November 9, 2022

— Election Results
— Illinois Supreme Court balance of power likely to remain Democratic; party may expand majority – John Garcia
— Voter turnout strong for midterms at Chicago Loop super site, DuPage County. DuPage County voter turnout brisk, despite high rate of early and absentee voting. – Diane Pathieu, Michelle Gallardo, and Ravi Baichwal (COMMENT: DuPage County voter turnout was 54%, but it was 70% in my Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)

— Election Results
— These Key Races Remain Too Close to Call in the Illinois Midterm Elections

— Election Results
— House control leans Republican but some races remain up in the air
— Battle for Senate control a toss-up with five seats left to be called
— Democrats projected to pick up key Senate race as battle for control continues

— 2022 Midterms: Key Illinois, national races yet to be called
— Kane County Race Results
— DuPage County Election Results
— Cook County Election Results

— 2022 Illinois Midterm Live Election Results: U.S. House

— 2022 midterm election results
— Will Democrats or Republicans control Congress?

— Election Results

— ‘J.B. Pritzker, you need to be better’: Sen. Darren Bailey calls out state leaders after losing Illinois governor’s race

— Election Results
— DuPage County Board chairman results too close to call – Bob Goldsborough
— Pritzker’s victory speech spurs presidential speculation – Rick Pearson, Dan Petrella and Jeremy Gorner

— Election Results
— COMMENT: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters continue to promote hatred against Republicans.
— Last Republican standing ends night still on his feet despite Democratic fight to kick him off Cook County Board. With 100% of precincts reporting, Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison was ahead with 52% of the vote to Democrat Daniel Calandriello’s 48%. Despite his apparent lead, Morrison said he was saddened, as it appeared that Democrats still dominated the County Board. – Kristen Schorsch
— Pritzker scores double-digit win over Bailey — vowing MAGA right wingers ‘will never get an inch of Illinois’ In prewritten remarks sent to reporters, Gov. J.B. Pritzker was prepared to say Bailey had conceded, and it was a sign that democracy works. That appeared to be a rosy scenario. Bailey did not concede until nearly 90 minutes after the governor spoke. – Tina Sfondeles and Emmanuel Camarillo (COMMENT: Of course, the more Democrat candidates who win and the more votes that they get than Republican candidates, the faster that they will use government to get rid of Republicans once and for all starting with Republicans who share Trump’s demographics: conservative, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. In my precinct, in the contested races, most of the winning Democrat candidates got around 60% of the vote while most of the losing Republican candidates got around 40% of the vote. What more will Democrats do to get rid of me?)

— Election Results
— Close races make continued Democratic control of DuPage County Board uncertain – Kevin Schmit
— Longtime DuPage treasurer Henry wins reelection – Rick West
— Hebreard poised to retain DuPage forest president seat – Dave Oberhelman
— ‘We made history’: Conroy edging to victory in race for DuPage County Board chair – Katlyn Smith

— Tonight’s outcome confirms it: Illinois is as blue as it gets. Dems pretty much ran the table from the governor’s race on down. – GREG HINZ
— Illinois Democrats’ congressional firewall holds. The national tide that looks likely to allow Republicans to take back the U.S. House was not strong enough to upset several Chicago-area Democratic incumbents. – JUSTIN LAURENCE

— Hate Crimes Against Black Chicagoans Up 50% This Year – Eunice Alpasan

— Mary Miller declared winner in Illinois 15th District race, sending her back to Washington – Steven Spearie

— LaHood easily defeats Elizabeth Haderlein to be reelected to redrawn 16th Congressional District – Cassidy Waigand

— Illinois 16th District: LaHood wins reelection over Haderlein – Maggie Strahan

— DeKalb County’s unofficial election results for November 2022

— ‘We made history’: Conroy edging to victory in race for DuPage County Board chair – Katlyn Smith

— Democrats hold on to majority on Illinois Supreme Court as Judge Elizabeth Rochford declares victory. – Lauren FitzPatrick, Matthew Hendrickson
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Stories about crime are rife with misinformation and racism.”

