Skip to comments.Emanuel to face Challenge on Residency Issue
Posted on 11/18/2010 8:32:55 AM PST by PBRCat
Next week, a veteran election lawyer plans to file a legal attempt to knock mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for allegedly failing to meet the residency requirement to run for mayor.
The issue is whether, by leasing out his house when he moved his family to Washington, D.C., to be President Obama's chief of staff, Emanuel ran afoul of the Illinois Municipal Code, which requires mayoral candidates to be residents of the towns they run in for a year before Election Day. The only exception is for active-duty members of the military.
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What a funny set of events... I remember 0bama knocking off his political opponents in previous elections in Chicago by way of technicalities.
Quixotic. Judge will see that Rahm voted absentee in February’s primary. Residency of 1 year affirmed (mayoral election in March 2011).
Baliff, call the next case.
Is it true the entire time he served in Congress he lived in a rent-free apartment of a friend’s??
Wonder what kind of crooked Judge will draw this case and keep him on the ballot. If Mayor Daley is behind him, he will not only stay on the ballot, he will win.
He was living in the house of Congressman Rosa DeLaura (D-CT).
Not so fast. Libs and Democrats have special privileges that render seemingly crystal-clear laws and statutes inapplicable to them. Count on it.
A) Danny Davis - would turn Chicago into Detroit
B) Carol Mosley Fraud - would be Todd Stroger in a dress
C) Rahm Emmanuel - would have fun pointing fingers at people in the showers near Wrigley Field :)
D) Rev. Meeks - I don't know anything about this guy so I can't say anything good, but he is a rat.
E) Republican? - Maybe we should run Chicagolady and the dumbcrats would split the vote and she would win!!!! That would be my vote!
On a side note: I think it would be absolutely hilarious if that thug Rahm Emanuel got thrown out of this city.
Maybe he can run for Mayor of Cicero.
As a lifelong crooked politician he is an honorary Chicago citizen—no matter where he lives!
Did he perjure himself by filing a false affidavit to obtain his ballot from the precinct judges of election?
Meeks is a Democrat, but not entirely in lockstep; he supports school vouchers and worked with the GOP to approve vouchers.
I don’t know of any Republicans, in that race, but Fred White is the least liberal candidate. He’s pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-gun, and anti-illegal alien. Please read his site, www.fredrick-k-white.com.
Rev. Meeks isn’t a state rep. He’s a state senator.
Anyhow, I have no say so because I live in Orland Park. But this Mayor race does effect all of us living in the area because we go to Bears, Sox, Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawk games. $8.00 a beer???, Bottle Water Tax?, Cigarettes are approaching $10.00 a pack, gas is outrageously high.
I have Season Tickets to the Bears and White Sox and it is insane the amount of money the food costs, and the food sucks! So for Sox games I bring my own bottle water in, at the Bears game I just wait to eat and drink till I get home.
My father owns a factory in Bridgeport that makes dog treats (all natural which means no poison crap from china) and if I told you what his taxes were you would hit the roof.
My dad's other business (pork rinds and snack foods) he had to move to Alsip because they kept harassing him about pollution by smell (saying because it smelled like pork by a pork plant that was pollution).
Chicago is turning into Detroit. If Danny Davis wins Chicago will make Detroit look like the garden of Eden. Either way we'll all be screwed, I've never met a rat who was opposed to taxes.
At current, I “support” Meeks. By “support,” I mean “despise the least.”
We will get nothing - NOTHING - from almost all of these candidates. Meeks is at least Pro-Life, and has lambasted the funding of abortions, etc.
I have settled on the sad fact that Meeks is the “best” candidate in my mind who has a shot at winning. The only thing we’ll get from him is an actively Pro-Life Mayor; still, that one thing is one more thing than we’ll get from anyone else running - and guys like Rahm will use the office to punish people they don’t like. I fear folks who will start writing their own enemies list from the moment they get elected.
