I would like to respond to Vicki Morton’s comments on the upcoming county chair election. Hopefully, I have responded in time to save her from a horrific arm injury from patting herself on the back. While she is taking a victory lap for filling polls, planning events, helping candidates by canvassing and donating money, I would like to remind her that all county chairs, including myself, have done this many times. That’s the minimum the county chair could do and sets a very low bar. If Ms. Morton wants to talk about accomplishments, I would welcome that debate as long as the precinct members are present.
Ms. Morton refers to state party rules concerning precinct members, if unelected and appointed may be replaced, she is correct, and I’m sure you that I am aware of the rules. I am also aware that gerrymandering the voting block with friends or those who are friendly, ensures that you will stay in control. The ultimate power grab. Why would anyone replace precinct members, who wanted to stay, if that was not the plan.
I have asked several times for the voting list so that I may ask for their support and, to date, I have not received that information. At the end of the day Ms. Morton, you have the information, I do not. You can ask for their vote, I can not. Nothing about this election is fair and asking for an even-playing field is a pipe dream at this point. Ms. Morton, Chicago-style politics, gerrymandering and win at all costs should not be in our country. Free and fair elections should be the rule, not just a slogan.