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When is a home not a home?

Rahm Emanuel’s residency debate over getting on the ballot echoes an earlier Knox County case

Debates about election law are usually so rancorous (and so interesting) because the stakes are so high. Take the question of whether Rahm Emanuel was a “resident” of Chicago, and so eligible to run for mayor. If he is, then he runs and has a pretty good chance of winning. If he isn’t, then he can’t win, because he won’t even be on the ballot.