The Corner

The Chicago Way?

Learned an enjoyable story from a reader — thought I’d pass it along. In Impromptus today, I talk about voting Republican in places that don’t see many Republican votes. And our reader says,

“A story from my old stomping grounds of Chicago. Years ago, during the original Mayor Daley’s tenure, I heard of a precinct captain who, after the polls closed, realized that no one had voted for the Republican candidate for mayor. He came to the conclusion that no one would believe it. So, to avoid charges of voter fraud, he went in and pulled the lever for the Republican a dozen or so times.”

Don’t know if it’s true, but it sort of rings true.