Cook Co. Judge Rejects Bid To Delay Challenge to Trump’s Candidacy In Illinois

A Cook County judge is rejecting a bid to delay a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s candidacy in Illinois.  Lawyers for Trump filed a motion to halt legal proceedings in Illinois until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules whether he is constitutionally eligible to seek reelection.  The judge also denied a request by voters seeking to remove Trump’s name off the March Illinois primary ballot for an expedited court schedule.  Instead, the judge set a February 16th hearing for an appeal of the Illinois State Board of Elections’ decision to keep Trump’s name on the ballot.