Chicago’s Invisible Primary

The invisible primary is described by Matt Taibbi as: > … a pre-primary period in which party bosses “scrutinize and winnow the field before voters get involved, attempt to build coalitions behind a single preferred candidate, and sway voters to ratify their choice.” Chicago has runoff voting for its municipal elections. That means the February… Continue reading Chicago’s Invisible Primary

On Candidate Sigcho’s Petition Challenge

Four years ago I ran for alderman.  My signatures were challenged.  The process of getting on the ballot was so ridiculous that it joined gerrymandering and campaign finance reform as part of my proposed reforms to Chicago politics.  Due to some bad advice about petition formatting I had to withdraw.  But it was a good… Continue reading On Candidate Sigcho’s Petition Challenge