Time’s running out fast
Friday, Jul 18, 2014
* The deadline for the Illinois State Board of Elections to certify the November ballot is August 22nd - 36 days from now. That’s 21 work days, counting today and the 22nd.
So, that’s why yesterday’s Illinois Supreme Court decision to not take direct appeal of Bruce Rauner’s term limits ballot initiative is so important.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva issued her initial ruling kicking Rauner’s initiative off the ballot on June 27th - three weeks ago today. The Supremes took their sweet time to consider direct appeal.
Rauner’s group inexplicably didn’t file any appellate motions before today, so it now has less than 21 working days to get this thing motioned, heard and decided at the appellate level and then motioned, heard and decided by the Supremes. They’re gonna need to get that ballot certification date postponed if they have any hope here.