Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Unofficial results show Rep. Carol Sente edged out Rep. Sid Mathias.
Updated 11:50 p.m. The vote tallies now include early votes and mail-in votes in Lake County. The updated vote counts are in the chart below. Updated 11 p.m. With all Election Day votes tallied in Cook and Lake counties, State Rep. Carol Sente celebrated an apparent victory Tuesday night with a crowd of well-wishers. Unofficial results from the two counties show Sente leading with 55 percent of the vote. She received a total of 14,887 votes to State Rep. Sid Mathias’ 11,940. The results do not include early votes, mail-in votes or provisional votes from Lake County, but Sente said tonight she felt secure enough to declare victory. “I expected a very close race,” she said. “I wasn’t sure I was going to win.” “I’m a little shell-shocked …
International media, technicians are prepping the convention center for tonight's activities.
More than 10,000 people are expected to rally around President Barack Obama as he and his campaign members await election results tonight at McCormick Place in Chicago. Media from around the globe are set up for the historic activities as technicians prep the bleachers, stage and sound for the rally.
Brad Schneider, the congressman elect from the 10th District, tells supporters the time to end partisanship and gridlock is at hand. Robert Dold tells supporters to 'stay engaged' in concession speech.
(Update at 11:30 p.m.) Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) told a crowd of cheering supporters the victory was theirs not his as he promised them he would cast aside partisanship and do his best to end gridlock in Washington. “We sent a message to this Congress we deserve better,” Schneider said. “Better than putting politics and partisanship above people. We sent a message we should expect more from our leaders in Washington. We know we can’t pass along a better future than we inherited if we do don’t put partisanship behind us. Schneider made it clear his victory was one for middle class values where people would not have to wait for things to “trickle down.” He pledged to work to ensure the promises government owes to its citizens…
Democrat Julie Morrison has won the race against Republican Arie Friedman with nearly 53 percent of the votes
UPDATED AT 9:52 P.M. Arie Friedman confirmed that he has conceded to Julie Morrison. "Congrats to Julie," he said. "I have patients scheduled on Friday and I'm looking forward to seeing them." Candidate Percentage Total Vote Precincts Reporting Julie Morrison (D) 141 of 141 Arie Friedman (R) 141 of 141 UPDATED AT 9:20 P.M. With all but seven precincts reporting, Julie Morrison just told a room full of supporters she has won the 29th State Senate race. "I am absolutely overwhelmed," she said. "Susan Garrett had the faith in me to ask me to run for her seat. I don't think there's a higher compliment in politics." "I'm going to be that independent voice I talked about," she added. "It's a tremendous a challenge to go down to Morrison, but …
A roundup of Illinois election results as those results become available. Check back with Patch all night for results.
Federal President of the United States 6th Congressional District 8th Congressional District 9th Congressional District 10th Congressional District State Senate 9th State Senate: Biss vs. Farkas 26th State Senate: Duffy vs. Howland 28th State Senate: Kotowski vs. O'Donnell 29th State Senate: Friedman vs. Morrison 30th State Senate: Link vs. Castella 31st State Senate: Neal vs. Bush State House 16th State House: Lang vs. Romano 17th State House: Fine vs. Frank 18th State House: Gabel vs. Lieberman 20th State House: McAuliffe vs. Randazzo 52nd State House: McSweeney vs. Beaubien 53rd State House: Harris vs. Renz 54th State House: Morrison vs. Rudd 55th State House: Moylan vs. Sweeney 57th State House: Nekritz vs. Greenberg 58th State …
After accurately predicting 2004 and 2008 Presidential races, the cookie count is too close to call.
(Update at 6:40 p.m.) When Deerfields Bakery closed for the day at 5 p.m. today the number of cookies sold with the likenesses of President Barack Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney was so close the Deerfield institution has issued a recount. “It was so close we’ve issued a recount,” Jacki Schmitt, one of the company’s owners, said. “You’ll have to check our website tomorrow.” One difference between the cookie election and the actual contest is voting more than once is allowed. “We encourage it,” Schmitt said. (Earlier at 2:34) Election day brought out a variety of opinions in Deerfield as people cast their ballots for President, Congress, the Illinois General Assembly and county races. As people voiced their concerns over issues …
Unofficial results show incumbent State Sen. Terry Link with more than 66 percent of the vote in the 30th Senate District.
Update 9:14 p.m. With 104 of 104 precincts reporting, along with early voting and vote by mail ballots, Link leads with 66.57 percent of the votes. Don Castella has 33.43 percent. The actual vote totals, according to unofficial results, show Link with 41,077 votes and Castella with 20,625. Update 8:56 p.m. Terry Link leads with 65.24 percent of the votes with all 104 precincts reporting, minus the early voting, vote by mail, provisional and late-arriving ballots. Don Castella has 34.76 percent of the votes. Terry Link gathered with supporters at Fiamico Pizza in Waukegan. It was a festive atmosphere, with balloons and plastic red Democrat hats. Elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996, Link said he is pleased with tonight's results. "I feel …
Illinois voting ends at 7 p.m. But other states, including swing states, have different hours.
Illinois voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their 2012 presidential ballots, but no one is waiting very anxiously to see if our state swings Red or Blue. However, for key swing states, the picture is much different. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. central time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Wisconsin polls close at 8 p.m. Nevada and Iowa close their voting at 9 p.m. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Check out polling places in Illinois.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Use your address to look up your polling location on the Illinois State Board of Elections website. The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Anyone in line to vote by 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast their ballot.
As the 2012 presidential election campaign winds to a close, reflect with us on the past year-plus of political cartoons on Patch.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The candidates have made their closing statements, and now it's your turn. We thought you might like to take a moment on Election Day and check out some political cartoons.