Yesterday, it was pointed out that a good number of votes in McHenry County did not show up in the race for Governor.
Bruce Rauner won McHenry County with the following results:
A Friend of McHenry County Blog found the following statistics when comparing what happened in McHenry County with what happened in DuPage and Kane Counties.
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Casting about for explanations, here is the one that makes the most sense so far:
People not willing to vote for either person, but still want to vote for candidates for other offices
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Here is some more research by commenter “An American” on results in neighboring Boone and Lake Counties, neither of which show the severe drop-off of voting for Governor:
Lake county, which uses the same website (results.enr.clarityelections), shows 248 thousand votes cast. The votes at the top had nearly 245,000.
Boone County shows about 18,000 cast and nearly 18,000 in their top races.
Yes, the numbers don’t add up.
Is there some reason why McHenry County voters in particular would do this? Seems unlikely. There must be some kind of glitch.