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Chicago Mom-to-Be Stops to Vote on Her Way to Give Birth

Cook County Clerk's Office

Galicia Malone, 21-year-old mom-to-be, surely knows how to rock the vote. According to Illinois’ Cook County Clerk David Orr, Malone's contractions were just five minutes apart when she arrived to the polls at 8:30 this morning.

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In an interview with WBBM Newsradio, Malone said voting in this election was important to her: "I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life," she said. "This is my first baby, a girl, and I wanted to make a good impression. I want to have a story to tell her."

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The clerk’s office told NBC Chicago that her water had already broken by the time she made it to her voting location at—get this—the New Life Celebration Church. "My hat goes off to Galicia for not letting anything get in the way of voting,” said Orr. “What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially to her new son or daughter.” 

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Our hats certainly go off to her and we wish the best to both new mom and baby. (And we say: share this story with anyone who claims they are too busy to vote!)