Election 2016

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A group of voters talk in front of the Rock Island County building in October, 2014.
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Early voting for the Illinois primary election will begin Thursday, three days after the Iowa caucuses.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

More than 100 republicans showed up to caucus at a middle school in Davenport last night. For many, it was their first caucus ever, and quite a few said they switched parties since the 2008 election.

Sam Dunklau

Registered Democrats at a Davenport precinct gave Bernie Sanders a 3-2 victory last night. At the Precinct D-42 caucus, held at Williams Intermediate School, 83 supporters lined up for Sanders while 63 lined up for Hillary Clinton.

 But the caucus didn't start that way. A bit of haggling came first. 

For many, such as 18-year-old Duane Sleet, it was their first caucus.   

On the other hand, veteran caucus-goer Alicia Cheek was "firmly" undecided.

Even a busload of high school students from as far away as Northwest Indiana made the trip to observe a caucus.

WVIK Staff

In one democratic caucus Monday night, Bernie Sanders was an easy winner. At Central High School in Davenport, 96 people supported him while 42 chose Hillary Clinton.  

WVIK Staff

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won a caucus in Davenport Monday night by just a single vote. At Davenport Central High School, 123 republicans voted for their favorite nominee. Cruz received 38, Marco Rubio came in second with 37, and Donald Trump received 19.

WVIK Staff

With less than 24 hours until the Iowa caucus, Ted Cruz is making his final campaign stops in the state. Tonight, the republican stopped at the Adventure Community Church in Davenport, urging the crowd to bring as many friends as possible to the caucuses tomorrow night.

The Campaign and Climate Change

Jan 30, 2016

Host Steve Curwood tracks down more presidential candidates to report on their climate change stances prior to the New Hampshire primary. Seeking the Republican nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz expresses skepticism about the science and argues that acting on climate change kills jobs. Meanwhile, chasing the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes renewable energy could be a boon to the American economy, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders invokes the moral outrage of future generations to drive home the urgent need to act. (published January 29, 2016)

The Campaign and Climate Change

Jan 30, 2016

Host Steve Curwood tracks down more presidential candidates to report on their climate change stances prior to the New Hampshire primary. Seeking the Republican nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz expresses skepticism about the science and argues that acting on climate change kills jobs. Meanwhile, chasing the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes renewable energy could be a boon to the American economy, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders invokes the moral outrage of future generations to drive home the urgent need to act. (published January 29, 2016)

Pumped on Trump

Jan 28, 2016

Rallying for Trump in Sin City

Reporter Katharine Mieszkowski hops on a plane to Nevada to attend a Donald Trump rally at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. To experience the event the way supporters do, she made sure to stand in the eye of the storm. She navigates herself through a sea thick with Trump supporters and records what she hears there in the middle of the crowd.

You will hear tense events unfold as protesters disrupt the rally and are thrown out by security.

Precinct map for Scott County, IA (2016)
http://www.scottcountyiowa.net/auditor/pub/precinct_maps/Scott_County_Precinct_Maps/Overall_Map/Scott_County_Large.pdf / Scott County Auditor

Political party officials in Scott County have been answering a lot of questions before Monday's caucuses. One of the most common is, "Where do I go to participate?"

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