Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Illegal voting in Ill. Senate?

If you watch the Illinois Senate in session right now, you can see individuals scurrying around to vote at empty desks in the Chamber. How is this allowed?

If the Senator is away from his desk (it is happy hour there), how can a vote be cast from his chair?

5/29/13 Just watched the same thing happening in the Illinois House.  A woman was scurrying from desk to desk, punching the voting buttons. Then the person presiding over the House announced the vote and that the bill had "constitutionally" passed.

When the chamber (Senate or House) is 1/3-1/2 empty, yet the vote is nearly 100% for a bill, how can that be a legal vote?

I believe it should be a crime for anyone except the elected Member of the General Assembly to cast a vote.

What do you think?

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