Illinois U.S. Senate Poll Includes Four Parties

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A Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll released September 2 shows these results for the U.S. Senate race in Illinois: Democrat Alexi Giannoullas 34%, Republican Mark Kirk 34%, Green Party nominee LeAlan Jones 6%, Libertarian Party nominee Mike Labno 3%, undecided 23%.

The previous best showing for U.S. Senate for the Illinois Green Party was in 2008, when Kathleen Cummings polled 2.24%. The previous best showing for that office for the Illinois Libertarian Party was in 2004, when Jerry Kohn received 1.35%. No U.S. Senate candidate, other than a Democrat or a Republican, has polled as much as 5% for U.S. Senate in Illinois since 1914. Thanks to Political Wire for the news about the Illinois poll.

4 thoughts on “Illinois U.S. Senate Poll Includes Four Parties

  1. paulie Post author

    I think “polled” in the second paragraph refers to actual vote totals, unlike the type of poll referred to in the first paragraph.

  2. Catholic Trotskyist

    Yes, Jones’s support will continue to go down and head toward the Greek Orthodox Trotskyist pro-Obama candydate Gionoulias

  3. Eliot Gould

    Governor Pat Quinn September 7, 2010
    Office of the Chief Executive
    STATE OF ILLINOIS
    State Capitol Building
    Springfield. IL 62704

    Dear Governor Quinn,

    Re: UNITED STATES SENATE
    Illinois Special and General Elections
    November 2, 2010

    It was a fine Labor Day weekend. My neighbor showed me a picture of you next to his daughter which was published Illinois Times. I have a copy which I hope you would provide an autograph to present to my neighbor because the beam in his face as proud father of Illinois cannot be fully described. I applaud you for bringing out that shine of happiness.

    But I write today in more serious tone, and my capacity as a “Citizen and Illinois Taxpayer” as described in ‘a matter of Election Law’ before the Illinois State Supreme Court. ( cause # 110997 ) , filed September 3. 2010). (See also, Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois, case filed , motion pending, September 3, 2010.)
    The case was filed on and pending multiple motions upon the candidacy of Willie “Will” Boyd, Jr. for United States Senator prior to the close of “the last day for the election authority to have in his office sufficient number of ballots printed and available for mailing purposes in the United States or their spouses or dependents and citizens of the United States who are temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and non resident citizens. ( 10 ILCS 5/16 -5.01 (a). )

    Mr. Boyd filed in excess of 25,000 Signatures of nomination along with the necessary declarations of candidacy with the State Board of Elections for both the Special Election to fill the remaining term of Barack H. Obama and General Election for the Class III Senator from Illinois for the term of six years beginning in January, 2011. Mr. Boyd subsequently received a “citizen challenge” winnowing the signature threshold to “under the statutory threshold of 25,000 qualified signatures ” and removing Boyd’s name from the class of candidates having their names printed on the ballots .

    I accompany a packet for reference and verification only. It is not so you address the issues presented that the United States Amendment XVII establishes the qualifications for the direct election of the United States Senator (USCA XVII) nor that the United States Amendment XXIV bars a Poll tax (USCA XXIV ) or devise in the political processes leading to nomination or election that are not equally open to members of a [protected class] …in that its members have less opportunity than other members of the electorate to participate in the political processes and elect the representatives of their choice. ( Thornburg v. Gingles, 478 US 30 (1986).
    The significance, at this moment, as the “last day”(September 3,2010) has passed,is the pending of motions proves that “a sufficient number ”of ballots could not duly be under the provisions of the Article 20 of the Act. Therefore, in accordance to the subsection (b) : If at any general election at which Federal offices are elected the election authority is unable to comply with the provisions of subsection (a), the election authority shall mail to each such person, in lieu of a ballot, a special Write-in Absentee Voter’s Blank Ballot. The Special Write-in Absentee Voter’s Blank Ballot shall be used at general elections at which federal officers are elected and shall be in substantially the following form:

    Special Write-in Absentee Voters Blank Ballot

    ( To vote for a person, write the title of the office and his or her name on the lines provided. Place to the left of and opposite the title of the office a square and place a cross (X) in the square)

    Title of Office Name of Candidate

    ( )
    ( )
    ( )
    ( )
    ( )
    ( )

    The election authority shall send with the special write in Absentee Voters Blank Ballot a list of all referenda for which the voter is qualified to vote and all candidates for which whom nomination papers have been filed and for whom the voter is entitled to vote. The
    voter shall be entitled to write in the name of any candidate seeking election and any referenda for which he or she is entitled to vote.

    On the back or outside of the ballot, so to appear when folded, shall be printed the words “Official Ballot”, on the date of the election and with a facsimile of the signature of the election authority who has cause a ballot to be printed.

    The provisions of Article 20, in so far as they may be applicable to the Special Write- In
    Absentee Voter’s Blank Ballot, shall be applicable herein. 10 ILCS 5/16-5.01 (b).

    I call upon you as the Governor of the State of Illinois pursuant to Article V, §8 of the Constitution of the State to provide with Supreme Authority to faithfully comply with the Act. Your decision is no less than the destiny of democracy.

    Solemnly ,

    Eliot Paul Gould
    Citizen and Illinois Taxpayer

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