Mell machine Election Day shenanigans raise questions about vote count
CHICAGO (February 27, 2015) -- Following is a statement from United Working Families Executive Director Kristen Crowell on the news that Ald. Deb Mell may have avoided a runoff election with progressive challenger Tim Meegan by just two votes in the 33rd Ward:
"United Working Families fully supports the Tim Meegan campaign in its demand for a recount and his continued fight against an entrenched machine. There were too many reports of questionable conduct by Mell-affiliated election workers in precincts on Election Day. The machine deserves no benefit of the doubt.
"Tim Meegan has pledged to get back in the streets and continue his work talking to voters about the urgently needed change of leadership in the 33rd Ward.
"One thing he can count on: United Working Families will be right there with him."