November 4 Morning Edition

— 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
— Trump wants Supreme Court involved in 2020 presidential election results Biden campaign calls comments ‘outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect’ – AP

— Live Election Updates: Votes Continue to Be Counted, Several Key Races Still Undecided
— Razor-Thin Margin Separates Biden, Trump in Wisconsin Race More than 1.9 million people voted early, either by mail or in person, because of the coronavirus pandemic

— Democrat Sean Casten Wins Re-Election To U.S. House In Illinois’ 6th Congressional District
— Illinois Voters Rejecting Proposed Graduated Income Tax

— Illinois election live updates: Here’s where things stand Wednesday morning with key Chicago-area results
— Casten declares victory over Ives in west suburban congressional race – JOHN BYRNE
— With all precincts counted, just 154 votes separate Yang Rohr from Wehrli in battle for District 41 House seat – SUZANNE BAKER
— With all precincts counted, Chavez leads Coyne in race for DuPage County Board District 5 seat – SUZANNE BAKER
— In Illinois, Biden wins across all broad demographic groups: AP survey of Illinois voters – JOE MAHR

— Incumbent Costa Howard holds lead in 48th District race – Katlyn Smith

— Trump-Biden race may be too close to call for days As of 5 a.m. today, Biden had 238 electoral votes while Trump had 213, leaving both shy of the 270 needed to secure immediate victories. – BLOOMBERG

— When will votes be counted in Illinois? (DIERSEN: How many ballots have not been counted yet in each of the 108 election authorities in Illinois?)

— Davis wins rematch with Londrigan, gets 5th term – Bernard Schoenburg
— Election fears, COVID and civil unrest fire-up Central Illinois gun, ammo sales – Tony Reid

— Illinois voters sour on state of nation – AP

— Republican Darin LaHood wins reelection to U.S. House in Illinois’ 18th Congressional District – AP
— Republican Adam Kinzinger wins reelection to U.S. House in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District – AP
— Newcomer David Friess wins seat for Illinois’ 116th Representative District – Kenzie Dillow

— Killbride not retained for Illinois Supreme Court – Greg Bishop

— Pritzker pressures local officials to enforce mitigation orders – PETER HANCOCK

— Ugaste-Paschke Race Close
— Skillicorn and Ness in Close Race
— McHenry County Election Results Do NOT Yet Include Early and Vote by Mail Ballots
— Appointing City Clerks in Algonquin and McHenry Losing Big
— IL-06: Election Night Returns UPDATED 9:28PM CST
— IL-14: Election Night Returns Updated 9:25 PM CST
— Jack Franks’ Abolish the Coroner as an Elective Office Referendum Being Trashed, Just as Is Franks’ Re-Election Effort
— GOP Countywide Candidates Smashing Opponents
— All Three Republican Judicial Candidates Winning
— Republican State Rep. Candidates Winning in McHenry County
— Tax Hike Amendment Getting Crushed in McHenry County, 3 Votes Against for Every 1 Vote in Favor
— Trump Carrying McHenry County over 2-1, Biden Receiving Under 30%
— Republicans Take Early County Board Leads
— Jack Franks Ousted from McHenry County Board Chairmanship by Republican Businessman Mike Buehler
— Marty McLaughlin Beats Mike Madigan Mail Deluge for David McSweeney’s Seat
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Slightly Expands Lead Updated 12:35 AM CST 11/4/20
— Republican Judges Elected
— Republican State Rep. Dan Ugaste Withstands Blistering TV Ad Campaign Financed by Mike Madigan Interests
— Democrat Suzanne Ness Beats Republican Allen Skillicorn in State Rep. Race
— Two New Female Democrats Ahead of GOP Incumbents for County Board
— Countywide GOP Candidates See Margins Diminish as Early and Mailed In Votes Combined with Heavily GOP In-Person Election Day Votes
— Trump Lead Drastically Cut by Inclusion of Early and Mailed In Votes
— IL 6/14: Ives Loses McHenry County, Oberweis Wins It
— In-Person Marengo Voters Turn Thumbs Down on Jack Franks
— Franks Wins Very Few Precincts in Votes Cast Election Day
— Appointing City Clerks in Algonquin and McHenry Losing Big

— Colleges dropping ACT, SAT scores – Christopher Vondracek

— GOP Keeps Senate Majority
— Republicans File Suit In Pa. To Block The Curing Of Mail-In Ballots
— Where It Stands: States Still Counting Millions Of Votes
— Democrat Cities: From Peaceful Protest To Riots
— All 4 Members Of The Squad Reelected
— Politico: Dems Are Waking Up To An ‘Abject Disaster’

