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1944 United States presidential election in Illinois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1944 United States presidential election in Illinois

← 1940 November 7, 1944[1] 1948 →

All 28 Illinois votes to the Electoral College
 
1944 portrait of FDR (1)(small).jpg
ThomasDewey.png
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas E. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Harry S. Truman John W. Bricker
Electoral vote 28 0
Popular vote 2,079,479 1,939,314
Percentage 51.5% 48.1%

Illinois Presidential Election Results 1944.svg
County Results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1944 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. State voters chose twenty-eight[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 Senator Harry S. Truman, with 51.52% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor John W. Bricker, with 48.05% 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 646,993.[5]

The total vote in the general election was 4,036,061.[5]

Primaries

Both major parties held non-binding state-run preferential primaries on April 11.[5]

Democratic

1944 Illinois Democratic presidential primary

← 1940 April 11, 1944 (1944-04-11) 1948 →
 
FDR in 1933 (1).jpg
Candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home state New York
Popular vote 48,561
Percentage 99.30%

The 1944 Illinois Democratic presidential primary was held on April 11, 1944 in the U.S. state of Illinois as one of the Democratic Party's state primaries ahead of the 1944 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]

1944 Illinois Democratic presidential primary[5]
Candidate Votes %
Franklin D. Roosevelt 48,561 99.30
Scattering 343 0.70
Total 48,904 100

Republican

1944 Illinois Republican presidential primary

← 1940 April 11, 1944 (1944-04-11) 1948 →
 
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Candidate Douglas MacArthur Riley A. Bender
Home state Wisconsin Illinois
Popular vote 550,354 37,575
Percentage 92.02% 6.28%

The 1944 Illinois Republican presidential primary was held on April 11, 1944 in the U.S. state of Illinois as one of the Republican Party's state primaries ahead of the 1944 presidential election.

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

Douglas MacArthur won the primary. Illinois businessman Riley A. Bender placed second, running as a favorite son.

1944 Illinois Republican presidential primary[5]
Candidate Votes %
Douglas MacArthur 550,354 92.02
Riley A. Bender 37,575 6.28
Thomas Dewey 9,192 1.54
Everett Dirksen 581 0.10
John Bricker 148 0.03
Harold E. Stassen 111 0.02
Wendell Willkie 107 0.02
Scattering 21 0.00
Total 598,089 100

General election

Results

1944 United States presidential election in Illinois[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 2,079,479 51.52%
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 1,939,314 48.05%
Socialist Labor Edward Teichert 9,677 0.24%
Prohibition Claude Watson 7,411 0.18%
Write-in Norman Thomas 180 0.00%
Total votes 4,036,061 100%

