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1948 United States presidential election in Illinois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1948 United States presidential election in Illinois

← 1944 November 2, 1948[1] 1952 →

All 28 Illinois votes to the Electoral College
 
Harry S. Truman.jpg
Thomas Dewey.jpg
Nominee Harry S. Truman Thomas E. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Missouri New York
Running mate Alben W. Barkley Earl Warren
Electoral vote 28 0
Popular vote 1,994,715 1,961,103
Percentage 50.07% 49.22%

Illinois Presidential Election Results 1948.svg
County Results

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

The 1948 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 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 Harry S. Truman (DMissouri), running with Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 50.07% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor Earl Warren, with 49.22% 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 354,254.[5][6]

The total vote in the general election was 3,984,046.[5]

Primaries

Both major parties held non-binding state-run preferential primaries on April 13.[5][6]

Democratic

1948 Illinois Democratic presidential primary

← 1944 April 13, 1948 (1948-04-13) 1952 →
 
Truman 58-766-09 (1).jpg
EisenhowerChiefofStaffPortrait (1).jpg
Candidate Harry S. Truman Dwight D. Eisenhower
Home state Missouri Kansas
Popular vote 16,299 1,609
Percentage 82.12% 8.11%

The 1948 Illinois Democratic presidential primary was held on April 13, 1948 in the U.S. state of Illinois as one of the Democratic Party's state primaries ahead of the 1948 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]

Incumbent president Harry S. Truman won the state's Democratic primary by a large margin.

While on the ballot in Illinois, neither Dwight D. Eisenhower nor Scott W. Lucas were declared candidates.

1948 Illinois Democratic presidential primary[5][6]
Candidate Votes %
Harry S. Truman 16,299 82.12
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,609 8.11
Scott W. Lucas 427 2.15
Write-ins 1,513 7.62
Total 19,848 100

Republican

1948 Illinois Republican presidential primary

← 1944 April 13, 1948 (1948-04-13) 1952 →
Candidate Riley A. Bender
Home state Illinois
Popular vote 324,029
Percentage 96.90%

The 1948 Illinois Republican presidential primary was held on April 13, 1948 in the U.S. state of Illinois as one of the Republican Party's state primaries ahead of the 1948 presidential election.

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

Illinois businessman Riley A. Bender appeared only on Illinois' primary ballot, running as a favorite son. He won the primary.

1948 Illinois Republican presidential primary[5][6]
Candidate Votes %
Riley A. Bender 324,029 96.90
Douglas A. MacArthur 6,672 2.00
Harold E. Stassen 1,572 0.47
Thomas E. Dewey 953 0.29
Robert A. Taft 705 0.21
Write-ins 475 0.14
Total 334,406 100

General election

1948 United States presidential election in Illinois[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry S. Truman (inc.) 1,994,715 50.07%
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 1,961,103 49.22%
Prohibition Claude A. Watson 11,959 0.30%
Socialist Norman M. Thomas 11,522 0.29%
Socialist Labor Edward A. Teichert 3,118 0.08%
Write-ins Various candidates 1,629 0.04%
Total votes 3,984,046 100%

