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LIVE Coverage of The Chicago Mayoral Election

Last updated on February 26, 2019

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THE CANDIDATES · THE STORY· THE LIVE UPDATES

THE CANDIDATES

Gery Chico, Bill Daley Amara Enyia, Bob Fioretti, La Shawn Ford, Jerry Joyce Jr., John Kozlar, Lori Lightfoot, Garry McCarthy, Susana Mendoza, Toni Preckwinkle, Neal Sales-Griffin, Paul Vallas, and Willie Wilson.

LIVE UPDATES


08:05 PM CST

LIGHTFOOT AND PRECKWINKLE LEAD AT 63% OF VOTES COUNTED FOR

Lori Lightfoot continues to lead at the moment with 67,028 votes. Preckwinkle, about 7,000 votes behind is at 60,469. In third place, Daley is at just over 57,000. Votes continue to be counted


07:47 PM CST

LIGHTFOOT LEADS

Lori Lightfoot leads now with a majority of the vote. As it stands now, Lightfoot has acquired 51,103 of Chicago’s 303,000+ votes.


07:00 PM CST

POLLS CLOSE

The polls have now officially closed after record-low voter turnout. Historically, the total number of votes has been much higher, and the number of candidates have been much lower… perhaps a trend in the quantities. In the 2015 race for mayor, candidates Rahm Emanuel, Chuy Garcia, and Willie Wilson gained a total of 429,591 votes.


11:00 AM CST

OPENING COVERAGE

Welcome to The Doherty File’s LIVE Coverage of Chicago’s 2019 Mayoral Elections. Tonight, we’re expected to see at least a runoff, and potentially a victory. Here, you’ll see live updates, live results, analysis, and predictions as to who will be the next mayor of Chicago.


The Dates

Tuesday, February 26, 2019: The General Election for The Chicago Mayoral Race. LIVE Coverage on TJDP.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019: Assuming there is a runoff, it will be held on April 2, 2019. If this does occur, there will be LIVE coverage on TJDP.

May 13, 2019: The 45th Mayor of Chicago is sworn into office.

May 12, 2023: The first term for 45th Mayor of Chicago is over.

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