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GOTV in Illinois (R) Let's break 1980 Primary Turnout 1,130,081 voted as Reagan beat Anderson.
1980 Illinois Primary Turnout Record ^ | March 19, 2012 | Steelers6

Posted on 03/19/2012 9:36:24 PM PDT by Steelers6

Ronald Reagan 547,355 (48.4%) to John Anderson 415,193 (36.7%) an 11.7% victory, Bush was way back with 124,057 (11%) 2 10

Crane 24,865 (2%) 3 2

All others 18,611 (2%) 0 2


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: downstate; il2012; illinois; santorum; vote
The reason this record has stood is because the Republicans haven't had a Primary in Illinois decided by less than 19 points since. Your choices in Illinois are Romney or Santorum who will take all the delegates since Gingrich and Paul have left the state days ago and combined will pull in about 20%. Downstate needs to really turnout to send a message about the onslaught of robo calls and negative ads that he won't run against President Obama but will run against Newt and Rick.
1 posted on 03/19/2012 9:36:35 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

That was before, now many of us have left Illinois which has turned hard left. I left in 1998.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 9:41:17 PM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: Steelers6

If you live in the 50th State Senate district, Sam McCann who spoke at March 7th’s IGOLD (Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day) and has sponsered the bill to get rid of the FOID card and is serving in his 2nd year deserves support. He is very accessable and attends many conservative functions. Another IGOLD Speaker Tom Shafer is running for Sangamon County Coroner. They would both appreciate your vote.


3 posted on 03/19/2012 9:43:15 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: entropy12

contact any relatives left behind to vote Santorum tommorrow and Gingrich delegates in 4th, 5th, 7th, and 13th Congressional districts.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 9:44:49 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

Amazing to think that all three men on that ballot were from Illinois. Reagan was born and raised here. Crane and Anderson were Congressmen.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 3:57:53 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Steelers6

Actually, I hope turnout is abysmal. Anti-Romney folks turnout better than Establishment types in such cases.

I am going to vote in five minutes, on my way to work ... in Wisconsin, as there is no work around here.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 3:59:09 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Steelers6

Illinois was a far more conservative state back then. The outer counties could overcome the corrosive power of Chicago, but no more. Sad how things have changed.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 4:01:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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Illinois C(r)ook County poll open one hour. Seven early voters in precinct. Two “D” voters, election judges that live in precinct.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 5:04:06 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
I am going to vote in five minutes, on my way to work ... in Wisconsin, as there is no work around here.

My wife and I just voted for Santorum but was a bit surprised to see that Perry was still on the ballot.

My wife said she saw on T.V. last night that you'd need two forms of Id. to vote, which was news to me. We got there and they asked us our names and which ballot we wanted, Republican or democrat. Same as always.

The spot she saw may have been someones attempt to suppress turn out. Who knows? Because if it was to suppress turn out it would have affected rats more so than Republicans.

9 posted on 03/20/2012 7:04:10 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Steelers6

Brings back memories for me because I had a hand in that


10 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:09 AM PDT by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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