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Election Day In Chicago: Judges Show Up Drunk, Sell Candy To Voters

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Voter turnout was low in Chicago Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — It seems you can’t have an election in Illinois, without a few bizarre problems.

And Tuesday’s primary did not disappoint.

CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports from the Cook County Clerk’s office, that there were some problems and the City Of Chicago did have some issues.

Once again, there were drunk judges, two of them, and one had to be taken to the hospital.

Another judge was ordered to stop selling candy to voters. Also, there are unconfirmed reports of vote fraud in the 22nd Ward, where some Democratic voters may have been given Republican ballots.

In 26 other counties, voters couldn’t get their ballots tabulated because the ballots would not fit into the vote-counting machines.

And turnout was extremely low.

“When the night’s over we’re going to be about at 24, 25 percent turnout,” said Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago Board of Elections. “It’s the lowest voter turnout in a presidential primary in the last 70 years.”

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