United States presidential election in Illinois, 2016

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 2016

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Turnout 70.56% Increase [1]

  Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg
Nominee Hillary Clinton Donald Trump
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Tim Kaine Mike Pence
Electoral vote 20 0
Popular vote 3,090,729 2,146,015
Percentage 55.83% 38.76%

Illinois Presidential Election Results 2016.svg
County Results

Illinois 2016 presidential results by county.png
Results by county showing number of votes by size and candidates by color

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

Treemap of the popular vote by county.

The 2016 United States presidential election in Illinois was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Illinois voters chose 20 electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting the Republican Party's nominee, businessman Donald Trump, and running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.

Illinois was won by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who garnered 55.83% of votes cast against Donald Trump's 38.76%, winning the state by a margin of 17.07%. Prior to the election, news organizations predicted that the state would be carried by Clinton, who was born in Illinois. Clinton won by a slightly enlarged margin from Barack Obama's 2012 win in his home state, however, her overall percentage was not as large as Obama's in 2008 or 2012.[2] Illinois was among the eleven states in which Hillary Clinton outperformed Barack Obama's margin in 2012.

Primary elections

Presidential primary elections for three parties were held in Illinois. From January 25 to February 17, 2016, the Green Party of the United States held primaries and caucuses, as part of the Green Party presidential primaries, to elect delegates representing a candidate at the 2016 Green National Convention. Physician and activist Jill Stein won a landslide of the popular vote, taking almost all of the state's 23 delegates. On March 15, 2016, both the Democratic and Republican parties held primaries in Illinois as part of a five-state contest being held on the day in both the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries. In the Democratic primaries, 156 pledged delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention were elected and awarded to candidates proportionally, according to countywide and statewide vote. In the Republican primaries, 69 delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention were elected and awarded to the first place candidate, according to statewide vote.

Democratic primary

Forum

March 14, 2016 – Columbus, Ohio, and Springfield, Illinois: The tenth forum was held at 6:00 pm EDT on March 14, 2016, at the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site (Illinois) in Springfield, Illinois. It aired on MSNBC. The first section of the town hall with Bernie Sanders was moderated by Chuck Todd; the second section of the town hall with Hillary Clinton was moderated by Chris Matthews.

Results

Six candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot:[3]

Illinois Democratic primary, March 15, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 1,039,555 50.56% 79 24 103
Bernie Sanders 999,494 48.61% 77 1 78
Willie Wilson 6,565 0.32%
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 6,197 0.30% 0 1 1
Lawrence "Larry Joe" Cohen 2,407 0.12%
Rocky De La Fuente 1,802 0.09%
Others 27 0.00%
Uncommitted N/A 0 1 1
Total 2,056,047 100% 156 27 183
Source: The Green Papers, Illinois Board of Elections and
Illinois Democratic Party - Official Pledged Delegates Allocation

Republican primary

Ten candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot:[3]

Illinois Republican primary, March 15, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 562,464 38.80% 54 0 54
Ted Cruz 438,235 30.23% 9 0 9
John Kasich 286,118 19.74% 6 0 6
Marco Rubio 126,681 8.74% 0 0 0
Ben Carson (withdrawn) 11,469 0.79% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 11,188 0.77% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 4,718 0.33% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 3,428 0.24% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 2,737 0.19% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 1,540 0.11% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 1,154 0.08% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 1,449,748 100.00% 69 0 69
Source: The Green Papers

Green primary

The Green Party of Illinois held the very first primary election for the Green Party of the United States, in their series of presidential primaries. Registered Green party voters could participate in the primary through an online ballot or at select caucus sites in the state on various dates. 23 delegates to the 2016 Green National Convention were up for election in this primary.

Five candidates stood for election, including a sixth "uncommitted" option for the ballot. The candidates included activist and Green nominee in the 2012 presidential election, Jill Stein, singer-songwriter Darryl Cherney, businesswoman Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry, perennial candidate Kent Mesplay, and professor William "Bill" Kreml. By the end of the primary, 134 votes were cast, with Stein winning a landslide 87% of the vote. 20 delegates from Illinois to the convention were allocated to Stein following the primary, with 1 being allocated to William Kreml and 2 being sent as uncommitted delegates.[4][5]