— Pritzker, Democratic supporters defeat Bailey and “Awake Illinois” followers – Mike Miletich

— After a nail-biting evening in which incumbent Democrat Sean Casten and Republican challenger Keith Pekau were 50-50 in Illinois’s 6th Congressional District, Casten was carried to his third term in the U.S. House by a late evening dump of DuPage County votes. – Lorraine Swanson

— Illinois voters appoint three supreme court justices, Democrats retain majority – Avani Kalra

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use White supremacy to promote hatred against Republicans.

— Nearly 3,700 Migrants Have Been Bused To Chicago From Texas. 425 Are School-Aged Children. “We’re talking about an unfolding humanitarian crisis of children and families who arrive with no shoes. That is on the daily at our schools and we’re supposed to make do?” a bilingual coordinator at a Humboldt Park school said. – Becky Vevea

— Pritzker pivots, attacks Trump – SHIA KAPOS

— Democrats sweep Illinois statewide offices – Kevin Bessler
— Illinois’ prosperity hurt by crime and economic quality – Kevin Bessler
— Amendment 1 puts democracy on the bargaining table – Rebecca Susmarski

— No police available for shootings, robberies, assaults, and more: Ongoing 911 response failures heighten risk for Chicagoans – Matt Rosenberg
— At some point the revolt is going to happen in Illinois, it might not be just yet

— The Political Signs in Front of Our Lakewood Home
— Polling Station Signs in Grafton Township
— Catalina Lauf Digital Ad on Real Clear Politics
— Another Political Cartoon
— Catalina Lauf Will Be Watching Election Returns in Marengo
— Algonquin Township Considering a Referendum to Allow Contract with Garbage Company for Unincorporated Residents
— Message of the Day – A Political Cartoon
— Talking About Extremism
— Republican Precinct Letter 13
— COVID Death Numbers from Coroner and Health Department Don’t Match
— Republican Precinct Letter 12
— What Tribune Internet Readers See

— Voters say view from White House is largely divorced from what’s happening in their lives – Stephen Dinan

— Open Border and Sanctuary States? ‘There Is No Greater Threat to Public Safety’ – John Grimaldi

— The War We Are In. The election of 2022 has been built on different narratives than the election of 2020. How will it play out? – Brian T. Kennedy

— Imagine all the people voting for Donald Trump in 2024 – Ethel C. Fenig

— DeSantis: GOP Establishment ‘Dead Wrong’ You Need Open Borders, Amnesty to Win Hispanic Vote – JEFF POOR
— Texas Cops, Border Agents Apprehend Large Migrant Groups, Marijuana Load – BOB PRICE
— Ohio Voters Approve State Amendment Banning Illegal Aliens from Voting

— How should Jesus followers vote? – Donna Rice Hughes

— ‘We Reject Woke Ideology’: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Proclaims After Landslide Reelection. – Samantha Aschieris

— Trump Says Biden’s Leadership Could Drag America Into World War III – Tom Ozimek
— The War on the US Southern Border. – Dominick Sansone

— 3 Takeaways From Ron DeSantis’s Blowout Win For Every GOP Governor In America – ELLE PURNELL

— Illinois Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker re-elected, defeats Republican Darren Bailey. Gov. Pritzker faced off against Republican challenger Darren Bailey. – Paul Best, Aubrie Spady

— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Accuses 75% of Chicago of Being Sexist Racists. With a 25% approval rating, no one wants her around. – Daniel Greenfield

— It’s Almost as if an Election Did Not Happen on Tuesday. We do not have the final results but as of now, the Republicans barely made a sound. – Mary Chastain

— DeSantis, conservatives score more Florida school board wins – JOHN BINDER

— Citadel’s Ken Griffin Touts Florida As “Great Environment And Streets Are Safe And Clean” – TYLER DURDEN

— Wave did not hit, but McCarthy predicts GOP House control. A net five seats needed for majority, but incumbents also lost.

— 2022 midterm election results

— Republican Mike Bost wins reelection to U.S. House in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District
— Dems show surprising strength; control of Congress unclear

— Sarah Huckabee Sanders makes history as Arkansas’ first female governor – Louis Casiano

— The Fate of Congress is a Cliffhanger

— Trump is hoping to jail ‘significant numbers of reporters’ in a second term – Bob Brigham

— Meta Lays Off More Than 11,000 Employees. The parent of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp reduced its work force by 13 percent and extended a hiring freeze through the first quarter of next year. – Sheera Frenkel and Adam Satariano
— Keep Your Eyes on the Losing Candidates – Lynn Vavreck (COMMENT: I should write a book about losing Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have blamed me and have blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their losses.)

