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11/06/2014 03:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Will the Rauner-Madigan-Cullerton Era Bring Divisive Government to Illinois?

When Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is sworn in in January, state government will have two-party power sharing -- a Republican governor and Democratic legislature -- for the first time in 12 years.

Rauner said that Illinoisans voted for this divide Nov. 4 -- but did we really?

Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek examines the difference between divided and divisive:

Divided government.

That's what voters wanted, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner told us in his victory speech.

We'll get it and then some in Illinois and we have it now nationally with President Obama in the White House and Republicans running everything soon in Congress.

Here in Illinois it will be back to the old days of a Republican governor and Democrat-dominated Legislature like we had for so many years with former governors Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar and George Ryan at the helm and Madigan and, often, various Democrats running the Illinois Senate.

Except this time, the preceding months before the vote for divided government featured the Republican bashing his opponent and the two top Democrats who hold super majority power to override any Rauner vetoes.

So, we'll get divided government all right. We'll probably get divisive government.

See the rest of Doubek's thoughts on how Rauner, Madigan and Cullerton can all lead together at Reboot Illinois.

On a lighter note, Twitter has been a-buzz in the election aftermath. Analysis, commentary and results flitted about faster than votes could be counted. Reflections on the results were equally as abundant. Check out a compilation of the, most informative, insightful and funniest tweets from the Illinois election at Reboot Illinois, including this gem from a Quinn parody account:

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