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Illinois Media Ignores Republican Congressional Primary Results for February 26

Published on February 26, 2013, by in General.

On February 26, Illinois conducted primaries for the Democratic and Republican Parties, so they could nominate candidates for U.S. House, 2nd district. A few hours after the polls closed, the media reported that Robin Kelly had easily won the Democratic primary. But no news media with a web page seems to have cared enough about the Republican primary to report any results. If any reader finds such a story, please comment.

The 2nd congressional district covers part of Chicago, part of suburban Cook County, part of Will County, and all of Kankakee County. The Chicago Board of Elections, and the Will County Clerk, have Republican primary returns on their web pages. As of 10 p.m. Illinois time, these returns show a miniscule Republican turnout. In Chicago the vote is: 81 Paul McKinley, 52 Beverly Reid, 50 Lenny McAllister, 38 Eric Wallace, and 25 James Taylor. In Will County the vote is: 254 Wallace, 199 McAllister, 198 McKinley, 76 Reid. Taylor had withdrawn but his name remained on the ballot in Chicago, but not in Will County. The other two jurisdictions don’t show any election returns for the Republican primary on their web pages.

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