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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    He obviously wasn't a resident but the legal meaning of words are often different than the dictionary definition, still many on the right will see a conspiracy in this or jump to a conclusion without proof.
    Plenty of precedent for this. A soldier serving in Iraq is not required to keep his vacant apartment in Chicago in order to keep his residency. Serving in Iraq? Serving in the White House. No difference.

    Rahm should not have to leave his house vacant and let it go into foreclosure in order to keep his residency. Predictable decision.
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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So if I buy houses in Illinois, New York, Florida, and Texas, but I spend nine months out of the year in Hawaii, can I run for mayor in Chicago, NYC, Miami, and Dallas?
    Presumably a court would look at the same sort of thing that the Illinois court did to try and determine what your "primary" or "intended" residence is and make a decision based on the best information they have.

    A house you bought but rarely set foot in? Probably not going to convince them.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Nothing new here. Partisan bickering blasting anyone associated with Obama and ignoring the facts. Moving on.

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Nothing new here. Partisan bickering blasting anyone associated with Obama and ignoring the facts. Moving on.
    As stated, there will be Unions that will find this interesting.

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    As stated, there will be Unions that will find this interesting.
    Lots of court cases are interesting.
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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You can't be a "citizen" of Texas. You can only be a resident. Citizenship is based on country, not state. (But I know what you meant)

    What's to prevent a politician from buying a house in every state, and running for mayor where he thinks he has the best chance?
    Then you have to look at the evidence.

    1) Rahm's driver's license is an Illinois license.

    2) His checks have his Chicago address on them.

    3) He pays property taxes to Chicago.

    4) He pays Illinois state income taxes.

    As for drivers licenses, you can't do those in every state. You can only have one driver's license. When I got my Texas driver's license, my Michigan one was automatically canceled.
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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Then you have to look at the evidence.

    1) Rahm's driver's license is an Illinois license.

    2) His checks have his Chicago address on them.

    3) He pays property taxes to Chicago.

    4) He pays Illinois state income taxes.
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    As for drivers licenses, you can't do those in every state. You can only have one driver's license. When I got my Texas driver's license, my Michigan one was automatically canceled.
    All this is very nice, but what are the specific residency requirements? How does the city of Chicago define "residency".... and if everything that you listed fits the requirements, Rahm met the requirement. Then again, my mothers neighbor has lived next door to her for 25 years. He rents a condo in Florida but has lived 100% of the time in NJ. He's got FL license, FL vehicle tags, pays taxes in Florida on his condo, and has a bank account in FL (presumably) and he lists his primary residence in FL. Perhaps he can run for FL Governor too. Things can meet legal requirements and still be a bald faced joke.
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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You can't be a "citizen" of Texas. You can only be a resident. Citizenship is based on country, not state. (But I know what you meant)

    What's to prevent a politician from buying a house in every state, and running for mayor where he thinks he has the best chance?
    Not true. In the U.S., you can be a citizen both of your nation and your state...

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Constitution Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    I'm not the least bit surprised about the supreme court decision. Think about it. If Rahm (not a fan of his, btw) was declared to have lost his residency priveleges simply by serving the POTUS, what ramifications would that have for every other staffer in the current and future whitehouse administrations? The moment they land in D.C. to take an inarguably temporary job serving at the please of the POTUS, they would lost all residency status in their home state. They wouldn't be able to vote in state and local elections there, etc. It's not a big leap of whitehouse staff to congressional staff to members of congress themselves.

    This whole "residency" lawsuit was a political ploy, a blatant scam to get the ballot printed without his name before the state supremes overturned it, therefore giving him only the "write-in" option and a huge disadvantage in the election. It didn't work only because the supreme court heard and decided the case before the ballots could be printed.

    No conspiracy, no mob connections, just a partisian gamble that didn't quite pay off.

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