Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayor’s Race; Black Candidate Does Worse than Latinos

February 23, 2011  |  

(Chicago Now) — So it’s Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.  I had hoped we’d see a runoff so voters could get a closer look at the top two candidates. But Chicagoans have voted.  What I find most interesting is the turnout. What fascinates me is that both Latino candidates, Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle, garnered more votes than the African-American candidate Carol Moseley Braun.

Emanuel won with more than 317,000 votes. Chico had more than 138,000 and del Valle had more than 53,000 votes. But Moseley Braun came in fourth place with just over 50,000 votes. (This is with 98 percent of the precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.)

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