Barack Obama posted an overwhelming victory in Illinois on Super Tuesday, but he edged Hillary Clinton by only a slight margin in Fayette County.
In this county, Obama defeated Clinton by only 34 votes, 1,093-1,059. Clinton, however, did win the majority of 24 states in the contest for the Democratic nomination in the presidential election.
On the Republican ballot, John McCain posted a comfortable victory both statewide and in Fayette County. Here, McCain garnered 1,119 votes, while Mike Huckabee had 648 votes and Mitt Romney received 436 votes.