Brianna Suttles and Joevan Robinson pose outside of the poll at the Carbondale Civic Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. “I vote because my ancestors didn’t have a chance to,” Suttles said. “There’s a lot of people that died for me to have this right to vote and I will not disrespect them by not doing it,” Robinson said. (Jamilah Lewis | @milahmimi_)
Brianna Suttles and Joevan Robinson pose outside of the poll at the Carbondale Civic Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. “I vote because my ancestors didn’t have a chance to,” Suttles said. “There’s a lot of people that died for me to have this right to vote and I will not disrespect them by not doing it,” Robinson said.

Jamilah Lewis | @milahmimi_

Gallery: Voices from the polls

November 4, 2020

After voting on Nov. 3, people throughout Illinois have posed for portraits and some have given statements on the importance of voting.

Leo Wilson, a voter at the Carbondale Civic Center, said, “It means everything, it means our civil rights. It means everything that we’ve been fighting for the last 50 or 60 years. We might start chipping away at the block now. We will keep on, we’ll just keep on, there won’t be a bad reaction. We are going to be alright but we have to keep on moving towards the goal.”

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    Mark CzmyridNov 4, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    tremendous to read all the stories about people voting around southern Illinois the Carbondale area I’ll tell you what brings back great great memories the greatest campaign I ever worked out in my life and Lord knows I used to walk as a kid for great Republicans in Northwest King county but the greatest campaign was the PS 84 campaign reading all about these enthusiastic voters just brings back great great memories of the great Simon PS 84 campaign I’ll tell you what and don’t forget Kenny gray and Glenn bechard I remember Glenn running for the 58 Senate district State Senate district I’ll tell you what memories scattered pictures the smiles we left behind but remember this sports fans America no matter who wins we’re all going to be Americans and at the end of the day we’re all going to be friends but we need a president that will lead we need a president that will not blow off hot steam and every 5 seconds he’ll say I am the greatest of all time I am the greatest of all time this just in George Washington just said to Abe Lincoln who just said to Ronald Reagan what is Donald Trump talking about

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