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BOST ANNOUNCES TRUMP ENDORSEMENT 

MURPHYSBORO, IL– U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that President Donald J. Trump has endorsed his re-election campaign:

“Congressman Mike Bost is a terrific Representative for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District,” said Trump. “A retired U.S. Marine Corps Corporal and the Lead Republican on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Mike is working hard to Provide the Best Care for our Veterans who so bravely served our Country. Mike is fighting to Secure the Border, Grow the Economy, Protect Life, and Defend the Second Amendment. Mike Bost has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

“I’ve been a proud ally in President Trump’s fight to put America First, and I’m honored to once again receive his endorsement,” said Bost. “After nearly two years of Biden and Pelosi’s failed leadership, our nation is less safe, less prosperous, and less prepared to face security challenges across the globe. To build the Republican majority in Congress we need to hold this administration accountable, we need to keep Southern Illinois red. I appreciate President Trump’s support in making that happen.”

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Mike Bost Fights for Election Integrity, Challenges Illinois Vote-by-mail Law in Court

Mike Bost and Judicial Watch have filed a federal lawsuit to prevent Illinois election officials from extending Election Day for 14 days beyond the date established by Congress. They argue that Illinois election law violates federal law, which defines Election Day as “the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of every even-numbered year.”

“Illinoisans, like many Americans, have experienced a deep erosion of trust in our election system. I believe it is critical that we do all we can to restore their confidence; and that begins with addressing the issue of mail-in voting,” said Bost. “The purpose of this lawsuit is to ensure that vote-by-mail ballots are postmarked and received by Election Day, just as federal law requires. We cannot continue to allow ballots without a postmark to arrive and be counted weeks after Election Day. I am proud to take this action today and will continue to do all I can to ensure the integrity of our elections is preserved.”

Current Illinois election law allows vote-by-mail ballots received up to 14 days after the polls close on Election Day to be counted as if they were cast and received on or before Election Day. Illinois law also provides that even vote-by-mail ballots without postmarks shall be counted if received up to 14 calendar days after Election Day if the ballots are dated on or before Election Day.

The lawsuit notes that [Illinois’ own data indicates that] Illinois received 266,417 vote-by-mail ballots statewide during the period from November 3rd through November 17th in 2020. Most of the 266,417 vote-by-mail ballots were received after Election Day, which would mean that as many as 4.4% of votes cast in 2020 were received after Election Day. 

“We are supposed to have an Election Day, not Election Weeks – or months.” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Illinois’ 14-day extension of Election Day beyond the date set by Congress is illegal, violates the civil rights of voters, and encourages fraud.” You can read the lawsuit here.

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE ENDORSES BOST FOR RE-ELECTION

MURPHYSBORO, IL– U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that his re-election campaign has been endorsed by the National Right to Life.
“We commend you for your 100% pro-life voting record in the 117th Congress,” said Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life. “This endorsement reflects your strong pro-life record and your commitment to building a culture of life in Washington and throughout our nation.”

“For those of us in the pro-life community, it is exciting to see the news this week that the Supreme Court may be preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade,” said Bost. “As we celebrate this historic moment, I couldn’t be more honored to receive the endorsement of National Right to Life for my clear commitment to protecting innocent unborn lives. It is vitally important that we keep working together to advance pro-life principles and stop your taxpayer dollars from being used for abortion-related services.”

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