Pregnant Dolton voter gives birth 2 weeks later

2012-11-21T18:00:00Z Pregnant Dolton voter gives birth 2 weeks laterThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 21, 2012 6:00 pm  • 

DOLTON, Ill. | A pregnant suburban Chicago woman who garnered fame by voting on Election Day despite labor pains has given birth to a baby girl.

WLS-TV in Chicago reports that 21-year-old Galicia Malone had baby girl Ghorgeous Brown late Tuesday at a hospital in Valaparaiso. Malone voted in her first presidential election on Nov. 6 even though she had labor pains. She filled out her ballot at a church in the southern Chicago suburb of Dolton. Election judge Frankie Shine says Malone asked for a chair.

Malone said she breathed through her contractions while she voted.

Malone said she wants the experience to be a stepping stone for her daughter. Cook County Clerk David Orr said Malone is a "terrific example" for the next generation.


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