Illinois Green Party presidential primary, January 25 - February 17, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
America Symbol.svg Jill Stein 119 87% 20
William Kreml 5 4% 1
Kent Mesplay 2 1% 0
Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry 2 6% 0
Darryl Cherney 0 0% 0
Uncommitted 10 7% 2
Total 134 100.00% 23

General election

Analysis

Clinton's win in Illinois was largely the result of a lopsided victory in Cook County, the state's most populous county and home of Chicago, the city where Clinton was born and raised. Trump meanwhile won most of the downstate rural counties by large margins. Many of these counties had voted for Clinton's husband in both his 1992 and 1996 presidential runs. This is also the first presidential election in history where a Republican managed to win the White House nationally without carrying any of Chicago's collar counties aside from McHenry County, which is much more Republican-leaning than the other four collar counties. Illinois, along with Minnesota, was one of the only two Midwestern states not won by Donald Trump.

This county, including the collar counties and downstate counties of Champaign and McLean, were the only ones to swing towards Clinton, although Clinton carried the former mentioned. Knowing these statistics, if one were to subtract Cook County's total votes from the rest of Illinois, Donald Trump would have won the state with 1,692,728 votes to Clinton's 1,478,783 votes.[6] This is the first time the Republicans have won Alexander County since Richard Nixon's 1972 landslide.[7] Peoria County matched the national popular vote this year, as it did in the 2012 election.[8]

Had Clinton won the election, she would have become the second president born in Illinois after Ronald Reagan. But like Reagan, both politicians jump started their political careers in elected office elsewhere. Reagan served as Governor of California while Clinton served as a United States Senator from New York.

Polling

Results

United States presidential election in Illinois, 2016[9]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes % Electoral votes
Democratic Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine 3,090,729 55.83% 20
Republican Donald Trump Mike Pence 2,146,015 38.76% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson William Weld 209,596 3.79% 0
Green Jill Stein Ajamu Baraka 76,802 1.39% 0
Total 5,536,424 100.0% 20

By congressional district

Clinton won 11 of 18 congressional districts.[10]

District Trump Clinton Representative
1st 22% 75% Bobby Rush
2nd 19% 79% Robin Kelly
3rd 39% 55% Dan Lipinski
4th 13% 81% Luis Gutierrez
5th 24% 70% Mike Quigley
6th 43% 50% Peter Roskam
7th 9% 87% Danny K. Davis
8th 36% 58% Tammy Duckworth
Raja Krishnamoorthi
9th 25% 69% Jan Schakowsky
10th 32% 61% Robert Dold
Brad Schneider
11th 35% 58% Bill Foster
12th 55% 40% Mike Bost
13th 50% 44% Rodney Davis
14th 48% 45% Randy Hultgren
15th 71% 24% John Shimkus
16th 55% 38% Adam Kinzinger
17th 47% 47% Cheri Bustos
18th 60% 33% Darin LaHood

By county

Despite winning the state by 17 points, Hillary Clinton only won 12 counties whilst Donald Trump won 90.

