Turnout Down As Coronavirus Stalks Illinois Primary

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SPRINGFIELD – Despite fear and uncertainty amid a global pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Illinois voters turned out for Tuesday’s primary election. Overall, however, turnout was down significantly compared to the last presidential primary in 2016. At the top of the ticket, Joe Biden left Bernie Sanders in his dust — winning Illinois by 23 […]

Joe Biden Wins Illinois Democratic Primary

WASHINGTON 8:21 p.m. – Joe Biden has won Illinois’ Democratic presidential primary. Officials declined to postpone the election despite concerns about low turnout because of the coronavirus outbreak. There were some signs of early confusion, with voters calling a hotline to get help finding polling places. In Chicago, about 50 polling sites opened late. Election […]

Ill. Early Voting Slow, Boost From COVID-19 Fears Possible

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SPRINGFIELD — Early voting in Illinois for the March 17 primary is off to a slow start. But elections officials expect it to top the 520,000 early ballots cast in 2016. Two phenomena could play a role. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s dramatic comeback this past week in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination […]

6 Takeaways From The New Hampshire Primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders won narrowly, but can he expand his base? Pete Buttigieg again did well, but in another largely white state. And the story of the night was Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s third-place finish.