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Record low voter turnout in Chicago

Turnout in the Windy City might be at a record low today, reports the Chicago Tribune’s David Kidwell:

Turnout was 15 percent at 2 p.m. and the previous low was 32 percent in 1996, said Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

“It’s going to be the lowest,” Neal said. “The real issue is” how low.

There is no big Demoratic citywide primary in Chicago. Four years ago, then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama was at the top of the Democratic ticket seeking the presidential nomination.


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