“In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.” Dick Gregory



Besides the two convictions, accusations of voting fraud have long plagued the South and West sides of Chicago.


One example in 2002 was a group of dozens of senior citizens who applied for absentee ballots, only to find out that the man who helped them apply had already cast their votes.


Calling the incident “pure Cook County,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported that when the seniors asked the man what he was doing in casting their ballots, they were told: “Don’t worry, you’re voting Democratic.”


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