2016 United States presidential election in Illinois

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2016 United States presidential election in Illinois

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Turnout70.56% 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
Clinton:      40–50%      50–60%      70–80%
Trump:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

Results by county showing number of votes by size and candidates by color
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[edit]

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[edit]

Forum[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Analysis[edit]

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 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. The election marked the first time since 1988 in which Illinois did not vote the same as neighboring Wisconsin.

Cook County, the collar counties and the downstate counties of Champaign and McLean were the only ones to swing towards Clinton. Knowing these statistics, if one were to subtract Cook County's total votes from the rest of Illinois, 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[edit]

Results[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

County Clinton% Clinton# Trump% Trump# Others% Others# Total
Adams County 24.08% 7,676 71.48% 22,790 4.65% 1,481 31,883
Alexander County 44.75% 1,262 53.05% 1,496 2.20% 62 2,820
Bond County 27.68% 2,068 65.43% 4,888 7.42% 554 7,471
Boone County 39.65% 8,986 54.19% 12,282 6.45% 1,461 22,666
Brown County 20.18% 476 76.13% 1,796 3.69% 87 2,359
Bureau County 36.86% 6,029 56.75% 9,281 6.60% 1,079 16,355
Calhoun County 28.89% 739 67.28% 1,721 3.95% 101 2,558
Carroll County 33.18% 2,447 60.13% 4,434 6.94% 512 7,374
Cass County 32.04% 1,621 63.56% 3,216 4.70% 238 5,060
Champaign County 55.77% 50,137 37.12% 33,368 7.85% 7,061 89,903
Christian County 26.01% 3,992 68.70% 10,543 5.40% 829 15,346
Clark County 23.99% 1,877 71.85% 5,622 4.37% 342 7,825
Clay County 16.20% 1,020 79.72% 5,021 4.32% 272 6,298
Clinton County 22.81% 3,945 71.77% 12,412 5.61% 970 17,295
Coles County 33.80% 7,309 60.13% 13,003 6.32% 1,367 21,624
Cook County 74.75% 1,611,946 21.02% 453,287 4.33% 93,343 2,156,456
Crawford County 23.00% 1,992 72.47% 6,277 4.64% 402 8,662
Cumberland County 18.67% 1,031 76.17% 4,206 5.23% 289 5,522
DeKalb County 47.82% 20,466 44.61% 19,091 8.05% 3,445 42,795
DeWitt County 25.53% 1,910 67.87% 5,077 6.75% 505 7,480
Douglas County 24.05% 1,949 70.32% 5,698 5.90% 478 8,103
DuPage County 54.20% 228,622 39.45% 166,415 6.78% 28,610 421,797
Edgar County 22.94% 1,793 72.21% 5,645 5.14% 402 7,817
Edwards County 13.09% 434 83.80% 2,778 3.38% 112 3,315
Effingham County 17.65% 3,083 78.08% 13,635 4.55% 795 17,463
Fayette County 19.08% 1,819 77.31% 7,372 3.75% 358 9,536
Ford County 22.43% 1,414 71.07% 4,480 7.04% 444 6,304
Franklin County 25.46% 4,727 70.64% 13,116 3.90% 724 18,567
Fulton County 39.20% 6,133 54.28% 8,492 6.56% 1,026 15,644
Gallatin County 24.38% 657 72.06% 1,942 3.71% 100 2,695
Greene County 21.70% 1,205 74.64% 4,145 3.76% 209 5,553
Grundy County 35.09% 8,065 58.54% 13,454 6.54% 1,503 22,982
Hamilton County 19.34% 802 77.33% 3,206 3.57% 148 4,146
Hancock County 23.82% 2,139 71.60% 6,430 5.34% 480 8,981
Hardin County 19.65% 420 77.35% 1,653 2.99% 64 2,137
Henderson County 33.12% 1,155 61.80% 2,155 5.13% 179 3,487
Henry County 36.51% 8,871 57.55% 13,985 6.21% 1,508 24,299
Iroquois County 19.32% 2,504 75.24% 9,750 5.73% 742 12,958
Jackson County 48.06% 11,634 44.79% 10,843 7.40% 1,791 24,207
Jasper County 18.10% 924 77.85% 3,975 4.17% 213 5,106
Jefferson County 26.26% 4,425 69.40% 11,695 4.49% 756 16,851
Jersey County 24.51% 2,679 70.88% 7,748 4.67% 511 10,931
Jo Daviess County 39.84% 4,462 54.66% 6,121 5.73% 642 11,199
