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Election results for Illinois Governor

Last night, Republican Bruce Rauner won a close race for the Governor of Illinois over incumbent Pat Quinn.

Throughout the entirety of this tight election, there were a tremendous amount of numbers thrown around, including voter turnout, polling data, ballot demographics, historical figures, and even dollars spent.

Chicago Inno loves data, so let's dive into all of the significant numbers involved with the 2014 Illinois Gubernatorial Election...

With 99.54% of the ballots tallied, Rauner captured 50.73% (1, 757, 569) of the vote. Quinn had 45.89% (1, 589, 993) and Libertarian Chad Grimm had 3.38% (117, 060). In 2010, Quinn won with 1, 745, 219 votes, only 12, 350 less than Rauner's 2014 total. This year, Quinn lost nearly 200, 000 votes.

Out of Illinois' 102 counties, Rauner won 101 of them. Quinn took Cook County with 65% of the votes, but registered nearly 112, 000 votes less in the area than he had in 2010.

As of Wednesday morning, 354, 699 Chicagoans turned out for election day and 142, 848 had filled out early/absentee ballots.

Last week, WalletHub ranked Illinois as the 27th “most politically engaged State” in country, right in the middle of the pack. To assemble the rankings, the site measured a variety of statistics, including “the percentage of registered voters in the 2012 presidential election to the total political contributions per adult population.”

Yesterday, 36.4% percent of registered voters in Chicago hit the polls. The 19th Ward experienced the highest turnout, with 52.3%, and the city's 15th Ward had the lowest, with 22.2%. All of these numbers are up considerably from March, when less than 10% of registered voters cast a ballot.

Here's the voter turnout by age group in the city:

  • 18-24: 20, 822
  • 25-34: 72, 470
  • 35-44: 81, 939
  • 45-54: 96, 426
  • 55-64: 104, 795
  • 65-74: 73, 051
  • 75+: 48, 041

Couple things to note about this. 1., over 40% of voters in Chicago were between 45-64. 2., 4% of the voters were under 25.

Other Numbers:

Earlier this week, Nate Silver, statistician and famed 'election predictor' gave Quinn a 66% chance of winning the race. However, this isn't the first time that Silver's gotten the Illinois governor's race wrong; in 2010, he gave Quinn an 18.3% chance of beating Bill Brady. Following Quinn's victory, he called it "probably the biggest general election polling blunder of the past six years."


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