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Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation's third-largest city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring Richard M. Daley.
With 89 percent of the precincts reporting, Emanuel was trouncing five opponents with 55 percent of the vote — a margin that allowed him to avoid an April runoff. He needed more than 50 percent of the vote to win outright.
Originally posted by Reevster
Rigged....I wonder who really should have won, not that it matters anyway...did I say rigged already? Oh ya i did....
Chico had 24 percent of the vote compared to 9 percent for both del Valle and Braun.
Now a guy who has never lived there who just owned a home with boxes upstairs suddenly becomes Mayor. Oh yeah he works for the most corrupt federal gov in history too
Maybe thats why all the dem cut and runners headed to Illinois instead of staying in their states to vote.
Big party at taxpayer expense to celebrate the communist victory.
Further evidence of the corruption of the system by Obama and his minions
Anyway how much you want to bet that if the same situation were used by a Republican he would have been off the ballot so fast we'd be sucked into the backwash donw here in Missouri...
beyond words. this is crazy, it was like it was given to him. alot of strings must have been pulled and alot of favors promised.
Originally posted by mayabong
S n F - Just for being the only person I've ever seen that actually defends Rahm.
Originally posted by MindSpin
Do you have any evidence...any evidence at all of corruption?
"This court’s decision is based on the following and only on the following: (1) what it means to be a resident for election purposes was clearly established long ago, and Illinois law has been consistent on the matter since at least the 19th Century; (2) the novel standard adopted by the appellate court majority is without any foundation in Illinois law; (3) the Board’s factual findings were not against the manifest weight of the evidence; and (4) the Board’s decision was not clearly erroneous."