Rahm Files Appeal To Illinois Supreme Court | Talking Points Memo

Rahm Emanuel is fighting an appellate court’s decision that booted him from the Chicago mayoral ballot. In a last-ditch appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, Emanuel and his lawyers call yesterday’s decision “one of the most far-reaching election law rulings ever to be issued by an Illinois court.”The appellate court ruled 2-1 that Emanuel does not meet the residency requirements to run for mayor, overturning an earlier decision by the Chicago Election Board. Yesterday, Board Chairman Langdon Neal told reporters that early ballots would begin to be printed, without Emanuel’s name. Early voting starts Jan. 31, and election day is Feb. 22.

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