July 15 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Are you an elected official?  What is your position on redistricting, that is, what is your position on changes being made to the borders of the political jurisdiction in which you were elected?  Do you want to be notified in a timely manner of any proposed changes to those borders? To you want the opportunity to be able to object to proposed changes in a timely manner?

 

In DuPage County, elected Precinct Committeemen do not have that opportunity. The DuPage County Election Commission (DCEC) did not post maps of its many proposed changes to many precincts until July 12, 2017 and it will vote on accepting those proposed changes at its July 26, 2017 meeting.  My understanding is that the proposed changes affect about 100,000 voters, an unknown number of polling places, 276 precincts including 101 in Downers Grove Township and 27 in Milton Township, and 60 new precincts would be created including 12 in Downer Grove Township and 6 in Milton Township.

 

I have asked the DCEC for, but I have not been provided with a) a list of the 276 affected precincts broken out by the 9 townships, b) indication of which of those 276 precincts have elected Precinct Committeemen, and c) their contact information. Each of the elected Precinct Committeemen in those 276 affected precincts should have long since have been provided with a detailed map that precisely shows proposed changes to their precinct down to individual addresses.

 

Outrageously, most, if not virtually all of the elected Precinct Committeemen affected by the proposed changes have not been individually notified that DCEC has proposed changes to their precinct borders.

 

I have asked the DCEC to immediately and individually notify by regular mail and by email each and every elected Precinct Committeeman in precincts affected by DCEC’s proposed changes.  Please join me in this request by emailing and/or by phoning the following: Cathy Terrill – Chairperson at cterrill@dupageco.org and 630-407-5697; James S. Lowe – Vice Chair at jlowe@dupageco.org and 630-407-5699; John J. Boske – Secretary at john.boske@dupageco.org and 630-407-5698; and Joseph H. Sobecki – Executive Director at joseph.sobecki@dupageco.org and 630-407-5614. Sadly, there is no indication that what I have asked for will be done.

 

To get a rough indication of DCEC’s numerous proposed changes, visit: http://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2017/55317/.

 

I found DCEC’s 2015 “Policy for Precinct Modifications” on DCEC’s website , but I have not yet found DCEC’s 2017 “Policy for Precinct Modifications” on DCEC’s website. 

 

According to several Republican DuPage County Township Party Chairman, the DCEC does not want to deal with individual elected Precinct Committeemen, and therefore, it will only deal with county party chairmen and with township party chairmen concerning proposed changes. Needless-to-say, that is outrageous.  Two years ago, I was not notified in a timely manner of dramatic changes to my Milton Township Precinct 9. Further, it appears that as Democrats flood DuPage County, many changes to many precincts will have to be made every 2 years from now on.

 

While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors did everything that they could to delay if not to stop me from getting information that I could have used to avoid the adverse employment actions that they took against me.

 

In my roles as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have done everything that they can to delay if not to stop me from getting information that I could use to avoid adverse actions against me.

 

In my roles as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2000-2004, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes did everything that they could to delay if not to stop me from getting information that I could have used to avoid adverse actions against me.


If you are an elected Precinct Committeeman like I have been since 2000, you understand my concerns about this. Again, please join me in asking the DCEC to immediately and individually notify by regular mail and by email each and every elected Precinct Committeeman in precincts affected by DCEC’s proposed changes.  Thanks. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Illinois’ credit rating – BGA
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-illinois-credit-rating/2217418/   

 

CBS2
— Governor Rauner Seems To Be Sticking With Plan Of Vetoing School Funding Bill – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/14/governor-rauner-veto-school-funding-bill/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps treasonously encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-find-the-heart-president-trump-to-protect-dreamers/
— Gang member, 12, who shot at cop, spends allowance on pot: prosecutors – Stefano Esposito  (DIERSEN: What did you do with your money when you were young?  I saved as much as I could to buy cars and to pay for college expenses. I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964 when I was 16, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint when I was 17, 1968 Oldsmobile 442 when I was 19, 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 20, 1962 Chevy BelAir when I was 22, a 1972 Chevy Corvette when I was 23, 1974 Dodge Dart when I was 25, 1978 Chevy Chevette when I was 29, and 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale when I was 29.  I paid for my college expenses at UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, and DePaul 1976-1980.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gang-member-12-who-shot-at-cop-spends-allowance-on-pot-prosecutors/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Photo of Barrington students labeled ‘KKK’ sparks protest, claims of racism – John Keilman and Todd Shields
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-kkk-barrington-high-school-met-20170714-story.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Gov. Rauner’s staff shakeup continues – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/268048143-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise those who vote for tax increases.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-sellout-gop-springfield-swanson-zorn-perspec-0716-md-20170714-column.html
— Some politicians who pander to the base risk becoming pariahs – Ted Slowik  (DIERSEN: Democrat politicians pander to their base.  The Democrat Party base is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-political-courage-st-0716-20170714-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Common ground plentiful at Democratic governor candidates forum – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/common-ground-plentiful-at-democratic-candidate-forum/

 

WTTW
— The Week in Review: Rauner Cleans House After Budget Veto
http://video.wttw.com/video/3002775557/

 

PEKIN TIMES
— Moody’s questions Illinois’ ability to pay bills – AP
http://www.pekintimes.com/news/20170714/moodys-questions-illinois-ability-to-pay-bills

 

