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1940 United States presidential election in Illinois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1940 United States presidential election in Illinois

← 1936 November 5, 1940[1] 1944 →

All 29 Illinois votes to the Electoral College
 
FDRoosevelt1938.png
WendellWillkie.jpg
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 29 0
Popular vote 2,149,934 2,047,240
Percentage 50.9% 48.5%

Illinois Presidential Election Results 1940.svg
County Results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1940 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. State voters chose twenty-nine[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Illinois was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 50.97% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 48.54% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Election information

The primaries and general elections coincided with those for other federal offices (Senate and House), as well as those for state offices.[5]

Turnout

The total vote in the state-run primary elections (Democratic and Republican) was 2,365,144.[5]

The total vote in the general election was 4,217,935.[5]

Primaries

Both major parties held non-binding state-run preferential primaries on April 9.[5]

Democratic

1940 Illinois Democratic presidential primary

← 1936 April 9, 1940 (1940-04-09) 1944 →
 
FDR in 1933 (1).jpg
John Nance Garner (a).jpg
Candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt John Nance Garner
Home state New York Texas
Popular vote 1,176,531 190,801
Percentage 86.04% 13.95%

The 1940 Illinois Democratic presidential primary was held on April 9, 1940 in the U.S. state of Illinois as one of the Democratic Party's state primaries ahead of the 1940 presidential election.

The popular vote was a non-binding "beauty contest". Delegates were instead elected by direct votes by congressional district on delegate candidates.[5]

1940 Illinois Democratic presidential primary[5]
Candidate Votes %
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,176,531 86.04
John Nance Garner 190,801 13.95
Scattering 35 0.00
Total 1,367,367 100

Republican

1940 Illinois Republican presidential primary

← 1936 April 9, 1940 (1940-04-09) 1944 →
 
ThomasDewey.png
Candidate Thomas E. Dewey
Home state New York
Popular vote 997,225
Percentage 99.95%

The 1940 Illinois Republican presidential primary was held on April 9, 1940 in the U.S. state of Illinois as one of the Republican Party's state primaries ahead of the 1940 presidential election.

The preference vote was a "beauty contest". Delegates were instead selected by direct-vote in each congressional districts on delegate candidates.[5]

1940 Illinois Republican presidential primary[5]
Candidate Votes %
Thomas E. Dewey 997,225 99.95
Scattering 552 0.06
Total 997,777 100

General election

Results

1940 United States presidential election in Illinois[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 2,149,934 50.97%
Republican Wendell Willkie 2,047,240 48.54%
Socialist Norman Thomas 10,914 0.26%
Prohibition Roger W. Babson 9,190 0.22%
Write-ins Various candidates 657 0.02%
Total votes 4,217,935 100%

