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Obama's Illinois Ballot: President Votes For Pat Quinn, Alexi Giannoulias

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has filled out an absentee ballot to vote in his home state of Illinois.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the president completed the ballot in the West Wing on Tuesday. Gibbs says Obama voted for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat who is running for re-election, and Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, who is locked in a close race for Obama's former Senate seat.

Obama will travel to Illinois on Saturday to headline a rally in Chicago as he makes a final push for Democrats ahead of Election Day.