Results by county

County Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[6]
# % # % # % # %
Adams 13,733 46.65% 15,564 52.87% 142 0.48% -1,831 -6.22% 29,439
Alexander 4,767 49.47% 4,792 49.73% 78 0.81% -25 -0.26% 9,637
Bond 2,607 38.86% 3,907 58.24% 194 2.89% -1,300 -19.38% 6,708
Boone 2,074 26.59% 5,708 73.18% 18 0.23% -3,634 -46.59% 7,800
Brown 1,849 51.26% 1,738 48.18% 20 0.55% 111 3.08% 3,607
Bureau 6,976 37.05% 11,802 62.68% 51 0.27% -4,826 -25.63% 18,829
Calhoun 1,271 39.22% 1,956 60.35% 14 0.43% -685 -21.14% 3,241
Carroll 2,843 31.72% 6,101 68.08% 18 0.20% -3,258 -36.35% 8,962
Cass 3,909 51.54% 3,641 48.00% 35 0.46% 268 3.53% 7,585
Champaign 13,842 42.00% 18,935 57.46% 177 0.54% -5,093 -15.45% 32,954
Christian 9,360 50.77% 8,995 48.79% 82 0.44% 365 1.98% 18,437
Clark 3,619 40.02% 5,373 59.41% 52 0.57% -1,754 -19.39% 9,044
Clay 3,531 43.54% 4,484 55.29% 95 1.17% -953 -11.75% 8,110
Clinton 3,944 36.69% 6,753 62.82% 53 0.49% -2,809 -26.13% 10,750
Coles 8,936 48.40% 9,473 51.31% 54 0.29% -537 -2.91% 18,463
Cook 1,275,367 57.81% 924,659 41.91% 6,165 0.28% 350,708 15.90% 2,206,191
Crawford 4,482 42.22% 6,056 57.04% 79 0.74% -1,574 -14.83% 10,617
Cumberland 2,391 46.83% 2,700 52.88% 15 0.29% -309 -6.05% 5,106
DeKalb 6,004 32.97% 12,157 66.76% 49 0.27% -6,153 -33.79% 18,210
DeWitt 3,658 43.77% 4,630 55.40% 69 0.83% -972 -11.63% 8,357
Douglas 3,323 41.36% 4,684 58.29% 28 0.35% -1,361 -16.94% 8,035
DuPage 18,711 30.79% 41,890 68.93% 174 0.29% -23,179 -38.14% 60,775
Edgar 5,054 41.88% 6,961 57.68% 54 0.45% -1,907 -15.80% 12,069
Edwards 1,197 28.16% 3,016 70.96% 37 0.87% -1,819 -42.80% 4,250
Effingham 4,587 45.33% 5,441 53.77% 91 0.90% -854 -8.44% 10,119
Fayette 5,435 45.72% 6,332 53.27% 120 1.01% -897 -7.55% 11,887
Ford 2,270 29.85% 5,317 69.91% 18 0.24% -3,047 -40.07% 7,605
Franklin 11,663 50.24% 11,377 49.01% 173 0.75% 286 1.23% 23,213
Fulton 8,946 44.22% 11,117 54.96% 166 0.82% -2,171 -10.73% 20,229
Gallatin 2,175 50.64% 2,073 48.27% 47 1.09% 102 2.37% 4,295
Greene 4,268 49.78% 4,261 49.70% 45 0.52% 7 0.08% 8,574
Grundy 3,544 35.88% 6,310 63.89% 22 0.22% -2,766 -28.01% 9,876
Hamilton 2,914 44.48% 3,582 54.68% 55 0.84% -668 -10.20% 6,551
Hancock 5,338 39.90% 7,972 59.59% 68 0.51% -2,634 -19.69% 13,378
Hardin 1,370 39.85% 2,037 59.25% 31 0.90% -667 -19.40% 3,438
Henderson 1,550 36.43% 2,695 63.34% 10 0.24% -1,145 -26.91% 4,255
Henry 9,130 40.11% 13,539 59.48% 92 0.40% -4,409 -19.37% 22,761
Iroquois 5,168 33.03% 10,389 66.39% 91 0.58% -5,221 -33.37% 15,648
Jackson 6,735 40.11% 10,002 59.57% 54 0.32% -3,267 -19.46% 16,791
Jasper 3,142 47.43% 3,453 52.13% 29 0.44% -311 -4.70% 6,624
Jefferson 8,496 51.33% 7,916 47.83% 139 0.84% 580 3.50% 16,551
Jersey 2,910 44.87% 3,546 54.67% 30 0.46% -636 -9.81% 6,486
Jo Daviess 3,298 33.66% 6,465 65.99% 34 0.35% -3,167 -32.33% 9,797
Johnson 1,522 31.49% 3,298 68.24% 13 0.27% -1,776 -36.75% 4,833
Kane 23,362 37.54% 38,689 62.16% 185 0.30% -15,327 -24.63% 62,236
Kankakee 11,342 42.50% 15,256 57.16% 90 0.34% -3,914 -14.67% 26,688
Kendall 1,673 29.35% 4,022 70.55% 6 0.11% -2,349 -41.20% 5,701
Knox 10,070 38.49% 15,964 61.02% 126 0.48% -5,894 -22.53% 26,160
Lake 25,453 41.52% 35,674 58.19% 183 0.30% -10,221 -16.67% 61,310
LaSalle 21,489 41.42% 28,179 54.32% 2,210 4.26% -6,690 -12.90% 51,878
Lawrence 4,003 43.02% 5,191 55.79% 111 1.19% -1,188 -12.77% 9,305
Lee 4,899 31.98% 10,397 67.88% 21 0.14% -5,498 -35.89% 15,317
Livingston 6,231 33.29% 12,436 66.44% 52 0.28% -6,205 -33.15% 18,719
Logan 4,868 37.88% 7,955 61.90% 29 0.23% -3,087 -24.02% 12,852
Macon 22,808 53.58% 19,608 46.06% 153 0.36% 3,200 7.52% 42,569
Macoupin 11,951 50.46% 11,572 48.86% 160 0.68% 379 1.60% 23,683
