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Illinois voter comments on Election Day

Associated Press Modified: November 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm •  Published: November 6, 2012
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A selection of voter reactions as Illinoisans went to the polls Tuesday.

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"I haven't had a raise in two years because of Obama's anti-business policies." — Ken Keller, 61, of Schaumburg, an engineer who voted for Republican Mitt Romney.

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"''The economy is important, but I believe that a candidate's social views and his or her character are of the utmost importance in this election." — Shelia Gummerson, 59, of Schaumburg, a retired teacher who voted for President Barack Obama.

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"Obviously all of these issues are so complicated and very important to our country, but I just feel like overall Romney's ticket was a little better with where I think we need to go, but I also have to admit that overall President Obama has done a decent job, and I wouldn't be devastated to have him continue as our president either." — Evan Armington, 30, a Springfield doctor who voted for Romney.

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"I'm shocked that a sitting president would come out and say he supports gay marriage. I was hoping he was going that way ... He never ceases to amaze me." — Linda Sherwood, 50, a house remodeler from Springfield who voted for Obama.

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"The last four years haven't gone the way Obama said they would. I don't think the health care plan's a good idea. He says it's not a tax, which everybody pretty much knows it is." — Aaron Holleman, 38, a store manager from Mahomet who voted for Romney.

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"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 Romney.

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"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 Obama.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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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"He did a really good job with the military. He made a lot of families happy," said 63-year-old Marine veteran Wallace Thomas of Chicago, referring to Obama's ending the war in Iraq and drawing down troops in Afghanistan.

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"Nobody is the messiah come to Earth and I felt people were bound to be disappointed. So when I voted for him in '08 it was not with starry eyes," said Gail Dreyfuss, 66, a retired linguistics professor who voted for Obama.


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