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article imageFor first-time mom-to-be, Election Day is a crucible of labor

By Can Tran     Nov 6, 2012 in Politics
Chicago - Galicia Malone of Chicago broke her water upon arriving at her respective polling area. Instead of leaving to go to the hospital, Malone dealt with the pain in order to get her vote in.

Right now, the polls across the United States are coming to the close with each hour. During the voting process, anything can happen. In the case of Pennsylvania, that “anything” came in the form of various voting problems. In one case of Chicago, it had nothing to do with voter intimidation, fraudulent voting, malfunctioning voting machines, and so forth. In fact, this story has nothing to do with voting problems nor voting controversies.
In the case of mother-to-be Galicia Malone, either fate or God picked an interesting day for her water to be broken. Malone, 21 years old, was at the New Life Celebration Church early in the morning. The New Life Celebration Church was her designated voting place. Perhaps this seemed to be an omen of the sort as Malone's water broke on Election Day at a church that is called “New Life Celebration.”
When Malone got the the polling area, her water had already broke. Malone, who was already in labor, didn't leave the polling area until she had already cast her vote. To Malone, this was very important to her. It was the first time that Malone had actually participated in her first presidential election. Bearing through the pain of child labor, Malone dealt with it. After voting, then Malone went to the hospital.
David Orr, the Cook County Clerk, commended Malone for wanting to cast her vote first instead of going to the hospital when in child labor. He praised Malone for showing a great example to her soon-to-be born child. Orr seemed to have wished that all the voters were just as driven Malone was. While this is her first time voting for the United States President, this is the first time Malone is giving birth to a child. Malone has seemingly made local history as first-time voter and first-time mother.
There is one question to ask: Who did Malone vote for: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
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