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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

February 17, 2020


Chuicago Sun-Times


Who can keep sham candidates for screwing up elections? You


In just about every election, you come across sham candidates.


These are candidates whose names are put on the ballot for the sole purpose of drawing votes from somebody else. They don’t campaign or raise money or give a hoot about winning. Their job is to confuse voters and gum up the works of an honest choice.


The courts can’t stop it, nor really can the state Legislature. How does a judge or lawmaker define who’s a “real” candidate and who’s a “sham” without treading all over the democratic process?


It’s up to you.


The best defense against a sham candidate is an educated voter.

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Recent Missouri editorials

Recent Missouri editorials