Yesterday, the voter fraud suit we told you about was removed to federal court. While the Lake County News-Sun interpreted this move by Democrats to stymie the lawsuit as a victory that would result in no action until after the election, I'm not sure that's correct at all. In my experience, federal courts are very used to moving swiftly and taking action on emergency issues, so while this may mean a delay of a day or two, it's still very possible a federal judge could hear the case before Nov. 4th.
Interestingly, while State Senator Terry Link (who is also Democratic Lake County Chairman) has been known to ignore some moves by the GOP from time to time, this one apparently got his attention, as he showed up personally to the hearing yesterday. He's still making excuses and missing the point, though, as shown by his comments to the News-Sun:
Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, who doubles as Lake County Democratic Committee chairman, called the suit "a desperate reach," and "a tactic" being used by Republicans nationwide in an effort to stymie an avalanche of new young and minority voters who they fear will vote Democratic. *** "They're trying to suppress the vote, especially in North Chicago and Waukegan, in African-American areas," Link said. "You don't see them challenging people in Lake Forest or Barrington. If there are illegal registrations, the clerk should find them. If she can't, she should hire more people."
As usual, Link tries to blame politicians for inserting politics into an election. Huh? Don't quite get that one, but trying to shift blame to Republicans is a common tactic with Link, who tried to cast redirect blame from his campaign regarding his fraudulent petitions to so-called "Republican operatives."
And, excuse me, the County Clerk needs to hire more people? Isn't this the same Senator Link that told us the county couldn't afford new judges (until he worked it out so they had a chance to be Democratic judges)? Link to me looks once again like he's been caught with his hand in the cookie jar and is trying desperately to make up excuses. Good luck with the federal court, Senator.
WHAT'S SEALS DOING WITH CITIZEN ACTION?
Interestingly, Dan Seals is on the record as supporting Citizen Action, which is the group accused in the lawsuit of turning in the scores of bogus registrations. Watch his endorsement of the group here:
However, TA is told that Seals recently pulled the endorsement of himself BY Citizen Action off Seals' website.