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Riley accused of double voting

If this story is true, State Senate candidate Donovan Riley's campaign is in trouble.

Riley is running in the Democratic primary against incumbent Jeff Plale. The district covers the east side, downtown, Bay View and the south shore suburbs. He's running on the message that Plale's voting record has been too conservative for the district on issues like stem cell research, abortion, and concealed carry, and that the district deserves a state senator more in line with its constituents.

The complaint filed with the state Elections Board contends that Riley was registered in Wisconsin and Illionis when he was practicing law, and voted twice in the November 2000 election. There needs to be a better response than this press release from Riley soon or it will become a major political problem for the campaign.

If the allegation is true, the race is over. If it turns out he was simply registered in two cities, that's a different story since voter rolls all over the country contain people that have moved and registered in their new wards.

Jason has more on this at Dyskeptic.


At 8/14/2006 09:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a "mistake"? what kind of mental lapse do you have to have to make that kind of "mistake"? he needs to do better than that to clear the air.

At 8/15/2006 09:48:00 AM, Anonymous Ben said...

Yeah, that sounds like all but an admission to me. How is that something you forget?

I'm not on a Plale bandwagon but I'd say election fraud of any sort has "substance".


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