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Associated Press: Democrat Pat Quinn Wins Illinois Governor's Race

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Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, ahead of GOP rival Bill Brady on Thursday by 19,400 votes, said his lead is "insurmountable" with 100 percent of all precincts reporting.
An analysis by the Associated Press concluded that uncounted overseas, military and absentee ballots were not enough for Brady to overcome Quinn's lead. Tuesday's election ended in a cliffhanger.
Election authorities have not yet declared Quinn the winner. Brady has declined to concede as of Thursday afternoon.
Quinn's election would be the major bright spot for Illinois Democrats, who lost President Obama's Senate seat to Republican Rep. Mark Kirk. In addition, two, and likely three Illinois House Democrats lost their seats.

Quinn became governor in Jan. 2009, when he moved up from the lieutenant governor's office after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was impeached.
This will be Quinn's first full term.
"I think our lead is insurmountable -- I think it may grow a little bit," Quinn said at Manny's Deli just south of Chicago's Loop on the near South Side, a favorite of the city's politicos, cops and corn beef lovers.
"The numbers are basically there. The basic laws of arithmetic are on our side. Those wondering about the results of the election, they just have to look at the count right now and that will tell them the results right there," the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Quinn's win is "decisive," campaign manager Ben Nuckels said in an e-mail to supporters.
"While we will wait for every vote to be counted, our current lead is more than 19,000 votes. We don't see a path to victory for Senator Brady, and we believe we have won."

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ettu

I cannot speak for CT or Wash State, but as an Illinoisan, I KNOW that there is no way that Pat Quinn (D) legitimatly won the Governorship, while Mark Kirk (R) handed Giannoulias (D) a resounding defeat for the Obama/Burris (D) Senate seat. They are still counting votes in some Cook County precincts, even though most of Cook was the earliest to report, and therein lies the rub/hanky panky. Illinois voters, when are you going to wake up to the corrupt and self serving Democratic Party who take everything from you, and throw you a few crumbs from time to time to keep you quiet? If you like public officials gaining their seats through cheating, then you will forever be under their thumb, a thumb that has NEVER improved the lives of the citizens of Illinois. They simply continue to fill their own pockets and retain their power over YOU.

November 05 2010 at 11:37 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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christierandall

I talked to republicans in Illinois who told me they were voting for Quinn because they did not trust Brady. So please do not say it can't happen. There are many independents who vote for the "person" and not the party.

November 05 2010 at 12:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nellis

Here ye Here ye. The women of Illinois have spoken. Stay out of our uterus!

November 04 2010 at 6:42 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
kt3059

Being from the state of Illinois that is broke...let's keep electing the same old people that keep running these states into the ground. Ca...NY...Illinois...they will all need a bailout from the taxpayers of America for their fiscal irresponsibility.

November 04 2010 at 6:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nellis

Congratulations Governor Quinn. Look out for your constituents.

November 04 2010 at 6:25 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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ettu

He's a Dem, isn't he? When is the last time they did ANYTHING to improve your life? Some people are quick studies, some are slow learners, and some will NEVER learn. I would guess you are either a government employee, or one of those that can never learn.

November 05 2010 at 11:39 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
christierandall

ettu...the republicans have done nothing for our lives for a long long time. When anything gets accomplished it is usually due to a dem.

November 05 2010 at 12:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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