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Illinois

Illinois became a state in December 1818. Largely Republican from the Civil War through the 1920s, the state voted Democratic throughout the Great Depression and World War II, then returned to the Republicans for eight out of 10 elections from 1952 through 1988. Illinois has voted Democratic in the last eight elections. In 2020, Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by 17%.

With 19 electoral votes as of 2024, the state is the largest electoral prize in the Midwest, although nearby Ohio, with 17, gets considerably more visibility in the general election as it has - until recently - been a presidential bellwether. Like many other northern industrial states, Illinois has lost electoral influence as its population has not grown with the rest of the country. The 2020 Census marked the fifth consecutive Census where the state has lost at least one electoral vote.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020
19
2024

2024 ELECTION

Safe Democratic
2024 Illinois Polls

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
57.5% 40.6%
2016
55.8% 38.8%
2012
57.6% 40.7%
2008
61.9% 36.8%
2004
54.8% 44.5%
2000
54.6% 42.6%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
D
2000
D
2004
D
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D
2020
D

Electoral College Votes

Democratic-Republican
Democratic
Republican

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Tap or hover to see names.

U.S. Senate Voting History

Class 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022
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2
D
D
D
D
D
D
3
D
D
R
D
R
D
D

Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022
1
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
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D
2
D
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3
D
D
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D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
4
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
5
D
D
D
D
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
6
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
7
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
8
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
9
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
10
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
R
D
D
D
D
11
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
12
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
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R
R
13
R
R
R
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R
R
R
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R
R
R
R
R
R
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R
D
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R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
15
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
16
R
R
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
17
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
18
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
19
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
20
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
21
D
D
D
22
D
D
D

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002, 2012, and 2022 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

Governor Voting History

1978
R
1982
R
1986
R
1990
R
1994
R
1998
R
2002
D
2006
D
2010
D
2014
R
2018
D
2022
D

Data: Wikipedia through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.