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.
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.