— Facebook parent begins mass layoffs as tech industry slashes jobs. Meta faces severe threats to its business model, including competition for users and advertising dollars from TikTok. – Naomi Nix

— The count continues – Nicole Fallert

— Democrats Pay a Political Price for Going Easy on Crime. But they’re slow to learn. Illinois is about to adopt some of the same policies that failed elsewhere. – Jason L. Riley
— Do Students Affirm Affirmative Action? The Harvard and UNC Supreme Court cases have sparked debate over race-based college admissions.
— Moving In Together Doesn’t Match the Financial Benefits of Marriage, but Why? Married couples are four times as wealthy as unmarried couples who live together. – Julia Carpenter (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats discourage traditional marriage and discourage the traditional family.)

— Being Single Is Getting a Lot More Expensive. Single adults are facing a bigger financial burden than their married peers as the costs of houses, hotel rooms and more increase. – Erin Lowry
— Only Republicans can rescue American democracy – Jonathan Bernstein

— Along Texas Border, Migrant Crisis Leads Voter Concerns – Moisés ÁVILA

— Former jobs of the governor of every state – Kristin Hunt (COMMENT: What was your last job? I was a GAO Analyst 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $104,915-$136,387/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned that the most.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker was a leader in the creation and construction of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center as a descendant of Jewish refugees from Europe. Before being elected governor, Pritzker also founded an organization called 1871, a small business incubator that fosters the growth of entrepreneurs and their various ventures. In 2014, he organized the White House Summit on Early Childhood Education.)

— COMMENT: Democrats say “The Midterms Are a Shocking Vote of Confidence for Democrats.” Of course, the more Democrat candidates who win and the more votes that they get than Republican candidates, the faster that they will use government to get rid of Republicans once and for all starting with Republicans who share Trump’s demographics: conservative, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. In my precinct, in the contested races, most of the winning Democrat candidates got around 60% of the vote while most of the losing Republican candidates got around 40% of the vote. What more will Democrats do to get rid of me?

— COMMENT: Democrats complain that “Trump-backed J.D. Vance wins Ohio Senate race against Tim Ryan.”
— COMMENT: Democrats complain that “Republicans win big in Florida, flipping long Democratic Miami-Dade.”

— University of Chicago Postpones Course on Whiteness. A university known for its commitment to academic freedom is pushing back, but not canceling, a course on whiteness that attracted criticism. – Colleen Flaherty

— Carjackings soar by up to 510% in major US cities: Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans are all experiencing ‘disturbing’ spikes in crime – MICHELLE THOMPSON

— Which Republican candidates on the ballot in your precinct got more votes than their Democrat opponent? In my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton, only Gwen Henry for DuPage County Treasurer (175 to158) and Grant Eckhoff for DuPage County Board District 4 (146 to 141) got more votes than their Democrat opponent. The only Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct that won were Eckhoff, Amy Grant for Illinois House, Henry, and Seth Lewis for Illinois Senate. I should write a book about the Democrat invasion of my precinct since 1984. Of the 488 registered voters in my precinct, 343 (70%) voted. – Dave Diersen

— On who/what will anti-conservative Illinois Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton blame November 8, 2022 Republican election losses? They will blame those who do not share their hatred against Trump and especially those who share Trump’s demographics: conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, non-poor, draft-avoider, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. They will blame the following planks in the Republican Party platform and those like me who support those planks: individual responsibility, traditional marriage/family, right to live, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). – Dave Diersen

— What do Democrat election victories bring in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct? Democrat election victories bring more poverty, more crime, more dependency on government, more dependency on charity, more LGBTQ, more abortion, more mass/illegal immigration, more booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more diminishment of First and Second Amendment rights, more patronage, more political affiliation discrimination, more reverse discrimination, and more age discrimination. – Dave Diersen

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.