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Woman in labor votes on way to hospital

'I wanted it to be a stepping stone for my daughter'

(Today) Talk about getting out the labor vote.

One determined Chicago woman voted this morning – even though she was in full-blown labor, with contractions five minutes apart. After casting her ballot, she drove herself to the hospital.

Galicia Malone’s contractions began at 3 a.m. on Election Day, she told WBBM Newsradio in Chicago. At 21, this is the first presidential election in which Malone is eligible to vote, so she held out until polls opened.

“I never voted before, so this made a major difference in my life.

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