Record voter turnout in Illinois

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CHICAGO – It appears Tuesday’s primary election produced a record voter turnout.

According to the Illinois Campaign for Political reform, 3.3 million people voted in Illinois, representing a 44.6 voter turnout.

That’s higher than the presidential primaries of 2008 and 2012, which had turnouts of 32 percent and 20.8 percent, respectively.

1.9 million voters took part in the Democratic presidential primary and 1.4 million took part in the Republican primary.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won the GOP and Democratic primaries in Illinois.

Clinton holds a 1606-851 lead over rival Senator Bernie Sanders. Donald Trump leads his closest rival, Senator Ted Cruz 673-411

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