1964 United States presidential election in Illinois
The 1964 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Illinois voters chose twenty-six representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Illinois was won by incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson, with 59.47% of the popular vote, against Senator Barry Goldwater, with 40.53% of the popular vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Adams County, Morgan County, Effingham County, Logan County, Wayne County, DeWitt County, Menard County, Wabash County, Scott County voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate; this would be the last time until 1992 that Illinois would go for a Democrat in a presidential election
2004 United States presidential election in Illinois
The 2004 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 2, 2004, was part of the 2004 United States presidential election. Voters chose 21 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Illinois was won by Democratic nominee John Kerry by a 10.3% margin of victory. Prior to the election, all 12 news organizations considered this a state Kerry would win, or otherwise considered as a safe blue state. A reliable blue state that no Republican has won since 1988, voted for Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004 with 55% of the vote. Kerry's victory in Illinois was due to carrying 70% of the vote in the Chicago area's Cook County, where about 43% of Illinois' population resides. In the remaining 57% of the state, President George W. Bush won 54.6% to 45.3%. President Bush was victorious in Chicago's collar counties, although the results in those counties were narrower than his victories downstate; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last presidential election that a Democrat won Illinois without carrying any of Chicago's collar counties.
Illinois Democratic primary, 2004 There were 12 news organizations who made state-by-state predictions of the election. Here are their last predictions before election day. D. C. Political Report: Solid Democrat Associated Press: Solid Kerry CNN: Kerry Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat Newsweek: Solid Kerry New York Times: Solid Kerry Rasmussen Reports: Kerry Research 2000: Solid Kerry Washington Post: Kerry Washington Times: Solid Kerry Zogby International: Kerry Washington Dispatch: Kerry Kerry won every single pre-election poll. Out of the 12 polls taken, Kerry won 9 of them with higher; the final 3 polls averaged Kerry leading 54% to Bush with 41%. Bush raised $6,892,187. Kerry raised $7,100,400. Neither campaign advertised or visited this state during the fall election season because it was expected not to be competitive and Kerry had a solid lead in the state. Illinois has voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since 1992, all by comfortable margins; the blue trend in the Land of Lincoln in presidential elections can be attributed to Cook County which contains Democratic Chicago and makes up about 41.2% of the state's total population.
Additionally, the Republican "collar counties" near Chicago have become friendlier to Democrats at the national level. Kerry performed well in St. Clair County home of East St. Louis. Kerry performed well in Champaign and Carbondale; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which DeKalb County, Winnebago County, Will County, Kane County, DuPage County, Lake County voted for the Republican candidate. Kerry won 10 of 19 congressional districts. Technically the voters of Illinois cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Illinois is allocated 21 electors because it has 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 21 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 21 electoral votes, their chosen electors vote for president and vice president. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them.
An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector. The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 13, 2004, to cast their votes for president and vice president; the Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols; the following were the members of the Electoral College from Illinois. All were pledged to and voted for Kerry and Edwards: Constance A. Howard Carrie Austin Shirley R. Madigan Tony Munoz James DeLeo Joan Brennan Vera Davis Linda Pasternak William Marovitz Dan Pierce Debbie Halvorson Molly McKenzie Beth Ann May Mary Lou Kearns Lynn Foster John Nelson Mary Boland Shirley McCombs Jerry Sinclair Barbara Flynn Currie John Daley
1932 United States presidential election in Illinois
The 1932 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 8, 1932, as part of the 1932 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 Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, running with Speaker John Nance Garner, with 55.23% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Herbert Hoover, running with Vice President Charles Curtis, with 42.04% of the popular vote
1992 United States presidential election in Illinois
The 1992 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose twenty-two representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Illinois was won by Governor Bill Clinton with 48.58 percent of the popular vote over incumbent President George H. W. Bush with 34.34 percent. Businessman Ross Perot finished in third, with 16.64% of the popular vote. In 1988, Dukakis received 48.6 percent of the vote. Clinton won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush. Clinton became the first Democrat to win Illinois on a presidential level since 1964 and notably won seven of 21 Illinois counties that had backed Barry Goldwater in that election, he remains the only Democrat to win Johnson County and Pope County – Southern and anti-Yankee in culture – but converted to Unionism by war. – since Stephen A. Douglas in 1860. In Northern Illinois Clinton became the first Democrat to win Whiteside County which had voted in Presidential elections since 1840, the first to win DeKalb County since Franklin Pierce in 1852, the first to win Bureau, McDonough and Warren Counties since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932.
As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate: Tazewell, Douglas, Edgar, Richland, Cumberland and Brown
1988 United States presidential election in Illinois
The 1988 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 8, 1988. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Illinois voters chose 24 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president. Illinois was won by incumbent United States Vice President George H. W. Bush of Texas, running against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Bush ran with Indiana Senator Dan Quayle as vice president, Dukakis ran with Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Illinois weighed in for this election as 2% more Democratic than the national average; this was the last time Illinois was carried by a Republican presidential candidate. The presidential election of 1988 was a partisan election for Illinois, with more than 99% of the electorate voting for either the Democratic or Republican parties, only 4 political parties listed as options on the ballot statewide; this presidential election is notable in Illinois because the majority of smaller counties were able to turn the state Republican against Chicago's populated Cook County, which voted for Dukakis.
