Glenn Nixon, candidate for State Representative (Republican) in the 79th district which includes Kankakee, either can’t read or can’t tell the truth.
According to the Illinois Compiled Statutes [10 ILCS 5/8-8], to be on the ballot November 6, Mr. Nixon needed “at least 500 but not more than 1,500 QUALIFIED PRIMARY ELECTORS OF THE CANDIDATE’S PARTY IN THE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.”
Before the Spring 2012 primary, Glenn Nixon said to me at the end of a non-partisan meeting of people who are very likely above-average in their knowledge of election laws:
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or not, you can sign my petition [for Illinois State Representative] and IT DOESN’T AFFECT ANYTHING. You can vote for whoever you want in November.“
“Really? I’d be lying.”
“No, it doesn’t really matter.”
After Mr. Nixon’s second chance to change his answer (he did not), I moved on to his next claim.
“It doesn’t affect anything? I can sign someone else’s petition to get on the ballot to run against you?
“Well, that’s the only thing,” he said, then repeating Part 2 of his mantra: “in November, you can vote for whoever you want.”
But the part about “that’s the only thing” also wasn’t correct. Had I signed his petition to be on the ballot, a legal affidavit, following his suggestion to lie because it did not really matter, I would have then been listed as a Republican and not able to vote in the primary of my choice (not Republican.)
To the voters, Mr. Nixon, it matters. Generally speaking, we voters don’t like liars, especially someone who promotes himself as an officer of the law. We like the law, we don’t like the law breakers.
And we will be remembering that November 6 when we vote for whoever we want.
A vote for Glenn Nixon is a vote for a
Liar Liar pants on fire!
Monday: Mr. Nixon’s denial of involvement in an “adolescent prank” aka: misdemeanor or felony.