Results by county

County Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Wendell Lewis Willkie
Republican
Normal Mattoon Thomas
Socialist
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[6]
# % # % # % # % # %
Adams 17,361 47.78% 18,480 50.86% 119 0.33% 373 1.03% -1,119 -3.08% 36,333
Alexander 6,591 50.75% 6,260 48.20% 69 0.53% 68 0.52% 331 2.55% 12,988
Bond 3,376 40.75% 4,754 57.38% 20 0.24% 135 1.63% -1,378 -16.63% 8,285
Boone 2,277 26.38% 6,330 73.33% 11 0.13% 14 0.16% -4,053 -46.95% 8,632
Brown 2,478 53.31% 2,101 45.20% 1 0.02% 68 1.46% 377 8.11% 4,648
Bureau 8,274 38.29% 13,258 61.36% 46 0.21% 29 0.13% -4,984 -23.07% 21,607
Calhoun 1,625 39.08% 2,516 60.51% 11 0.26% 6 0.14% -891 -21.43% 4,158
Carroll 3,592 35.87% 6,398 63.90% 8 0.08% 15 0.15% -2,806 -28.02% 10,013
Cass 4,854 51.55% 4,490 47.68% 30 0.32% 42 0.45% 364 3.87% 9,416
Champaign 17,563 46.04% 20,314 53.26% 165 0.43% 102 0.27% -2,751 -7.21% 38,144
Christian 11,457 52.41% 10,255 46.91% 50 0.23% 100 0.46% 1,202 5.50% 21,862
Clark 4,807 44.36% 5,976 55.15% 5 0.05% 48 0.44% -1,169 -10.79% 10,836
Clay 4,934 48.27% 5,185 50.72% 31 0.30% 72 0.70% -251 -2.46% 10,222
Clinton 4,558 37.27% 7,582 62.00% 60 0.49% 30 0.25% -3,024 -24.73% 12,230
Coles 11,409 51.83% 10,528 47.82% 29 0.13% 48 0.22% 881 4.00% 22,014
Cook 1,168,141 55.24% 938,454 44.38% 4,908 0.23% 3,304 0.16% 229,687 10.86% 2,114,807
Crawford 5,703 44.54% 7,036 54.95% 12 0.09% 54 0.42% -1,333 -10.41% 12,805
Cumberland 3,091 47.92% 3,330 51.62% 11 0.17% 19 0.29% -239 -3.70% 6,451
DeKalb 6,989 35.53% 12,577 63.95% 53 0.27% 49 0.25% -5,588 -28.41% 19,668
DeWitt 5,052 47.78% 5,477 51.80% 14 0.13% 31 0.29% -425 -4.02% 10,574
Douglas 4,513 44.99% 5,451 54.34% 31 0.31% 36 0.36% -938 -9.35% 10,031
DuPage 18,923 31.51% 40,746 67.85% 307 0.51% 73 0.12% -21,823 -36.34% 60,049
Edgar 6,713 45.42% 7,985 54.03% 22 0.15% 60 0.41% -1,272 -8.61% 14,780
Edwards 1,770 34.16% 3,361 64.86% 23 0.44% 28 0.54% -1,591 -30.70% 5,182
Effingham 5,988 49.88% 5,941 49.48% 27 0.22% 50 0.42% 47 0.39% 12,006
Fayette 7,286 48.85% 7,486 50.19% 30 0.20% 113 0.76% -200 -1.34% 14,915
Ford 3,062 34.55% 5,770 65.11% 17 0.19% 13 0.15% -2,708 -30.56% 8,862
Franklin 15,523 54.16% 12,936 45.14% 101 0.35% 100 0.35% 2,587 9.03% 28,660
Fulton 12,198 48.35% 12,816 50.80% 96 0.38% 118 0.47% -618 -2.45% 25,228
Gallatin 3,293 55.54% 2,588 43.65% 18 0.30% 30 0.51% 705 11.89% 5,929
Greene 6,015 55.06% 4,840 44.30% 28 0.26% 42 0.38% 1,175 10.76% 10,925
Grundy 4,105 38.22% 6,593 61.38% 23 0.21% 20 0.19% -2,488 -23.16% 10,741
Hamilton 3,691 47.64% 4,005 51.69% 24 0.31% 28 0.36% -314 -4.05% 7,748
Hancock 6,688 41.90% 9,108 57.06% 24 0.15% 141 0.88% -2,420 -15.16% 15,961