County Clinton% Clinton# Trump% Trump# Others% Others# Total
Adams County 24.08% 7,676 71.48% 22,790 04.44% 1,417 31,883
Alexander County 44.75% 1,262 53.05% 1,496 02.20% 62 2,820
Bond County 27.68% 2,068 65.43% 4,888 06.89% 515 7,471
Boone County 39.65% 8,986 54.19% 12,282 06.17% 1,398 22,666
Brown County 20.18% 476 76.13% 1,796 03.69% 87 2,359
Bureau County 36.86% 6,029 56.75% 9,281 06.39% 1,045 16,355
Calhoun County 28.89% 739 67.28% 1,721 03.83% 98 2,558
Carroll County 33.18% 2,447 60.13% 4,434 06.69% 493 7,374
Cass County 32.04% 1,621 63.56% 3,216 04.41% 223 5,060
Champaign County 55.77% 50,137 37.12% 33,368 07.12% 6,398 89,903
Christian County 26.01% 3,992 68.70% 10,543 05.28% 811 15,346
Clark County 23.99% 1,877 71.85% 5,622 04.17% 326 7,825
Clay County 16.20% 1,020 79.72% 5,021 04.08% 257 6,298
Clinton County 22.81% 3,945 71.77% 12,412 05.42% 938 17,295
Coles County 33.80% 7,309 60.13% 13,003 06.07% 1,312 21,624
Cook County 74.75% 1,611,946 21.02% 453,287 04.23% 91,223 2,156,456
Crawford County 23.00% 1,992 72.47% 6,277 04.54% 393 8,662
Cumberland County 18.67% 1,031 76.17% 4,206 05.16% 285 5,522
DeKalb County 47.82% 20,466 44.61% 19,091 07.57% 3,238 42,795
De Witt County 25.53% 1,910 67.87% 5,077 06.59% 493 7,480
Douglas County 24.05% 1,949 70.32% 5,698 05.63% 456 8,103
DuPage County 54.20% 228,622 39.45% 166,415 06.34% 26,760 421,797
Edgar County 22.94% 1,793 72.21% 5,645 04.85% 379 7,817
Edwards County 13.09% 434 83.80% 2,778 03.11% 103 3,315
Effingham County 17.65% 3,083 78.08% 13,635 04.27% 745 17,463
Fayette County 19.08% 1,819 77.31% 7,372 03.62% 345 9,536
Ford County 22.43% 1,414 71.07% 4,480 06.50% 410 6,304
Franklin County 25.46% 4,727 70.64% 13,116 03.90% 724 18,567
Fulton County 39.20% 6,133 54.28% 8,492 06.51% 1,019 15,644
Gallatin County 24.38% 657 72.06% 1,942 03.56% 96 2,695
Greene County 21.70% 1,205 74.64% 4,145 03.66% 203 5,553
Grundy County 35.09% 8,065 58.54% 13,454 06.37% 1,463 22,982
Hamilton County 19.34% 802 77.33% 3,206 03.33% 138 4,146
Hancock County 23.82% 2,139 71.60% 6,430 04.59% 412 8,981
Hardin County 19.65% 420 77.35% 1,653 02.99% 64 2,137
Henderson County 33.12% 1,155 61.80% 2,155 05.08% 177 3,487
Henry County 36.51% 8,871 57.55% 13,985 05.94% 1,443 24,299
Iroquois County 19.32% 2,504 75.24% 9,750 05.43% 704 12,958
Jackson County 48.06% 11,634 44.79% 10,843 07.15% 1,730 24,207
Jasper County 18.10% 924 77.85% 3,975 04.05% 207 5,106
Jefferson County 26.26% 4,425 69.40% 11,695 04.34% 731 16,851
Jersey County 24.51% 2,679 70.88% 7,748 04.61% 504 10,931
Jo Daviess County 39.84% 4,462 54.66% 6,121 05.50% 616 11,199
Johnson County 18.94% 1,142 77.09% 4,649 03.98% 240 6,031
Kane County 52.20% 103,665 41.66% 82,734 06.14% 12,203 198,602
Kankakee County 40.64% 18,971 53.83% 25,129 05.53% 2,582 46,682
Kendall County 46.71% 24,884 46.86% 24,961 06.43% 3,423 53,268
Knox County 45.40% 10,083 48.35% 10,737 06.25% 1,387 22,207
Lake County 57.41% 171,095 36.83% 109,767 05.76% 17,151 298,013
LaSalle County 39.73% 19,543 54.26% 26,689 06.01% 2,958 49,190
Lawrence County 21.34% 1,290 74.78% 4,521 03.89% 235 6,046
Lee County 36.22% 5,528 56.42% 8,612 07.36% 1,123 15,263
Livingston County 26.58% 4,023 67.43% 10,208 05.99% 907 15,138
Logan County 27.24% 3,313 67.26% 8,181 05.51% 670 12,164
Macon County 38.60% 18,343 56.54% 26,866 04.86% 2,311 47,520
Macoupin County 30.14% 6,689 64.54% 14,322 05.32% 1,181 22,192
Madison County 39.40% 50,587 54.90% 70,490 05.70% 7,319 128,396
Marion County 25.79% 4,369 70.00% 11,859 04.21% 714 16,942
Marshall County 30.23% 1,789 63.96% 3,785 05.81% 344 5,918
Mason County 31.24% 2,014 62.94% 4,058 05.82% 375 6,447
Massac County 23.46% 1,558 72.98% 4,846 03.55% 236 6,640
McDonough County 40.90% 5,288 52.55% 6,795 06.55% 847 12,930