Johnson County 18.94% 1,142 77.09% 4,649 4.16% 251 6,031
Kane County 52.20% 103,665 41.66% 82,734 6.50% 12,912 198,602
Kankakee County 40.64% 18,971 53.83% 25,129 5.74% 2,681 46,682
Kendall County 46.71% 24,884 46.86% 24,961 6.76% 3,602 53,268
Knox County 45.40% 10,083 48.35% 10,737 6.41% 1,423 22,207
Lake County 57.41% 171,095 36.83% 109,767 6.09% 18,148 298,013
LaSalle County 39.73% 19,543 54.26% 26,689 6.12% 3,012 49,190
Lawrence County 21.34% 1,290 74.78% 4,521 4.09% 247 6,046
Lee County 36.22% 5,528 56.42% 8,612 7.61% 1,162 15,263
Livingston County 26.58% 4,023 67.43% 10,208 6.43% 974 15,138
Logan County 27.24% 3,313 67.26% 8,181 6.26% 761 12,164
Macon County 38.60% 18,343 56.54% 26,866 5.05% 2,398 47,520
Macoupin County 30.14% 6,689 64.54% 14,322 5.46% 1,212 22,192
Madison County 39.40% 50,587 54.90% 70,490 5.98% 7,680 128,396
Marion County 25.79% 4,369 70.00% 11,859 4.34% 736 16,942
Marshall County 30.23% 1,789 63.96% 3,785 6.17% 365 5,918
Mason County 31.24% 2,014 62.94% 4,058 5.93% 382 6,447
Massac County 23.46% 1,558 72.98% 4,846 3.77% 250 6,640
McDonough County 40.90% 5,288 52.55% 6,795 6.94% 897 12,930
McHenry County 42.89% 60,803 50.52% 71,612 6.96% 9,868 141,762
McLean County 45.53% 36,196 46.84% 37,237 8.05% 6,402 79,500
Menard County 28.22% 1,817 65.71% 4,231 6.46% 416 6,439
Mercer County 36.41% 3,071 56.99% 4,807 6.75% 569 8,435
Monroe County 28.97% 5,535 66.10% 12,629 4.93% 942 19,106
Montgomery County 27.25% 3,504 67.10% 8,630 5.78% 744 12,861
Morgan County 32.10% 4,696 62.03% 9,076 5.97% 873 14,631
Moultrie County 23.82% 1,481 71.65% 4,455 4.74% 295 6,218
Ogle County 33.77% 8,050 60.21% 14,352 6.15% 1,467 23,836
Peoria County 48.47% 38,060 45.38% 35,633 6.89% 5,408 78,525
Perry County 25.18% 2,462 70.11% 6,855 4.92% 481 9,777
Piatt County 29.65% 2,645 63.16% 5,634 7.77% 693 8,920
Pike County 18.93% 1,413 77.08% 5,754 4.19% 313 7,465
Pope County 17.58% 375 78.67% 1,678 3.89% 83 2,133
Pulaski County 35.47% 962 61.76% 1,675 2.77% 75 2,712
Putnam County 37.18% 1,147 57.28% 1,767 5.58% 172 3,085
Randolph County 24.41% 3,439 71.15% 10,023 4.52% 637 14,087
Richland County 20.74% 1,584 75.13% 5,739 4.27% 326 7,639
Rock Island County 51.23% 32,298 42.82% 26,998 6.14% 3,874 63,044
Saint Clair County 50.51% 60,756 44.78% 53,857 4.26% 466 10,944
Saline County 22.80% 2,572 73.35% 8,276 4.96% 5,967 120,274
Sangamon County 42.25% 40,907 51.58% 49,944 3.97% 448 11,283
Schuyler County 28.33% 1,075 66.53% 2,524 6.59% 6,379 96,822
Scott County 20.65% 535 75.88% 1,966 5.30% 201 3,794
Shelby County 20.91% 2,288 75.19% 8,229 3.71% 96 2,591
Stark County 27.70% 751 65.58% 1,778 6.93% 188 2,711
Stephenson County 38.76% 7,768 55.31% 11,083 6.16% 1,235 20,039
Tazewell County 32.53% 20,685 60.87% 38,707 7.14% 4,539 63,588
Union County 28.13% 2,402 67.81% 5,790 4.19% 358 8,538
Vermilion County 32.89% 10,039 62.54% 19,087 4.73% 1,443 30,520
Wabash County 21.26% 1,151 74.74% 4,047 4.25% 230 5,415
Warren County 38.73% 2,987 55.43% 4,275 6.07% 468 7,713
Washington County 19.61% 1,448 75.45% 5,571 5.08% 375 7,384
Wayne County 12.69% 1,048 84.34% 6,967 3.03% 250 8,261
White County 19.37% 1,412 77.36% 5,640 3.35% 244 7,291
Whiteside County 43.68% 11,035 49.93% 12,615 6.45% 1,629 25,263
Will County 50.58% 151,927 44.18% 132,720 5.41% 16,251 300,374
Williamson County 27.20% 8,581 68.38% 21,570 4.67% 1,472 31,546
Winnebago County 47.17% 55,713 47.10% 55,624 5.96% 7,038 118,107
Woodford County 26.17% 5,092 67.86% 13,207 6.85% 1,333 19,461

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2016GEOfficialVote.pdf
  2. ^ "2016 National Popular Vote Tracker". Cook Political Report. Archived from the original on 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  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.

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