United States presidential election in Illinois, 1844

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 1844

← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1844 1848 →
  JamesKnoxPolk.jpg Clay portrait.jpg
Nominee James K. Polk Henry Clay
Party Democratic Whig
Home state Tennessee Kentucky
Running mate George M. Dallas Theodore Frelinghuysen
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 58,795 45,854
Percentage 53.91% 42.05%

President before election

John Tyler

Elected President

James K. Polk

The 1844 United States presidential election in Illinois took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Illinois voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won Illinois by a margin of 11.86%.


United States presidential election in Illinois, 1844[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 58,795 53.91% 9 100.00%
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 45,854 42.05% 0 0.00%
Liberty James G. Birney of Michigan Thomas Morris of Ohio 3,469 3.18% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 939 0.86% 0 0.00%
Total 109,057 100.00% 9 100.00%


  1. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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