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With more than 98% of precincts reporting by Wednesday afternoon, each of the 61 Cook County judges seeking retention in Tuesday’s election appear to have surpassed the 60% voting threshold necessary to remain on the bench.

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A demonstrator holds up a sign while waiting for election results at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

The fate of the presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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A billboard in Chicago promotes voting in favor of the so-called fair tax in the November election. (WTTW News)

In a blow to Gov. J.B. Pritzker and to his hopes of injecting billions of dollars more revenue into the state budget, Illinois voters on Tuesday rejected a constitutional amendment to overhaul how the state taxes income.

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Two years after challengers ousted long-serving suburban Chicago Republican congressmen, helping Democrats to seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are looking to cement those gains.

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx appears on “Chicago Tonight” on March 18, 2020. (WTTW News)

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has declared victory in her contested bid for reelection against Republican challenger Pat O’Brien in what was likely the most contentious race on the Cook County ballot.

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At 16 years old, Bronzeville resident Genessis Johnson isn’t old enough to vote, but she appreciates the importance of casting a ballot. “If you don’t want something to happen one way, you need to get up and you need to vote because if something does go the other way, you’re part of the problem,” Johnson said. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

After months of anticipation, weeks of record early voting and vote-by-mail totals, Election Day is here, and in Chicago it has been “smooth and uneventful,” Chicago election officials said Tuesday.

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A voter deposits his advance ballot in a dropbox Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Mission, Kan. (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel, File)

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each have a path to win the White House. Grab the binoculars and focus on these 10 states as election returns start rolling in.