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2020 election totals show strong local support for Biden, Foxx, tax amendment

Voters in Homewood and Flossmoor overwhelmingly supported Joseph Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Homewood voters cast ballots for former vice president Biden by a margin of 8,395 to 1,895 over President Donald Trump. In Flossmoor, there were 5,730 votes for Biden versus 1,082 for Trump.

H-F area voters also gave strong support to a referendum that would have amended the Illinois Constitution so the state tax income could be raised above its current limit. In Homewood the margin in support of the referendum was 6,883 to 3,116. Flossmoor voters supported the measure by a margin of 4,533 to 1,797. The referendum was defeated on a statewide basis.

And in a third heavily-watched contest, local residents helped re-elect Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx, a Flossmoor resident. In Homewood, 6,345 voters cast ballots for Foxx, a Democrat, while her Republican opponent, Patrick O’Brien, got 3,203 votes. Flossmoor voters cast 4,747 ballots for Foxx and 1,612 for O’Brien.

The Cook County Clerk’s Office released the certified results of the election, which include precinct-by-precinct totals of the votes in the presidential race, state and county contests and referendum issues. The H-F Chronicle tallied the results for the three contests listed above. Other results are available at the election results website.  

The certified election results show votes in each of the precincts where H-F area voters cast their ballots. Homewood has 16 precincts located in Bloom, Thornton, Bremen and Rich townships. Flossmoor has nine precincts in Rich and Bloom townships. Homewood and Flossmoor share one precinct, Rich 11, where voting takes place at Calvary Church, located close to the border between the two villages.

Biden won every H-F area precinct and nearly all by a margin of at least 70%. In nine Homewood precincts, and seven Flossmoor precincts, Biden received more than 500 votes. Trump received more than 200 votes in just one of the 25 precincts surveyed by the Chronicle.

In the Rich 6 precinct, where voting takes place at Flossmoor Hills School, Biden outpolled Trump by a margin of 848 to 64, or 91.97%.

The election results from the clerk’s office show vote totals for all of the county’s suburban precincts. The numbers vary in different parts of the county, and in the South Suburbs.

In Orland Township, which includes portions of Orland Park and Tinley Park, Trump outpolled Biden by a margin of 27,853 to 26,261, the election results show. The “no” votes on the state referendum prevailed by a margin of 32,902 to 20,347. And O’Brien outpolled Foxx with 37,323 votes to her 12,245 tallies.

The results were similar in Palos Township, where Trump received 51.48% of the presidential vote, 59% of the voters cast ballots against the tax amendment and 67% voted for O’Brien.

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