I watched Fox News’ ridiculous coverage of election night. I was amazed, and quite frankly, resentful Fox called the state of Illinois for Biden simultaneously as the polls closed. Evidently, the result was as much of a forgone conclusion as me in the same room with rhubarb pie.

However, if you review election returns, Biden didn’t win the State of Illinois, he won Cook County. Had they been part of their own state, and not ours, Trump would have taken Illinois’ electorally by over 200,000 votes. More if you throw out the collar counties. He would have beat Hillary by 300,000 votes in 2016 without Cook County. That’s a 40-point swing electorally.

Our other local op-ed writers, suffering Trump Derangement Syndrome, should now realize they have been writing to a mostly indifferent audience with their political commentaries. Trump handily took Kankakee County and won Iroquois County by a landslide for the second election in a row. That’s your audience, boys.

Alan Webber is a local businessman, author and blogger. He can be reached at editors@daily-journal.com or directly at packerbacker1957@yahoo.com.

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