Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin told the crowd at the Democratic Party of Evanston’s party at Temperance Beer Company moments ago that he expects Gov. Quinn to pull off a victory thanks to the turnout of his supporters in suburban Cook County.

Suffredin also praised the get-out-the-vote effort that saw hundreds of Northwestern University students register and cast ballots today at the Evanston Civic Center.

He said at least 30 people were still waiting to vote at the Civic Center at 7 p.m., the scheduled closing hour for the polls.

Suffredin said that when Cook County Clerk David Orr saw the turnout — it was like forming an old west posse — and Orr immediately recruited some of the students as deputy registrars to help process the surge of voters.

Suffedin, who was running unopposed for re-election, as are Evanston’s State Sen. Daniel Biss and State Rep. Robyn Gabel, predicted that after winning election to a second term State Rep. Laura Fine of Glenview likely would join them in not having a Republican challenger in future election contests.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Perhaps someone needs to get
    Perhaps someone needs to get eyeglasses…his vision doesn’t seem to be working so well.

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