Report from Two Republican Precincts in Crystal Lake

Keith Nygren

There is no accurate way to tell how people voted on election night or even how many people voted on a precinct by precinct basis.

That’s because of the early votes and those cast by absentee are folded into totals after all the paper and election day computer cast ballots are tallied.

However, one can add up the votes cast in the precinct and get totals which might or might not mean much.

Excluding early voting and assuming that all absentee ballots were returned, Algonquin 7, the precinct where I am Republican precinct committeeman, saw 278 of 465 registered voters casting ballots. That is almost 60%.

In the precinct next door, Algonquin 19, 301 of 644 cast ballots, giving a turnout of 6.7%.

Lets look at the hot local races.

Republican incumbent Sheriff Keith Nygren carried both precincts, although Democrat Mike Mahon would have carried Algonquin 19, had Green Party candidate Gus Philpott not been on the ballot and all 21 votes he received had voted for Mahon.

The totals for Algonquin 7 were

  • Nygren -135
  • Mahon – 85
  • Philpott – 11

In Algonquin 19, they were

  • Nygren-128
  • Mahon – 108
  • Philpott – 21

For county board, the Republicans carried the day:

Algonquin 7

  • Donna Kurtz – 167
  • Ken Koehler – 104
  • Mark Booras – 73

Algonquin 19

  • Kurtz – 155
  • Koehler – 110
  • Borras – 109

Gordon Graham

For Judge, Republican Gordon Graham bested Sally Wiggins:

Algonquin 7

  • Graham – 145
  • Wiggins – 62

Algonquin 19

  • Graham – 149
  • Wiggins – 92

On statewide races, for U.S. Senate, Mark Kirk carried both precincts over Alexi Giannoulias:

Algonquin 7

Short Term U.S. Senate

  • Kirk – 143
  • Giannoulias – 77
  • Jones – 13
  • Labno – 3

Six-Year Term U.S. Senate

  • Kirk – 148
  • Giannoulias – 80
  • Jones – 10
  • Labno – 5

Mark Kirk

It is worth noting that the Democratic Party spent a whole lot of direct mail money to promote Libertarian Labno without much success.

Barack Obama carried Algonquin 7 by one vote two years ago.

Kirk got 61% of the vote this year for the short term, while Obama’s basketball buddy Giannoulias received 34% (54% to¬† 33% for the six-year term). Third party candidates garnered the rest.

Algonquin 19

Short Term U.S. Senate

  • Kirk – 156
  • Giannoulias – 131
  • Jones – 11
  • Labno – 17

Six-Year Term U.S. Senate

  • Kirk – 160
  • Giannoulias – 139
  • Jones – 12
  • Labno – 16

Bill Brady

For Governor, Bill Brady carried both precincts.

Algonquin 7

  • Bill Brady – 140
    Pat Quinn – 80
    Rich Whitney – 9
    Soctt Lee Cohen – 4
    Lex Green – 2

Algonquin 19

  • Bill Brady – 129
  • Pat Quinn – 107
  • Scott Lee Cohen – 14
  • Lex Green – 9
  • Rich Whitney – 6

Brady won by 1.75 to 1 in Algonquin 7 and 1.2 to 1 in Algonquin 19.


Comments

Report from Two Republican Precincts in Crystal Lake — 3 Comments

  1. Jeez, Cal sez “There is no accurate way to tell how people voted on election night or even how many people voted on a precinct by precinct basis.” and if that’s not enough, he then goes on to say, “Republican incumbent Sheriff Keith Nygren carried both precincts, although Democrat Mike Mahon would have carried Algonquin 19, had Green Party candidate Gus Philpott not been on the ballot and all 21 votes he received had voted for Mahon.”

    For god’s sake, Cal, if my uncle had a compressor strapped to his back he could have been a refrigerator.

    Mahon’s last minute stunt with the crap ad paid untold dividends to Nygren and the rest of the Republican Party, I would imagine that the Republicans will have to spend more money seeking legal counsel to determine if they have to report Matt McNamara’s kind gesture as an “in kind” contribution.

    Things might not have been as bad for them if they’d only taken the high road. Then again, they probably have not a clue as to what the “high road” is.

  2. It’s unbelievable that anyone voted in favor of a new township hall, seriously? What are they thinking?

  3. Congrats Nygren woo hoo! Green party? what a joke.

    Use the new legislation and build a new Township hall anyway just to spite all those cheapskates.

    Has anyone been by Linda’s old farm it looks great now that they tore down all the ugly old buildings cudos to the school board for that.

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