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J.B. Pritzker

J.B. Pritzker was elected the Democrat governor of Illinois. He defeated incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner in the 2018 midterm elections and was inaugurated on January 14, 2019.[1]

Upon winning election in 2018, Pritzker became the wealthiest oligarch to hold public office in the United States.[2][3] In 2018, he had an estimated wealth of $3.4 billion.[4]

Shortly after assuming office, Pritzker signed an executive order requiring taxpayers to fund abortions by state employees.[5] He later signed one of the most extreme pro-abortion bills in the country that practically allowed unlimited abortion.[6]

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  1. O'Connor, John (January 14, 2019). Gov. Pritzker gives Democrats near-record power in Illinois. Associated Press. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  2. Klebnikov, Sergei (November 7, 2018). Meet the Billionaire Who Just Dethroned Donald Trump as America's Richest Politician. Time. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  3. Fordham, Evie (October 30, 2018). Meet the Billionaire Who is Poised to Become the Richest Governor in the US. The Daily Caller. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  4. Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (November 6, 2018). Who is JB Pritzker? 3 things to know about the Illinois Democrat. Fox News. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  5. Ertelt, Steven (January 22, 2019). Illinois Governor Signs Order Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortions for State Employees. LifeNews. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  6. Multiple references: