November 4 Evening Edition

— Chicago protest: Group marches through Loop calling on President Trump to concede 2020 election
— Trump sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wisconsin recount in 2020 presidential election results;-asks-for-wis-recount/7631661/
— 2020 Presidential Election Results: Live updates as Trump, Biden race to 270 electoral votes President Trump, former VP Biden wins hinge on key battleground states – AP
— Protesters gather in cities across the US, no wide unrest seen – AP
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 7,538 coronavirus cases along with 55 deaths
— Rep. Lauren Underwood, Jim Oberweis locked in neck-and-neck race in 14th District Oberweis leads Underwood by fewer than 1K votes – Karen Jordan and Diane Pathieu

— Biden Takes Mich., Wisc.; Trump Vows Legal Fight Biden holds a 237 to 213 Electoral College advantage over Trump with nine states yet to be called. It takes 270 electoral votes to win
— Chicago Officials Prepared for Planned Protests Wednesday
— 14th District Race Between Rep. Lauren Underwood and Jim Oberweis Remains Tight
— Lightfoot ‘Heartened’ as City Remains Calm, But Urges Residents to Remain Diligent
— Younger Voters Leading Charge in Chicago’s Record-Breaking Turnout So Far, Election Officials Say

— GOP Candidate Jim Oberweis Declares Victory, But Democrat Lauren Underwood Does Not Concede In Tight 14th Congressional District Race

— Balance of power: GOP to maintain U.S. Senate majority as Democrats cling to U.S. House control – Catherine Park and Chris Williams

— Peaceful crowd marches through Loop to demand every vote be counted; data shows income tax amendment voted down across state
— Republican Jim Oberweis claims victory, but Rep. Lauren Underwood says ‘thousands’ of votes remain uncounted in close 14th District race – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 7,538 new known COVID-19 cases and 55 additional deaths reported Wednesday; no Chicago travel quarantine order update this week
— Pritzker loses ‘fair tax’ ballot fight | Will election be a referendum on House Speaker Michael Madigan? | All eyes on battleground states in Trump vs. Biden – LISA DONOVAN
— Democrats look to have had big day in Kane County – STEVE LORD and MEGAN JONES
— OUTSTANDING: Western Springs voters say no to marijuana businesses in their town – KIMBERLY FORNEK

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed a clear winner Tuesday as 6 suburbs vote to allow recreational sales, 5 states legalize pot in some form Voters in Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Wilmette, Batavia and Glen Ellyn all backed ballot measures paving the way for dispensaries to sell recreational pot. – Tom Schuba

— ‘A very stressful situation’: Why election night results were delayed in DuPage, Lake counties – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: According to a report, the DuPage County Election Division is processing 24,000 vote-by-mail ballots (VBM) that came in Friday-Monday that the signatures were verified on and those will be posted soon. There are 2,547 provisional ballots and 23,000 VBM ballots that have not been returned yet.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The DuPage County clerk’s office had posted some early and vote-by-mail counts, but none from its 930 precincts, before a 45-minute glitch snarled the transfer of data from the tabulation system to the website, Chief Deputy County Clerk Adam Johnson said. Tallies weren’t updated again until well after 10 p.m., and vote totals from all precincts weren’t posted until 1 a.m. . .A slew of tight races in DuPage, paired with the national attention placed on vote-counting processes, resulted in a “very stressful situation,” made worse when the data export tool froze, Johnson said. Election judges continued tabulating votes while the technical problems were being addressed, he said. Election authorities anticipated processing a high volume of ballots, Johnson said, and aside from the glitch, everything went according to plan. Additional vote-by-mail ballots were being processed Wednesday, with more expected to roll in over the next two weeks, he said, and the clerk’s office communicated frequently with party leaders on both sides. But DuPage County Republican Party Chairman Jim Zay called the delay “unacceptable,” saying the state’s second-largest county should be better equipped to handle the election night rush. “We’ve had too many elections that we’ve had these issues,” he said. “It has to be fixed.” Johnson acknowledged the county’s systems are slow and outdated, adding to what is already a high-pressure situation for candidates, voters and election officials. “We’re being as transparent as possible,” he said. “We have a constant inflow of ballots … and we just had a lot of data to update over the course of the evening.”)
— Suburbs opt for Biden over Trump as transition from red to blue continues – Marni Pyke
— Republican incumbent Wehrli ousted in House District 41 – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Congressional race between Underwood and Oberweis still too close to call – Russell Lissau
— Democrats gain ground in once solidly red DuPage County – Katlyn Smith
— Republican challenger Lewis defeats Pappas in 45th District state house race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Outstanding ballots casting uncertainty on McHenry County election results – Kelli Duncan
— Incumbent Republican Deanne Mazzochi wins in House District 47 race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Democrats making headway in Kane County Board races – James Fuller
— Republican incumbent Wheeler wins fourth term in 50th House District – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Democrat Ness ousts Republican incumbent Skillicorn in House 66th District – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Republican incumbent Ugaste wins Illinois House 65th District seat – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Republican incumbent Reick wins House 63rd District race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Incumbent Republican Grant holds on to House District 42 seat despite controversy – Madhu Krishnamurthy

