2012 election

TOTAL Coles County election results 11/6/2012

Here are unofficial results from the Nov. 6, 2012 general election for Coles County.  

√ denotes winner.

44 of 44 precincts reporting

Bambenek suit sparks viral opposition


The case of Bambenek v. Illinois Board of Elections filed by John Bambenek on Oct. 17 has catalyzed new statewide opposition to the 700-word constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

Election blather

No matter what the office, last-minute attacks are part and parcel of our political campaigns.

Elections almost always get ugly and desperate in their final stages.

Voters would punch ballot for pension reform


On Nov. 6, Illinois voters should approve a constitutional amendment to make it more difficult for the General Assembly to increase public pension benefits.

George Will: Tiring campaign wraps up with many issues on ballot

PRESIDENT: The leading figure in a small group of men of whom — and of whom only — it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for president.— Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" (1906)

John Foreman: Obama's first term shows our judgment was sound

Four years ago, this newspaper quite unwittingly published the most controversial editorial in memory.

In hindsight, I regard it as one of our best.

We declined to endorse Barack Obama for president, favoring instead Sen. John McCain. It really wasn't a close call in our mind, and we were wholly unprepared for the outcry.

Romney for president

Everyone wanted this country to prosper under President Barack Obama's leadership, but that has not happened.

Four years ago at this time, the enthusiasm over Barack Obama's impending election as president of the United States was palpable.

Voices: Fred Kummerow on why we should vote

My wife Amy and I have visited medical facilities and research laboratories in more than 32 countries, six of them before the Berlin Wall was demolished. This was in cooperation with an exchange program financed by the State Department with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and East Germany.

Tom Kacich: Where the political ads go on TV

If you want to avoid the last-minute flood of negative television commercials about the 13th Congressional District race, watch a sitcom. There's a good chance there won't be any political ads.

More than 18,000 voted early in Champaign County

URBANA — At least 20 percent of the anticipated voter turnout in Champaign County already had voted by the conclusion of the early voting period Saturday afternoon.

A total of 18,610 people had either voted by absentee ballot or by early voting, County Clerk Gordy Hulten said Saturday.

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