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Resource ID: #20942
Subject: Politics
Source: Chicago Reporter
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Date: May

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The Chicago Reporter reveals how Chicago alderman have long used nominating petition challengest to remove political opponents in the months prior to aldermanic elections. More than half of those who filed to oppose incumbent aldermen were removed from the ballot via challenges to their nominating positions, the story discovers. This practice, being used most heavily in predominantly black areas

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