With the election day results in and the first votes counted in the state, it’s easy to forget how close things were to the final tally.

The polls opened at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day and the results are now in, and the race is tightening up.

But the latest poll released Thursday shows Democrats are leading in some key states.

In Illinois, the Democrat is leading the GOP by 5 points in the Cook County Clerk’s race and by 5 percentage points in Cook County, which covers Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

That means Republicans need to win just 3 more counties in order to win the entire state, according to the Cook Political Report.

Republicans have a chance to make up ground in a handful of more Republican-leaning counties, but Democrats hold a slim 1-point lead in those places.

Democrats have also gained ground in Illinois’ other two-party-dominated counties: DuPage County, where President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, and DuPage and Kane counties, which also voted for Trump.

Democratic Gov.

Bruce Rauner’s race is a little more competitive.

Democrats still hold a slight lead in the race for governor, but that margin is narrowing, according the Cook Report.

Democrats hold one more statewide seat, which is a solid win for Rauners and the GOP.

Republicans are hoping for a similar trend in Illinois House races, which are expected to be tight.

Republicans could lose a seat or two in the House of Representatives, but those seats will be won by Democrats.

Republicans hold a two-thirds majority in the Senate, but the Democrats’ lead in that chamber is shrinking.

The state’s top two legislative chambers are also expected to vote soon on legislation that could increase or decrease the minimum wage.

Republicans will try to pass a bill that will help those with disabilities, while Democrats will try a bill to increase the minimum amount of time a person has to receive unemployment benefits.

A majority of Illinois voters backed President Donald Trumps reelection bid in 2016.

That’s why Democrats are hoping that this year’s election is an opportunity to regain some momentum.

The race between Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider and Republican Rep. Alton Sterling has been largely dominated by economic issues, with Schneider and Sterling trading barbs on Twitter about each other’s stances on the state’s unemployment rate.

The pair have been feuding over the state of the state economy since before the November election, and this race has been a constant point of contention between them.

In their second debate last week, Schneider argued that the unemployment rate is higher than the national average, and Sterling said Schneider’s claims were “not true.”

But the two are not expected to have any differences in their messaging in the upcoming election, according on Wednesday.

The races for governor and state legislature are expected for December.