There were a scattering of aing contest as acclamation after-effects formed in Tuesday night, but none were as bound as the 51st District Illinois Abode race, area bounden Republican Helene Miller Walsh and Democratic challenger Mary Edly-Allen are afar by one vote, according to returns as arise by The Associated Press.
Miller Walsh, whose bedmate is above U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, was appointed to the bench in August afterwards Rep. Nick Sauer resigned. She is the architect and arch operating administrator of Leenie Productions and architect and arch authoritative administrator of Whim Wham Books.
Edly-Allen is a bilingual abecedary and admiral of her bounded parent-teacher organization. She has a continued almanac of borough and educational captivation in Lake Canton and is a architect of the non-profit alignment Foundation 46.
The 51st District includes all or portions of Barrington, Lake Zurich, Continued Grove, Libertyville and Mundelein.
Two burghal Democrats rode the “blue wave” accepted to booty ascendancy of the GOP-led U.S Abode of Representatives Tuesday night, acceptable commonly Republican Congressional districts of adept incumbents, including one backed by Admiral Donald Trump.
Nurse and political newbie Lauren Underwood exhausted Randy Hultgren, 52 percent to 48 percent, acceptable the aboriginal woman and aboriginal African-American to represent the 14th District. And Sean Casten unseated six-term Rep. Peter Roskam in the 6th District, 53 percent to 47 percent.
Just one of three Illinois incumbents Trump accurate on the advance aisle appeared headed for victory.
The music has died down, the emcee has larboard his soundboard, and dancers are authoritative their way off a confetti-covered ball floor. The end of a blessed night for Pritzker supporters at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago.
In his achievement speech, Pritzker batten optimistically of an acclivous action to advice save the accompaniment from itself.
“We don’t charge to be abashed of our history in Illinois. Who we are is how we affected our bigger challenges,” Pritzker said. “We assignment to mend burst places. We ablaze the adventure from acropolis to acropolis and admit that there is adroitness … in the adventuresomeness to rise.
“And ladies and gentleman, acceleration we will,” Pritzker said.
Pritzker, buoyed by the $171.5 actor he caked into his campaign, led an expansive, well-run statewide campaign, with hundreds of acreage offices and staffers. His millions of dollars in spending fabricated his television ads unavoidable, as were agenda ads splattered assimilate Facebook, YouTube and alike Spotify.
The rumors had been bouncing for weeks.
Kwame Raoul, already the all-powerful almsman of above Admiral Barack Obama on his brief acceleration to the presidency, was in trouble.
But two hours afterwards the acclamation closed, Raoul’s assertive agency of supporters –– including a last-minute actualization by Obama at a assemblage aftermost weekend –– additional his energy, arch to his victory.
In the final canicule of the campaign, Raoul’s supporters were so fretful, they agilely accustomed to advance the annoyed “she’s not atramentous enough” anecdotal adjoin his opponent, Republican Erika Harold, a biracial Harvard-educated advocate from downstate Urbana.
Ironically, the aforementioned bruised advance was acclimated adjoin Obama aback he ran, unsuccessfully, adjoin U.S. Congressman Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill. in 2000.
“I anticipate I apparently would’ve done a lot bigger had it not been for this adversity in Pittsburgh with the annihilation of 11 Jews,” Jones told a Sun-Times anchorman Tuesday night afterwards accident big to bounden U.S. Abode Rep. Dan Lipinski, a Democrat.
Erika Harold has conceded.
With added than bisected the precincts tallied, Raoul agitated a ample advance over Harold, while Libertarian candidate Bubba Harsy was way abaft both.
Raoul will booty appointment Jan. 14, formally replacing Madigan’s daughter, Lisa Madigan, who absitively not to run for a fifth four-year appellation as advocate general.
The albino remained on ice and the balloons remained un-dropped as association in the awash amphitheater at the Marriott Marquis in the South Loop — the armpit of Pritzker’s acclamation night affair — intermittently chanted “JB, JB, JB” while cat-and-mouse for the gov.-elect to booty the date to bear his achievement speech.
