Court Suspends Printing of Ballots Without Rahm Emanuel

Jan 25, 2011 1:33pm

ABC News’ Chris Bury reports from Chicago:  The Illinois Supreme Court today granted an emergency request by former White House chief of staff and Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel to stop the city Board of Elections from printing ballots without his name.

A state appellate court ruled Monday that Emanuel did not meet the residency requirements to be eligible to run for office and therefore should not have his name on the ballot.  Emanuel has appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court.

The Board had been poised to begin printing the ballots in the next few days. Election day is scheduled for Feb. 22 with early voting set to begin Jan. 31.

The court order requires Emanuel’s name to appear on any mayoral ballots printed while the case is under appeal.

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