CHICAGO — Joe Biden overwhelmingly won Chicago, as expected — and even the one ward that went for him on Election Day has now turned blue from mail-in votes.
Biden won Chicago with more than 82 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results. He also won by a large margin in most individual wards.
The contest was closest in the 41st Ward on the Northwest Side, where Biden claimed 50.87 percent of the vote while Donald Trump had 47.54 percent. The 41st Ward includes parts of Norwood Park, Edison Park and O’Hare.
The 38th Ward, which borders the 41st, also saw a closer contest, with Biden winning 58.28 percent of the vote. And the 19th Ward on the Far South Side saw Biden win with 59.65 percent. That ward includes parts of Beverly, Mt. Greenwood and Morgan Park.
The Far Northwest Side and the 19th Ward on the Far South Side are traditionally seen as more conservative and Republican-leaning than the rest of the city. They’re known to be home to many Chicago police officers, firefighters and other city workers.
But otherwise, Biden took home at least 60 percent of the vote in each of Chicago’s wards.
The ward that voted most heavily for Biden was the 21st Ward on the Far South Side, where Biden netted 95.84 percent of the vote.
Here’s a map of how each ward voted:
Biden, the former vice president to Chicago’s Barack Obama, had been widely expected to win Chicago and the rest of Illinois, a Democrat stronghold.
But it took several days for the national contest to be called, with Biden only being announced as the projected winner on Saturday. Chicagoans celebrated by playing music, cheering, dancing in the street and more.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story reported the 41st Ward had gone to Trump, according to unofficial election data. New election results show the ward has now gone to Biden. This story has been updated with more recent election data.
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