Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Cook County judges holding on in retention elections

The votes aren't all in, but it looks like all Cook County Circuit Court judges seeking retention will be retained in office. I've used the Dorothy F. Jones retention race as a bellwether because every single bar association urged that she not be retained, as did the Tribune, the Sun-Times and the Judicial Performance Commission of Cook County.

If Judge Jones could hold on in the face of this united opposition, it follows (I believe) that all the retention judges will prevail.

As of this writing, Judge Jones is holding on with a 63.15% favorable vote, 381,744 "yes" votes to 222,788 "no" votes.

More to come as the evening goes on.

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