Illinois Senate election, 2016

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Illinois Senate elections, 2016

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40 of 59 seats in the Illinois Senate
30 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  John Cullerton (cropped).jpg Christine Radogno.jpg
Leader John Cullerton Christine Radogno
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 6th-Chicago 41st-La Grange
Last election 39 20
Seats won 37 22
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 1,906,007 1,299,861
Percentage 59.45% 40.55%
Swing Increase13.90% Decrease13.90%

President before election

John Cullerton
Democratic

President-Elect

John Cullerton
Democratic

The Illinois State Senate Election of 2016 determined, along with 19 senators not up for re-election, the membership of the 100th Illinois State Senate. The Democratic Party retained its majority, losing two seats - the 47th district in Western Illinois, and the 59th in the State's South - which were both won by Republicans.

Overview

Illinois State Senate Elections, 2016
Party Votes Percentage % change Previous Senate Candidates Elected Total
seats
+/–
Seats
held over
Seats
up
Total Seats
before election
Democratic 1,906,007 59.45% Increase 13.90% 11 28 39 32 26 37 Decrease 2
Republican 1,299,861 40.55% Decrease 13.90% 8 12 20 21 14 22 Increase 2
Write-Ins 125 0.00% N/A 0 0 0 2 0 0 Steady 0
Totals 1,045,787 100.00% N/A 19 40 59 26 19 59

References

  • Illinois State Board of Elections
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