW37w?t=461

What is “Critical race theory” (CRT)?

CRT teaches students three core ideas:
1. There is no absolute truth—It sees “lived experiences” as mattering more than facts.
2. Individuals are either an oppressor or victim. You are predetermined by immutable characteristics such as race or gender to fall into either category. A central tenet of CRT is that white people are “inherently privileged” while black people are “inherently oppressed”.
3. America is (and has been since its founding) systemically racist and must be dismantled.
CRT is a Marxist idea. When Americans could not be divided (& concurred) using class envy—because Americans have hope with the existing social structures—the Marxists decided to divide the US based on race.

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DuPage Rain Tax

On Aug 13, 2013 Governor Quinn signed HB1522, allowing DuPage County to enact a stormwater “utility fee” on all properties in the county. The fees, if enacted by the county, will have an adverse impact on property rights as well as being one more mandatory expense, with no guaranty of alleviating flooding.

  • Fees would be placed on ALL properties in DuPage County including homes, businesses, schools, churches and the forest preserves.
  • The fee-waiver system is designed to push property owners into installing and maintaining expensive green infrastructure on their property.  Once installed, unelected county staff will have control of it and your property.
  • Administering the new fee-waiver program will greatly increase the cost of storm water management.
  • Granting fee-waivers could open the door for corruption.
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