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1968 Illinois gubernatorial election

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1968 Illinois gubernatorial election

← 1964 November 5, 1968 1972 →
Richard B. Ogilvie.jpg
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Nominee Richard B. Ogilvie Samuel H. Shapiro
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,307,295 2,179,501
Percentage 51.2% 48.4%

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County Results

Ogilvie:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Shapiro:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Samuel H. Shapiro

Elected Governor

Richard B. Ogilvie

The Illinois gubernatorial election of 1968 was held in Illinois on November 5, 1968. The Democratic nominee, incumbent Governor Samuel H. Shapiro, lost reelection to the Republican candidate, Richard B. Ogilvie.


1968 gubernatorial election, Illinois[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Richard B. Ogilvie 2,307,295 51.21 +3.13
Democratic Samuel H. Shapiro (incumbent) 2,179,501 48.37 -3.56
Socialist Labor Edward C. Gross 19,175 0.43 N/A
N/A write-ins 29 0.00 N/A
Majority 127,794 2.84 6.69
Turnout 4,506,000
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

Democratic Primary

The Primary was held on June 11, 1968. Governor Samuel H. Shapiro won without opposition.

1968 Democratic gubernatorial primary, Illinois[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Samuel H. Shapiro (incumbent) 646,028 99.97 N/A
N/A write-ins 204 0.03 N/A
Majority 645,824 99.94
Turnout 626,232

Republican Primary

The Republican primary was also held on June 11. Ogilvie won the nomination against Lt. Governor John Henry Altorfer, former Governor William G. Stratton, and S. Thomas Sutton.

1968 Republican gubernatorial primary, Illinois[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Richard B. Ogilvie 335,727 47.51 N/A
Republican John Henry Altorfer 288,904 40.89 N/A
Republican William G. Stratton 50,041 7.08 N/A
Republican S. Thomas Sutton 31,925 4.52 N/A
Republican write-ins 3 0.00 N/A
Majority 46,823 6.63
Turnout 706,600


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