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Election watch: 2016

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Election watch: 2016

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By Daily Illini Staff Report

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Update: 11:20 p.m.

The Republican nominee Donald J. Trump continues to lead with 244 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton has 209.

The battle ground states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota New Hampshire, Maine, Alaska, Arizona and Nevada are still too close to call.

Update: 10:45

Tammy Duckworth takes Champaign County with 51 percent of the vote, as the final votes are tallied. Incumbent Mark Kirk lost with 43 percent of the vote.

The question of public opinion on legalizing marijuana won with 72 percent of the City of Champaign township in favor and 76 percent of the Cunningham township in favor, which includes Urbana.

The proposition to update and build the Unit 4 Champaign School District passed with 67 percent in favor.

Susana Mendoza (D) won the close race for Comptroller against Leslie Munger (R). Mendoza received 47 percent of the vote. Munger received 46 percent.

Mark D. Wicklund (D) won against Rodney Davis (R) for Congressional Representative of the 13th District. Wicklund received 57 percent of the vote. Davis received 42 percent.

Scott M. Bennett (D) won the race for State Senator against Michael P. Madigan (R). Bennett received 65 percent of the vote and Madigan received 35 percent of the vote.  

John Farney (R) won a close race against George Danos (D) for Auditor of Champaign County. Farney received 50.08 percent of the vote while Danos received 49.92 percent of the vote.

Duane Northrup (R) received 56 percent of the vote from all 118 precincts, beating Alexander Rounds (D) for Coroner of Champaign County. Rounds received 44 percent of the vote.

Mark Shelden (R) won the majority of votes for Recorder of Deeds for Champaign County against Mathew J. Duco (D). Shelden received 51 percent of the votes while Duco received 49 percent of the votes.

Julia R. Rietz (D) won the race for State’s Attorney of Champaign County. She received 57 percent of the vote from all 118 precincts. Meanwhile, George Vargas (R) received 43 percent of the vote.

Katie Blakeman will be the new Champaign County Circuit Clerk. Blakeman was the only candidate running for the position.

Carol Ammons will continue in her position as the representative from the 103rd district.

Update: 10:02 p.m.

The final counts for Champaign County are in with all 118 precincts reporting.

Hillary Clinton wins the presidential bid with 55 percent and 49,694 total votes.

Donald J. Trump received 37 percent and 33,235 total votes.

Update: 9:41 p.m.

The State of Illinois officially goes to Hillary Clinton with the 20 electoral votes increasing her total to 109. Donald Trump has a total of 168.

Update: 9:37

Scott M. Bennett (D) still leads against Michael P. Madigan (R) for State Senator of the 52nd state legislative district.

Bennett has 66 percent of the vote and Madigan has 35 percent of the vote, with 72 percent of the precincts counted.

The race for Auditor of Champaign County remains close with 75 percent of the precincts counted.

George Danos (D) has around 50.05 percent of the vote, while John Farney (R) has 49.95 percent.

Duane Northrup (R) leads the race for Coroner of Champaign County with 56 percent of the vote. Alexander Rounds (D) falls behind with 44 percent of the vote. So far, 75 percent of the precincts have been counted.

Update: 9:16 p.m.

The amendment to Illinois Constitution is projected to pass, with 75 percent of the precincts reporting.

71 percent of voters are in favor.

Hillary Clinton’s lead decreases by four percentage points to 55 percent of the vote. Donald J. Trump increased to 36 percent.

Tammy Duckworth continues to lead with 52 percent of the vote and Mark Kirk is raking in 43 percent of the vote.

The comptroller race is getting closer with Susana Mendoza at 48 percent and Leslie Munger receiving 46 percent of the vote.

In the congressional race for the 13th district, Mark Wicklund has received 57 percent of the vote and Rodney Davis has 43 percent of the vote.

Update: 8:55 p.m.

Champaign County is reporting that 52 percent of the precincts have been counted.

Of the total voter turnout, 40 percent were cast through early voting, Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten said.

Update: 8:40 p.m.

Polls between Clinton and Trump grow closer with Clinton ahead with 59 percent of the vote and Trump trailing with 33 percent, with 23 percent of precincts reporting.

Tammy Duckworth (D) keeps her lead with 55 percent of the vote. The incumbent, Mark Kirk (R), has 39 percent of the vote.

