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

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.”

  • THEE Yard Ape

    This city is a fuking disgrace!!!

    • Gaijin Al

      I was a GOP judge yesterday. Two of the four Dem judges were drunk, but we just let them sleep. They ended up getting into a fight over the last stale donut once the polls closed. It was hilarious.

      • Obammmma

        were they also selling drugs, and using the “candy” as a cover? That would be more profitable.

    • play nice


    • Mencken Baken

      “Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods.” ~ H. L. Mencken

      —————- http://911essentials.com

    • North American Street Ape
  • GO Southside

    This state is a REAL JOKE when it comes to do anything related to politics. From the Election Judges that are suppose to monitor the procedure. To the voting machines that is supposed to count our vote. To the Candidates that we elect that are supposed to end all, wrong doing. So when we as residents go out of our state and a stranger ask where we are from be proud to be from the state that is a real joke in politics. Illinois Land of Stupidity in politics

    • AtlasObjectivist

      Democrats all. The new Detroit.

      • 'Jericho' REALLY needs to happen

        Oh, the Palin Hating SPAMming pyscho, “AlmostAllPropagandaPostings” is BACK!

        What a dooshbag.

        Wish he’d get his face out of Obama’s crotch and come up with a new routine….

      • AlmostAllPropagandaPostings

        More like PSYOPS activist. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever much like me.

    • Roberta Waker

      @GO. You’re right. It seems if you are under investigation for a crime or arrested for a crime, that pretty much guarantees you will get elected in Chicago. They cry the loudest about corruption, but they keep voting for it. No more sympathy here and I agree that Illinois IS the land of Stupidity in politics.

      • Zi

        Since when has voting become this extremely hard thing. We do billions of business transactions a day worldwide, but voting ummm still can’t figure out


      • Another 5 Letter Word For Fraud... OBAMA!

  • Roberta Waker

    So Jr. won over Debbie. What a shame. The people in Chicago cry about corruption and the way things are done, yet they keep voting for the same corrupt individuals. Chicago doesn’t deserve anyone that’s good- the people and the government in Chicago are corrupt. How sad.

    • Illini_Steve

      Debbie was a Pelosi drone when she was in the 11th and Kininger wiped her out. Jesse Jr. is another thug Illinois politician like the rest. Glad to see Kinzinger will stay as a rep from Illinois.

  • Hiram Davis

    Ah, Chicago.

  • Ginjr

    NOTHING good ever came from IL. it’s the Ahole of America

    • joe-biteme

      they should revive Mrs. O’leary’s cow and go on a rampage throughout the whole effing city and be done with it.

      • Baldy Kirby from Atlanta

        All they needed was a crippling snowstorm where the police couldn’t respond to riots, and it would have been done!

        South Central brothers would have cleaned out the town, and Rahm the Rectum would have hid in his house.

        Winter was way too warm for that.

        Hey – how bout I send the Reverends Jesse & Al up there in a few months, let them stir up the town by say “no reparations”, and we can burn it down that way?

    • RightStuff

      Met a girl from Olney, though, who seemed to be pretty normal. Her only fault was that she pronounced “push” “poosh”. Otherwise, pretty normal

      • armedinTN

        Once met a girl from old olney
        who at first was pretty normal
        she had but one fault
        pronounced push as poosh
        and otherwise was pretty normal

      • G

        This had the makings of a good limerick.

  • jake

    lowest turn-out because no dead people voted

    • jim

      and no one was allowed to run against Obummer

  • RightStuff

    Doesn’t Chicago make you proud to be an American? NOT!!!

  • PJS

    Sweet Home Chicago! Does anyone know if JFK won the election again/

    • george

      I’ve heard Chicago voters will be pushing Teddy this time.

  • LogicalMinded

    Chicago is just learning from the best aka the US Federal Government.

  • JustAGuy

    They’re practicing for the generals. In November, they’ll be just as sloppy and incompetent as other Democrat operatives inject fraudulent ballots.

    You see, if the election theft is uncovered, all the Democrats have to do is say no crimes were committed, they just had incompetent election officials.

  • PTParks

    Wait until the national election and Obama’s name is on the ballot. Expect record turn-out from the graveyards and morgues.

