Election 2020

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Illinoisans voted in the primary election as COVID-19 continued its spread across the state.

early voting signs in the Sangamon County Complex
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Despite fear and uncertainty amid a global pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Illinois voters turned out for Tuesday’s primary election. Overall, however, turnout was down significantly compared to the last presidential primary in 2016.

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Polls are open, even though far fewer voters than usual are expected to turn out for today’s primary election because of coronavirus concerns.

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With new cases of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19, Illinois public health officials say the question of the virus spreading here is no longer a question of if, but when and how widely. At least two Chicago conventions were canceled, though officials say the risk to most Illinoisans remains low.

Seven Democratic candidates at the beginning of the PBS-Politico debate in December
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Friday was the deadline for major party presidential candidates to try to get on the ballot for Illinois’ upcoming primary election.

Rodney Davis speaking at the Illinois State Fair in August 2019
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With the impeachment investigation moving into a more public phase this week, members of Congress are calibrating their responses.

Rodney Davis’ 13th District includes wide swaths of rural, central Illinois, where President Trump is popular. But is also includes college towns filled with Democratic voters, and Davis was re-elected by a slim margin last year.

It’s against that backdrop that Davis has traveled from being a Trump objector — to a Trump supporter.

Editor's Note on March 31, 2020: With the Democratic primary currently down to two candidates, we're no longer updating the below graphic. But you can still see the stances of all candidates — past and present — below.


Health care helped propel Democrats to victory in a wave of elections in 2018, and it remains a top issue for voters heading into 2020.