Hardin 1,974 45.56% 2,333 53.84% 10 0.23% 16 0.37% -359 -8.29% 4,333
Henderson 1,977 37.44% 3,264 61.81% 17 0.32% 23 0.44% -1,287 -24.37% 5,281
Henry 10,481 40.86% 14,971 58.37% 123 0.48% 73 0.28% -4,490 -17.51% 25,648
Iroquois 7,036 38.68% 11,047 60.73% 15 0.08% 93 0.51% -4,011 -22.05% 18,191
Jackson 9,600 44.22% 11,980 55.19% 65 0.30% 63 0.29% -2,380 -10.96% 21,708
Jasper 3,689 47.20% 4,082 52.23% 10 0.13% 34 0.44% -393 -5.03% 7,815
Jefferson 10,887 55.22% 8,692 44.09% 38 0.19% 98 0.50% 2,195 11.13% 19,715
Jersey 3,692 47.99% 3,958 51.44% 27 0.35% 17 0.22% -266 -3.46% 7,694
Jo Daviess 3,864 34.52% 7,285 65.09% 23 0.21% 20 0.18% -3,421 -30.57% 11,192
Johnson 2,254 36.99% 3,827 62.80% 4 0.07% 9 0.15% -1,573 -25.81% 6,094
Kane 25,676 37.81% 41,949 61.77% 222 0.33% 67 0.10% -16,273 -23.96% 67,914
Kankakee 13,716 45.97% 15,998 53.62% 61 0.20% 63 0.21% -2,282 -7.65% 29,838
Kendall 1,978 31.92% 4,200 67.79% 10 0.16% 8 0.13% -2,222 -35.86% 6,196
Knox 12,597 41.68% 17,459 57.77% 116 0.38% 52 0.17% -4,862 -16.09% 30,224
Lake 24,965 39.34% 38,242 60.26% 203 0.32% 51 0.08% -13,277 -20.92% 63,461
LaSalle 29,704 53.62% 25,296 45.66% 207 0.37% 192 0.35% 4,408 7.96% 55,399
Lawrence 5,625 47.54% 6,061 51.22% 28 0.24% 119 1.01% -436 -3.68% 11,833
Lee 6,005 34.74% 11,228 64.96% 26 0.15% 26 0.15% -5,223 -30.22% 17,285
Livingston 7,722 35.61% 13,909 64.14% 30 0.14% 25 0.12% -6,187 -28.53% 21,686
Logan 6,753 42.94% 8,929 56.78% 20 0.13% 23 0.15% -2,176 -13.84% 15,725
Macon 27,589 57.64% 19,998 41.78% 88 0.18% 189 0.39% 7,591 15.86% 47,864
Macoupin 14,356 52.00% 13,000 47.08% 180 0.65% 74 0.27% 1,356 4.91% 27,610
Madison 44,803 59.01% 30,445 40.10% 508 0.67% 173 0.23% 14,358 18.91% 75,929
Marion 13,807 56.41% 10,461 42.74% 60 0.25% 148 0.60% 3,346 13.67% 24,476
Marshall 3,343 42.26% 4,527 57.23% 30 0.38% 10 0.13% -1,184 -14.97% 7,910
Mason 4,416 49.08% 4,541 50.47% 18 0.20% 23 0.26% -125 -1.39% 8,998
Massac 2,813 37.14% 4,722 62.34% 16 0.21% 23 0.30% -1,909 -25.20% 7,574
McDonough 5,783 35.66% 10,326 63.67% 26 0.16% 82 0.51% -4,543 -28.01% 16,217
McHenry 6,170 27.07% 16,480 72.30% 125 0.55% 20 0.09% -10,310 -45.23% 22,795
McLean 18,024 44.87% 21,865 54.44% 127 0.32% 150 0.37% -3,841 -9.56% 40,166
Menard 2,894 44.81% 3,531 54.68% 16 0.25% 17 0.26% -637 -9.86% 6,458
Mercer 3,830 37.53% 6,336 62.09% 20 0.20% 18 0.18% -2,506 -24.56% 10,204
Monroe 2,826 37.17% 4,754 62.54% 20 0.26% 2 0.03% -1,928 -25.36% 7,602
Montgomery 9,654 47.50% 10,497 51.65% 85 0.42% 89 0.44% -843 -4.15% 20,325
Morgan 9,082 47.10% 10,137 52.57% 21 0.11% 43 0.22% -1,055 -5.47% 19,283
Moultrie 3,696 50.13% 3,636 49.32% 7 0.09% 34 0.46% 60 0.81% 7,373
Ogle 4,833 28.87% 11,838 70.71% 28 0.17% 43 0.26% -7,005 -41.84% 16,742
