Did Ron Paul Violate Illinois Election Law?

-By Warner Todd Huston

To run for office in the state of Illinois, the law requires that you include your home address on your filing paperwork. But Ron Paul’s filing listed his Springfield, Virginia campaign HQ instead of his home address. Does this leave Paul’s filing open to challenge? I’d say yes. (See Ill. State Board of Elections website)

Technically this is a breach of Illinois election law.

One might also say that Rick Perry’s filing also is unsatisfactory as he lists a PO box in Austin instead of his home address.

In any case, since no challenges were made to Perry and Paul’s filings, the GOP primary ballot will sport the names of Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Buddy Roemer, and Rick Santorum.

But the delegates situation is a whole ‘nuther barrel of fish.

Lynn Sweet reported that Santorum, for instance, did not have delegates filed for four counties leaving him without delegates there. He also filed too few signatures in many other counties. With this all being true, Santorum could have won the popular vote in Illinois and still not come up with enough delegates!

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.
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