On March 3, 2009, a primary election was held to select candidates to run in the April 7, 2009, election for representative of the Fifth U. S. Congressional District in Ilinois. This seat was recently vacated by Rahm Emanual, who moved on to serve as Chief of Staff for President Obama. The district comprises a section of Chicago and a section of Suburban Cook County. I served as a pollwatcher for one of the candidates, and chose to observe Chicago's central vote-tabulating computer room (aka "server room").
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