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STATE OFFICERS ELECTORAL BOARD SPECIAL BOARD MEETING February 2, 2012 at 11:02 o'clock a.m.

EXCERPT OF STENOGRAPHIC REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS had in the above-entitled cause held at the Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Room 14-100, Chicago, Illinois, MR. WILLIAM M. McGUFFAGE, presiding.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: MR. WILLIAM M. McGUFFAGE, Chairman MR. JESSE R. SMART, Vice Chairman Springfield MR. HAROLD D. BYERS, Teleconference MS. BETTY J. COFFRIN, Springfield MR. ERNEST L. GOWEN MS. JUDITH C. RICE MR. BRYAN A. SCHNEIDER, Teleconference MR. CHARLES W. SCHOLZ, Springfield Reported By: License No.: Anna M. Morales, CSR, RMR 084-002854

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(Whereupon, there were proceedings had not herein transcribed.) CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: The next matter is Freeman These

v. Obama, and there's also Jackson v. Obama. are based on the same premise, and I think we should take these two matters together.

Is anyone

here representing the objector, first of all? Anyone here representing the objector? MR. BORGSMILLER: Michael Jackson. CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: MR. BORGSMILLER: He's present? For Item Number 3, we have

Yes. He's present and And we have Mr. Kasper

CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE:

representing the objector.

and Mr. Kreloff representing the candidate. MEMBER RICE: Mr. Chairman. CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: MEMBER RICE: There is. Where are we? There's a typo in our reports,

The reports show Mike Kreloff and

Mike Kasper as attorneys for the objector, but it's the other way around, right? CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: MR. KRELOFF: Yes. Yes. Thank you.

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CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: MR. KASPER:

At any rate --

I'm going to keep the one with the

typo on it for posterity. CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: In this matter, we do have Rather than -- this

a motion for summary judgment.

objection has no basis in fact or law as far as I'm concerned, and I think for -- the rest of the Board feels the same way. So I'm going to ask for a motion to grant the summary judgment and to concur with the hearing officer's recommendations and the recommendations of the General Counsel without any further -- any further proceedings. MR. SANDVOSS: Steve?

I wanted to -- just for

clarification, the motion that was filed on behalf of the candidate was a motion to strike and dismiss. So I think that's what you meant. There was a motion for There's two of them, isn't

CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: summary judgment, too. there?

Freeman v. Obama and Jackson v. Obama. That was the only motion that was

MR. TENUTO:

filed was the motion to dismiss. CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: dismiss. Well, the motion to

Without any further proceedings, I

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recommend that we grant the motion to dismiss if somebody wants to make that motion. MEMBER RICE: I make a motion to dismiss. Second?

CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: MEMBER GOWEN: MEMBER SCHOLZ:

Second. Second. All right. We have a

CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE:

motion to strike and dismiss the objections in the cases of Freeman v. Obama and Jackson v. Obama and certify the candidate to the presidential preference primary ballot. Roll call. ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST CALVIN: MEMBER BYERS: Aye. Ms. Coffrin? Mr. Byers?

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST CALVIN: MEMBER COFFRIN: Yes.

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST CALVIN: MEMBER GOWEN: Aye.

Mr. Gowen?

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST CALVIN: MEMBER RICE: Aye.

Ms. Rice?

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST CALVIN: MEMBER SCHNEIDER: Yes.

Mr. Schneider?

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST CALVIN: MEMBER SCHOLZ: Aye.

Mr. Scholz?

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ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST CALVIN: VICE CHAIRMAN SMART: Yes.

Mr. Smart?

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST CALVIN: McGuffage? CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: Aye.

Chairman

And Freeman v. Obama and Jackson v. Obama are disposed of. MR. BORGSMILLER: They made the motion --

Mr. Chairman, Mr. Jackson would ask if he was going to be given an opportunity to speak. CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: No. No. This matter is

-- it's a birther objection.

These types of

objections are not relevant under state statute, and we don't need to hear anymore about this. In

fact, we're getting sick and tired of having these objections filed every couple of years, and they have no basis in fact or law. If such an objection

was brought before a court of law, there would be sanctions imposed. Okay. So I don't see any

reason to hear any testimony from the objector. As far as I'm concerned, that's it. If

somebody on the Board disagrees with that position and wants to listen to Mr. Jackson, please indicate so; otherwise, we're moving to the next case. You

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can appeal, Mr. Jackson. Court. MEMBER GOWEN: the motion?

You can go to the Circuit

Is a response even filed here to

If not -What?

CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: MEMBER GOWEN:

Did he even file a response to It doesn't look

the motion to strike and dismiss? like it. CHAIRMAN McGUFFAGE: MR. JACKSON: No.

My voice is being silenced. (Whereupon, there were further proceedings had not herein transcribed.)

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STATE OF ILLINOIS

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COUNTY OF W I L L

ANNA M. MORALES, as an Officer of the Court, says that she is a shorthand reporter doing business in the State of Illinois; that she reported in shorthand the proceedings of said excerpt of meeting, and that the foregoing is a true and correct transcript of her shorthand notes so taken as aforesaid, and contains the proceedings given at said excerpt of meeting. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF: I have hereunto set

my verified digital signature this 6th day of February, 2012.

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