Rahm Emanuel Kicked Off Mayoral Ballot; Appellate Court Rules Emanuel Not Chicago Resident

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According to an Illinois Appellate Court, Rahm Emanuel is not a resident of Chicago. The court overturned a ruling today that would have allowed Emanuel to run for mayor. The Appellate Court apparently made the decision because Emanuel has not held residence in Chicago for one year.

The Chicago News cooperative tweeted:

CNC Alert: Rahm Emanuel Off Mayoral Ballot…Appeals Court Overturns Residency Decision.

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The Chicago Suntimes reports that the Justices voted 2 to 1 against Emanuel. The Justices wrote:

“We order that the candidate’s name be excluded (or if necessary, be removed) from the ballot.”

Emanuel’s lawyer said that the ruling was a “surprise,” but plans to use the dissenting judge’s opinion to appeal the case to the Illinois Supreme Court.

In December, Emanuel underwent a lengthy questioning session from those who felt he was ineligible to run for mayor. The Chicago Board of Elections ruled that Emanuel belonged on the Mayoral ballot.

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