Results by county

County Harry S. Truman
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[7]
# % # % # % # %
Adams 14,960 50.81% 14,329 48.67% 152 0.52% 631 2.14% 29,441
Alexander 4,641 49.91% 4,561 49.05% 96 1.03% 80 0.86% 9,298
Bond 2,837 43.76% 3,438 53.03% 208 3.21% -601 -9.27% 6,483
Boone 1,941 28.20% 4,916 71.43% 25 0.36% -2,975 -43.23% 6,882
Brown 1,805 53.26% 1,562 46.09% 22 0.65% 243 7.17% 3,389
Bureau 6,463 36.42% 11,207 63.15% 78 0.44% -4,744 -26.73% 17,748
Calhoun 1,377 47.11% 1,526 52.21% 20 0.68% -149 -5.10% 2,923
Carroll 2,809 34.30% 5,318 64.94% 62 0.76% -2,509 -30.64% 8,189
Cass 3,776 52.32% 3,391 46.99% 50 0.69% 385 5.33% 7,217
Champaign 11,572 36.78% 19,156 60.88% 737 2.34% -7,584 -24.10% 31,465
Christian 9,366 54.89% 7,576 44.40% 120 0.70% 1,790 10.49% 17,062
Clark 3,714 44.73% 4,477 53.92% 112 1.35% -763 -9.19% 8,303
Clay 3,160 44.46% 3,782 53.21% 166 2.34% -622 -8.75% 7,108
Clinton 4,773 47.91% 5,128 51.47% 62 0.62% -355 -3.56% 9,963
Coles 8,393 49.13% 8,638 50.56% 53 0.31% -245 -1.43% 17,084
Cook 1,216,636 54.17% 1,015,800 45.23% 13,463 0.60% 200,836 8.94% 2,245,899
Crawford 4,150 44.32% 5,111 54.58% 103 1.10% -961 -10.26% 9,364
Cumberland 2,353 48.70% 2,451 50.72% 28 0.58% -98 -2.03% 4,832
DeKalb 5,082 30.68% 11,380 68.69% 105 0.63% -6,298 -38.02% 16,567
DeWitt 3,290 43.79% 4,178 55.61% 45 0.60% -888 -11.82% 7,513
Douglas 2,893 40.58% 4,181 58.65% 55 0.77% -1,288 -18.07% 7,129
DuPage 15,528 24.95% 45,794 73.58% 916 1.47% -30,266 -48.63% 62,238
Edgar 5,121 44.65% 6,282 54.77% 67 0.58% -1,161 -10.12% 11,470
Edwards 1,206 31.99% 2,491 66.07% 73 1.94% -1,285 -34.08% 3,770
Effingham 4,940 50.11% 4,823 48.92% 96 0.97% 117 1.19% 9,859
Fayette 5,771 49.72% 5,717 49.25% 120 1.03% 54 0.47% 11,608
Ford 2,079 29.64% 4,903 69.89% 33 0.47% -2,824 -40.26% 7,015
Franklin 11,750 54.79% 9,407 43.87% 287 1.34% 2,343 10.93% 21,444
Fulton 8,226 45.87% 9,504 53.00% 203 1.13% -1,278 -7.13% 17,933
Gallatin 2,385 56.79% 1,789 42.60% 26 0.62% 596 14.19% 4,200
Greene 4,035 52.22% 3,639 47.09% 53 0.69% 396 5.12% 7,727
Grundy 3,255 35.23% 5,954 64.44% 31 0.34% -2,699 -29.21% 9,240
Hamilton 2,750 48.51% 2,887 50.93% 32 0.56% -137 -2.42% 5,669
Hancock 5,559 43.50% 7,098 55.54% 122 0.95% -1,539 -12.04% 12,779
Hardin 1,358 43.99% 1,713 55.49% 16 0.52% -355 -11.50% 3,087
Henderson 1,465 38.17% 2,336 60.87% 37 0.96% -871 -22.69% 3,838
Henry 8,489 40.40% 12,363 58.84% 159 0.76% -3,874 -18.44% 21,011
Iroquois 4,823 34.45% 9,051 64.65% 127 0.91% -4,228 -30.20% 14,001
Jackson 6,939 45.04% 8,288 53.79% 181 1.17% -1,349 -8.76% 15,408
Jasper 2,936 49.40% 2,957 49.76% 50 0.84% -21 -0.35% 5,943
Jefferson 8,928 54.70% 7,393 45.30% 0 0.00% 1,535 9.41% 16,321
Jersey 3,092 50.37% 3,021 49.21% 26 0.42% 71 1.16% 6,139
Jo Daviess 3,220 37.57% 5,299 61.83% 51 0.60% -2,079 -24.26% 8,570
Johnson 1,510 35.04% 2,778 64.47% 21 0.49% -1,268 -29.43% 4,309
Kane 21,176 34.72% 39,284 64.41% 532 0.87% -18,108 -29.69% 60,992
Kankakee 11,305 41.56% 15,699 57.71% 197 0.72% -4,394 -16.15% 27,201
Kendall 1,517 27.74% 3,925 71.77% 27 0.49% -2,408 -44.03% 5,469
Knox 9,772 39.16% 15,016 60.18% 164 0.66% -5,244 -21.02% 24,952
Lake 22,192 35.58% 39,456 63.26% 720 1.15% -17,264 -27.68% 62,368
LaSalle 19,666 44.25% 24,453 55.02% 321 0.72% -4,787 -10.77% 44,440
Lawrence 4,391 48.48% 4,472 49.38% 194 2.14% -81 -0.89% 9,057
Lee 4,368 32.50% 9,001 66.97% 72 0.54% -4,633 -34.47% 13,441
Livingston 5,618 33.29% 11,184 66.27% 74 0.44% -5,566 -32.98% 16,876
Logan 4,832 39.25% 7,431 60.36% 49 0.40% -2,599 -21.11% 12,312
