Tuesday, November 6, 2012
About 15 minutes after the polls closed, news media sources put Illinois in the Obama column, giving the president 20 electoral votes.
President Barack Obama won Illinois’ 20 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. Illinois, of course, was never in play. The only visit the president made to his home state late in the campaign came Oct. 25, when he returned to the South Side to cast an early ballot at the Martin Luther King Community Center. Obama is the first president to ever vote early in a presidential election. The Wall St. Journal and the Associated Press called the state about 15 minutes after the polls closed. The president's handling of the economy is a major factor in many voters' decision this year. "This election bears serious significance for our future," said Sheila Brady of Orland Park, outside her Fernway Elementary School polling …
Here are the final, unofficial results for all the races that matter to you.
Editor's note: The vote totals for Will County Board District 5 have been updated to include ballots counted by the Aurora Election Commission. See below for final unoffical vote totals from races for U.S. Congress, the State Legislature and Will County. READ MORE:
It's against the law for election judges to be asked for identification before someone's allowed to vote. To register a complaint, call 815-727-8872.
Last updated: 3:50 p.m. Nov. 6. At least two Will County voters say they were asked to present an ID before being allowed to vote today, even though Illinois law prohibits election judges from requesting identification. Debbie, who asked that her last name not be used, said she observed numerous voters being asked to show ID at her polling place, Plainfield Fire Station #3, 25001 W. 119th St. "Everyone had to show ID," she said, noting it was her first time voting in Illinois. "I did not witness someone NOT showing ID ... There were at least 20-25 people up there when I just went, and every person was showing ID, every single one. I watched diligently." Joliet resident Caroline Hoag said every voter she observed at her Wedgewood Golf …
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Monday, November 5, 2012
All you need to know about the Nov. 6 election in Will County.
Updated 8 a.m. Nov. 7: Who won? Get a roundup of local election results here. Election 2012: Incumbents Hold on to Will County Seats VIDEO: Obama Supporters Celebrate Win The Race for President: How Illinois Voted ---------------------- Original story: Election Day. It's finally here. After months of hard campaigning across the county, voters are ready to cast ballots that could change the face of county government. Still not sure where to vote or what's on the ballot? Just enter your address and we'll tell you all you need to know. One of Will County's most contentious races has been that of the battle between Plainfield Republican Dave Carlson and his former boss, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Carlson has gone on the …
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Monday, November 5, 2012
At first, my Republican opposition tried the innovative tactic of candidate suppression directed at me. When the attempt to keep me off the ballot failed, they resorted to the hackneyed tactics of suppression of my freedom of speech! This took the form of an intimidating telephone call from John Argoudelis to one of my supporters to remove my campaign sign from the latter’s property, followed by wholesale theft of my signs. Now, just a few days before the election, my opposition has sent out a direct mailing that employs a tactic that has come to typify the Republican Party: distortion of the opponent’s position. Of course, this is done with a combination of omissions and taking parts of sentences out of context. The mail piece in question…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The president also gave the nod to fellow Democrats Tammy Duckworth and Brad Schneider.
Judy Biggert has Giuliani; Bill Foster has Obama. On Friday, President Barack Obama endorsed scientist Foster, a Democrat hoping to unseat incumbent Biggert in the race to represent the new 11th Congressional District. Foster, who represented the 14th District from 2008 to 2010, was one of three Illinois Democrats to get the nod from the president. In a statement released Friday, Obama also endorsed Tammy Duckworth, a decorated Iraq War veteran running in the 8th Congressional District, and Brad Schneider, who is running against Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) in the 10th District. Along with Biggert, Dold got some big-name backing last month from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who appeared at a Chicago fundraiser for the …
11th District candidate reportedly changed website after interview with "Politics Tonight" host Paul Lisnek.
Democrat Bill Foster has taken some heat from Republicans in his bid to unseat seven-term Congresswoman Judy Biggert, but earlier this week, he faced criticism from a TV newsman who accused him of attempting to mislead voters. WATCH: CLTV Host Confronts Foster In a televised face-to-face interview with the former congressman turned candidate, CLTV "Politics Tonight" host Paul Lisnek asked Foster about some of the endorsements listed on his campaign website, including reported nods from the Chicago Tribune, Kane County Chronicle and Daily Herald — all of which have endorsed Biggert. READ: What Local Candidates has the Tribune Endorsed? Foster, who is running against Biggert to represent the new 11th Congressional District, explained that …