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Claypool Concedes to Stroger

By Rachelle Bowden in News on Mar 22, 2006 10:15PM

This just in: Forrest Claypool has conceded the Cook County Board presidential election to John Stroger.

The new voting machines really loused things up yesterday, causing problems with malfunctioning equipment and workers who were unsure what to do. Did you see the news clip of the chick who got her thumb stuck in the machine? High drama! So ballots were still being counted, and early this morning only about 85-88% of votes were tallied in the Claypool/Stroger race. And it was close, but Stroger seemed to have the lead with more than 21,000 votes more than Claypool. Counting was to resume at 1pm today, but Claypool supporters said they weren't optimistic about the results. And now it's done. Claypool has conceded.