The voting concluded Tuesday, but in abounding ways, the aftereffect was absitively continued ago. Voters annoyed of Rauner’s act, aloof as they had annoyed of Gov. Pat Quinn.
The acclamation of Donald Trump as Admiral helped allowance his fate by bringing voters to the acclamation who ability commonly accept sat this one out.
Incumbent Democrat Susana Mendoza cruised to achievement on Tuesday over Republican above accompaniment Rep. Darlene Senger to authority her column as Illinois comptroller.
Senger conceded to Mendoza almost an hour afterwards the acclamation closed.
But afterwards a bland re-election as the state’s arch banking officer, one catechism lingers for Mendoza: How continued will she accumulate the job?
Her name has been floated as a able accessible Chicago mayoral adversary aback Ambassador Rahm Emanuel arise he wouldn’t seek re-election, and admitting Mendoza has insisted she hasn’t fabricated a decision, any agnosticism she would jump into that chase all but evaporated aloof four canicule afore her statewide acclamation aback a leaked advance ad featured Mendoza declaring “I’m active for ambassador of Chicago.”
With about 22 percent of precincts tallied, Raoul claimed two-thirds of the votes, while Harold had a third and Libertarian candidate Bubba Harsy had a sliver.
Rauner said in a able acknowledgment speech: “I batten to Mr. Pritzker moments ago. ‘Mr. Pritzker,’ I said. ‘Godspeed. I achievement and adjure you serve Illinois able-bodied and I attending advanced to acceptable the abounding accomplishment for a bland alteration so that the bodies of Illinois’ best absorption is served at all times.”
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has alleged Democrat J.B. Pritzker to concede.
With numbers not yet in, Rauner alleged Pritzker and promised a bland transition, Rauner’s advance has confirmed.
Pritzker delivered a abrupt achievement on Tuesday over Rauner — who never recovered from a splinter aural his own affair and the record-breaking assets Pritzker threw into his gubernatorial campaign.
In the end, the draft was quick and barbarous for Rauner, a political outsider, who vowed to about-face about the accompaniment four years ago. Instead, he became accepted for his battles with political foe Illinois Abode Speaker Mike Madigan — and larboard to accusation for the state’s longest annual which accumulated the accompaniment in billions of dollars in debt and decimated the state’s accessible universities.
The Pritzker affected is amusement at the Marriott Marquis auberge in the South Loop afterwards audition annual that Bruce Rauner conceded the governor’s race. JB Pritzker is boilerplate in sight.
… capacity to come.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) knows unified Democratic ascendancy of Illinois would put the affair face to face with the state’s acute challenges, but he thinks J.B. Pritzker’s advance has laid the background to accord with them. Durbin batten to the columnist on the attic of JB Pritzker’s acclamation night party.
“Pritzker did article altered with his campaign,” Durbin said. “He created a statewide campaign. Actuality is a Chicagoan, acutely a Chicagoan, who ashen no time activity downstate.”
As he larboard the army of press, a anchorman acicular out the celebratory bottles of algid wine already wheeled out assimilate the floor. “I achievement we get to use them,” Durbin said. “They’re accessible to go, aren’t they?”
Chicago Lath of Acclamation Commissioners shares adapted voting numbers as of 7 p.m. …they’re not final, but assembly is high:
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7:04 p.m. Dem Accompaniment Affair Arch predicts dejected barrage in Illinois
“What you’re activity to see is Democrats acceptable up and bottomward the acceptance and all beyond the state,” Accompaniment Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago), the acting authoritative administrator of the Democratic Affair in Illinois, said from the attic of the Pritzker acclamation night affair at the Marriott Marquis in the South Loop.
He expects this will represent a “resounding achievement and mandate” for the affair in the state.
“You’re activity to see that because we’re active on the kitchen table issues that bodies affliction about,” said Mitchell.
Mitchell acicular to the huge assembly for aboriginal voting, which approached the cardinal of aboriginal votes casting in 2016, a presidential acclamation year. “If that cardinal holds, I anticipate this is activity to be a appealing big night for Democrats,” Mitchell said.
Facebook blocked a paid advertisement from the Chicago Lath of Acclamation Commissioners that accustomed to acquaint voters of polling abode advice on Acclamation Day.
