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A drunk judge, a sleepy Pastor, and banned candy!

So far, a relatively smooth election
Complete Tribune election coverage
Chicago's mayoral candidates
11:39 a.m. CST, February 22, 2011

One Chicago polling place opened late this morning thanks to a sleepy pastor and one election judge has been sent home for showing up drunk.

But overall, the Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners was reporting a reasonably smooth day of voting.

Voters were turned away from the New Heritage Cathedral at 5848 S. Princeton Ave. after the pastor overslept. The 20th Ward polling place opened 50 minutes late and will likely be the only voting spot in the city to remain open late tonight, said Langdon Neal, chairman of the election commissioners board.

Neal also said that two elections judges were stripped of their responsibilities, one for showing up drunk and the other for heatedly arguing with firefighters over the placement of their emergency vehicles inside the polling place, which happened to be a fire station.

As of 11 a.m., the board reported 169 electioneering complaints, 727 equipment issues, 383 poll worker or judge issues and 195 supply issues.

One of dozens of minor electioneering complaints involved Ald. Rey Colon, 35th, who was delivering coffee this morning emblazoned with his name to every precinct in the ward, according to elections office records.

Poll workers were instructed to remove his name from polling places and the matter was reported to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

An elections office investigator reported removing labels "from some bagel products" at the Logan Square Library.

Two young campaign workers for Gery Chico told elections investigator James Glass that they moved their politicking operation into the 14th Ward polling place at 4537 S. Archer Ave "because it's snowing outside," he wrote in one complaint report. He "told them it was not allowed and they moved outside."

In the 41st Ward, candidate Ryan Tooker called elections officials to complain that rival Mary O'Connor was passing out candy emblazoned with her name and business cards at all the ward’s polling places.

Investigator Lynne Ostfeld said the candidate's name was removed from candy at the Wildwood School polling place, and she was checking other precincts.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-chicago-election-blog-polls-are-open-20110222,0,2128756.story
 

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IF its running like history shows it can,why do they bother, there's more dead democrats, mail in, unverified and general b.s. voting strait party line,than there are probably registered voters in some precincts,I bet they had a higher percentage of verified voters when al capone was running most of the inner citty
 

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why do they bother, there's more dead democrats, mail in, unverified and general b.s. voting strait party line,than there are probably registered voters in some precincts
It'll be interesting to see the actual turnout numbers.

Last time around they got about 33% turnout for Dick Daily's re-election. People new it wasn't worth even going out. :laughing:

Now with him off the ballot, they are "projecting" over 50% turnout. I don't expect much more than the historic average of 33% though. This election is bought and paid for already.
 

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Wonder when they will crown Governor Rahm?
 
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