Chicago voters looking for some last minute information online are running into problems. The Chicago Board of Election website is not working because of “unprecedented” amounts of traffic. Meanwhile, voters have complained about long waits.
Illinois’ 20 electoral votes are likely a lock for Democratic President Barack Obama. He and his Republican opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, have hardly campaigned in the state except for a few stops to raise money or, in the president’s case, cast an early ballot.
The two candidates have sparred over issues ranging from Medicare reform to whether Congress should consider repealing the mortgage tax deduction for homeowners. In the final weeks of the race, abortion became a flashpoint in the race.