Still flying high, we hear from Aakash Raut, Chairman of the University of Illinois-Springfield College Republicans, about his group's part in local election victories last Tuesday . . .
"It has been one week since Election Day, when Springfield Republicans did better than most had predicted, particularly in the City Council races. For the first time in 12 years, a majority of the City Council will be Republicans; in addition, independent-minded Democrats prevailed in most of the other races, against their party-establishment opponents.
Many people were caught off guard, by the results, in which virtually every competitive race ended in the GOP's favor. One factor which helped provide the difference on Tuesday was a local grassroots student effort, on behalf of the Republican candidates. Many election observers had not taken this into account, in predicting what the election outcome would be, but after the results were in, some local leaders noted that this factor could have made a pivotal difference, in several of the close races. . .
The following is a report about a lesser-known aspect of the Republican victories one week ago, in the Municipal Elections...."