Weckbacher files election complaint: ‘Was this whole adjudication process botched?’

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Weckbacher files election complaint: ‘Was this whole adjudication process botched?’ (Lake County, IL) – Lake County resident George Weckbacher has filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections charging that in 2020 the City of Chicago and Cook County used a voting system that did not meet use requirements as outlined by the Statutes and Administration Code of Illinois.

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“Chicago had something like 1.8 million votes cast, they had 180,000 votes that were cast that were adjudicated,” Weckbacher told Chicago City Wire. “That’s a lot of votes for someone to sit down at the computer and say ‘OK it went this way or that way.’ My concern is, was this whole adjudication process botched, where they sent this whole bunch to one or another. I don’t know.”

Weckbacher has been pushing for what he sees as a voting system with greater integrity. Earlier this month, he met with the Illinois State Board of Elections to discuss ideas.

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Weckbacher’s stance comes at a time when the issue of fair elections is a hot topic across the country, and not long after ISBE executive director Steve Sandvoss was placed on paid administrative leave just before the April 6 consolidated elections out of concern over an extortion plot that targeted him.

“In the 2020 election, the City of Chicago and the County of Cook got a system that was approved not quite six-months before which it should have been but it wasn’t audited by the Illinois State Board of Elections as a new system, which I felt they should be on top of looking at brand-new systems.”

Weckbacher files election complaint: ‘Was this whole adjudication process botched?’

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