19% of Illinoisans Voted in the Primary

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The Illinois State Board of Elections’ certification of the results of the March 19 primary election is official. Voter turnout for the primary election was 19 percent. The official total showed just over 1.5 million of the state’s 7.9 million registered voters cast ballots in the primary. Officials said it was the lowest turnout in a presidential primary in several decades. The only statewide office on the primary ballot was for President of the United States. Incumbent President Joseph Biden won the Democratic primary with 91 percent of the vote while Donald Trump won the Republican primary with 80 percent.

***Courtesy of the Illinois Radio Network***

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