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Rahm's Renter Has Ballot Issues, Too



    Rahm's Renter Has Ballot Issues, Too
    Rob Halpin

    The man who resides in Rahm Emanuel's Northside home and plans to challenge him for Mayor of Chicago might not get the chance.

    Some are raising questions about how he raised the requisite signatures to enter the race.

    The Chicago Tribune looked through the 17,000 ballots that Halpin, a 59-year-old business man, submitted last Monday and found at least 4,000 of them were collected by a homeless man. That same man also collected 3,200 signatures for candidate James Meeks.

    Two other men who are listed as signature collectors told the paper they didn't gather any.

    Still other collectors admitted to being hired by a known Republican operative who was convicted of petition fraud in DuPage County two years ago.

    Tuesday is the last day to submit ballot challenges for the mayoral race. So far, Rahm Emanuel has recieved the brunt of the challenges, all for his alleged residency issue.