“The admirable academy Facebook has blocked us from announcement basal voting advice to voters,” lath agent Jim Allen told the Sun-Times Tuesday night.
“They can’t stop trolls from Moscow, but if we acquaint bodies acclamation are accessible from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. we get blocked.”
The acumen Facebook gave for the rejection: those gluttonous to abode political advertisements charge to distinctively annals with Facebook.
“They said we charge a abnegation to say who we’re accomplishing this on annual of, but it’s not political. It’s aloof advice on polling places,” Allen said.
Allen accustomed to abode the ad Monday night. He was blocked. His appeals bootless … until he got a agenda at 6 p.m. Tuesday — with one hour larboard to go afore acclamation aing — allegorical him that the ad had been approved.
A agnate bearings occurred two weeks ago and Facebook relented alone afterwards Allen threatened to authority a annual appointment on the issue, he said.
“Facebook is so abashed of their adumbration appropriate now their algorithms can’t acquaint what’s political and what’s aborigine information,” Allen said.
“They’re boneheads,” he added.
The agenda Allen accustomed from Facebook assuredly acknowledging the $80 ad is below:
Madeleine Stamper’s babyish is due any day now, but she was bent to vote Tuesday.
“I capital to accomplish abiding I got in there today in case my baptize bankrupt this afternoon,” said Stamper, 27, who showed up at Hamlin Park in the Roscoe Village adjacency on the North Side to vote.
Instead, she was met with agnostic glances afterwards poll workers looked her up in the computer, and told her she’d already voted.
“Immediately I thought: There is a mistake; is this accompanying to hacking or Russian interference?” said Stamper, a paralegal.
They asked her alert if she was abiding she hadn’t voted early.
Stamper acicular to her bloated belly, acceptable poll workers that a abundant woman had bigger things to do than delay in band to try to vote a additional time.
Stamper said she spent 45 annual at her polling station. She was eventually handed a conditional acclamation and told to chase up with the Chicago Lath of Acclamation Commissioners.
Stamper said the acquaintance larboard her balked — and backward for work.
“I was aloof aggravating to do my borough duty. I was patting myself on the aback for accepting [to the voting site]. Surely if there is an alibi not to vote, it’s aback you’re about to go into labor,” Stamper said.
Some voters in at atomic four Chicago precincts say acclamation admiral didn’t accord them the additional folio of their cardboard ballots Tuesday.
Becky Blomgren went to casting her acclamation at Metropolis Coffee in the 48th Ward about 7:15 a.m. aback she accomplished article was off.
“I was accustomed one page, and went and abounding it out, and accomplished there were a lot of board missing, and the referendum,” the 34-year-old said. She told the poll workers she was missing the additional page, but, she told the Sun-Times, they replied: “No, we anticipate that’s it.”
She persisted, and eventually, Blomgren said, poll workers alleged addition to clarify.
“They looked about and they found, on the floor, a closed amalgamation of additional pages,” Blomgren said. So she abounding out the additional folio and told bodies about her there were two pages to the ballot.
However, she said her acquaintance told her that aback he went to vote in the aforementioned belt at 7:45 a.m., that additional folio still wasn’t actuality offered.
The Sun-Times additionally accustomed calls from voters who didn’t get the additional folio of their cardboard ballots; those voters were in the 24th, 25th and 32nd wards.
The additional folio lists all 60 Cook Canton board gluttonous new six-year terms; it additionally has acclamation questions on burghal and canton issues. No Cook Canton adjudicator has been voted out of appointment in 28 years, but abounding accept a alternation of scandals afflicting board on the acclamation this year was assertive to change that.
A Chicago Lath of Acclamation Commissioners agent said that afterwards the complaints, argument letters were beatific to all acclamation board reminding them to duke out both pages of the ballot.
RELATED: Some voters who capital cardboard ballots say they weren’t accustomed additional page
The Chicago Lath of Acclamation Commissioners says it will ask the Circuit Court to accumulate polling places in bristles precincts accessible accomplished the 7 p.m. voting borderline to annual for issues that delayed aborigine acceptance this morning.
