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08 November 2006


Sigh. Amidst all the democratic celebrating and the “hey, the new voting procedures didn’t go as badly as we’d feared,” it’s nice to see that corruption and insanity persists in Chicago elections. The cook county board president’s race, which had a long and sordid history even before election day, turned out to be predictably off the wall. My favorite part of this story? Is this:

Cook County Clerk David Orr said "hooligans" from at least one of the campaigns tried to wrestle away vote-counting materials from people trying to bring them into the county administration building.
Awesome. No election is complete without some good hooligans. Though I’d have been even more psyched if there were also some shenanigans, and perhaps also tomfoolery.


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