Illinois gubernatorial election, 1842

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Illinois gubernatorial election, 1842
Illinois
1838 ←
August 1, 1842
→ 1846

  Governor Thomas Ford.jpg Governor Joseph Duncan.jpg
Nominee Thomas Ford Joseph Duncan
Party Democratic Whig
Running mate John Moore Unknown
Popular vote 46,452 39,429
Percentage 53.52% 45.43%

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Blue denotes a county won by Ford, and Gold by Edwards.

Governor before election

Thomas Carlin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Thomas Ford
Democratic

The Illinois gubernatorial election of 1842 was the seventh quadrennial election for this office. Democrat Thomas Ford defeated former Whig governor Joseph Duncan,for the office.

Results[edit]

1842 gubernatorial election, Illinois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas Ford 46,452 53.52% +2.74%
Whig Joseph Duncan 39,429 45.43% -3.79%
Independent Charles M. Hunter 906 1.04% +1.04%
Independent Scattering 3 0.00% 0.00%
Majority 7,023 8.09% N/A
Turnout 86,793
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  • Illinois Blue Book 1899