Primary challenge likely won't be decided before Election Day
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. - In one Illinois election this year, your vote won't count. That's because a Primary challenge still rages on, and likely won't be solved before Election Day.
Franklin County attorney Eric Dirnbeck is running unopposed to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Kyle Vantrease as Second Judicial Circuit Court Judge.
Dirnbeck beat a field of 4 challengers in April's primary, including Mount Vernon attorney Kent Renshaw by just 42 votes. A recount was held and still found Dirnbeck to be the winner.
Since then, Renshaw has filed numerous motions. So far, all of them have been denied. At least one of those motions is still in the hands of the courts, however.
Since all the ballots have been printed, the race will still be voted on. The outcome will not be certified.