2014 Illinois, Tennessee General Election Results

Nov 4, 2014

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WKMS staff will have ongoing coverage throughout today and tonight with the latest poll results in state and local elections. Information on Kentucky election results are here.

Tennessee numbers come from the Tennessee Board of Elections website. Illinois numbers are from WBEZ.

Races with a candidate's name italicized and in bold have been named winner.

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ILLINOIS RACES

U.S. Senate: 92% reporting

Senator Dick Durbin (D) - 1,664,853 (53%)
Jim Oberweis (R) - 1,341,092 (43%)
Sharon Hansen (L) - 117,453 (4%)

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Governor: 92% reporting

Gov. Pat Quinn (D) - 1,449,977 (46%)
Bruce Rauner (R) - 1,587,787 (51%)
Chad Grimm (L) - 105,462 (3%)

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12th District U.S. House: 93% reporting

Rep. Bill Enyart (D) - 68,021 (39%)
Mike Bost (R) - 97,003 (55%)
Paula Bradshaw (Green) - 10,267 (6%)

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15th District U.S. House: 91% reporting

Rep. John Shimkus (R) - 146,965 (75%)
Eric Thorsland (D) - 50,129 (25%)

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Advisory Question 1: Raise Minimum Wage: 90% reporting

Yes - 2,022,659 (67%)
No -  988,045 (33%)

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Advisory Question 2: Cover Contraception: 90% reporting

Yes - 1,979,802 (66%)
No - 1,010,342 (34%)

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Advisory Question 3: Raise Income Tax: 90% reporting

Yes - 1,893,100 (64%)
No - 1,065,490 (36%)

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Amendment 1: Expand Victim Rights: 90% reporting

Yes - 2,265,763 (78%)
No - 630,873 (22%)

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Amendment 1: Expand Victim Rights: 89% reporting

Yes - 2,003,363 (71%)
No - 813,859 (29%)

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TENNESSEE RACES

U.S. Senate

Senator Lamar Alexander (R) - 849,270 (61.89%)
Gordon Ball (D) - 436,902 (31.84%)

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Governor

Gov. Bill Haslam (R) - 950,785 (70.29%)
Charlie Brown (D) - 308,597 (22.38%)

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7th District U.S. House

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) - 110,498 (70%)
Daniel Cramer (D) - 42,260 (26.77%)

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8th District U.S. House

Rep. Stephen Fincher (R) - 122,205 (70.84%)
Wes Bradley (D) - 42,403 (24.58%)

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67th District State House (Clarksville)

Rep. Joe Pitts (D) - 6,153 (69.99%)
Mike Warner (I) - 2,638 (30.01%)

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68th District State House (eastern, southern Montgomery County)

Rep. Curtis Johnson (R) – unopposed

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74th District State House (western Montgomery, Houston and Humphries counties)

Rep. John Tidwell (D) - 4,985 (48%)
Jay Reedy (R) - 5,400 (52.0%)

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75th District State House (Henry, Benton and Stewart counties)

Rep. Tim Wirgau (R) - 8,719 (62.19%)
Randy Patton (D) - 4,628 (33.01%)

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76th District State House (Weakley, part of eastern Obion and northern Carroll counties)

Rep. Andy Holt (R) - 8,958 (69.51%)
Joyce Washington (D) - 3,930 (30.49%)

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77th District State House (Lake, Dyer and most of Obion counties)

Rep. Bill Sanderson (R) – unopposed

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Amendment 1

Shall Article I, of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section: 

Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.

Yes - 728,543 (52.62%)
No - 655,878 (47.38%)

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Amendment 2

Shall Article VI, Section 3 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting the first and second sentences and by substituting instead the following:

Judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court shall be appointed for a full term or to fill a vacancy by and at the discretion of the governor; shall be confirmed by the Legislature; and thereafter, shall be elected in a retention election by the qualified voters of the state. Confirmation by default occurs if the Legislature fails to reject an appointee within sixty calendar days of either the date of appointment, if made during the annual legislative session, or the convening date of the next annual legislative session, if made out of session. The Legislature is authorized to prescribe such provisions as may be necessary to carry out Sections two and three of this article.

Yes - 831,125 (60.92%)
No - 533,208 (39.08%)

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Amendment 3

Shall Article II, Section 28 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following sentence at the end of the final substantive paragraph within the section: 

Notwithstanding the authority to tax privileges or any other authority set forth in this Constitution, the Legislature shall not levy, authorize or otherwise permit any state or local tax upon payroll or earned personal income or any state or local tax measured by payroll or earned personal income; however, nothing contained herein shall be construed as prohibiting any tax in effect on January 1, 2011, or adjustment of the rate of such tax.

Yes - 881,842 (66.22%)
No -449,752 (33.78%)

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Amendment 4

Shall Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting the following language: 

All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) organization located in this state, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code or as may be amended from time to time.

and by substituting instead the following language:

All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(19) organization, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code, located in this state.

Yes - 902,212 (69.60%)
No - 394,075 (30.4%)