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Woman in Labor Stops to Vote for Obama on Her Way to the Hospital

"She was already in pain."

Galicia Malone, 21, was determined, despite the odds against her, to cast her vote in the 2012 presidential election on Tuesday. The Dolton, Illinois, resident was so set on making her voice heard that, despite being in labor, she stopped off at New Life Church on her way to the hospital.

Malone arrived at the polling location around 8:30 a.m. in the morning, a bustling time. Upon entering the building, the young mother-to-be asked for a chair and told election workers that she was in labor.

"She was actually happy about it," election judge Kija Bozeman told WLS-TV. "It was her first time voting, so first time voting, first-time child. It was exciting for her."

Bozeman went on to say that Malone made it clear that she wanted to have the chance to choose her selection for president before her baby arrived -- a feat she inevitably accomplished.

Officials helped usher her through the voting process, at which point she exited the building and headed to the hospital. Her surprising resolve obviously stuck out to those working at the precinct.

"She was already in pain. You know, because I was noticing," said Precinct 75 captain Will Bobo. "And when she left, she seemed to have more of a stress on her face than she did going in."

Malone later told a local newspaper that she voted for President Barack Obama.


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