Chicago Democrat Machine Throws Black Female Candidate Off the Ballot

Mike Flynn
BigGovernment.com
7/7/2010

As we feared, the Chicago Democrat Machine reached into neighboring Will County and lined up a couple Democrat officials to throw Cedra Crenshaw, GOP candidate for the 43rd State Senate District, off the ballot. The Machine candidate in the district, A.J. Wilhelmi, is a legacy politician who was specially appointed to the Senate seat. The Democrat Machine would prefer a coronation, rather than a competition. The Election Board’s decision is below:

The story doesn’t end here. Cedra’s campaign will appeal the decision, which stands a good chance of being reversed. But, as is often the case, there is more to the story. Stay tuned also for information on current GOP officials who, if not actually complicit in this injustice, certainly weren’t helpful in pushing Cedra’s case. At junctures like these, names need to be named.

The fight for justice and fair elections in Illinois has just begun.

[BigGovernment] Ed Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Machine politicians A.J. Wilhelmi hadn’t faced voters since being specially appointed to his sinecure. That was incorrect. I had been told that Prince Wilhelmi hadn’t faced a competitive campaign and took it to mean he hadn’t faced an election. It turns out he did face a general election, just one that wasn’t contested by the GOP. The letter of my original statement was incorrect, but I stand by the spirit of it.

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Today, Sissy Willis wrote at Sisu:

Cedra Crenshaw vs King Samir Shabazz: The hand that rocks the cradle?

“I am up against the same machine that put Barack Obama in office. The machine came in, they wiped all of his competitors off the ballot, just like they’re trying to do to me,” grassroots Illinois state senate candidate Cedra Crenshaw told an Independence Day audience Saturday,” drawing her secret weapon: “They can’t call me a racist, white, evil man.” You can donate to her legal defense fund here.

“You hear so much about conservative women leading this conservative movement in this country, and I really believe that conservative women are the most persecuted figures in politics right now,” says Dana Loesch in a refreshingly candid Dana Show radio interview — crossposted at BreitbartTV — with “mama grizzly” Cedra Crenshaw. Does the hand that rocks the cradle still rule the world?

Read the rest at Sisu

Update: Andrew Breitbart posted on Twitter [@AndrewBreitbart], Please, please, please support Cedra Crenshaw. Our country depends on it. In more ways than I can count. http://www.cedracrenshaw.com/

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