Less than 10 percent of Evanston voters cast ballot for Donald Trump

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

Although the results of the presidential election stunned many, voting margins in Evanston were as expected for a predominantly-Democratic city.

About 7 percent of Evanston residents voted for president-elect Donald Trump, according to the Cook County Clerk’s office. Trump won 47.5 percent of the popular vote nationally and received 290 electoral votes, as of Thursday night.

More than 88 percent of voting residents chose to elect Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president. More than 2.5 percent of Evanston voters supported Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, and 1.67 percent voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Roughly 70 percent of Evanston residents — 37,224 voters — cast their vote by Nov. 8.

The results for the Senate race between Democratic candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Republican incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) were closer, but still leaned Democrat. Duckworth received nearly 82 percent of votes from Evanston, while about 15 percent of votes were cast in Kirk’s favor. Both Green Party candidate Scott Summers and Libertarian Party candidate Kenton McMillen received less than 2 percent of the Evanston residents’ votes each.

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