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  •  Oh .. I accept that (0+ / 0-)

    However, he doesn't have to reside there in order to maintain "residence" ... That is why it will be overturned.

    We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

    by twigg on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 03:37:14 PM PST

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    •  It might be, (1+ / 0-)
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      but I read the statute to require a separate, physical residence requirement.  There's qualified elector, which he meets, and then "has resided in," which has a different verb from "maintain residence."  The latter can be accomplished by having an intend to return and whatever else Rahm did.  The former, not so much.  

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 03:55:12 PM PST

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      •  I think it's the other way round (0+ / 0-)

        He has a long established residency in Chicago.

        The question is whether or not he ever "abandoned" it, which he appears not to have.

        We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

        by twigg on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 04:02:57 PM PST

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