I have a feeling AG Lisa Madigan may have tried to commit the wrong Democrat. As best as I can tell neither SecState White or Senator Reid have a legal leg to stand on. Burris will be our Senator. From today's Daily Herald.
Illinois Democrats stand by their decision against holding a special election to choose the state's next senator, maintaining that even if anyone anticipated Gov. Rod Blagojevich would name a new senator, they were confident the appointment wouldn't stand.
With Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White refusing to sign papers authorizing Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris, and Senate Democratic leaders refusing to seat anyone appointed by Blagojevich, House Speaker Michael Madigan's spokesman Steve Brown maintained that the appointment is moot.
And he's not wasting time: Burris goes to court over appointment