David Orr, Cook County Clerk
         

Post-Election Report highlights turnout, trends 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 10, 2012

Courtney Greve: 312.603.0931 312.502.3267
courtney.greve@cookcountyil.gov

Suburban Cook County voters selected President Barack Obama in 79 percent of precincts and 25 of 30 townships, according to a Nov. 6, 2012 Post-Election Report issued today by Clerk David Orr.

“Illinois may not have been a swing state, but voters here certainly wanted to have their voices heard,” Orr said. “More than 1 million suburban Cook County voters cast ballots – and more than a quarter of those were cast before Election Day.”

Like in 2008, President Obama often won by wide margins. For example, in a dozen precincts Obama secured 99 percent of the vote.

Calumet Township had the highest percentage (93%) of Democratic votes for president, while Barrington had the highest percentage (62%) of Republican votes for president.

Download the full Post-Election Report for more analysis, trends and maps.  

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