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The voter turnout in Effingham County for the 2020 general election was an impressive 78.25 percent. In other words, of the 24,465 registered voters, 19,143 of them cast ballots. This PDF shows the summary of voting in the county -- where 78.69 percent of the vote went to President Donald Tr…

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing pressure to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden's team to ensure a smooth transfer of power when the new administration takes office in January.

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Chanting "This isn't over! and "Stop the steal," supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitals across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump's unsubstantiated allegations that the Democrats won the election by fraud.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.

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WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night after he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states.

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SPRINGFIELD – As the dust settled after Tuesday’s general election in Illinois, Republicans in the state patted themselves on the back after making gains, while high-ranking Democrats pushed back against embattled state party leader Michael Madigan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania.

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SPRINGFIELD – Justice David Overstreet, a Republican, defeated Justice Judy Cates, a Democrat, in the race to represent the 5th Judicial District of the Illinois Supreme Court. The district covers 37 counties in southern Illinois, including Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Jasper, and Clay counties.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday as Democratic challenger Joe Biden picked up a win in Wisconsin and fought President Donald Trump in other battleground states that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.

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Republicans Blaine Wilhour and Adam Niemerg will serve as members of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 107th and 109th Districts, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. Both races were large margin victories.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden were locked in tight races in battleground states across the country Tuesday night as they concluded an epic campaign that will shape America’s response to the surging pandemic and foundational questions of economic fair…

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Cynthia Given made her first run against Darren Bailey in 2018 for the 109th District State House seat and lost.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in Illinois and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin won reelection on Tuesday, continuing a pattern of Democratic dominance in the state.

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The Effingham County Board has two new members on the board Republican Elizabeth Huston, representing District F replacing Jeff Simpson, and Republican Norbert L. Soltwedel, who ran unopposed in District A and will replace Lloyd Foster. Simpson and Foster did not seek reelection.

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For election results for Effingham County Board District F, State Senate District 55, State House District 107 and State House District 109, click HERE

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Voters on Tuesday headed to the polls for the 2020 general election around Effingham County.

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SPRINGFIELD – Although nearly 3.6 million Illinoisans had already voted by Monday morning, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, nearly 2.3 million ballots are still to be cast if the state is to match the 70.56 percent turnout of 2016.

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It’s Election Day. Get live updates at effinghamdailynews.com and facebook.com/effinghamdailynews  Local results are gathered by our staff and will be posted at this link. Statewide, congressional district and presidential election results are reported and winners declared by the Associated …

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump cast doubt in advance on Tuesday's election results, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden pushed ahead on offense on the final full day of campaigning ahead of an election conclusion that could have consequences for the U.S. for years to come.

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The race for the seat on the Illinois Supreme Court that represents 37 counties in southern Illinois is pitting a centrist Democratic candidate against a self-described “constitutional conservative” Republican.

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Area officials charged with overseeing local election results have seen big increases in early and by-mail voters since the 2016 presidential election. And they say that vote-by-mail systems are reliable and secure.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached …

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Early voting began Thursday in Effingham County and across the state, and voters lined up to cast their ballots in what is sure to be a contentious election on the local, state and national stages.

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Republican Darren Bailey captured his party’s nomination the 55th State Senate District on Tuesday. And since no Democrats ran in the primary, he’s virtually assured the seat after the November general election.

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Four Republican candidates will be on the November ballot for seats on the Effingham County Board, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election.

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Effingham County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly said they want Chicago to separate from the rest of Illinois. A local referendum favored that by a margin of 73.8 percent to 26.2 percent.

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Mary Miller on Tuesday won the Republican nomination to seek the 15th District seat in the U.S. Congress, according to unofficial results. With 702 of 821 precincts counted, she collected 58 percent of the vote percent of the vote and was declared the winner by the Associated Press over thre…

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