Questions arise in handling of R.I. C...

Questions arise in handling of R.I. County elections

There are 15 comments on the WQAD story from Feb 2, 2010, titled Questions arise in handling of R.I. County elections. In it, WQAD reports that:

A call came in on Larry Toppert's cell phone not long after the polls had closed on Tuesday night.

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New Windsor, IL

#1 Feb 3, 2010
Wow can you believe a Dumocrat cheating on another dumocrat. Kill jobs raise taxes.
Keyboard Cowboy

Wilton, IA

#2 Feb 3, 2010
What?! Corruption in IL politics... say it ain't so!
Lisa Glassberg

Springfield, IL

#3 Feb 3, 2010
How many times over the years were questions raised about the integrity of elections in RI County? Yet ignored because Richard "Dick" Leibovitz was considered a man of honor.

Iowa City, IA

#4 Feb 3, 2010
This guy is really annoying me....tired of him and the campaign he ran. The voters have spoken, get over yourself. You were not the best man for the job...
supergus 0534

Bettendorf, IA

#5 Feb 3, 2010
Larry Toppert: I had a dream of playing with the Chicago Cubs when I was growing up. I wasn't good enough and let go of that dream. Get out of fantasy land. You lost the election and do not question the integrity of election judges who know their job (does a county clerk have the authority to lower property taxes? NO! Thank God the people spoke and made the right choice) Go back to your little jetting service (Consultant? Do you consult yourself when you are the owner of a company?) It's like the end of the movie Ferris Buellers Day off. "You're still here? It's over!! Go home!! Leave!!
Go to Hollywood and see if the will drink your Kool Aid and ask them to film Rock Island Conspiracy Theory. I'll be waiting anxiously for the release of that film..which will never happen.

Loves Park, IL

#6 Feb 3, 2010
Is Larry sure he's not a republican? His whole campaign from start to finish seems like it was taken from the G.O.P. for Dummies handbook.

Geneseo, IL

#7 Feb 3, 2010
cry baby

Warner Robins, GA

#8 Feb 3, 2010
This kinds of things happen all the time in Rock Isand County but the people still keep supporting those Democrats. They are running the show, they have a terrible reputation when it comes to ethics but people keep voting them in.
So NO to Toppert

Nachusa, IL

#9 Feb 3, 2010
Ballot boxes were not taken to UT. As a judge, what I witnessed was horrific. I felt so terrible for those girls just tyring to do their jobs. There was chaotic interruption by these Toppert fans and the news. As a judge dropping off our supplies, I had to roll my window up on these people. It was very uncomfortable. I would like to say to the girls you did a wonderful job for what you had to deal with and I am so thankful I did not support this clown.
Dont blow this off

Iowa City, IA

#10 Feb 3, 2010
The point here is whether the election rules were followed concerning handling of ballots. Who cares which individual reported the incident. Sounds like there was reason to ask questions. When I was an election judge in Henry County, all judges received extensive training prior to each election (by county clerk). Would be interested in knowing if/how Rock Island County judges are trained.
Cannot believe this

Iowa City, IA

#11 Feb 3, 2010
Do the media realize that they are being led around on a string by Toppert? There was nothing "suspicious" going on, and all he did was create chaos. He is calling into question the integrity of every person that works in the County Clerk's office. He needs to take his conspiracy theories and crawl away.
An Election Judge

Iowa City, IA

#12 Feb 3, 2010
Sealed and secure election results and ballots are delivered by 2 judges (one from each party) from area polling places (that are not close to RI) to reps from the County Clerks Office.
Signatures are required. This has been done for years. It is safe, secure and convenient. Judges are instructed on this at each training session.

wallace cleaver

Frederick, IL

#21 Feb 3, 2010
Golly Wally do ya think they're stealing the election at UT parking lot?
Gee Beav I don't know that Larry Topperts followers look like the are giving the election judges the business.
Oh wait and then I watched the news at 6:00 which fully explained another ill failed conspiracy theory. Nice try Toppert supporters
informed voter

Iowa City, IA

#22 Feb 3, 2010
Let us get one thing clear, UT has been a dropoff site for election night for several years. Mr. Toppert, if you knew anything what-so-ever, you would know that. You single handedly had Mr. Leibovitz barred from having anything to do with the election process. Why would you even imply that his staff, and now the election judges would do anything to tamper with the election results? As I predicted, you are a sore loser. You are now trying to put blame on everyone else. Look in the mirror. The only person to blame is yourself for running a slam-cam., oh and let us not forget, some of the "TOPPERT" camp that showed up at UT reeked of alcohol! You and all of your cronies need to educate yourselves before you start flinging insults and accusations at the staff and election judges. Here is an idea, if there is any money left in your political campaign account, pay for 5 more (huge)letters to plaster across your nausiating billboard....LOSER!
why im an independent

Waterloo, Canada

#23 Feb 11, 2010
This is disgusting. Not the story but the people commenting. You don't represent your party well, you represent childish behaviour.
If this is the party that is ruling our rico government, then I wonder what the hell I am still doing here. After all RICO has one of the highest exodus rates of all counties in the nation.
This is pathetic.

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