NBC and CNN won’t call Illinois, but both have Mitt Romney leading. More updates as we see ‘em.
I wanted a brokered convention. That was one of my goals.Michael Steele • Discussing his role in the length of the current GOP primary season, and his thought process for scheduling primary contests during his time as chairman of the Republican National Committee. Steele has come under fire recently for creating a primary season that, by many accounts, appears to be benefiting President Obama far more than the Republican Party. Steele stuck by his decision-making, arguing that the longer primary season could re-engage Republican voters in states that have been largely ignored in previous contests. source (via • follow)
» More highlights from the report include: An abysmal 7.8% voter turnout in Massachusetts, the state where Mitt Romney served as governor, can’t bode well for the Republican presidential hopeful. Though it still wasn’t as bad as Virginia, where only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul appeared on ballots, and a mere 4.6% of the eligible voting population actually cast a vote. Read the full report here.