There are no good choices who can win- absolutely none. But I’d rather get one thing than nothing.
As always, either the best Republican wins or hope for the democrat that will help destroy their party.
Meeks is an advocate for school vouchers, and has been for a long time.
The good news for Rahm is that this piling on over a bogus charge is getting people to Rally behind him.
"The Election Code 10 ILCS 5/3‑2) Sec. 3‑2. (a) A permanent abode is necessary to constitute a residence within the meaning of Section 3‑1. No elector or spouse shall be deemed to have lost his or her residence in any precinct or election district in this State by reason of his or her absence on business of the United States, or of this State."
I would say Chief of Staff of the President is business of the United States.
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The judge will take that under consideration and deliberate on his future career.
As far as Rahm goes even if allowed to run I find it highly likely he'll win. He won Blago's seat but honestly I never heard of him before he ran for Blago's seat.
The sad thing is the average IQ of a Chicago voter is about as low is it goes. It is all about bribing voters with cigarettes and booze.
The Chicago Way!
It is F'ing disgusting that Bill Brady had this election stolen from him by Blago's LT GOV!!! That is the Crook County way.
On a good note thank god that arrogant monster Melissa Bean got tossed out. Oh she made me mad. She voted lockstep with Pelosi and the "progressive" caucus. I'm glad the voters of the district woke up.
Fred White states that he wants to freeze property tax rates. He hopes that would cause more businesses to open in Chicago, causing more companies to sell products. After the revenue increases, he would want to cut or eliminate some tax rates, including the alcohol tax, restaurant tax, gas tax, and/or amusement tax.
The statute reference in your past message cites from the Election Code with respect to eligibility to vote. There is an entirely different statute concerning eligibility to run for elected office contained in the Municipal Code.
A person could be theoretically eligible to vote (based upon a thirty day residency requirement) while being ineligible to run for office for not maintaining a residence for a full year.
These are meaningful legal distinctions with a difference.
I would support that guy in a heart beat. Not only do you have to pay 8 dollars for a beer but you have to pay like 10 bucks for a hamburger at the Bears game and the food at Soldier Field is the worst in the nation and I've been to over 20 - 30 sports stadiums from Yankee Stadium to Safeco Field in Seattle.
If you are planning on going to a Bears game make sure you eat before hand.
A take-off on an old Abbott & Costello bit:
Judge: Mr. Emmanuel, are you a legal resident of St’ Louis?
RE: No, your honor.
Judge: Are you a legal resident of Kansas City?
RE: No, your honor.
Judge: Are you a legal resident of Boston?
RE: No, your honor.
Judge: Well, if you’re not a legal resident of St. Louis, Kansas City, or Boston, you must be a legal resident of someplace else. If you’re a legal resident of someplace else, you’re not a legal resident here in Chicago. Court rules for the Plaintiff. BANG.
Whaaa, that’s not fair! Whaaa, it’s his right to live anywhere he wants! Whaaa, that’s racist! Whaaa, but Hussein didn’t have to follow the rules so why should Ballet Boy! Whaaa, rules are only for the little people!
mmm mmm mmm
Rahm E is homeless?
The high prices for food and drinks, at sporting events, aren’t mainly because of taxes. The main reason is because the vendors are greedy, although taxes increase the prices, slightly.
It will come down to where he filed his taxes from address and where he has a driver’s licence, and where he voted. They will look at consistancy and you can bet its is squared away before an challenge to his ability to run.
I hate RATS, but this one will be allowed to run. But we need Blago on the April 21, 2011 trial to take the New Mayor of Chicago and shred him up along with Axelrod, and the Iman Obummer.
Now that would be Bashert (meant to be)
Does anyone know if Rahm filed state taxes in Illinois for 2009?
Nevermind. Income tax rates are lower in Illinois than they are in DC. Of course he filed taxes in Illinois.
I heard the attorney on WLS last week - this is the whole Crux of the argument. He expects to lose the first two hearings, but win at the State Supreme Court level.
