We analyzed what Chicagoans were tweeting about voting; as seen from the pie chart above, a vast majority of their comments were merely on the act of doing so, and were generally neutral. That didn't stop people like @CeejisAwesome from writing, "Didnt vote, will not vote, and probably never will. Unless the electoral college is removed. #werenotinthe1800s", or @danmacavoy from saying, "No matter who you vote for tomorrow, remember that you should've dated more in college, and you should've gone to grad school."
We also used Wordle to collect tweets Chicagoans sent today before the polls closed about the local, and presidential, elections we're covering. Here are some of their comments from late Monday evening through Tuesday evening.
There weren't too many tweets about the 2nd congressional district, where the controversial Jesse Jackson, Jr. is expected to win handily:
And tweets poured in from Chicagoans all day about the Presidential race expressing their excitement over voting: