Here's the results for the Presidential race:
Clinton 48499 Obama 80690 other 2156
And in the contested IL-06 Congressional primary:
Jagla 12178 Morgenthaler 42187
Who the winners are here are hardly surprising. This is Obama's home state, and he is a popular Senator. Jagla was widely regarded as a longshot against the more experienced and charismatic Morgenthaler. But the real story here is in the magnitude of the numbers. Holy huge turnout, Batman! Let's compare the total number of ballots taken for the past few primaries:
2004 63951 n/a 86993 2006 44184 n/a 98104 2008 131635 166 107769
While Republican turnout has been steadily increasing over the years, Democratic turnout just took a quantum leap upwards, to the point where more people in Dupage are pulling Democratic ballots than are pulling Republican ones. Is this the year we turn Dupage blue? Stay tuned.