FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 6, 2012
Pregnant mom in labor votes on way to hospital
With contractions five minute apart, Galicia Malone stopped at her precinct to cast her ballot before heading to the hospital.
Malone, 21, voted about 8:30 a.m. in Precinct 88 at the aptly-named New Life Celebration Church, in south suburban Dolton. Her water had broken, yet she made the detour to vote in her first Presidential Election.
"If only all voters showed such determination to vote," Cook County Clerk David Orr. "My hat goes off to Galicia for not letting anything get in the way of voting. What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially her new son or daughter."