On election day, Illinois Democrats gained super majorities,
or at least 60 percent of all seats, in both the state House and
Senate. This lets Democrats override any veto from Democratic Gov. Pat
Quinn, if the party were to vote in unison.
The idea of a
Democratic-lead General Assembly overriding the wishes of a Democratic
governor sounds unusual, though it might bear some relevance on the
still tangled issue of gambling expansion. Read more »