— Here’s Why We Could Be In For A Week Of Chaos – VARUN HUKERI

— Election Undecided Democrats Deploy Chaos Strategy To Oust Trump – George Rasley

— Big Night for Conservative Women in Congress – John Gizzi

— GOP Rep. Rodney Davis fends off Democratic challenger in Illinois – SCOTT WONG
— Bipartisan lawmakers condemn Trump for declaring victory prematurely – TAL AXELROD

— Biden asks supporters to ‘keep the faith,’ while Trump prematurely declares victory, claims opponents trying to ‘steal’ election. Both presidential candidates predicted ultimate victory in late-night statements.

— U.S. Election Day unfolds smoothly, despite fears of disruption – Michael Martina, Rich McKay, Ernest Scheyder

— Lumber yards see record sales for plywood as stores, businesses board up – Leticia Miranda

— Media has a meltdown as Biden fails to deliver a landslide – Kyle Smith

— Some battleground states remain too close to call in the presidential race. See where votes are still being counted.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump has attacked democracy’s institutions, but never so blatantly as he did overnight.”

— Protesters in Washington, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Portland take to the streets amid Election Night vote tallies – Chris Quintana, N’dea Yancey-Bragg, Jordan Culver

— Election 2020: Push to Seize Edge in Presidential Count Begins As vote counting continues in a few battleground states, prospects for legal action hang over race – John McCormick, Michael C. Bender and Eliza Collins
— In Election Night Remarks, Trump, Biden See Victory in Touching Distance As counting continued, the margin between the candidates was razor thin – Ken Thomas and Andrew Restuccia
— Zoom Video Tackles Tricky Role of Policing Its Service Videoconferencing app is looking at its handling of politically sensitive public events after recent criticisms – Aaron Tilley
— Election Day 2020: Economy, Coronavirus and Race Split U.S. Electorate Biden shows strength among women, suburban voters; Trump finds support in rural America – John McCormick and Chad Day
— Daily U.S. Cases Second-Highest on Election Day

— USPS Misses Court’s Deadline for Sweep of Mail-In Ballots – Erik Larson

— How many ballots have not been counted yet in each of the 108 election authorities in Illinois? How many and what percent of the registered voters in your precinct voted? According to the DuPage County Election Division, in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9, it was 413 or 79.12% of the 522 registered voters. If deadwood on the voter rolls was removed, the percentage would be higher. How many votes and what percent did the Republican candidates get in your precinct? See below for my precinct. In my opinion, Democrats targeted my precinct because Ives’ campaign headquarters is in it. – Dave Diersen

Trump/Biden – 148 (36.72%)
Mark Curran – 181 (44.15%)
Jeanne Ives – 173 (42.72%)
Amy Grant – 200 (50.13%)
Bob Berlin – 303 (100%)
Christopher Kachiroubas – 211 (53.69%)
Robert Grogan – 216 (54.82%)
Richard Jorgensen 226 (57.51%)
Babette Holder Youngberg 198 (51.03%)
Tim Elliott – 210 (53.30%)
Tim Whelan 209 (52.91)
Ann Celine Walsh – 211 (54.38%)
Monique O’Toole – 207 (53.35%)
James McCluskey – 205 (52.30%)
Richard Felice – 208 (53.33%)

— How many ballots have not been counted yet in each of the 108 election authorities in Illinois? How many votes and what percent did the Republican candidates on the ballot in your precinct get county-wide? See below for the votes and the percentages that Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct got county-wide in DuPage County according to the DuPage County Election Division. – Dave Diersen

Trump/Biden – 182,773 (40.79%)
Mark Curran – 184,652 (41.31%)
Jeanne Ives – 84,854 (44.17%)
Amy Grant – 30,140 (52.31%)
Bob Berlin – 326,391 (100%)
Christopher Kachiroubas – 215,052 (49.91%)
Robert Grogan – 217,981 (50.46%)
Richard Jorgensen – 219,699 (57.51%)
Babette Holder Youngberg – 205,070 (48.17%)
Tim Elliott – 35,601 (50.04%)
Tim Whelan 35,535 (49.89%)
Ann Celine Walsh – 218,567 (50.95%)
Monique O’Toole – 218,917 (51.13)
James McCluskey – 204,952 (47.59%)
Richard Felice – 218,133 (50.88%)

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.