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Thread: Ill. court throws Emanuel off Chicago ballot

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    can a sitting president appoint someone mayor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotel4dogs View Post
    Obviously you don't live in IL. What the law is, and what happens, often don't bear any relationship to each other.
    Having lived, gone to school, and worked as an Assistant City Manager in Illinois, I do indeed have a sense of Illinois local government and politics.

    This will go to the Illinois Supreme Court. Depending on how they rule, it could potentially go to the US Supreme Ct al a Bush v. Gore....though I don't know what the grounds would be for a Federal suit.

    There's but a month until the election so the fuse is lit.

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    Jmtc, but all I see is that he can't be "on the ballot".

    Dick Simpson, a political scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said if the appellate decision is upheld, Emanuel's only choice might be to run a write-in campaign.
    No candidate for mayor in Chicago has ever won a write-in campaign. "It's probably impossible," Simpson said.

    With the "name recognition" and other "influential factors" behind him, nothing's impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Jmtc, but all I see is that he can't be "on the ballot".

    Dick Simpson, a political scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said if the appellate decision is upheld, Emanuel's only choice might be to run a write-in campaign.
    No candidate for mayor in Chicago has ever won a write-in campaign. "It's probably impossible," Simpson said.

    With the "name recognition" and other "influential factors" behind him, nothing's impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Lots of dead people vote for Dems in Chicago...
    Texas too. Just ask LBJ.
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    didn't mean to offend, was trying to inject a little humor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    Having lived, gone to school, and worked as an Assistant City Manager in Illinois, I do indeed have a sense of Illinois local government and politics.

    This will go to the Illinois Supreme Court. Depending on how they rule, it could potentially go to the US Supreme Ct al a Bush v. Gore....though I don't know what the grounds would be for a Federal suit.

    There's but a month until the election so the fuse is lit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotel4dogs View Post
    didn't mean to offend, was trying to inject a little humor.
    None taken.

    The truth of the matter is that for a write-in candidacy to succede, you need to find enough folks who can read and write. In the inner city, that will be problemmatic. Even the well-established vote stealing techniques would be obvious and likely a flag thrown.

    The unfortunate thing is that he was so far ahead, no one paid much attention to the second place candidate. Carole Mosely Bruan would be a disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Rahm will be the next Mayor of Chicago.


    Wanna bet me???



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    Nope he is back on the ballot. Good old Chicago.

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    Looks like he is back in the race.
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