Four years ago, voters in McHenry County made history when, for the first time, the majority supported a democratic presidential candidate.
McHenry County has long been known as one of the most Republican areas in the state. But, in the 2008 election, constituents surprised many political onlookers and helped send then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama to Washington, D.C.
This year, the county reverted back to its traditional political leanings.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney, with 71,488 votes in McHenry County, captured 53.4 percent of the votes.
President Obama, with 59,691 votes, drew 44.5 percent of the votes, according to the unofficial election results posted Tuesday evening on McVote.