WSIL TV
— When will Illinois’ higher income tax affect you? – Joe Ragusa
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35890260/when-will-illinois-higher-income-tax-affect-you

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Catholic journal criticizes Trump ‘value voters’  Promote an ‘ecumenism of conflict’ – DELIA GALLAGHER
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/catholic-journal-criticizes-trump-value-voters/765711583
— What DC drama? Dow hits 25th record of 2017  Dow notches its third-straight record close – MATT EGAN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/what-dc-drama-dow-hits-25th-record-of-2017/765745276

 

NADIG NEWSPAPERS
— ‘Madigan’s tax increase’ boosts Rauner for 2018 – Russ Stewart
http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/07/15/madigans-tax-increase-boosts-rauner-for-2018/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Teens Nabbing Cars In Early Morning Hours: DuPage County Sheriff’s Office  Undersheriff Frank Bibbiano said a group of teens and young adults is seeking out unlocked cars with keys inside and then stealing the car. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/teens-nabbing-cars-early-morning-hours-dupage-county-sheriffs-office

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Madigan Blames Rauner For Budget Woes
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/madigan-blames-rauner-for-budget-woes

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Madigan, Moylan need to go if Illinois is to grow, GOP opponent says – Karen Kidd
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511147874-madigan-moylan-need-to-go-if-illinois-is-to-grow-gop-opponent-says

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Silencing the Silencers – Robert Knight (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if your group does not promote the Democrat Party platform, Democrats will call it a hate group.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/silencing-the-silencers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Frustrated by its inability to win elections, the left is attempting to silence opponents through intimidation, either in the streets or in the courts. The latest example is the hijacking of Guidestar USA by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Guidestar is a database of more than 2 million nonprofit and non-governmental (NGO) organizations. It’s considered the foremost authority on nonprofits, and had a self-avowed reputation for “remaining neutral.”)

 

GOPUSA
— London sees answer to acid attacks in ban of corrosive substances
http://www.gopusa.com/london-sees-answer-to-acid-attacks-in-ban-of-corrosive-substances/

 

BREITBART
— Obama Sets Sights on Post-2020 Redistricting Efforts at D.C. Fundraiser – ADELLE NAZARIAN
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/14/obama-sets-sights-on-post-2020-redistricting-efforts-at-d-c-fundraiser/

 

NEWSMAX
— Consumer Sentiment Falls to Lowest of Trump Presidency
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/consumer-sentiment-Donald-Trump-outlook/2017/07/14/id/801660/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— All conservatives must support President Trump… the stakes couldn’t be higher – Cardinal Burke
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/support-for-trump-urgently-needed-to-head-off-threats-to-us-democracy

 

POLITICO
— Governors steer clear of Trump  At the annual NGA summer meeting, the president barely gets a mention. – GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI and MEGAN CASSELLA
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/15/governors-steer-clear-trump-at-nga-240586

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— If Workers Are Scarce, Is It the Work or the Wages? – PATRICIA COHEN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes make it very clear that they would never have stooped to take the bad jobs that I took. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/business/economy/labor-market-wages.html
— How the Medicaid Debate Affects Long-Term Care Insurance Decisions – RON LIEBER  (DIERSEN: My 86-year-old aunt is spending $230 a day out of her life savings to live in an assisted living facility.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/your-money/how-the-medicaid-debate-affects-long-term-care-insurance-decisions.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— An A for Activism on Campus  The latest trend in college grade inflation. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: One would expect that the more of the following that students are, the higher the grades that Democrat teachers will give them: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-a-for-activism-on-campus-1500070766
— Jamie Dimon Goes Off  The J.P. Morgan CEO savages Washington’s anti-growth culture. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jamie-dimon-goes-off-1500070817
— First-Time Home Buyers Show More Interest in Market – Laura Kusisto  (DIERSEN: How old were you when you first bought real estate?  I bought a new town home when I was 24. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, who has always been privileged, and who would never had been able to do that if he had not avoided the draft and if he had not been an overpaid federal employee.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-time-home-buyers-show-more-interest-in-market-1500033602

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Judges in Md. redistricting case decry politically motivated electoral map – Ann E. Marimow and Josh Hicks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/judges-in-md-redistricting-case-decry-politically-motivated-electoral-map/2017/07/14/33b44fc2-6814-11e7-9928-22d00a47778f_story.html

 

FREDERICK NEWS POST
— Judges consider delay, injunction in Maryland gerrymandering case – Danielle E. Gaines
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/politics_and_government/judges-consider-delay-injunction-in-maryland-gerrymandering-case/article_665bdea8-9422-5562-978c-8261eb510570.html

 

HERALD BULLETIN
— Rally aims to renew focus on redistricting – Scott L. Miley
http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/state_news/rally-aims-to-renew-focus-on-redistricting/article_722f2b46-66e1-512e-9436-f0b64e8a946e.html

 

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— On day 5 of redistricting trial, Texas rebuts claim that current political maps discriminate  As lawyers for Texas defended the state’s political maps against charges of intentional discrimination, a lawmaker at the center of the case invoked “legislative privilege” Friday to avoid answering some questions. – JIM MALEWITZ
https://www.texastribune.org/2017/07/14/redistricting-trial-texas-refutes-discrimination-claims-while-blocking/

 

DALLAS NEWS
— State’s argument in redistricting trial takes hit because of lawmaker’s silence – James Barragán
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/07/14/states-argument-redistricting-trial-takes-hit-lawmakers-silence

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.