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Elections 2012: The week in review

Elections 2012: The week in review
Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar this week: This election cycle, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s camp finds itself doing something it usually doesn’t have to do: campaign. This week, Madigan’s staff sent out a jokey campaign flier attacking prison-bound former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose impeachment was... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar last week: Voter registration numbers released by the Chicago Board of Elections hit a 70-year low. After crunching some of the ward-by-ward numbers, though, the Reporter found that the sharpest drops in voter participation were clustered almost entirely in predominantly African-American... Read more »

Will black voters pull out of a registration slump?

Will black voters pull out of a registration slump?
Voter registration numbers released by the Chicago Board of Elections last week show that civic participation in the city has hit a new low. For almost 28 years now, the number of Chicagoans signed up to vote in presidential primaries has been in a slow decline. What’s new this year is the steep drop in voter... Read more »
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Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar this week: As if 2nd District Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. doesn’t have enough to worry about with the tough primary race he’s in, there’s now a Super PAC that’s reportedly committed to his political demise. The Texas-based Campaign for Primary... Read more »

Is the Tea Party trying to keep black voters from the polls?

I recently saw a hilarious sketch at Second City. At a polling place on election day, an election official informed voters that voting had been privatized by the Tea Party, and because of that, they were required to take a literacy test in order to vote. White voters, even the crazy, shirtless, drunken ones, were... Read more »