Published January 25, 2011
The Illinois Supreme Court has halted the Chicago Board of Elections from printing any mayoral ballots without Rahm Emanuel’s name on them.
The high court is still determining whether to consider an appeal filed by Emanuel after a state appeals court ruled that he could not run for Chicago mayor because he didn’t live in the city for a year before the Feb. 22 vote.
On Tuesday, the high court said that if any ballots are printed, they must include the former White House chief of staff’s name while the court decides whether to take the case.
The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has said it would begin printing ballots without Emanuel’s name on Tuesday. Messages left for Chicago election officials weren’t immediately returned.
The former White House chief of staff asked Illinois’ highest court Tuesday to overturn a ruling that knocked him off the ballot for Chicago mayor, calling the decision “squarely inconsistent” with previous rulings on the state’s election law.
January 25, 2011 | Categories: Media Corruption, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left | Tags: Chicago, former WH Chief of Staff, Illinois Supreme Court stops, mayoral ballot, printing, Rahm Emanuel, residency | Leave A Comment »