Susana Mendoza has a little over half the votes with 51 percent. Leslie Munger (R) has 43 percent of the vote.

Mark Wicklund (D) leads the race for the 13th congressional district with 61.09 percent of the vote. The incumbent Rodney Davis (R) has 38.64 percent, with 21.69 percent of the precincts reporting.

Update: 8:16 p.m.

The road to 270 electoral votes is closing in with Donald Trump collecting 129. Hillary Clinton is behind 32 votes with a total of 97.

Update: 8:10 p.m.

In the Illinois State Senate race, Scott M. Bennett (D) is leading with 70 percent of the votes in the 52nd State Legislative District.

Trailing behind at 30 percent is Michael P. Madigan (R).

So far, 26,851 votes have been counted.

Zero of the precincts are counted.

In the race for Champaign County Auditor, George Danos (D) is leading with 56.35 percent of the vote. John Farney (R) is trailing with 46.35 percent of the vote.

A total of 35,100 votes have been counted so far, but zero of 118 precincts have been tallied.

Duane Northrup (R) is leading the Champaign County Coroner race with 50.30 percent of the vote. Alexander Rounds (D) trails with 49.70 percent of the vote with a total of 34,412 votes counted.

In the race for Recorder of Deeds of Champaign County, Matthew J. Duco (D) is leading with 53.23 percent of the votes over Mark Shelden (R), who currently has 46.77 percent of the vote.

Update: 7:54 p.m.

Donald J. Trump is leading the race with 60 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton has 48.

To win, the candidate needs 270 electoral votes.

Update: 7:43 p.m.

In the Illinois Comptroller race, Susana Mendoza (D) is leading with 53 percent of the vote with 19,224 votes.

Leslie Munger (R) has 41 percent of the vote with 14,773 votes.

For the representative in the 13th Congressional district race, Mark Wicklund (D) is winning with 62.41 percent of the vote with 18,215 votes.

Incumbent Rodney Davis has 37 percent of the vote with 10,888 votes.

Zero percent of the precincts are counted.

Update: 7:35 p.m.

Out of 38,000 ballots counted so far, Hillary Clinton is leading Champaign County with 62.55 percent of the vote with 23,646 votes.

Donald J. Trump is behind with 30.30 percent of the vote with 11,454 votes.

U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth has 58.77 percent of the vote with 21,628 votes.

Update: 7:00 p.m.

As the polls close in Illinois, voting results for the national, state and local elections will be coming in. Residents can see results here.

The City of Champaign has 39 precincts and the City of Urbana has 23. The Champaign County also has 56 precincts up for grabs.

The positions up for grabs include: President of the United States, United States Senator, Illinois State Senator, Illinois comptroller. Champaign County Coroner, Champaign County State’s Attorney, Champaign County Recorder Of Deeds, Champaign County Auditor, Champaign County Commissioner and Champaign County Board District 9.

Tonight the results will be in for local, state and national elections. The Daily Illini will report on the most up-to-date information as it becomes available.

As votes begin to pour in across the nation, the first states are being called for republican and democratic presidential candidates.

The republican nominee, Donald J. Trump won in Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. The democratic nominee won Vermont, the AP is reporting.

As the results come in, The Daily Illini will be with students reacting and reflecting to the election atmosphere.

Two races for state and Champaign county positions are already decided because two candidates ran unopposed.

Illinois State Representative, Illinois State House 103rd District

Carol Ammons will continue in her position as the representative from the 103rd district.

A member of the Illinois General Assembly. The elected representative works to write and pass legislation that represents their district’s interests in Springfield. The Illinois House of Representatives has 118 members.

Ammons has served since Jan. 2015. 

Champaign County Circuit Clerk

Katie Blakeman will be the new Champaign County Circuit Clerk. Blakeman was the only candidate running for the position.

 

Timeline of events for election night:

6 p.m. CST polls close on the East Coast

7 p.m. polls close in Illinois

9 p.m. polls will close on the West Coast.

When the polls close, the results will be taken from the precincts to the Brookens Administrative Center where they will be tallied. The results will be reported as soon as they are available. Precincts are counted and announced on a rolling basis.

Stay with The Daily Illini for updates to this story.

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A previous version of this story said Katie Blakeman was elected as the Champaign County Clerk. 

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