McHenry County 42.89% 60,803 50.52% 71,612 06.59% 9,347 141,762
McLean County 45.53% 36,196 46.84% 37,237 07.63% 6,067 79,500
Menard County 28.22% 1,817 65.71% 4,231 06.07% 391 6,439
Mercer County 36.41% 3,071 56.99% 4,807 06.60% 557 8,435
Monroe County 28.97% 5,535 66.10% 12,629 04.93% 942 19,106
Montgomery County 27.25% 3,504 67.10% 8,630 05.65% 727 12,861
Morgan County 32.10% 4,696 62.03% 9,076 05.87% 859 14,631
Moultrie County 23.82% 1,481 71.65% 4,455 04.54% 282 6,218
Ogle County 33.77% 8,050 60.21% 14,352 06.02% 1,434 23,836
Peoria County 48.47% 38,060 45.38% 35,633 06.15% 4,832 78,525
Perry County 25.18% 2,462 70.11% 6,855 04.70% 460 9,777
Piatt County 29.65% 2,645 63.16% 5,634 07.19% 641 8,920
Pike County 18.93% 1,413 77.08% 5,754 03.99% 298 7,465
Pope County 17.58% 375 78.67% 1,678 03.75% 80 2,133
Pulaski County 35.47% 962 61.76% 1,675 02.77% 75 2,712
Putnam County 37.18% 1,147 57.28% 1,767 05.54% 171 3,085
Randolph County 24.41% 3,439 71.15% 10,023 04.44% 625 14,087
Richland County 20.74% 1,584 75.13% 5,739 04.14% 316 7,639
Rock Island County 51.23% 32,298 42.82% 26,998 05.95% 3,748 63,044
Saline County 22.80% 2,572 73.35% 8,276 03.86% 435 11,283
Sangamon County 42.25% 40,907 51.58% 49,944 06.17% 5,971 96,822
Schuyler County 28.33% 1,075 66.53% 2,524 05.14% 195 3,794
Scott County 20.65% 535 75.88% 1,966 03.47% 90 2,591
Shelby County 20.91% 2,288 75.19% 8,229 03.90% 427 10,944
St. Clair County 50.51% 60,756 44.78% 53,857 04.71% 5,661 120,274
Stark County 27.70% 751 65.58% 1,778 06.71% 182 2,711
Stephenson County 38.76% 7,768 55.31% 11,083 05.93% 1,188 20,039
Tazewell County 32.53% 20,685 60.87% 38,707 06.60% 4,196 63,588
Union County 28.13% 2,402 67.81% 5,790 04.05% 346 8,538
Vermilion County 32.89% 10,039 62.54% 19,087 04.57% 1,394 30,520
Wabash County 21.26% 1,151 74.74% 4,047 04.01% 217 5,415
Warren County 38.73% 2,987 55.43% 4,275 05.85% 451 7,713
Washington County 19.61% 1,448 75.45% 5,571 04.94% 365 7,384
Wayne County 12.69% 1,048 84.34% 6,967 02.98% 246 8,261
White County 19.37% 1,412 77.36% 5,640 03.28% 239 7,291
Whiteside County 43.68% 11,035 49.93% 12,615 06.38% 1,613 25,263
Will County 50.58% 151,927 44.18% 132,720 05.24% 15,727 300,374
Williamson County 27.20% 8,581 68.38% 21,570 04.42% 1,395 31,546
Winnebago County 47.17% 55,713 47.10% 55,624 05.73% 6,770 118,107
Woodford County 26.17% 5,092 67.86% 13,207 05.97% 1,162 19,461

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2016GEOfficialVote.pdf
  2. ^ http://cookpolitical.com/story/10174.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/offices-on-the-ballots.html/
  4. ^ Mastrangelo, Vito (February 19, 2016). "Dr. Jill Stein Wins ILGP Presidential Preference Vote!". Illinois Green Party. Green Party of the United States. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ Lesiak, Krzysztof (February 21, 2016). "Jill Stein easily wins Illinois Green Party presidential preference vote". American Third Party Report. Independent Political Report. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=2016&def=swg&datatype=national&f=0&off=0&elect=0
  7. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016,
  8. ^ "Illinois Election Results 2016: President Live Map by County, Real-Time Voting Updates". Election Hub. 
  9. ^ "General Election 11/8/2016 Results". Retrieved December 13, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Presidential Results by Congressional District, 2000-2008 – Swing State Project". www.swingstateproject.com. 

External links

  • RNC 2016 Republican Nominating Process
  • Green papers for 2016 primaries, caucuses, and conventions
  • 2016 Presidential primaries, ElectionProjection.com
  • Decision Desk Headquarter Results for Illinois
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