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Voters upset with the election of Donald Trump have been finding ways to direct their anger either through Facebook pages, personal blogs, even filing petitions for local offices.  A big display will come the day after President-elect Trump is sworn in with the Women’s March on Washington, aimed at making sure the new administration knows women's rights are human rights.


Elected leaders in Bloomington Normal are calling for cool heads and reasoned conversation about public affairs.

Bloomington Alderman Scott Black said that's the point of a rally over the noon hour Tuesday at which local elected officials will emphasize how they cooperate with each other across ideological lines.

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Amid a closer-than-expected national race for president, Republican Donald Trump narrowly edged out Democrat Hillary Clinton among local voters in McLean County.

With all but one precinct reporting at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Trump edged Clinton with 45.7 percent of the total McLean County vote, compared to her 44.6 percent. Trump’s victory was by just 860 votes.

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Every day for the past few months, a presidential candidate has visited Bloomington-Normal. But don’t be surprised if you missed the motorcade.

His name is James Matthew “Matt” Anderson of Mahomet, who commutes every day to Bloomington where he works as an attorney. Anderson is a registered write-in candidate for president in McLean County, an easier-than-it-sounds decision he made as a disgruntled voter.


An Illinois Wesleyan political science department survey of some likely Bloomington voters shows an unusually high number--20 percent--remain undecided about who to vote for president.

Students in Tari Renner's Elections and Research Methods and Statistics classes polled 421 likely Bloomington voters over three days last week. IWU student Robert Perez served as the lead research assistant.

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More leaked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign.  

The emails show the campaign tried to get the Illinois presidential primary moved to a later date. The campaign believed such a delay might stop momentum for a moderate Republican candidate after the Super Tuesday primaries.  

The messages also emphasized that the Clintons wouldn't forget a political favor.  


Political Scientists from ISU have different reactions to Donald Trump's debate comment that if he were President, Hillary Clinton would be in jail. Erik Rankin spoke during GLT's Sound Ideas.

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History and Fine Arts at Illinois State University are doing a collaborative election series this year. In the series is a session on voter suppression in America.

Vanessa Schulman is an art historian and Amy Wood is in the Department of History.

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Both Vice Presidential candidates did their jobs in the debate Tuesday evening.

That's according to ISU political scientists Tom McClure and Erik Rankin.

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For the first time in U.S. history, a woman tops the ticket of a major U.S. political party.

Illinois State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Kyle Ciani said that is a big deal.

"I think it's important for the nation, I think it's important historically" said Ciani.  "I think it's also very important in juxtaposition to who the Republican candidate is."

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Senator Dick Durbin has some ideas for what Hillary Clinton should address if she becomes president in January. Democrat Dick Durbin said she should consider addressing a few priorities.

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Republican officials who’ve been holding out on endorsing Donald Trump are moving to his corner, albeit reluctantly.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Channahon said walked a tight political line Tuesday when asked directly about his stance on Trump.

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Hillary Clinton said the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln has been transformed into "the party of Trump."

Ratting off a series of attacks against her GOP rival during an appearance in Springfield, Clinton said Trump is "dangerous," "divisive," "fear-mongering" and is "pitting American against American."