[The 90’s Election Specials raw: voting, strikers, and 36th ward office with William J.P. Banks #1]

Raw tape for The 90's election specials. Patrick Creadon votes in Chicago at Children's Memorial Hospital (his polling place). He talks briefly with the election judges and other voters. Then, a union pickets at a grocery store that does not use union workers, and footage of the 36th Ward Aldermanic office tallying the precinct on election day.

00:00Copy video clip URL Chicago streets.

02:42Copy video clip URL Eddie Becker and Pat Creadon enter the polling place inside Children’s Memorial Hospital, and they talk to the election judges.

19:20Copy video clip URL Patrick Creadon goes into the voting booth. The camera cuts, they leave the hospital, and tape a Dick Simpson for Congress poster across the street.

22:16Copy video clip URL An informational picket organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 881. They are outside, attempting to convince the public to steer clear of Butera Market, a non-union supermarket. Eddie Becker asks the strikers about the election, and two of them don’t want to vote because of politicians and money, and a lack of change. Lots of wind and construction noise.

33:47Copy video clip URL At Chicago’s 36th Ward Democratic Organization office. 36th Ward Alderman and Democratic Ward Committeeman William J.P. Banks is interviewed. He explains voting totals, and goes on to discuss the ethnic makeup of the 36th ward, and the tendency of the ward to vote Democratic in local elections and Republican in national elections. He also explains how the ward endorses candidates.

42:54Copy video clip URL Banks shows charts of districts in his office.

45:50Copy video clip URL Workers for the Democratic organization explain their roles in the election process. Banks says that he endorses Bill Clinton to defeat Bush.

53:14Copy video clip URL Cook County Commissioner Marco D’Amico explains the role of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. “We’re the keeper of the finance.” After this, the camera tapes Banks in action, figuring out the tally and considering how the votes are leaning. Apparently throughout the city, not as many Republicans are voting. At the end of tape, he shows the paper used for precinct tallies.

01:03:13Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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