A Surprising Sign In A Deep-blue Chicago Neighborhood

by Max Fisher | November 4, 2008

Reader Sara Solomon sends in this picture and report from her Chicago neighborhood:

I arrived at my polling place at around 10:00 am. ... West Rogers Park is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the country. Indians, Pakistanis, Eastern Europeans, Orthodox Jews, Greeks, Africans, and Anglo-Americans intersect in these tree-lined streets. I can't begin to guess how they vote here, but the State Senatorial, Congressional and Senatorial candidates are all Democrats running unopposed. I guess that should say something.

Yet, two blocks away I teach at an Orthodox Jewish, all-girl's elementary school, where they had their own mock election today. McCain won in an overwhelming landslide.

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