A new law prohibits people from running as an Independent if they cast a partisan vote in the primary election. The general assembly passed the law quickly after the March 20th primary and it was signed by Governor Quinn just ten days later. State Representative Jim Sacia calls it one of the most ridiculous laws he's seen.
He says it creates an unfair advantage for people who decide not to vote in a primary and should be repealed immediately. Political Scientist Kent Redfield says supporters of the law argue it protects the integrity of the primary election but opponents argue it limits a voter's voice.