Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Not So Fast

  • Chicago's top election official today suggested voters might want to hold off before voting early next week, given the uncertainty surrounding the ballot.

    The comments by Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, came after the Illinois Supreme Court today reinstated mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel and agreed to hear his appeal that he belongs on the mayoral ballot.

    “If the voters have any questions, any doubt, any uncertainty, I would encourage them to wait until the end of the 18 days,” Neal said, noting that early voting ends on Feb. 17. “It’s up to the voters.” Early voting starts Monday at 51 locations across the city. As of now, Emanuel's name will be on the ballot.
So he's on the ballot, but not eligible at the moment.

Th only people making out on this whole thing are (A) the election lawyers, and (B) the Printer's Union since they're doing double the work and will probably get another contract for stickers that are going to have to be put on upwards of a million ballots either blanking out Rahm's name of adding it into an open slot.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take one of the ballots without Rahm's name on it since I'm not voting for him anyway.

I thought we were through with him.....rats......

1/26/2011 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! All you Rahm supporters hurry up and vote so if he's declared ineligible, which he is and should be, your stupid ass, no thinking required, didn't bother to actually investigate the mans background, your vote will not be counted.

Can you imagine the screams if this twerp wins the election and is deemed ineligible to be mayor? Kind of like the democrats vs the birthers. Can't find that birth certificate, can you? But it's ok. Can't find medical records, school transcripts, who paid for that expensive education, hell, can't even find any qualifications to be the president, but he's doing a bang up job for us.

I hope my air-bags work because we're in for one hell of a crash.

1/26/2011 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All those celebrating tooooo early!
Of Course the piece of shit will remain on the ballet and he will "win". It's all prepared ahead of time. Chaos for the people!

1/26/2011 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this case, I'm so glad for the "City residency rule"!

Any city employee would be fired without due process, if we gave the same excuses that this Rahm E. guy is giving to run for Mayor!

I hope the Illinois Supreme Court Strictly interprets the Residency Law! The are plenty of old cases to cite and use for guidance also in making the decisions!

If so, Bye BYE RAHM! Rahm is just plain evil for this city!

1/26/2011 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ballots are being printed in Waukegan. Don't we have any printing firms in the city or does the business go to some connected firm?

1/26/2011 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"All those celebrating tooooo early!
Of Course the piece of shit will remain on the ballet and he will "win". It's all prepared ahead of time. Chaos for the people!"

It's a ballot. Ballet is what twinkle toes did.

1/26/2011 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money Talks!!

1/26/2011 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayoral election has already been decided like in the promo for the "Chicago code" Where Beals states she is going to change things"the reply "This is Chicago and your changing nothing"!

1/26/2011 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And did you see that the State
Supreme Court wasted no time in
returning Rahm's name to the ballot. That was the fastest ruling
they've ever issued but as it was
stated on the news, they are politicians themselves and are only
doing what was they were told.
And only in Illinois if you don't
like the ruling of the Appellate
Court you cfan go over their heads
and receive one that you like.
And the politicians are now saying
the residency rule is silly, it is,
so get abolish the residency
requirements for all city workers and stop all the foolishness and
game-playing with people's lives.

1/26/2011 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And who pays for the extra printing costs, the taxpayer as always...

1/26/2011 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other than for absentee voters, do they actually print balots anymore?

1/26/2011 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be voting early. Doesn't matter to me if his name is on the ballot, or not. I would never vote for Rahm.

1/26/2011 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/26/2011 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it always a residency issue with the Obama administration.

1/26/2011 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the appellate court's ruling.
The one thing that stands out in my mind after reading it, is that Lampkin, in her dissention, only uses the word "RESIDE" when quoting the majority. She makes reference to "RESIDENCE", but never uses the word "RESIDE" herself.

Seems to me the question is 'Where did he RESIDE?', not where his RESIDENCE is.

Or is this a really a question of "He lives in Chicago, but he stays in Washington?"

1/26/2011 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the three Republican judges can derail the master plan for Rahm's coronation and setting up for Obama's re-election effort in the city.

The only Republican judge from the Chicagoland area is Bob Thomas, and he'd be able to withstand the media circus as a member of the Superbowl winning Bears team from 1986.

The other two Republican justices are from areas where Democrats are reviled, so they'd be safe.

If the three of them stick together and Anne Burke recuses herself........Rahm is toast.

1/26/2011 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Where Beals states she is going to change things' the reply 'This is Chicago and your changing nothing!'"

Of course the line is probably "...and you're changing nothing!" Spelling counts in a civilized society...

1/27/2011 12:35:00 PM  

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