Soldiers & Prisoners

Seems that in Illinois, convicts are given priority over deployed soldiers when it comes to things like voting. Shameful and disgraceful don’t even begin to describe this… Those that are willing putting themselves in harm’s way to defend our way of life are denied voting rights while those that willingly break our laws have their voting rights secured.

Over 35 counties in Illinois missed the deadline to mail military ballots to our soldiers defending America. But in Chicago, county election officials have taken special steps to ensure that no inmates at the Cook County Jail are unable to cast a ballot.

The Chicago Board of Elections hand delivers ballots to the jail. They don’t even wait for the inmates to apply – they bring the applications with the ballots! Over 2,600 inmates have cast ballots so far – strikingly similiar to the 2,600 soldiers who will likely not recieve a ballot for the Nov 2 election.

Disgraceful does not begin to describe the Illinois Election system.