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    Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation [W:36]

    The Libertarian Party of Illinois lodged complaints on Thursday with both the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez over intimidation tactics employed in an attempt to prevent the Libertarian's slate of statewide candidates from appearing on the November ballot. We, as well as the Chicago Sun-Times, have recently reported on Bruce Rauner's and the Illinois Republican Party's direct connections to those alleged intimidation tactics. See here, here, and here. The use of openly armed investigators in the petition process represents a new low in Illinois politics. In addition to the potential abuse of constitutional rights, section 29-4 of the Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/29-4) makes it a Class 4 felony to use force, intimidation, threat or deception intended to impede the petitioning process. "The Illinois Republican Party's actions, by hiring a private investigation firm such as Morrison Security Corporation to engage in deceptive and coercive tactics against the Libertarian Party's petition gatherers and signers, are beyond outrageous," said Ben Koyl, Libertarian Party candidate for Illinois Attorney General. "The actions by the Republicans are calculated to deprive registered voters of Illinois of their right to free and open elections. These coercive and deceptive tactics have a chilling effect in that they discourage people from signing petitions and are in violation not only of Illinois election law, but also of our First Amendment rights," added Koyl.
    Illinois Libertarians Lodge Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation*|*Doug Ibendahl

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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

    Those Bat Rastard Democrats and Republicans!!! Armed intimidation? Libertarians complaining about people exercising their 2nd Amendment rights???

    /snark

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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

    This might just be me, but somehow this whole "armed intimidation" thing sounds incredibly rude. I know, that's a strong position I'm taking, but that's my honest-to-God opinion. Armed intimidation is definitely what I would call rude.
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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Those Bat Rastard Democrats and Republicans!!! Armed intimidation? Libertarians complaining about people exercising their 2nd Amendment rights???
    Threatening people is not a 2nd amendment right...

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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Threatening people is not a 2nd amendment right...
    It's also rude!
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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    It's also rude!
    That too.

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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Threatening people is not a 2nd amendment right...
    I know that. I was being sarcastic at my expense, not yours. Sorry for the misinterpretation of my words.
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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

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    Not surprised. That's Illinois politics as usual....both sides use the same tactics.

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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    Not surprised. That's Illinois politics as usual....both sides use the same tactics.
    I forget how long ago it was, but John Stewart was talking the most recent arrest of an Illinois Governor. He was the fourth out of the last seven Illinois Governors to be sent to prison! Apparently, if you do a coin flip on whether or not a charge involving a prison sentence will be dropped, your odds of avoiding a stay in prison are better than if you were elected Governor of Illinois!
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    Re: Illinois Libertarian Party Lodges Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    Not surprised. That's Illinois politics as usual....both sides use the same tactics.

    Nope, it's CHICAGO politics as usual. Big difference. But agreed, it's not surprising.
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