|Sen. Trotter's name is on the ballot even though he has resigned from the office
State Senator Donne Trotter resigned on January 19, 2018. This was essentially just in time to meet the deadline for people who wanted to register as a write-in candidate.
He will NOT be in office again. 34th district State Representative. Elgie Sims was chosen by Democratic Committeemen (NOT the vote of the people) to replace Trotter. Sims was in turn replaced by the same committee (and NOT the average voter) by Nick Smith as State Representative.
The Chicago Tribune wrote an editorial about this voter omission in January.
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