Peoria 42,009 54.40% 34,911 45.21% 176 0.23% 125 0.16% 7,098 9.19% 77,221
Perry 6,539 47.26% 7,243 52.35% 24 0.17% 31 0.22% -704 -5.09% 13,837
Piatt 3,564 43.68% 4,564 55.94% 7 0.09% 24 0.29% -1,000 -12.26% 8,159
Pike 7,676 53.15% 6,619 45.83% 19 0.13% 127 0.88% 1,057 7.32% 14,441
Pope 1,499 33.84% 2,914 65.78% 9 0.20% 8 0.18% -1,415 -31.94% 4,430
Pulaski 3,456 42.75% 4,589 56.76% 18 0.22% 22 0.27% -1,133 -14.01% 8,085
Putnam 1,195 40.03% 1,778 59.56% 8 0.27% 4 0.13% -583 -19.53% 2,985
Randolph 7,802 45.32% 9,333 54.21% 54 0.31% 26 0.15% -1,531 -8.89% 17,215
Richland 4,335 45.89% 5,022 53.17% 13 0.14% 76 0.80% -687 -7.27% 9,446
Rock Island 35,240 57.67% 25,629 41.95% 132 0.22% 100 0.16% 9,611 15.73% 61,101
Saline 10,692 50.02% 10,567 49.43% 37 0.17% 81 0.38% 125 0.58% 21,377
Sangamon 31,943 47.23% 35,464 52.44% 111 0.16% 110 0.16% -3,521 -5.21% 67,628
Schuyler 3,404 50.04% 3,318 48.77% 12 0.18% 69 1.01% 86 1.26% 6,803
Scott 2,492 48.87% 2,585 50.70% 9 0.18% 13 0.25% -93 -1.82% 5,099
Shelby 7,704 50.69% 7,250 47.71% 68 0.45% 175 1.15% 454 2.99% 15,197
St. Clair 53,482 59.50% 35,998 40.05% 291 0.32% 120 0.13% 17,484 19.45% 89,891
Stark 1,818 34.79% 3,393 64.94% 1 0.02% 13 0.25% -1,575 -30.14% 5,225
Stephenson 8,911 38.67% 14,040 60.92% 49 0.21% 45 0.20% -5,129 -22.26% 23,045
Tazewell 17,624 58.44% 12,419 41.18% 52 0.17% 64 0.21% 5,205 17.26% 30,159
Union 5,804 53.74% 4,915 45.51% 45 0.42% 36 0.33% 889 8.23% 10,800
Vermilion 22,891 49.50% 23,059 49.87% 62 0.13% 230 0.50% -168 -0.36% 46,242
Wabash 4,187 52.57% 3,659 45.94% 6 0.08% 113 1.42% 528 6.63% 7,965
Warren 4,878 38.30% 7,790 61.17% 11 0.09% 56 0.44% -2,912 -22.87% 12,735
Washington 3,479 37.73% 5,701 61.82% 22 0.24% 20 0.22% -2,222 -24.09% 9,222
Wayne 5,569 45.68% 6,556 53.77% 23 0.19% 44 0.36% -987 -8.10% 12,192
White 5,909 51.41% 5,459 47.50% 70 0.61% 55 0.48% 450 3.92% 11,493
Whiteside 7,356 31.65% 15,752 67.77% 90 0.39% 44 0.19% -8,396 -36.12% 23,242
Will 29,442 47.53% 32,291 52.13% 176 0.28% 37 0.06% -2,849 -4.60% 61,946
Williamson 14,645 50.12% 14,433 49.40% 67 0.23% 72 0.25% 212 0.73% 29,217
Winnebago 28,061 47.46% 30,683 51.89% 178 0.30% 205 0.35% -2,622 -4.43% 59,127
Woodford 4,314 39.43% 6,575 60.09% 20 0.18% 33 0.30% -2,261 -20.66% 10,942
Totals 2,149,934 50.97% 2,047,240 48.54% 10,914 0.26% 9,847 0.23% 102,694 2.43% 4,217,935

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "OFFICIAL VOTE of the STATE OF ILLINOIS Cast at the GENERAL ELECTION, November 5, 1940 JUDICIAL ELECTIONS, 1939-1940 PRIMARY ELECTION General Primary, April 9, 1940" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  6. ^ Our Campaigns; IL US President 1940
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