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2012 Election Coverage

November 6, 2012

Illinois voter comments on Election Day

A selection of voter reactions as Illinoisans went to the polls Tuesday.


"The president had his chance, and he screwed it up. It is time to get a Republican back and fix this country." — Barb Lynn, 38, of Hoffman Estates, a dental hygienist who voted for Republican Mitt Romney.


"Anyone who thinks that in four years we could have solved all the problems we inherited is deluding themselves. I do think we're moving in the right direction." — Timothy Rowe, 23, of Chicago, a hospital research coordinator who voted for President Barack Obama.


"Obama's a fine gentleman but he hasn't been effective. All of this is a management issue." — Charles Hoffman, 60, a Winnetka businessman who voted for Romney.


"The middle class is most important right now, in this election. Obama knows what is right for the middle class. Romney is just looking to get rich." — Terry Mills, 37, of Hoffman Estates, a wire transfer clerk who voted for Obama.


"I don't want to ignore the concern of health care in this country, but I feel like Obamacare is creating undue pressure." — Scott Brown, 46, a Champaign business owner who voted for Romney.


"I'm really just concerned about taxing and health care. I was raised to believe that if you have more you should be taxed more." Erika Miner, 34, of Champaign, a stay at home mother of three who voted for Obama.


"I think that he (Obama) loosened the requirements where people that really don't need it are receiving assistance and that takes away incentive to get out and make a good life for yourself." Tim Kelly, 56, a Springfield software developer who voted for Romney.


"I'm Obama, all the way. ... He supports the poor and working class better than anyone I've seen in a long time." — John Taylor, 67, of Chicago, a policy adviser for the Catholic church.


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