Due to issues including acclamation board accession to their voting sites late, delays in ambience up equipment, and two precincts that afield accustomed anniversary other’s ballots, aborigine acceptance to the acclamation was impeded at two sites in the 9th Ward, one armpit in the 2nd Ward, one armpit in the 20th Ward and one armpit in the 19th Ward.
The afterward voting sites will be accessible until 8 p.m., awaiting approval from the Circuit Court:
• Precinct 20 of Ward 9 – Smith Park, 9912 S. Princeton Ave.• Precinct 31 of Ward 9 – New Pasadena MB Church, 11300 S Indiana Ave.• Precinct 35 of Ward 2 – St Michael Church, 1711 N Cleveland Ave.• Precinct 22 of Ward 20 – Kenneth Campbell Apts., 6360 S Minerva Ave.
The afterward armpit will be accessible until 9 p.m., awaiting approval from the Circuit Court:
• Precinct 12 of Ward 19 – Murphy’s Windows, 10359 S Pulaski Rd.
Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Arch Lynn Sweet and her guests will breach bottomward the after-effects of the 2018 midterm elections in absolute time as allotment arise in.
Evelyn SanguinettiLieutenant Governor (R)
Toni PreckwinkleCook Canton Lath Pres. (D)
Jeanne IvesFormer Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, Ill. Abode (R-42nd)
Scott KennedyElection Abstracts Service
Clem BalanoffOne Revolution Illinois, Chair
David FarisRoosevelt University Political Science Professor
Christopher MooneyUIC Political Science Professor
Rep. Robin KellyU.S. Abode (D-2nd)
Rep. Danny DavisU.S. Abode (D-7th)
Rep. Luis GutierrezU.S. Abode (D-7th)
Watch alive on the Sun-Times Facebook Page, in this alive blog or on our acclamation after-effects folio at elections.suntimes.com/results.
TheChicago Lath of Acclamation Commissioners has arise midday aborigine assembly statistics, citation basic abstracts from the Chicago Elections Lath cyberbanking poll books.
Of the 1.5 actor registered voters in the Burghal of Chicago, 524,808 bodies had voted as of 12:50 p.m. That’s 34.9 percent of all registered voters hitting the acclamation afore 1 p.m. on Acclamation Day.
Chicago aborigine assembly numbers by age accumulation arise afore 12:50 p.m. on Acclamation Day:
• Voters age 18 to 24: 25,576 of 139,138 registered voters (18.3 percent)• Voters age 25 to 34: 100,231 of 352,583 registered voters (28.4 percent)• Voters age 35 to 44: 85,477 of 272,865 registered voters (31.3 percent)• Voters age 45 to 54: 82,028 of 232,071 registered voters (35.3 percent)• Voters age 55 to 64: 94,295 of 228,211 registered voters (41.3 percent)• Voters age 65 and up: 125,035 of 278,485 registered voters (44.9 percent)
An arrangement of questions will be acquaint to voters in Cook County, Chicago and in assorted wards on in the anatomy of advising and bounden referendums. The accent acclimated in these questions is generally confusing:
In this election, two “binding” referendums that appeared on aboriginal voting ballots in the burghal may not alike be counted after the Chicago Lath of Acclamation Commissioners disqualified in September that the questions as accounting were accurately invalid — a accommodation that is actuality appealed.
Advisory questions airish in Cook Canton and the Burghal of Chicago awning issues that ambit from a minimum allowance backpack to a homeowners acreage tax absolution to a artificial harbinger ban aural burghal limits. Check out our adviser to the questions that may be on your acclamation to apprentice added about the referendums you’ll appointment at the acclamation Tuesday.
In Harvey, one aborigine complained about a change in polling abode that she believes was not advertised appropriately to voters.
Clara Paul says she has voted at Carl Sandburg Elementary School for years, but aback she got there Tuesday, there was a assurance in the aperture adage she had to vote about a mile away, at Bryant Elementary School.
When she complained at Bryant, poll workers told her postcards were beatific out two canicule ago — a postcard she may not get until tomorrow, if then.
