United States presidential election in Illinois, 1916

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 1916

← 1912 November 7, 1916 1920 →
  Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg
Nominee Charles E. Hughes Woodrow Wilson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New Jersey
Running mate Charles W. Fairbanks Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 29 0
Popular vote 1,152,549 950,229
Percentage 52.56% 43.34%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1916 United States presidential election in Illinois was held on November 7, 1916. Illinois voters chose twenty-nine electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Illinois was won by the Republican nominee Charles Evans Hughes with 52.56% of the popular vote. Hughes was the first presidential candidate to garner over a million votes in a single state, due to Illinois having allowed women to cast votes for electors, though not yet for other offices.

With 52.56% of the vote, Illinois would proved to be Hughes' fifth strongest state in terms of popular votes percentage after Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Iowa[1].

Results

United States presidential election in Illinois, 1916 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Charles Evans Hughes 1,152,549 52.56% 29
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 950,229 43.34% 0
Socialist Allan Benson 61,394 2.80% 0
Prohibition James Hanly 26,047 1.19% 0
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 2,488 0.11% 0

References

  1. ^ "1916 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1916 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 10 September 2017.


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