    • 'Jericho' REALLY needs to happen

      You MEAN….

      The “Walking Dead” will be STANDING IN LINE TO VOTE?

      Uh uh.

      Absentee ballots for me! Don’t wanna get eaten….

    • JustAGuy

      And John Q UnionWorker will have voted 12 times in his city alone!

      And that’s why the Democrats want to do away with the electoral college. They’ll be able to inject scores of fraudulent votes in their strongholds, but they can’t do that in purple or red cities. The electoral college keeps things relatively honest.

      Do away with the electoral college, Chicago will have 20 times more votes for the Democrat than there are residents! Same thing for Los Angeles and other Democrat strongholds.

  • Duude

    Chicago at its best.

  • lukuj

    Every time I read one of these articles about Chicago and/or Cook County I feel blessed that I escaped and have lived in Texas for the last35 years. I grew up thinking dead people were supposed to vote and people could vote as often as they liked. I also thought that governors were supposed to go to jail either during or after their terms. I miss my relative there (though most have moved to Indiana now), the lilacs, and the great Italian food, but that is about it. I sure don’t miss the taxes, weather, or corruption.

    • dennis

      I would suggest that you not move to Atlanta. We have all that and more. Atlanta teaches, principals and administrators changing answers on test for school kids because, as one teacher said, ” sure we cheated. these kids are dumb as hell”.

      • lukuj

        You can be sure I won’t willingly move out of Texas for any reason. So sorry for what you put up with in Atlanta. Since Texas doesn’t have teachers’ unions, it is much easier to get rid of bad teachers here.

  • bob

    I’m starting a petition in wisconsin to have a fence built on our southern border. when the entire state of Ill-noise collapses, I do not want those FIBS sneaking north to suck the blood of wisconsinites.

    • george

      Good idea. That fence will serve a double purpose just in case Wisconsin legislators of the Democratic persuasion ever feel the need to escape across state lines again. Goodness knows they may have to stick around and cast votes.

  • Dave

    These are the S. Chicago values that michelle says she is teaching her daughters.

    • george

      I wasn’t aware that South Chicago values included comprehensive studies of ancient Mexican culture.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @Bob, Dave & George – BRAVO gentlemen!!!!

  • D. Winthrop

    The irritating responses I got from co-workers who whine and complain consistanly but were not voting made me sick. If you don’t vote, you get the elected officals you deserve. We need term limits and judges should not be on any ballot . They should be appointed through merit. If they run for office, it’s simple, they have to raise money and they end up beholden to all that gave to their campaigns.

  • martin

    Lowest turnout in 70 years? FYI 899,422 people cast votes in Illinois GOP primary on Feb 5th, 2008. Yesterday Illinois GOP primary drew 907,919 voters.

    • dennis

      It is the New Math. Developed by one of the union bosses.

  • Geno

    Its Cook County in general.Im sick of this state! How can a guy, who is under federal indictment, still win in a land slide in a historically low voter turn out?These stupid citezen’s who did not vote deserve to have their taxes raised, deserve to have their politicians steal, deserve fat, lazy, stupid, union city employees who are impossible to fire!

  • Dale

    This was the REAL turnout. Turnout will be back to “normal” in the general when all the dead people vote.

  • Guest

    Didn’t they just re-nominate a democrat who was busted for taking bribes?

    • 'Jericho' REALLY needs to happen

      What’s wrong with that?

      To a Democrat, stealing an election is as normal as breathing. In fact, they’re proud as hell of their record of stealing elections, and laugh at anyone who protests.

      That’s why they raised untold hell about Florida during the 2000 election: even the New York Times investigated the vote count, and had to admit that Bush DID win (I bet they threw up after making that statement).

      One thing you NEVER do – steal from a professional thief!

  • kcsparky

    Sounds like business as usual in Chicago.

  • biffula

    Chicago. Why would anyone want to live in that cesspool?

  • olegunny

    Nice site for advanced nuclear testing…

  • Jerry

    No wonder “Jesus Just Left Chicago.”

  • dennis

    These are the ethics that Madam First Lady is teaching the Obama kids. They will do just fine in Chicago.

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