How'd You Vote?

Chicagoans weigh in on who and why they did (or didn't) vote

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Riunita B., 30, of the South Side says she voted because "it's important to voice your opinion" and to "exercise your rights."
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Sean D., 31, of Lakeview says he did not vote today because he has no interest in local politics.
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Jai H., 33, of Ukrainian Village says he voted for mayoral candidate Willie Wilson not because of "hate for Rahm," but because he wants to see a runoff election. He says the current mayor "shouldn't get away with the election too easily."
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Rico G., 22, of Garfield Park says he did not vote today because he is "not too persuaded by any of the candidates" and that politicians are involved in "self-gain."
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Lincoln M., 22, of Englewood says he voted for mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia because of "much needed change."
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Cory S., 23, of Buena Park says he did not even know there was an election happening since he does not watch television.
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Jessica S., 23, of Lakeview says the reason why she did not vote was because she has not updated her voter registration. She says she participates in local elections in her hometown of Seattle, however.
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Dimitri C., 18, of Englewood says he did not vote because he is "not interested in politics."
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Julia F., 24, of Lincoln Park says she is unfamiliar with Chicago politics and therefore did not vote. Despite this, she says she makes sure to vote in national elections.
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Jessica D., 26, of Lincoln Park says she does not follow Chicago politics and is "not educated enough about the election to vote."
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Nicole M., 31, of the South Side says she voted for Willie Wilson. She says incumbent Rahm Emanuel cannot relate to everyday Chicagoans and she would even be happy if challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia won the race over him.
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