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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Sunday, October 1

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Nearly a million Chicagoans came out to vote in the election yesterday, and 84 percent of them voted for President Obama, according to unofficial results from the Chicago Board of Elections.

As you can see below, 2nd Congressional District residents voted for Jesse Jackson, Jr. by nearly the same high margin.

Chicago Unofficial Summary Report - General Election Nov. 6, 2012

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