A Friend of McHenry County Blog prepared this chart showing the impact of early and absentee voting versus election day in-person voting.
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I’m thinking that those who had signs out early, e.g., Andrew Gasser in District 1, or had good name identification like
- Jim Heisler in District 2 or
- Don Kopsell in District 3 or
- Paula Yensen in District 5 (being on the front page of the Northwest Herald numerous times),
benefited from early and absentee voting.
Also benefiting was Larry Smith in District 6. Smith has run twice for the office and didn’t put signs up until ten days before the election, but he does have what I would think is a good ballot name.
The campaign by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner probably helped Republicans across the board. (Although the campaign had some glitches. For example, I got a call saying an absentee ballot application had been mailed me, but it never arrived.)