Sen­a­tor de­nied place on bal­lot

Los Angeles Times - - 9• 28•10 -

Afed­eral ap­peals court in Chicago has re­jected Sen. Roland W. Bur­ris’ quest to run in a spe­cial elec­tion to fin­ish out the rest of the term for the seat once held by Pres­i­dent Obama.

This month, the Supreme Court re­fused to grant an emer­gency stay that would have helped Bur­ris’ chances to get on the spe­cial elec­tion bal­lot.

Bur­ris, a Demo­crat, was the ap­pointee of for­mer Gov. Rod R. Blago­je­vich three weeks af­ter Blago­je­vich’s ar­rest on charges that he tried to sell Obama’s for­mer seat.

A fed­eral district judge ruled in Au­gust that Bur­ris’ ap­point­ment was tem­po­rary un­til the gen­eral elec­tion and that a spe­cial elec­tion also would be held on elec­tion day to fill the short­term va­cancy. That means Illi­nois vot­ers will vote twice for Se­nate on Nov. 2.

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