(AP) -- For some Illinois voters, Tuesday's
election is important because of the impact it will have on social services in
the United States.
Martha Wolters says she turned out in Springfield to vote for President Barack
Obama. She says women's issues, social security and health care are important
issues to her.
Wolters works as a counselor at the SIU School of Medicine, and she says
she worries any efforts to cut services will hurt her clients because she works
with many people who are on Medicaid.
Software developer Tim Kelly, however, says he voted for Republican Mitt
Romney because he thinks Obama has been offering benefits to people who don't
really need public assistance. The Springfield
resident says he has family members who get food stamps who really could be