ELGIN - At least 130 petition pages of the 175 submitted by Aurora businesswomen Manju Goel to be on the Republican ballot for the 8th CD will face objection at the State Board of Elections Saturday morning in Springfield.
The objection filed by Patrick Mullen of Elgin, is against disqualifying allegations such a notary public using a signature stamp, rather than personally signing each sheet, non-registered voters signing petitions, and signers that reside outside the 8th CDs.
For instance, 137 of Goel's 175 petition sheets were notarized as shown below, with notary public Amitash V W Mittal using a stamp rather than a personal signature to notarize. If Election Board judges were to sustain the notary stamp objection, each petition sheet on which the stamp was used would be disqualified.
In addition, petition scourers believe they found a substantial number of voters that indicated they live outside the 8th CD by the addresses they used in signing the petition.
Questions are also being raised about the American citizen requirement to vote and sign an election ballot petition, and whether several of the petition signatures were signed by the same hand.
Larry Kaifesh is also running for the 8th CD GOP nomination in the March 18th, 2014 primary.