Who’s voting in Springfield?

Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The website new.livestream.com/blueroomstream is a great way to watch Illinois House and Senate sessions.

Unfortunately, it is also a great way for us to spot fraud when it’s time for the chambers to vote. How could 115 members of the House vote on a bill when the chamber is half empty? Answer: somebody runs from empty desk to empty desk and presses the vote button, or a member votes for the desks next to him. Then the person presiding over the session announces that the bill was constitutionally passed.

No wonder this state is in the mess it is.

It should be a crime for anyone except an elected member of the General Assembly to cast a vote.

Gus Philpott


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