Illinois Democrat Running For Secretary of State Looked Foolish Saying He’s Running To Protect Elections When Office Doesn’t Conduct Elections

A dopey Democratic candidate for Illinois Secretary of State must have failed to read the job description before taking to social media to launch his campaign.

Alexi Giannoulias, the dope in question, who actually once served as the state’s Treasurer, took to Twitter on Sunday to make the case that it’s “critical” for Illinois voters to keep the Secretary of State’s office blue in order to “protect” the state’s electoral process.

“Illinois is not nearly as blue a state as people think. It’s absolutely critical we keep the Secretary of State’s office blue to protect our elections. That is why I’m running to keep IL blue. Can you RT this & follow this account to help keep Illinois securely Democratic?”

There’s just one problem for this moron. The Secretary of State’s office has absolutely nothing to do with elections. The Democrat probably relied on the fact that most secretary of state offices in states control elections and enforce election laws. You would think this dimwit would have learned what the job actually entails before he went public and made such a stupid statement. And he’ll win!

Illinois has an independent Board of Elections that handles all the fun stuff with the state’s administering of elections.

This did not stop the flood of jokes and ribbing the dunderhead took from other users.

One user, Drew Savicki, a former contributor to 270toWin spelled it out as plain as day.

“If you’re running for elected office, you should know what the office. The Illinois SoS has nothing to do with elections. Illinois has a board of elections. The Secretary of State’s primary job is running the DMV.”

Savicki followed up with another tweet laying in what the job is like for the guy who claims he’s the best person to head the office.

“The SoS is a fairly boring job that handles state record keeping, running the DMV, and registers corporations. Not very exciting stuff.”

“What’s he supposed to say ? I want a great big patronage office, and the Illinois Secretary of State is the biggest there is in the Land of Lincoln outside of the Cook Count Circuit Clerk ?”

One user want the Democrat to actually work for the job even if he doesn’t really know what the gig entails.

“At least pay lip service to what actually does, like “I’ll make the DMV faster” or “I’ll champion a program to make easier and cheaper to get photo IDs.”

Another user pointed out that politicians in Illinois don’t really care about the job, it’s about the prestige, the power, and getting away with anything.

For @giannoulias  to make promises that have nothing to do with the responsibilities of the office is highly inappropriate — but typical Illinois, isn’t it?”

One user just asked the candidate outright.

“Alexi, what power does the Illinois Secretary of State have over elections? Just curious”

Axios guy Lachlan Markay gave Giannoulias some good campaign advice.

“Putting aside the fact that IL elections are overseen by an independent agency, not the sec of state, “I’m running for the office that oversees elections to ensure Democrats keep winning” is maybe not a great campaign theme”

Responding to Axios guy, SC Media guy Joe Uchill pointed out that Axios guy should do a story on the stupidity of the candidate and not just rib him for fun. Let’s face it, someone running for office who doesn’t know what the office does is an idiot.

“Don’t put that aside. Linger on the fact Giannoulias is advertising a service he can’t possibly provide.”

The state’s Secretary of State website points out that the office does have a varied amount of responsibilities like registering vehicles, issuing driver’s licenses and overseeing the state library just to name a few,  administering state and local elections isn’t one of them.



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Author: Rich Welsh

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