My husband and I are so discouraged. Both of our gubernatorial candidates are icky.
If you are unfamiliar with Illinois politics, please read the article, which does a pretty good job of summing up the issues for Christians. It’s not a simple situation, I assure you, and I hope that my post doesn’t give you the impression that I’m a “one-issue” voter.
I know that Mr. Pritzker is a tax-and-spender, which I abhor (and which will cause even MORE people and businesses to leave Illinois). But Gov. Rauner lied to a Cardinal! I just can’t get past that for the sake of lower taxes and spending (which he hasn’t delivered anyway).
Both candidates are pro-choice by their own admission.
I am tempted to do a write-in for Jeanne Ives, the Conservative, pro-life, anti-new taxes Republican who ALMOST upset the incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner, in the primary. But it would be a waste of vote. She won’t garner even one percent of the votes.
There is a “Conservative” candidate running, but again, it would be a wasted vote. And Speaker Madigan would make goulash out of him if by some amazing miracle, he actually got elected. (Could only happen if the two front-runners had to withdraw for some reason).
Any ideas, other than a lot of Rosaries and Divine Mercy Chaplets? I’m really stumped as to what to do?
BTW, not voting is NOT an option for me. I am a citizen of the State of Illinois. I love my state, and I think that the Lord expects us to be good citizens and carry out our responsibilities, which include voting. But WHO?!