Trump named President, Duckworth and Mendoza win in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on November 9, 2016 at 7:20am

Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States despite losing in Illinois.  Hillary Clinton received around 55-percent of the vote yesterday in her native state, but Trump ran away with Morgan County bringing in 9,060 votes, compared to Clinton’s 4,693, Gary Johnson’s 667 and Jill Stein’s 187.

Tammy Duckworth is moving from the US House to the Senate. She coasted past incumbent Rupublican Mark Kirk last night and told her supporters her message hit the right target…

Senator Kirk didn’t waste time making his concession speech, and it clearly had an upbeat tone…

Breaking down the voting totals from Morgan County, Kirk brought in 9,095 votes compared to Duckworth’s 4,727, Kenton McMillen’s 504 and Scott Summers’ 284.

The Democrat becomes the second woman to represent Illinois in the chamber.

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger is proud of her campaign despite losing on Election Day.  The Republican spoke to supporters last night following her defeat to Democrat Susana Mendoza.

Mendoza looks forward to being a champion for the hardworking men and women of Illinois.

Munger was appointed comptroller by Governor Rauner following the death of Judy Baar Topinka in 2014.  Mendoza will serve the remaining two years of Topinka’s term.

Despite her loss, Munger was the popular vote in Morgan County. Munger lead voting at 9,047, followed by Mendoza with 4,682, Claire Ball with 451 and Tim Curtain with 304.

Audio in the story comes from Metro News.