Tomorrow will be the deciding factor in Illinois as to who will be the Governor of Illinois. This race has been long and the battle has been fierce. Up until this point in the race, both candidates have been pretty much neck and neck. Over the weekend, both candidates did their best to try and encourage voters to get out and vote in tomorrow’s election. This morning (Monday), the candidates were out in full force speaking to commuters and encouraging them to vote.
As of right now, there is no telling what the outcome of the vote will be for Governor. There are a bunch of voters unhappy with Quinn and a bunch unhappy with Brady. Honestly, it comes down to who will be the lesser evil for Illinois. That really shouldn’t be how you feel when you go out and vote, but lately more and more people have been using that phrase. The Green party candidate Rich Whitney will no doubt gather a few votes, but it seems as though he won’t have enough to even give Brady or Quinn a run for their money.
Over the weekend, President Obama held a rally in Chicago for the democrats. He urged them to get out and vote. The Democrats are expecting a decent turn out for voters and are hoping that will give them the advantage they need over the Republicans. It was apparent in the last Presidential election that Obama has a way with speaking and being able to sway voters, I certainly hope this time he pulls through for Pat Quinn.
Currently both parties are using phone banks to ensure tomorrow will see the turn out both parties are expecting. At this point in the race (the final 24 hours or so), most voters have their mind made up. The early voting in Illinois turned up more people than expected.
I can only hope that the people who are going to be voting tomorrow and well informed. I am hoping the Democrats will keep control of the Governor’s office. Going into this whole mess, I was heading to vote for Rich Whitney. I have since realized that while I agree with Whitney on nearly everything, I cannot justify not helping Quinn pull ahead of Brady.
The next 24 hours will be crucial in the race. The candidates will be spending time out all day speaking with the public and working hard to gain support. Tomorrow is the deciding day, and the only thing I can hope for is a Democratic win.
Sources: Personal Opinion
ABC 7 News