Illinois pregnant voter gives birth 2 weeks later

Illinois pregnant voter gives birth 2 weeks later

In this photo provided by the Cook County Clerk, Galicia Malone pauses for a photo outside New Life Celebration Church in Dolton, Ill. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Malone didn't let being in labor stop her from voting in her first presidential election. Cook County Clerk David Orr reports that the 21-year-old's water had broken and her contractions were about five minutes apart. But Orr says she still made the detour en route to the hospital to vote Tuesday morning. (Cook County Clerk)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM

DOLTON, Ill. -- A pregnant suburban Chicago woman who voted 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, Ind. 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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