Is Rahm Emanuel Even Eligible To Be Mayor Of Chicago?

One attorney specializing in Illinois election law says the law is clear, and that Emanuel isn’t eligible to run.

Attorney Burt Odelson, a noted elction-law expert, is predicting Rahm Emanuel will be ineligible for mayor because he is not a legal resident of Chicago.

Odelson told Roe and Roeper on WLS Radio that when Emanuel leased out his Chicago home he could no longer claim he is a resident.

“He rented his house out in Sept 09 and has not been back since and has no residency in Chicago,” Odelson said.

Odelson says he has been involved in several residency cases in Illinois that “the law is clear.”

If the facts are as Mr. Odelson presents them it’s hard to see how Emanuel can run.

Of course, we are talking about Chicago. When has a little thing like the law ever gotten in the way of a power-hungry politician in Chicago? Though it’s worth remembering that Emanuel’s last day in the White House is today.

Was Emanuel in such a hurry to flee the sinking USS Obama Administration that he didn’t do his homework on the mayor race in Chicago, his excuse for resigning?


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