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There's a bit of confusion as to how the process works in terms of putting a new State Comptroller in place. Ann Lousin [[ Lou-SEEN ]], who was a researcher during the 1970 Constitutional Convention, explains her take on the situation.

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Lousin says Bruce Rauner would have the authority to fill the slot after January 12th, since he's the incoming governor. But some people have a different understanding of what the state's constitution actually means. It says the governor can appoint someone to serve until an "elected officer qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified." Some people believe that gives Quinn the right to put someone in place until a new person is actually elected. Attorney General Lisa Madigan is supposed to weigh in on the matter soon.

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