Fulton County voters leaned mostly Republican in the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, giving President Trump 3,427 more votes than Joe Biden, providing Esther Joy King 1,535 more votes than Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and giving Mark Curran 2,503 more votes than U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
Fulton County Board Chairman Patrick O’Brian, also a Republican, defeated appointed Democratic Fulton County Clerk Jennifer Bankert by a vote of 10,224 to 5,971 to win an election to complete the two-year, unexpired term of former County Clerk Jim Nelson.
Vote totals are unofficial and incomplete pending canvassing of votes and collection and tabulation of qualified mail-in ballots post-marked no later than November 3. Election officials have until November 17 to release final results.
The overall turnout, so far, is 59.10% of Fulton County voters who have cast qualified ballots — a total of 15,228 votes from 25,766 registered voters.
The referendum in Bernadotte Township to dissolve its road district and assume all the responsibilities of the road district included 70 no votes and 52 yes votes, with 124 of 170 registered voters casting acceptable ballots.
On the proposition to amend the Illinois Constitution to provide for a graduated income tax in place of the current flat tax, 11,062 Fulton County voters said no and 4,986 voted yes. Overall, the referendum was defeated in the state.
In the race for president, Fulton County voters cast 9,798 ballots for Trump and 6,371 for Biden.
For U.S. Senator, the county tally was 8,738 votes for Curran and 6,973 for Durbin.
For 17th Congressional District Representative, King received 8,524 votes and Bustos 7,750.
For State Representative of the 91st District, Republican Mark Luft received 7,194 votes and Democrat Josh Grys 4,965 for the seat held by State Representative Mike Unes who did not run again.
For State Representative of the 93rd District incumbent Republican Representative Norine Hammond received 2,694 votes and Democrat Scott Stoll garnered 1,061.
See new week’s Democrat for more complete election results.