The Illinois Roll Call: Land of Lincoln shortchanges Obama

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Illinois roll call: State Party Chairman/Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) at the start of the roll call to cast the Illinois delegate votes to renominate President Barack Obama. But wait…..

(video by Lynn Sweet)

(video by Lynn Sweet)

Mike Madigan in this video is casting 196 votes to nominate Obama–out of 215. As Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown wrote in the Politics blog, “a Madigan spokesman explained that under Democratic National Committee rules each state must submit a signed tally sheet with the names of each of its electors. Illinois did not receive its tally sheet until 5 p.m. Tuesday and had to return it by noon Wednesday. Hence, nineteen people never got around to signing.”

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