There is case law with a WWII vet(?) that was not allowed to run for office after the war, until he had established residency again. He could vote but not run for office because of the 1871 residency law.
Remember that one from Algore?
This little runt is a nut-job bully with a Napoleon complex. I can't think of anyone who would be dumb enough to vote for him.
I also blame the unions. I used to sell baseball cards at Sox Fest when it was at the Hyatt. I had to pay a union fee and I wasn't allowed to unload stuff from my vehicle. The union workers had to it was actual law if you can believe it. Mind you I had a cart to carry everything myself but nope, the unions had to get their cut of the pie. The unions also gave Quinn the win.
All you need to know about REV Meeks.
Chicago Mayoral Candidate: Reverened James Meeks
Heaven knows, we need a man of integrity to take the helm in most cities and states these days. We need men and women who understand principles, and as far as I am concerned God’s principles are the desired principles to turn this nation around to get us on the right track. With all of the heads popping up running for the Mayor of Chicago, one would think people could find a man of integrity in a Pastor who has a mega church on the south side of Chicago. A Baptist church at that.
Some folks would identify Pastor James Meeks as the most Conservative candidate of the bunch. But come and take your finger and scratch the surface and let’s see who Reverend James Meeks really is. Is Reverend Meeks Pastor or Politician? It’s really not rocket science.
Pastor James Meeks has been on my radar screen for many years. Maybe it started when I read an astounding article years ago in which Pastor Meeks “absolved” Reverend Jesse Jackson when he was “exposed” with a Mistress and love child. Yes Reverend James Meeks likened Jesse Jackson to King David and Bathsheba in the Old Testament, striving to gloss over the incident playing politics instead of being the Pastor he says he is and caring for Jackson’s soul, instead of becoming his Damage Control PR agent.
My next experience was an actual conversation with Pastor James Meeks on the Sandy Rios show. As all of the politically uniformed Christians called up and gave their full fledged support for Pastor Meeks as he was running for Illinois State Senate, I called in to ask him about a couple of votes he had cast that did not mix with God’s Principles. Pastor Meeks replied he was asleep at the wheel when the Fake Mexican ID the “Matricula Consular” was voted on. Meeks voted to force Banks and Businesses in Illinois to accept this false Foreign ID that is administered by one of the most corrupt governments around. Now Billions of dollars of “DRUG MONEY” are laundered back to Mexico using the Matricula Consular. Thanks Reverend Meeks.
Pastor James Meeks continues in his unwavering loyalty to illegal aliens even now. Even as Black youth are a experiencing 42 % unemployment rate. Pastor Meeks is siding with people who have broken our laws and are sneaking into our country and stealing American Jobs. Pastor Meeks voting record on matters of illegal immigration is dismal. Now 25 million Americans are out of work and are in competition with million of illegal aliens, some of which, because of his votes in Springfield, Pastor Meeks has invited to Illinois. I guess he does not see the wisdom of law and order.
Like most politicians these days Meeks would rather be politically correct and invent his own measure of what is acceptable, We the People be damned !
Considering Pastor Meeks calls himself a man of the Good Book, you think he would remember that God told the Israelites to secure their border. God gave them criteria for foreigners who wanted to live among them. Foreigners had to obey all of the laws in Israel and adhere to all of the customs and acknowledge all of Israel’s Holy days. Pastor Meeks has already made his intentions clear in this Mayoral race, he will continue to ignore Federal Law. Reverened Meeks will continue the masquarde of making HIS OWN law. Ignoring Federal law and continuing the policy of Sanctuary Cities which endangers our Law Enforcemnet officers. Sanctuary City policies tie the hands of Police officers behind their backs on the streets of Chicago. Tying the hands of Police Officers when killings in Chicago are at an all time high. Tying the hands of Police Officers when we are 2000 officers short on the streets of Chicago. In a time when terrorism is at an all time high, and Chicago is a major terrorist target, Pastor Meeks wants to play Politician, and NOT principled leader that the word REVERENED would call him to be.
