Republican Donald Trump defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for the presidency Tuesday night, after a wild campaign ending in a stunning, unexpected defeat for Clinton. Trump carried all of the swing states, gaining the needed Electoral College votes. But as of Wednesday morning, Clinton retained a lead in the popular vote.
Illinois was won handily by Clinton, a Chicago-area native, and the state never was considered a swing state by pundits. Clinton won the popular vote in the state 55.4 percent to Trump's 39.4 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson took 3.8 of the vote, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 1.4 percent.