All together, the 10 candidates for statewide office spent more than $42 million from July 1 to Oct. 1. The candidates for governor, Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner, spent more than $35 million.
Election officials have screwed up their vote-counting mission and the democratic process has dwindled off into head-scratching confusion. This is not startling news. If there is one thing you can be sure about in an NYC election, it's that there will be screw-ups.