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Even labor didn’t stop woman from voting

In this photo provided by the Cook County Clerk, Galicia Malone pauses outside New Life Celebration Church in Dolton, Ill., where she cast her vote while in full-blown labor before heading to the hospital.

In this photo provided by the Cook County Clerk, Galicia Malone pauses outside New Life Celebration Church in Dolton, Ill., where she cast her vote while in full-blown labor before heading to the hospital.

In this photo provided by the Cook County Clerk, Galicia Malone pauses outside New Life Celebration Church in Dolton, Ill., where she cast her vote while in full-blown labor before heading to the hospital.

CHICAGO – A strong-willed Chicago woman wouldn’t let anything stop her from voting, not even the birth of her child. 

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Galicia Malone went into labor at 3 a.m. and with contractions 5 minutes apart at 7 a.m., she told her self to “read and breathe.” 

This is the 21-year-old mother’s first election to be able to vote and she said she wanted to make it count. 

After casting her ballot, she drove herself to the hospital.