Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot claimed a “mandate for change,” while celebrating with supporters in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton in downtown Chicago. [Don Vincent/The Daily Line]

Chicago voters overwhelmingly elected Lori Lightfoot mayor Tuesday after a roller coaster campaign in which the former attorney and federal prosecutor vowed to dismantle the Chicago Machine and “reinvent” the city.

With Lightfoot’s victory, Chicago became the biggest U.S. city to elect a black woman to the top job. Lightfoot will also become Chicago’s first gay mayor, and Chicago will become the largest American city with a LGBTQ+ mayor.

Lightfoot won approximately 74 percent of the vote — and all 50 wards — against Toni Preckwinkle, according to early returns Tuesday night.

Precinct level results, via the Chicago Board of Elections
Board of Elections results
Chi.Vote results

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