WASHINGTON — Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral campaign issued a late-afternoon motion on Monday hoping to reverse what could be a disastrous decision from an Illinois Appellate Court earlier in the day.
The campaign asked that the court’s decision, which ruled that Emanuel did not qualify as a Chicago resident and was therefore unable to hold the mayor’s office, be stayed until a higher court – the state Supreme Court – weigh in on the matter. In addition, it urged that the board of elections keep Emanuel’s name on any ballot printed. Earlier in the day, the Chicago Elections Board placed an order for the printing of two million ballots without Emanuel’s name on them.
Finally, the Emanuel campaign asked that the Supreme Court expedite the appeal of the lower court’s decision.