On election day, it’s all about the voters. Medill reporters took to the streets to gauge poll turnout, find out who’s changed their votes, and see how campaign advertising has impacted Chicagoans.
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Early voting for the runoff election was 50 percent higher than February’s election, in which there were less than 90,000 early votes. Continue reading
With Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia forced into a runoff election, many in Chicago took rather creative approaches to get voters to the polls this time. Continue reading
Campaign advertisements unabashedly seek to sway your mind as they glorify candidates, nudge opinions and try to cinch the outcome of an election.Continue reading
Even though Chicagoans have never experienced a mayoral runoff, they are no strangers to aldermanic runoff elections. Continue reading
In last week’s debate, the moderator questioned candidate Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia about how he would deal with violence as his own son was once connected to the Chicago gang scene. Voters react. Continue reading