The irony continues, it does not stop here. Pastor James Meeks has also sided with the Embryonic stem cell crowd. Pastor or Politician? Again all you have to do is scratch the surface and one would realize that better results have already been realized with Adult Stem Cell science. Great strides and recovery have been made with Adult Stem cell research. But the “leader in the community” is on the wrong side of the principled issue again! Reverend James Meeks forgot his Good Book and again sides with his Political side instead of his Pastor side.
Reverend James Meeks is now joining forces with Andy Mc Kenna of the Republican Party. The same Andy Mc Kenna who left the Illinois Republican Party in shambles. The same Andy Mc Kenna who misused funds of the Illinois Republican Party for his own Political gain. The same Andy McKenna who’s father is on the board of Mc Donalds and needs cheap illegal labor. Why would such a relationship be forged? One would guess for the sake of the Almighty dollar, not Almighty God.
Heaven help us in the seemingly God forsakened land called Chicago, Illinois.
Meeks is a standard poverty pimp “reverend” of the JJ mold and ilk.
Chicago is no way “turning into Detroit”. I lived in the latter and Chicago is a fricking paradise compared to that hole.
Thanks for the facts. I figured that dog would not hunt.
Just like his old boss, he’s ineligible, but will be allowed to run anyways. They don’t care.
Birds of a feather...
If that chump is elected Mayor, Chicago takes 9 steps backwards. Maybe they want that. Rahm; yeah sure. Sad. Was a great town back in the day and could be again without anyone associated to dim libs.
Meeks is allegedly pro-vouchers and pro-life (and anti-gay but he’s making nice with them). He first ran as an independent for the State Senate rather than take on the late rat Bill Shaw in the primary. My grandma hated the Shaw brothers. Mayoral (Village President actually I think) races in her town of Hazel Crest were always proxy fights between the Shaw camp and the Jesse Jackson camp. As was Meeks/Shaw. Meeks was VP of Rainbow/PUSH.
He’s the “best” that can win. Everyone thinks it will be him and Rahm in the runoff. Both combine and anti-combine Republicans appear to be backing him in this one.
I’m looking to vote for White if nothing better comes along in the first round.
Doesn’t say what party he is, doesn’t sound like any democrat north of Tennessee.
I wonder if Rev Jackson will attempt to castrate the President as he once threatened should Obama give too much aid to his boy Rahm if indeed it’s a Meeks/Rahm runoff.
My neighborhood seems to be a hotbed of support for Rev. Wildfredo De Jesus, a Hispanic Protestant Minister. Our local Alderman Billy Ocasio who quit to be Pat Quinn’s Director of something wanted De Jesus to replace him. But the Rev had run afoul of the gays.
Then Ocasio wanted his wife appointed. Daley declined his request. LOL. This city.
I think that Congressman Davis is more likely than Sen. Meeks to get into the run-off, since Davis is a black congressman, like Harold Washington was, in 1983. Davis increased his name recognition, a year ago, when he got signatures, to run for Cook Co. board president.
Maybe, he’s such a useless old goat isn’t he?
Davis has won the backing of Black members of the city council who want only 1 Black candidate in the race.
I assume Meeks will have Jackson’s backing.
I don’t see anything from Facebook on FR. This is the second time I’ve seen this, and I do not see any evidence of it. Where is it, and is it in all browsers?
I think it is because I am using Mozilla Firefox (I'm logged into facebook since I am the only user on this computer so maybe that has something to do with it). But on every thread I have the option to "Like" it.
So I am running Firefox on a MacBook Pro, if you can't see it I am guessing it is because I am always signed into FB on this computer. Free Republic is my homepage on Firefox I don't know if that means anything.
My Alienware Laptop (Windows) died so I've been running this laptop the last few weeks. So I dunno try Firefox and let me know now I'm interested because I wonder if I can "Like" my store's website, that'd be cool :)