Macon 21,487 53.11% 18,719 46.27% 250 0.62% 2,768 6.84% 40,456
Macoupin 11,742 52.66% 10,198 45.74% 358 1.61% 1,544 6.92% 22,298
Madison 40,897 61.68% 25,059 37.79% 350 0.53% 15,838 23.89% 66,306
Marion 8,878 52.58% 7,798 46.19% 208 1.23% 1,080 6.40% 16,884
Marshall 2,514 39.79% 3,785 59.91% 19 0.30% -1,271 -20.12% 6,318
Mason 3,503 49.52% 3,525 49.83% 46 0.65% -22 -0.31% 7,074
Massac 1,842 35.94% 3,201 62.46% 82 1.60% -1,359 -26.52% 5,125
McDonough 4,206 33.99% 8,058 65.13% 109 0.88% -3,852 -31.13% 12,373
McHenry 5,459 26.06% 15,387 73.45% 103 0.49% -9,928 -47.39% 20,949
McLean 12,904 40.94% 18,430 58.48% 183 0.58% -5,526 -17.53% 31,517
Menard 2,043 41.12% 2,899 58.35% 26 0.52% -856 -17.23% 4,968
Mercer 3,117 37.02% 5,267 62.55% 36 0.43% -2,150 -25.53% 8,420
Monroe 2,026 37.30% 3,403 62.65% 3 0.06% -1,377 -25.35% 5,432
Montgomery 7,902 48.02% 8,348 50.73% 205 1.25% -446 -2.71% 16,455
Morgan 6,798 44.56% 8,398 55.05% 59 0.39% -1,600 -10.49% 15,255
Moultrie 3,037 49.29% 3,043 49.39% 81 1.31% -6 -0.10% 6,161
Ogle 3,796 28.37% 9,519 71.15% 63 0.47% -5,723 -42.78% 13,378
Peoria 31,026 46.76% 35,018 52.78% 308 0.46% -3,992 -6.02% 66,352
Perry 5,043 49.32% 5,109 49.96% 74 0.72% -66 -0.65% 10,226
Piatt 2,361 38.93% 3,646 60.13% 57 0.94% -1,285 -21.19% 6,064
Pike 5,674 54.07% 4,722 45.00% 98 0.93% 952 9.07% 10,494
Pope 916 33.98% 1,764 65.43% 16 0.59% -848 -31.45% 2,696
Pulaski 2,344 46.57% 2,658 52.81% 31 0.62% -314 -6.24% 5,033
Putnam 905 38.74% 1,405 60.15% 26 1.11% -500 -21.40% 2,336
Randolph 6,852 49.72% 6,867 49.83% 62 0.45% -15 -0.11% 13,781
Richland 2,438 38.02% 3,884 60.56% 91 1.42% -1,446 -22.55% 6,413
Rock Island 24,542 51.98% 22,192 47.01% 477 1.01% 2,350 4.98% 47,211
Saline 7,718 49.84% 7,676 49.57% 91 0.59% 42 0.27% 15,485
Sangamon 29,196 46.14% 33,714 53.28% 363 0.57% -4,518 -7.14% 63,273
Schuyler 2,464 48.56% 2,519 49.65% 91 1.79% -55 -1.08% 5,074
Scott 1,735 48.36% 1,840 51.28% 13 0.36% -105 -2.93% 3,588
Shelby 5,589 50.68% 5,282 47.89% 158 1.43% 307 2.78% 11,029
St. Clair 54,260 63.38% 30,883 36.07% 474 0.55% 23,377 27.30% 85,617
Stark 1,163 31.37% 2,537 68.44% 7 0.19% -1,374 -37.07% 3,707
Stephenson 7,409 40.88% 10,564 58.29% 149 0.82% -3,155 -17.41% 18,122
Tazewell 14,131 52.77% 12,504 46.70% 143 0.53% 1,627 6.08% 26,778
Union 4,479 53.33% 3,864 46.01% 55 0.65% 615 7.32% 8,398
Vermilion 16,173 45.37% 18,994 53.29% 479 1.34% -2,821 -7.91% 35,646
Wabash 2,857 48.44% 2,916 49.44% 125 2.12% -59 -1.00% 5,898
Warren 3,367 33.08% 6,738 66.20% 74 0.73% -3,371 -33.12% 10,179
Washington 2,737 37.34% 4,544 61.99% 49 0.67% -1,807 -24.65% 7,330
Wayne 4,070 44.66% 4,984 54.69% 60 0.66% -914 -10.03% 9,114
White 4,761 50.99% 4,498 48.17% 79 0.85% 263 2.82% 9,338
Whiteside 5,299 28.84% 12,922 70.32% 154 0.84% -7,623 -41.49% 18,375
Will 26,430 47.51% 28,601 51.41% 597 1.07% -2,171 -3.90% 55,628
Williamson 9,841 48.34% 10,386 51.02% 130 0.64% -545 -2.68% 20,357
Winnebago 27,145 47.36% 29,537 51.54% 631 1.10% -2,392 -4.17% 57,313
Woodford 3,446 37.15% 5,784 62.35% 46 0.50% -2,338 -25.20% 9,276
Totals 1,994,715 50.07% 1,961,103 49.22% 28,228 0.71% 33,612 0.84% 3,984,046

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1948 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "1948 Election for the Forty-First Term (1949-53)". Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1948". Retrieved October 26, 2017.
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  7. ^ Géoelections; 1948 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)
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