1912 United States presidential election in Illinois

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 1912
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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg Theodore Roosevelt-Pach.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson Theodore Roosevelt
Party Democratic Progressive
Home state New Jersey New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Hiram Johnson
Electoral vote 29 0
Popular vote 405,048 386,478
Percentage 35.34% 33.72%

  William Howard Taft - Harris and Ewing.jpg EugeneVictorDebs.png
Nominee William Howard Taft Eugene V. Debs
Party Republican Socialist
Home state Ohio Indiana
Running mate Nicholas M. Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Emil Seidel
Electoral vote 0 0
Popular vote 253,593 81,278
Percentage 22.13% 7.09%

President before election

William Howard Taft

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

The 1912 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Illinois voters chose twenty nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Illinois was won by New Jersey governor Woodrow Wilson (DNew Jersey), running with Indiana governor Thomas R. Marshall, with 35.34% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with California governor Hiram Johnson, with 33.72% of the popular vote, the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (ROhio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 22.13% of the popular vote and the five-time candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States Eugene V. Debs (SIndiana), running with the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States Emil Seidel, with 7.09% of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Lee County and Edwards County did not support the Republican nominee.


United States presidential election in Illinois, 1912[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 405,048 35.34%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 386,478 33.72%
Republican William Howard Taft 253,593 22.13%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 81,278 7.09%
Prohibition Stuart Hamblen 15,710 1.37%
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 4,066 0.35%
Total votes 1,146,173 100%


  1. ^ a b "1912 Presidential Election Results Illinois".