— GOP megadonors’ investments pay off. Their money paid off in the ‘fair tax’ and Supreme Court fights. – A.D. QUIG
— ‘Fair tax’ flop leaves Pritzker, local governments scrambling to fill budget holes. The financial squeeze on the state, the CTA and other agencies tightens as voters say “no” to new taxes and Washington remains divided. – GREG HINZ

— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker warns of 15% cuts in spending because of ‘fair tax’ failure – KELSEY LANDIS

— Bill Brady not seeking GOP leadership post; could run for governor be next? – LENORE SOBOTA

— Democrats make big gains on DuPage County Board – BOB RAKOW
— Good night for incumbent state legislators in DuPage County – BOB RAKOW

— DuPage Democrats Poised To Take County Board. Republicans lose three seats, according to unofficial returns. In another district, a Democrat is behind by 18 votes. – David Giuliani

— Elmhurst Resident Loses County Board Seat: Results Republicans lose three seats, according to unofficial returns. In another district, a Democrat is behind by 18 votes. – David Giuliani

— Just 1 Chicago Ward Voted For President Trump Over Joe Biden President Donald Trump was the winner in a Far Northwest Side ward, but Joe Biden claimed the rest of the city. – Kelly Bauer

— My decision not to seek re-election as Senate GOP Leader

— Election Update: What We Know So Far – David E. Smith


— ILGOP: “We must eliminate all Madigan loyalists and the scourge of corruption that they actively enable”
— Ives concedes
— Pritzker’s graduated income tax campaign concedes defeat after huge loss
— The HDem caucus appears to be majority female come January
— ILGOP: “We must eliminate all Madigan loyalists and the scourge of corruption that they actively enable”
— 7,538 new cases, 55 additional deaths, 3,761 hospitalized, 776 in the ICU, 327 on ventilators, 8.5 percent average case positivity rate, 10.1 percent average test positivity rate

— Trump campaign to request recount in Wisconsin, citing ‘irregularities’ – Dave Boyer
— Trump campaign sues Pennsylvania elections officials to stop ballot-counting temporarily – Dave Boyer

— Trump assembles team to fight for recounts as lawsuits fly in battleground states – Rob Crilly

— Trump Derides ‘Surprise Ballot Dumps’ — 1000s Of Votes, ALL For Biden, Magically Appear
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oregon Becomes First US State To Decriminalize Possession Of Hard Drugs

— President Trump says he’ll to go to Supreme Court in attempt to keep states from counting suspicious ballots Fighting words – SARAH TAYLOR
— As Pennsylvania counts over 2 million mail-in ballots that could sway state to Biden, GOP leaders call for PA secretary of state’s resignation ‘They don’t like the late counting of ballots because they don’t like anything that allows more eligible voters to be enfranchised’ – DAVE URBANSKI
— Defiant Trump campaign insists they can still take Arizona and Nevada to win re-election. No concession speech yet. – PHIL SHIVER

— Trump Will ‘Immediately’ Request A Recount In Wisconsin, Campaign Manager Bill Stepien Announces – CHRISTIAN DATOC

— Biased Media Monopolies Shouldn’t Arbitrate What’s Newsworthy – Larry Bell

— Trump Campaign Files Suit to Halt Ballot Counting in Michigan – ZACHARY STIEBER
— Trump Says He Won in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia – JACK PHILLIPS

— Where things stand in the uncalled states – MAX GREENWOOD
— Biden wins battleground Michigan – JULIA MANCHESTER

— Trump campaign mounts legal barrage in three states as narrow margins raise stakes for battles over which ballots will count
— Biden projected to win Wisconsin as Trump campaign will seek recount
— Where votes are still being counted – Harry Stevens, Adrian Blanco and Dan Keating
— Trump campaign was livid when Fox News called Arizona for Biden — and tensions boiled over on-air – Sarah Ellison
— Pollster says his industry is in shambles after Trump outperforms predictions: ‘It is devastating’ – Douglas Ernst
— Confusion and conflict stir online as Trump claims victory, questions states’ efforts to count ballots As mainstream social media sites raced to address suspect claims, the chaotic environment showcased the fractured nature of the Internet – Craig Timberg, Tony Romm, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Drew Harwell
— Coronavirus updates: United States tops 100,000 new coronavirus cases in a day for first time

— Illinois Tax Repudiation Voters may force needed reform by rejecting Gov. Pritzker’s tax hike. – Editorial

— Voters Reject Post-Election Unity, Say Violence More Likely If Trump Wins (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.