Madison 40,114 58.24% 28,399 41.23% 359 0.52% 11,715 17.01% 68,872
Marion 10,079 51.32% 9,408 47.90% 153 0.78% 671 3.42% 19,640
Marshall 2,596 38.17% 4,195 61.68% 10 0.15% -1,599 -23.51% 6,801
Mason 3,282 45.19% 3,959 54.52% 21 0.29% -677 -9.32% 7,262
Massac 1,758 31.13% 3,814 67.53% 76 1.35% -2,056 -36.40% 5,648
McDonough 4,497 33.03% 9,028 66.30% 91 0.67% -4,531 -33.28% 13,616
McHenry 5,567 26.14% 15,666 73.55% 66 0.31% -10,099 -47.42% 21,299
McLean 14,011 41.75% 19,366 57.70% 185 0.55% -5,355 -15.96% 33,562
Menard 1,888 38.33% 3,013 61.17% 25 0.51% -1,125 -22.84% 4,926
Mercer 3,277 36.50% 5,667 63.12% 34 0.38% -2,390 -26.62% 8,978
Monroe 2,068 33.85% 4,032 66.00% 9 0.15% -1,964 -32.15% 6,109
Montgomery 7,855 46.08% 8,989 52.74% 201 1.18% -1,134 -6.65% 17,045
Morgan 6,965 43.72% 8,923 56.01% 42 0.26% -1,958 -12.29% 15,930
Moultrie 2,853 46.93% 3,180 52.31% 46 0.76% -327 -5.38% 6,079
Ogle 3,951 26.86% 10,680 72.59% 81 0.55% -6,729 -45.74% 14,712
Peoria 32,837 48.83% 34,171 50.81% 243 0.36% -1,334 -1.98% 67,251
Perry 4,677 42.73% 6,236 56.97% 33 0.30% -1,559 -14.24% 10,946
Piatt 2,641 40.09% 3,912 59.38% 35 0.53% -1,271 -19.29% 6,588
Pike 5,833 50.58% 5,633 48.85% 66 0.57% 200 1.73% 11,532
Pope 813 25.74% 2,305 72.99% 40 1.27% -1,492 -47.25% 3,158
Pulaski 2,311 41.28% 3,248 58.02% 39 0.70% -937 -16.74% 5,598
Putnam 865 36.10% 1,521 63.48% 10 0.42% -656 -27.38% 2,396
Randolph 6,199 45.06% 7,518 54.65% 39 0.28% -1,319 -9.59% 13,756
Richland 2,858 38.04% 4,577 60.91% 79 1.05% -1,719 -22.88% 7,514
Rock Island 30,102 55.48% 23,980 44.19% 180 0.33% 6,122 11.28% 54,262
Saline 7,351 44.45% 9,083 54.92% 105 0.63% -1,732 -10.47% 16,539
Sangamon 28,713 46.50% 32,871 53.24% 161 0.26% -4,158 -6.73% 61,745
Schuyler 2,555 47.27% 2,801 51.82% 49 0.91% -246 -4.55% 5,405
Scott 1,864 45.93% 2,185 53.84% 9 0.22% -321 -7.91% 4,058
Shelby 5,919 48.35% 6,201 50.65% 123 1.00% -282 -2.30% 12,243
St. Clair 48,325 58.78% 33,557 40.82% 327 0.40% 14,768 17.96% 82,209
Stark 1,401 31.43% 3,050 68.42% 7 0.16% -1,649 -36.99% 4,458
Stephenson 7,755 39.13% 11,948 60.28% 118 0.60% -4,193 -21.15% 19,821
Tazewell 14,412 53.30% 12,531 46.34% 96 0.36% 1,881 6.96% 27,039
Union 4,367 51.21% 4,114 48.25% 46 0.54% 253 2.97% 8,527
Vermilion 18,387 46.60% 20,794 52.70% 273 0.69% -2,407 -6.10% 39,454
Wabash 3,026 45.83% 3,496 52.95% 81 1.23% -470 -7.12% 6,603
Warren 3,926 35.53% 7,085 64.12% 39 0.35% -3,159 -28.59% 11,050
Washington 2,723 33.26% 5,428 66.31% 35 0.43% -2,705 -33.04% 8,186
Wayne 4,019 41.17% 5,683 58.21% 61 0.62% -1,664 -17.04% 9,763
White 4,822 47.97% 5,139 51.12% 91 0.91% -317 -3.15% 10,052
Whiteside 5,555 27.93% 14,162 71.21% 171 0.86% -8,607 -43.28% 19,888
Will 27,085 47.14% 30,058 52.32% 310 0.54% -2,973 -5.17% 57,453
Williamson 9,974 43.99% 12,594 55.55% 103 0.45% -2,620 -11.56% 22,671
Winnebago 27,831 47.22% 30,837 52.31% 277 0.47% -3,006 -5.10% 58,945
Woodford 3,514 35.90% 6,237 63.73% 36 0.37% -2,723 -27.82% 9,787
Totals 2,079,479 51.52% 1,939,314 48.05% 17,088 0.42% 140,165 3.47% 4,035,881

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1944 – Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "1944 Election for the Fortieth Term (1945-49)". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "1944 Presidential General Election Results – Illinois". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1944". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "OFFICIAL VOTE of the STATE OF ILLINOIS CAST AT THE GENERAL ELECTION, Nov. 7, 1944 PRIMARY ELECTION GENERAL PRIMARY, APRIL 11, 1944" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  6. ^ Géoelections; 1944 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)
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