Congressman Evans has not yet officially withdrawn from the race.
A letter from U.S. Rep. Lane Evans withdrawing his Democratic nomination for Congress has not been received by the Illinois State Board of Elections, potentially slowing the process to replace him on the November ballot.
I presume he’s waiting in order to put pressure on the locals to agree to his chosen replacement.
What have you heard?
UPDATE: A commenter points to this state statute
(10 ILCS 5/25â€‘2) (from Ch. 46, par. 25â€‘2) Sec. 25â€‘2.
Events on which an elective office becomes vacant. Every elective office shall become vacant on the happening of any of the following events before the expiration of the term of such office: […]
(3) His or her becoming a person under legal disability.
Evans has not sent in his letter to decline the nomination because his lawyers are probably trying to figure out what the heck to do.
A Circuit Court Judge has adjudged him to be a disabled adult. In the Petition for Appointment of Guardian they said that he was not competent to sign a power of attorney, otherwise they wouldnâ€™t have needed the guardianship.
Sec. 11a)2. “Disabled person” defined.) “Disabled person” means a person 18 years or older who (a) because of mental deterioration or physical incapacity is not fully able to manage his person or estate, or (b) is a person with mental illness or a person with a developmental disability and who because of his mental illness or developmental disability is not fully able to manage his person or estate
Since he canâ€™t sign, it is likely that his guardian will have to get the Courtâ€™s permission to sign it for him since a guardian in Illinois would not normally have the power to do it on his own. […]
The catch is that only the Governor can declare the vacancy and call a special election for the balance of the term.