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RFI ED talks electoral boards, conflicts of interest

“The people who are sitting on these electoral boards, and who are deciding who gets to stay on the ballot when these petition challenges come to them, have a direct stake in who wins these elections,” said Alisa Kaplan, executive director of Reform for Illinois. “They’re going to be biased towards their friends and their allies, who may well be incumbents, and they’re going to be less disposed to judge favorably challengers or people that they don’t think will vote for them if they manage to get elected into office.”

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan spoke with WTTW about electoral boards and the conflicts of interest they create, in a story about Aurora mayor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin’s role in establishing Aurora’s electoral board. 

Read the article here.



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