Rahm Emanuel Kicked Off Ballot in 2-1 Appellate Court Decision

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mayor-apparent Rahm Emanuel? Not so fast.

Rahm Emanuel was kicked off the ballot for mayor of Chicago in a 2-1 appellate court decision, striking a stunning blow to the front runner in the race for mayor of Chicago.

An appellate panel ruled Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, did not meet the legal residency standard to run for mayor.

Appellate justices Thomas Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall ruled against Emanuel. Justice Bertina Lampkin voted in favor of keeping Emanuel on the ballot.

Emanuel, speaking to reporters at The Berghoff in the Loop, said he is confident he will win an appeal and return to the ballot.

“I have no doubt at the end we will prevail,” Emanuel said. “As my father has said, nothing is ever easy.”

The issue of Rahm Emanuel’s legal residency was raised on a number of occasions but the candidate seemed certain the law somehow didn’t apply to him. However, two appellate judges saw things differently.

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6 Responses to Rahm Emanuel Kicked Off Ballot in 2-1 Appellate Court Decision

  1. Jolly Roger says:

    Dang. What a pity, that Rahm appears to not be able to buy his way into that office. His banker cronies are surely working hard right now to get this straightened out, quick.

  2. Estacada says:

    When I saw Bill Clinton slither into the Windy City for a fundraiser, I just figured Rambo’s ascension to mayor was a forgone conclusion.

    I’m delighted to see he’s been kicked to the back of the bus where he belongs.

  3. It’s a pity for Chicago but I’ve got no doubt he’ll find a way to buy or bully his way into becoming the mayor.

  4. Harry says:

    The Chicago machine needs a tune up. It’s failing it’s Dons.

  5. Rosebud says:

    As a former politician myself, I am not surprised but rather sadden to see how fast people can believe the worst first. Why not print the ballot with his name on it and if he is not reinstated, his votes just don’t count. If he does prevail, what a costly expense for the taxpayers if they have to reprint. Seen it, been there and prevailed. But people will not talk about it after that.

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