Voted early, a habit from my travelling days. I was first eligible to vote in 1968, voted that year absentee due to having a McNamara scholarship. I may have missed a Primary or two since that time (if there was no competition or no one I was for or against), but have never failed to vote in a General Election. I've never been able to understand those that say "It doesn't make any difference. My vote doesn't count." The previous Republican gubernatorial race was decided by less than 200 votes. And in 1982, Jim Thompson defeated Adali Stevenson III for governor by less than one vote per precinct.
I can't help but wonder how many stayed home this year, thinking that rauner had an insurmountable lead, but it turned out the polls were wrong. And let's not forget the biggest poll blunder of all, with several newspapers already having headlines printed saying DEWEY defeats TRUMAN for the 1948 Presidential Election.
Semper Fi, Marines
Casey 1997-2011 RIP