Youth voter turnout didn’t see any huge changes in northern Illinois...for the most part.
Youth voters between ages 18 and 35 typically make up about 10 to 13 percent of the ballots cast in the U.S. Those statistics still apply within the northern part of the state for the last general election in November. DeKalb County’s youth voters made up about 15 percent of the total ballots cast in the county. Winnebago County’s young voters made up only about one percent of the total.
Republican Tom Cross' lead widened ever so slightly Tuesday in the Illinois Treasurer race. Democrat Mike Frerichs is down by one-one-thousandth of a percentage point.
The Cross campaign alleges some voters in Cook County cast more than one provisional ballot before Election Day. Cross' campaign manager, Kevin Artl, says their office found repeated voters from data provided by the County Clerk.
"We look forward to working with them, making sure that each person only gets one vote."
DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson said it’s time to work on fulfilling the promises he made.
The Sycamore Republican won his first elected four-year term as clerk on Tuesday. The Daily Chronicle reports Johnson is researching a ballot on-demand system that prints individual ballots at the polling place.
Republicans in Illinois have something to be excited about Wednesday. Bruce Rauner has won the governor’s mansion--the first time a Republican has accomplished that in more than a decade.
But Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn isn’t ready yet to concede the election to Rauner.
For more than a year, Illinois voters have been absolutely bombarded with talk of just how bad things are in the state. From financial chaos to mismanagement to uncertainty over billions in unpaid retirement bills--those lines were repeated over and over.