Opponent Challenges Bobby Rush's Nominating Papers, Citing Fraud, Tampering, and Noncompliance

1st district candidate Sarah Gad files numerous objections to Bobby Rush's nominating papers, including fraud, tampering, and other serious allegations.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, December 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sarah Gad is running for U.S. Congress in Illinois' 1st District to unseat Democratic incumbent Bobby Rush. The third-year University of Chicago law student filed a detailed petition objecting to Bobby Rush's nominating papers to appear on the ballot for the upcoming primary election. The 11-page petition, complete with exhibits, lists 31 objections ranging from "substantial noncompliance" with page-numbering, signature, and date requirements to more serious ethical violations like tampering, notary misconduct, forgery, and fraud.

Chicago attorney Tom O'Connor, who is unaffiliated with Gad's campaign, says he believes her objections hold merit and may spell trouble for Rush. "The misnumbering of pages may sound trivial, but it's actually serious," says O'Connor. "When you combine that with scribbled out page numbers, absent signatures and dates, and a pattern of tampering, it becomes very serious." O'Connor admits he doesn't know if it will be enough to sway the Board of Elections in Bobby's disfavor. "Let me put it this way: I've seen candidates knocked off the ballot for a lot less. If it were any other candidate, I would say yes, absolutely."

Rush's campaign declined to comment on the allegations. A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for December 17th.

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