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Transparency and my vote

Even though I consider myself a journalist, I refuse to let that deprive me of the privileges of citizenship. So, when an issue clearly has one answer – gun control, for example – I’ll make my support known. Also, I vote.

Living abroad as I do, I vote by mail. Today, I shipped my ballot to Illinois ahead of the March 20 primary. Following the notion that “transparency is the new objectivity”, here’s who got my vote.

I pulled the Democratic ballot (you pick one party’s ballot in the primary) and chose for the following candidates:

  • Daniel Biss & Litesa Wallace for governor and lt. governor
  • Nancy Rotering for attorney general
  • Brian Deters for 18th Congressional District representative
Voting in downstate Illinois as I do, all of the other races either had one candidate or no candidates on the Democratic ballot.