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Maag May Also Have Lost Job as Judge

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Gordon Maag (from campaign website)

By Jeff Williams, IL Public Radio

Carbondale, Ill. – It appears southern Illinois judge Gordon Maag didn't just lose his bid for State Supreme Court this race.

Voters also had to decide whether to retain Maag as a judge on the appellate court bench.

Unofficial returns from 37 southern Illinois counties also show Maag received only 55% yes' votes.

Judges need 60%to be retained, which means Maag might be out of a job.

More than 502,000 votes were cast with Maag getting just more tahn 274,000. It appears he is about 27,000 votes short of what he needed to be retained.

Fifth District Appellate Court Clerk Louis Costa says he has not received any official numbers and cannot comment on Judge Maag's status.

Judge Gordon Maag - Retention
(60% approval needed to be retained)
Shall Gordon Maag be retained as an Appellate Court Judge?
Yes274,18454.6%
No228,07045.4%

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