As reported at Green Party Watch on November 23, 2009, by Ron Hardy:
In a challenge filed against the petition signatures of Green Party Congressional candidate Dan Kairis, the challenger suggests that Kairis’ own mother’s signature is a forgery. Kairis was only required to file 38 signatures to get on the ballot. He filed 62.
Christina Tobin of Free and Equal is defending Kairis, who is running for the 14th Congressional District in Illinois, in the challenge.
The Daily Herald writes:
Tobin said the lawyers for Cattron’s challenge [Jean Cattron, of Elgin, Illinois] are well-connected to the Illinois Democratic Party and represent “frivolous objections.”
“This is literally an objection in bad faith,” Tobin said. “The voters deserve voices and choices. There’s no limit to how far these (party) leaders will go to ensure voice and choice stays off the ballot.”