Nearly 130,000 Illinois Voters Didn't Vote For President

Dec 30, 2016

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Hillary Clinton won the presidential race in the State of Illinois.  But may voters chose "none of the above."  

Nearly 130-thousand voters skipped the presidential category on the ballot, leaving that blank.  That's more than three times the number who sat out the presidential race 4 years earlier.   

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform compiled the numbers.  But the group can't point to one specific reason why so many voters avoided making a choice this time.   

And it wasn't just Illinois.  Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota voters also saw an increase in voters staying away from casting a ballot for president.    

Missouri, Wisconsin, and Kentucky all had more people vote in the presidential race compared to four years ago.   

Clinton won Illinois, but a county by county breakdown shows she only won 11 of the state's 102 counties.

Overall, the total number of ballots cast was higher than four years ago. 

 

Credit Illinois Campaign For Political Reform