My Presentation On The IL-5 Special Election Results


March 20, 2009

My friend Sean Tenner has volunteered to organize the Lincoln Chapter of Organizing for America. Last night they held their inaugural meeting and Sean asked me to present a talk on the results of the March 3rd Special Democratic Primary election for the IL-5 Congressional seat.

The race had 12 contenders and the winner was Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, with a scant 22% of the vote – only 12,100 votes in total. The turnout was probably one of the lowest I’ve ever seen.
The April 5 special general election will probably have an even lower turnout. But if you live in the 5th, go vote Democratic.