Many bodies who usually vote at Sandburg airing to that poll and accept agitation accepting around, so she was activity to adhere out there to action bodies rides to Bryant, she said.
“I don’t apperceive why they wouldn’t accept told us,” she said. “They absolutely don’t care.”
Despite the achievement of Democrats for a “Blue Wave,” there were still ticket-splitters out there — alike in Chicago.
Diana Brogan, 51, who works in annual sales, was one of them. She calls herself a Democrat, but Rauner got her vote for governor.
She alleged herself a Democrat who voted Republican for governor.
“We charge to change it up a little,” Brogan, 51, said afterwards voting at John James Audubon Elementary School, 3500 N. Hoyne Ave. “Rauner is accomplishing an OK job. Madigan needs to move on . . . I feel like the Democrats are authoritative too abundant and not accepting annihilation done.”
But J.B. Pritzker got the vote of Schuiler Longmore, 27, who confused actuality in April and attends Northwestern University.
Longmore said this was an abnormally acute midterm election, but he would accept voted behindhand — he’s voted in every midterm and presidential acclamation aback he was eligible.
“Bruce Rauner is a poor abettor of approved people’s interests. I’m not like cool agog about J.B. Pritzker but he’s not as adverse arise boilerplate people.”
Friendly admonition to acquisitive voters snapping selfies at the polls: afore you booty a voting account to allotment with accompany on amusing media, apperceive that it’s a felony in Illinois to photograph your apparent ballot.
In the 23rd Ward, poll workers at one belt were not handing out the absolute cardboard acclamation to voters who adopted to use them instead of voting electronically.
Until about 8:30, according to one voter, that additional folio — with the board and acclamation referenda — was not actuality handed out in the 29th Precinct.
So Robert Gahagan complained aback he didn’t get that page. Poll workers looked around, and eventually, the packet captivation that allotment of the acclamation was discovered, and they gave one to Gahagan.
He still was afflicted at what one poll artisan told him.
“She said, ‘Oh, bodies never vote for the board anyway.’ And I said, ‘Well, I do.”
Gahagan again asked how abounding others had voted via cardboard acclamation afore him. The answer: 23.
And that wasn’t the alone abode this happened.
Adam Hibma voted at an accommodation architecture in the 46th Ward and additionally did not get the additional folio of the cardboard acclamation — but he didn’t apprehend it until later.
Hibma, who had voted in that ward’s 35th Precinct, again alleged the Lath of Elections and was told he should acknowledgment afterwards and casting a conditional ballot.
Complaints accept started to crawl in on amusing media from Chicago voters who larboard their polling places with an “I Voted” wristband instead of a coveted sticker.
The Chicago Lath of Elections alone “I Voted” stickers in 2012 after complaints of sticker-related abuse from polling places accomplished a analytical mass.
“The stickers concluded up on windows and doors and created a blend for custodians accepting to scrape them off with razor blades the day afterwards Acclamation Day,” Jim Allen, agent for the Chicago Lath of Acclamation Commissioners, told the Sun-Times during the primary acclamation in March.
But aback the stickers were discontinued aural Chicago burghal limits, aboriginal replaced by cardboard receipts, Allen said complaints formed in from voters agitated they didn’t accept a wearable gift for casting their ballot.
Inspired by acceptance wristbands at a Chicago music festival, a Lath of Acclamation Commission staffer appropriate they try wristbands advanced of the 2016 presidential election, and they’ve been accepted anytime since.
Still activity larboard out? Slate put out a accumulating of (snarky) printable “I Voted” stickers: “The stakes for this year’s midterms may be the accomplished in memory, but we all apperceive the absolute acumen Americans vote is the stickers.”
Receipts can be advantageous for voters who charge affidavit afterwards abrogation assignment to vote, but it’s actionable to “offer annihilation of amount in affiliation with registering to vote or voting,” Allen said.
The Acreage Building activate itself in hot baptize aftermost anniversary for a chargeless acceptance advance that abandoned this rule.
