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Election Judge Reports For Duty--Wearing Obama Hat

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Voters at one Chicago polling place were surprised to find one of the judges showing his presidential preference this morning.

"That's against the rules." Jim Allen, with the Chicago board of election commissioners said.

The judge was wearing an Obama cap as he handed out ballots to voters at a polling place on Plymouth Court at Roosevelt.

He wasn't wearing it for long.

Allen says as soon as the board got word of it, the judge was told to ditch the cap but was allowed to keep working.

"It's clearly inappropriate, but it's not something whether the person (the judge) was denying a person the right to vote." Allen said.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio's Regine Schlesinger Reports



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