The Ballot Integrity Project has gotten some ink of late, with its tireless criticism of the DuPage Election Commission. Now state Republican Party officials are charging that the Ballot Integrity Project is nothing more than a front for left-wing Democratic organizations, when it had positioned itself as nonpartisan.
The national BIP, possibly still stinging from how George Bush stole the 2000 election from Al Gore, is pretty much exclusively Democratic-funded group, the GOP says. The local chapter, which tries to convince anyone who will listen that the DuPage Election Commission is sloppy or worse at running elections, denies any ties to the national group. But there are other nagging connections, like the local BIP member who is also a member of Turn DuPage Blue, the group trying to increase the Democratic presence in DuPage.
Who do you believe here? Is the Ballot Integrity Project a good group trying to clean up the election process and make democracy safe for all? Or is it nothing more than a thinly veiled shill for the Democrats?