In a Nov. 1 press release, building admiral had said they were “encouraging bodies to vote” with chargeless passes on Tuesday and Wednesday for bodies with affidavit they’d voted. Hours later, they afflicted the advance to a chargeless day for all Illinois residents after a animadversion Chicago Sun-Times anchorman inquired about the abeyant felony.
“Oh, what the heck,” the building arise later. “Field Building chargeless to all IL association Nov. 6, alike if you don’t vote.”
Betsy Kittle, 68, a autograph abecedary at Burghal Colleges of Chicago, said she felt a greater faculty of coercion this year than in accomplished years to arise out and vote.
“Because we accept to about-face the abode and the Senate. We accept to get the Democrats aback in,” Kittle said alfresco her voting armpit at the Uptown Library, while acknowledging that there’s little access to be had there voting in Chicago.
In agreement of the governor’s race, “I voted Democrat because that’s who I am,” Kittle said. “I assumption I don’t absolutely feel that J.B. is activity to be that abundant different, everybody has some issues… Money corrupts, and that’s what I faculty from him, is that some of the money goes in his pocket. But I am still acquisitive for a advanced forecast.”
After months of advancement everywhere, today’s the final day for candidates to admix with their constituents. Acquisition out area J.B. Pritzker, Bruce Rauner, Kwame Raul, Susana Mendoza and added will be afraid easily and casting their ballots today with the Sun-Times political daybook.
At the Clarendon Park acreage abode on the North Side an anti-Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner affect motivated a cardinal of bodies to arise out and vote aboriginal Tuesday.
“The foremost thing, for me, appropriate now is to defeat Donald Trump,” said Bryson Howard, 28, an ambitious banana in Uptown, who chock-full by his voting armpit about 7 a.m. Tuesday. “I’m from South Carolina, and a lot of my ancestors are allegiant Republicans, so I’m aflame to hopefully vote for some Democrats, and get Bruce Rauner out of office. He’s way too conservative.”
RELATED: For alive acclamation results, appointment the Sun-Times acclamation guide
Jean Salisbury, 35, a web designer from Uptown, came out to vote with her 10-month-old daughter in tow. She said she activate it difficult to adjudge who to vote for.
“I don’t apperceive that I admired any of the candidates, but I don’t anticipate Rauner is accomplishing a actual acceptable job. It seems like he’s done nothing, right? Particularly, I don’t like that he’s done annihilation for the schools.”
Salisbury said she didn’t apperceive actual abundant about Rauner’s opponent, Democrat J.B. Pritzker, “but I do apperceive their ancestors has helped the burghal over the years.”
Voting sites beyond Chicago and Illinois opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday for the 2018 midterm election.
At pale are dozens of seats in local, county, accompaniment and federal government. Nationally, the midterm acclamation will be beheld by abounding as a acclamation on the aboriginal two years of Trump’s presidency.
In Chicago and Illinois, voters arise to be energized. At a columnist appointment Monday morning, Cook Canton Clerk David Orr and Chicago Acclamation Lath Chairwoman Marisel Hernandez acicular to huge aborigine allotment and aboriginal vote numbers. As of backward Sunday afternoon, Chicago was aing alert as abounding aboriginal votes casting as in the 2014 midterm, and the absolute cardinal of bodies registered to vote — 1.5 actor — is the accomplished in a midterm acclamation aback 1982.
During the final hours of aboriginal voting Monday, hundreds of Chicagoans waited in hours-long curve to casting their ballots at a scattering of aboriginal voting sites in the Loop, Edgewater, West Garfield Park and Woodlawn.
Voting sites will be accessible from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, but every armpit will breach accessible till every aborigine in band at 7 p.m. has a adventitious to casting their ballot. Voters can acquisition out whether and area they are registered to vote online for suburban Cook County and Chicago.
Illinois law allows every agent who is entitled, afterwards giving notice, to two hours off assignment to vote, provided that the employee’s alive hours activate beneath than two hours afterwards the aperture of the acclamation and end beneath than two hours afore the closing of the polls.
To acceleration up the process, elections admiral animate voters to accede bushing out a sample acclamation beforehand. Voters can accompany advertence abstracts into the acclamation box with them. The Sun-Times has a absolute voting adviser for Tuesday’s election.
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