Leslie's Omnibus

Whoa, Nelly!

Breaking News:
The Illinois appellate court has ruled that the Chicago election board's decision that Rahm Emanuel is eligible to be on the ballot should be “reversed,” according to the court.
How much do you want to bet this gets appealed to a higher court?

Update: More details here.

Update 2: It's not looking good for Emanuel, even if he files an appeal.
Later, Langdon D. Neal, the elections board chairman, issued a statement: "We're going to press with one less candidate for mayor."

Elections board spokesman Jim Allen said ballots are being printed tonight.

“We’ve basically hit the go button,” Allen said. “We needed to do this on the 18th, we were waiting for this decision. We going to press now, we have to.”

“A candidate who is removed from the ballots by the court’s has until Feb. 15 to file as a write-in,” Allen said.


The Meezers or Billy said...

oh of course it will!!! - Mary


Omnibus Driver said...

It's not looking good for Rahm, and that's too bad. I only hope that Gery Chico gets all of Emanuel's current supporters. Otherwise, Carol Mosely-Braun has a real shot at the mayor's seat and that's an UGLY thought!

(Hi, Billy! Smooches right back 'atcha!)