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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 04:46 PM

Illinois registrations AND early voting at all time highs!

From Chicago Sun-Times:

In Chicago alone, 17,493 voters had already cast ballots as of about 5:30 p.m. Monday, on the first day of expanded early voting. That beats a city record of 15,000 early voters on Day One in 2012, according to Chicago Board of Election Commissioners spokesman Jim Allen. Another 22,000 voters have already voted early — as Chicago voters were able to vote at a “super site” in the Loop beginning on Sept. 29. That marks the earliest early voting had begun before an election in Illinois.

“We’ve never seen early voting 40 days before the election,” Allen said. “In 2008, we started 22 days before and in 2002, we started 15 days before.”

Illinois also had more than 7.9 million active registered voters as of Monday — beating the state’s previous high total of 7.8 million registered voters in the 2008 election during Barack Obama’s first presidential election, according to Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman Jim Tenuto, who said he analyzed records all the way back to 1970.

State files analyzed by the Chicago Sun-Times show the Illinois record holds until at least 1960, the earliest statewide voter registration figures available.


Southern Cook County, my nape of the forest, only allowed early voting since this past Monday. And anecdotal reports from my nay-bores (only a handful of whom support the orange domed baboon) suggest that the whole week has been busy and filled with early rise and shining voters.

I dunno about anyone else here, but I am smelling napalm in the morning, and it smells like victory.

Now, if we could land the senate and the house, that would make my day.

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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 05:14 PM

1. As an aside to Ill in noise' tea baggered governor,

Y O U !

All your suppression lawsuit did was energize the voters.

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