Skip to comments.State lawmaker charged with bribery cruising to primary victory (Dems vote for Criminal before GOP)
Posted on 03/20/2012 8:40:15 PM PDT by Beave Meister
An Illinois lawmaker from Chicago charged with bribery a week ago appeared on his way to a primary election victory tonight on Chicago's West Side.
Rookie state Rep. Rep. Derrick Smith was accused of taking a $7,000 cash bribe in a federal sting caught on an undercover recording. But Democratic leaders showed no sign of backing away from him in the days before the election.
Smith's opponent, Tom Swiss, a former ranking member of the Cook County Republican Party, conceeded he lost the race less than an hour after polls closed tonight. With more than half the unofficial vote totals in, Smith was leading with 76 percent compared to 32 percent for Swiss.
Swiss blamed his totals on low voter turnout and the power of Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigans political organization.
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More proof that you can’t fix stupid.
In Chicago it works in reverse. If you don’t take bribes, you lose the election.
Cooked County, Illinois. Thanks Beave Meister.
Crook County, Illinois
Sure gives me faith in our election system.
Chicago likes it’s politicians to be criminals or Community organisers.
Have they included the dead votes in the final count? Illinois is the only state that can claim their Governor’s make their license plates.
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