Rhymefest’s recent bid for alderman was unsuccessful but that doesn't mean he’s giving up. According to sources, the Chicago rapper and activist was defeated Tuesday in his bid to become Alderman of his city’s 20th Ward. There are reports that Smith received 45.4 percent of the vote while his opponent, the incumbent Willie Cochran, managed 54.6 percent. Rhyme fest a.k.a. Che Smith had endured a long road to this unfortunate defeat. Earlier in the campaign it seemed as if he would not get a chance to run at all do to some residency concerns and whether or not Smith met the requirements. But thanks to appeals on his part his right to pursue the alderman position was upheld . Rhymefest is now alleging what he calls massive voter fraud. He and his lawyer appeared on a local ABC affiliate this morning. Smith declared, “We want to ensure that it's fair and that every vote is counted, and that people who didn't live in the ward of vacant lots weren't people who were voting. We want to make sure that the 20th Ward voices are heard…We concede nothing.”

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