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Governor, voters respond to Burris election case
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Published: 9/18/2010 12:04 AM

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SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn and two Illinois voters have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let a special Senate election go forward as planned.

They filed briefs Friday in opposition to Sen. Roland Burris, who objects to being barred from running.

The voters who launched this legal battle argue that Burris thinks it would be better to have no election at all than to have one without him.

The special election will decide who fills out the last few weeks of the Senate term begun by Barack Obama.

Burris got the job after Obama was elected president, but a federal court ruled his appointment only lasted until election day. The court said the nominees for a full Senate term would also be the nominees in a special election.