Voters wait in line up to seven hours in Chicago, final ballot cast after 3 a.m.
Posted: Nov 5, 2014 9:59 PM EST | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 11:45 AM EST
The turnout exceeded expectations, with some citizens waiting up to seven hours in line to perform their civic duty.
Chicago's mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by one of the precincts to encourage voters to stick out the long lines and waiting.
The very last voter in Chicago Tuesday night was DeCorda McGee, who cast his vote at 3 a.m.
“I just didn't want to be denied. There's so much stuff going on in the country. So many agendas. I wasn't going to be denied my right to vote. That was the sentiment of everyone in there. We're going to wait it out as long as we have to, to vote. We weren't going to be denied our right to vote,” says McGee.
Polling places in six precincts stayed open to accommodate their late starts, because of no-show judges and other issues that caused delays.