[Posted by Karl]
The Land of Lincoln votes today, although if my experience was any indication, neither early nor often. I proudly cast my presidential vote for David Burge, with some other votes for people I know. It will not shock you to learn that Illinois runs a “loophole” primary in which your presidential vote is meaningless and the delegates are not actually bound to anyone. Here’s your Google Map. Mitt Romney is generally expected to win pretty easily; Karl Rove sets the over under at 29 of the 54 delegates to be selected tonight. The more exciting races tonight are the challenges to House Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D) and Don Manzullo (R).
The likely anemic turnout will likely fuel the ongoing stories about Romney’s uninspiring campaign. FWIW, the last WaPo/ABC News poll showed 64% of the most conservative Republicans and independents expressing favorable views of Romney, up from a low of 43% three weeks ago.
Update: FNC calls it for Romney… and CNN as I type this.
Update 2: Turnout surprisingly a little higher than in 2008. Also, looks like Romney is on track for the over on delegates.