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CHICAGO – More than 56,000 voters in a Chicago-area congressional district cast votes Tuesday for an avowed Nazi and Holocaust denier.
Self-proclaimed Nazi Arthur Jones, running as a Republican, managed more than a quarter of the vote against Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski in the district that includes parts of Chicago’s South Side and several neighboring suburbs.
Lipinski, one of the most conservative Democrats in the House, coasted to re-election.
Jones, 70, ran unopposed in the GOP primary to capture the party’s nomination in March. State Republican leaders, who hadn’t bothered to put up a candidate in the longtime Democratic stronghold, immediately urged voters to shun him.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner urged district residents to “vote for anybody but Jones.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, also weighed in.
“To the good people of Illinois, you have two reasonable choices: write in another candidate, or vote for the Democrat,” Cruz wrote on Twitter. “This bigoted fool should receive ZERO votes.”
In the days of Trump people feel empowered to display their bigotry and hate.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast
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