Illinois voter comments on Election Day
A selection of voter reactions as Illinoisans went to the polls Tuesday.
"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.
"''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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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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