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Illinois Primary

Voters headed to the polls in Illinois on Tuesday to choose a Republican presidential nominee.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum raises his fist after speaking at a rally in Blaine February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Voters headed to the polls in Illinois on Tuesday to choose a Republican presidential nominee.

It's down to a two-man race in the state between Mitt
Romney and Rick Santorum.

Illinois Republicans are picking the GOP candidate they want to challenge President Obama.

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum spent the past few days pounding the pavement in Illionis.

Romney continues to make the case that he's the best candidate to win back the White House.

Santorum had to do some damage control after saying he didn't "care" about the unemployment rate.

Mitt Romney is expected to do well in suburban Chicago districts, while Rick Santorum is counting a big turn out from conservatives in the Southern part of the state.

Even with a strong turnout, Santorum faces an uphill battle for Illinois
delegates.

His campaign didn't file the appropriate paperwork in a handful of
districts.

Some counties have run into their own problem at the polls.

Newly redesigned ballots are too big to fit in the computers that read them.

All of them will have to be hand counted after the polls close.


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