Nov. 7, 2018: Kwame Raoul, Democrat, was elected as the Illinois Attorney General yesterday, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Raoul defeated Erika Harold, Republican. The race was expected to be the closest of the five statewide races on the ballot in Illinois. Harold took the stage at a Champaign hotel ballroom to concede the race about 8:30 p.m. With 40 percent of the state’s precincts reporting voting results, Raoul had received 60 percent of the vote to Harold’s 37 percent and 2 percent for Libertarian Bubba Harsy of Du Quoin, according to unofficial results. Raoul succeeds Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the daughter of powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan. Lisa Madigan has held the post for four terms but decided not to seek re-election.