Your Illinois News Radar Longshot day at the ISBE – The Capitol Fax Blog

Posted: July 21, 2020 at 1:06 pm

* Illinois Public Radio

Rapper Kanye West was among those submitting petitions for the fall ballot Illinois on the final day for independent and third party candidates to file.

West said he is running for president. But he has missed the deadline to file in several states. While he was on time in Illinois, filing does not guarantee a spot on the ballot. Pettitions can be challenged for the number of signatures and their vailidity. West did not have a vice presidential candidate file with him. []

A judge eased signature requirements for third parties this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. That made it much easier for the Libertarian candidates running for the legislature to get on the ballot. Steve Suess, the partys state chairman, said that should send a message to the two major parties. []

More than 10 Libertarians are running either for a legislative or a congressional seat in Illinois, along with the offices of President and U-S Senate. The Green Party also has several running for state legislative posts.

You can see all the newly filed candidates by clicking here.

* Fox News

Four minutes before the Illinois State Board of Elections 5 p.m. CT deadline, two [West] representatives filed 412 petition sheets with election officials, a spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.

Election officials will be counting those signatures of registered Illinois voters, of which he was supposed to have had at least 2,500 to get on the ballot. Petition sheets usually contain 10 names per sheet.

They contain 10 lines per sheet. Those lines arent always filled with valid names or any names, for that matter. We shall see.

Adding This was an obvious rush job and they may not survive a challenge

* Bernie

In a central Illinois race, Angel Sides, who got less than 5 percent of the vote in a five-way, 2018 Democratic primary for the U.S. House from the 13th Congressional District, filed as a Green Party candidate in the 87th House District, where state Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, has been unopposed.

In the 96th House District, John Keating II of Springfield filed as a Green Party candidate. Hes taking on Democratic state Rep. Sue Scherer and Republican Charlie McGorray, both of Decatur.

In the 100th District, where Democrat Brandon Adams of Jacksonville already was taking on Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville, two candidates filed Monday: Thomas Kuna of Kane, in Greene County, on the Bullmoose party; and Ralph Sides under the banner of the Pro-Gun Pro-Life party.

Your Illinois News Radar Longshot day at the ISBE - The Capitol Fax Blog

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