This is a notable election as it is the most recent election where the state sent Republican electors to the Electoral College and the most recent in which Peoria County and Champaign County voted for the Republican candidate. Bush won the election in the liberalizing state of Illinois with a narrow 2 point margin. Like the neighboring state of Missouri, Bush's performance here was far below that of Reagan's just four years earlier. Bush's loss of many down-state rural counties, combined with Dukakis's stronger than normal performance across much of the state in Cook County, which houses the Chicago area, made the election results in this state much closer than usual. Bush would be the last Republican candidate to carry the state of Illinois in a presidential election; the election results in Illinois are reflective of a nationwide reconsolidation of base for the Republican Party, which took place through the 1980s. Through the passage of some controversial economic programs, spearheaded by President Ronald Reagan, the mid-to-late 1980s saw a period of economic growth and stability.
The hallmark for Reaganomics was, in part, the wide-scale deregulation of corporate interests, tax cuts across the board. Dukakis ran on a liberal platform, advocated for higher economic regulation and environmental protection. Bush, ran on a campaign of continuing the social and economic policies of former President Reagan – which gained him much support with social conservatives and people living in rural areas. Gulf War Presidency of George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, he held posts that included those of congressman, CIA director; until his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was known as George Bush. Bush postponed his university studies after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday, became one of its youngest aviators, he served until September 1945, attended Yale University, graduating in 1948. He moved his family to West Texas where he entered the oil business and became a millionaire by the age of 40 in 1964. After founding his own oil company, Bush was defeated in his first run for the United States Senate in 1964, but won election to the House of Representatives from Texas's 7th congressional district in 1966, he was reelected in 1968 but was defeated for election to the Senate in 1970.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon appointed Bush as Ambassador to the United Nations, he became Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973. The following year, President Gerald Ford appointed him Chief of the Liaison Office in China and made him the director of Central Intelligence. Bush ran for president in 1980, was defeated in the Republican primary by Ronald Reagan, as Reagan's running mate Bush became vice-president after the ticket's election. During his eight-year tenure as vice president, Bush headed task forces on deregulation and the war on drugs. Bush in 1988 defeated Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis, becoming the first incumbent vice president to be elected president in 152 years. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency. Bush signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which created a trade bloc consisting of the United States and Mexico. Domestically, Bush signed a bill to increase taxes, he lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton following an economic recession and the decreased importance of foreign policy in a post–Cold War political climate.
After leaving office in 1993, Bush was active in humanitarian activities alongside Clinton, his former opponent. With George W. Bush's victory in the 2000 presidential election and his son became the second father–son pair to serve as President, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams. At the time of his death, he was the longest-lived president in U. S. history, a record surpassed by Jimmy Carter on March 22, 2019. George Herbert Walker Bush was born at 173 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts on June 12, 1924 to Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Bush; the Bush family moved from Milton to Connecticut shortly after his birth. Bush was named after his maternal grandfather George Herbert Walker, known as "Pop", young Bush was called "Poppy" as a tribute to his namesake. Bush began his formal education at the Greenwich Country Day School attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts beginning in 1938, where he held a number of leadership positions which included president of the senior class, secretary of the student council, president of the community fund-raising group, a member of the editorial board of the school newspaper, captain of the varsity baseball and soccer teams.
Six months after the United States entered World War II following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Bush enlisted in the U. S. Navy after he graduated from Phillips Academy on his 18th birthday, he became a naval aviator. After completing the 10-month course, he was commissioned as an ensign in the Naval Reserve at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on June 9, 1943, just three days before his 19th birthday, which made him one of the youngest aviators in the Navy. In September 1943, he was assigned to Torpedo Squadron 51 as the photographic officer; the following year, his squadron was based in USS San Jacinto as a member of Air Group 51, where his lanky physique earned him the nickname "Skin". During this time, the task force was victorious at the Battle of the Philippine Sea, one of the largest air battles of World War II. Bush was promoted to lieutenant on August 1, 1944, San Jacinto commenced operations against the Japanese in the Bonin Islands, he piloted one of the four Grumman TBM Avengers of VT-51 that attacked the Japanese installations on Chichijima on September 2, 1944.
His crew included Lt. William White, his aircraft was hit by flak during the attack, but Bush released bombs and scored several hits. With his engine ablaze, he flew several miles from the island, where he and one other crew member bailed out. Bush spent four hours in his inflated liferaft, protected by fighter aircraft circling above, until the submarine USS Finback came to his rescue, he participated in the rescue of other aviators. Several of those shot down during the attack were executed, their livers were eaten by their captors; this experience shaped Bush profoundly, leading him to ask, "Why had I been spared and what did God have for me?"In November 1944, Bush returned to San Jacinto and participated in operations in the Philippines until his squadron was replaced and sent home to the United States. By 1944 he had flown 58 combat missions for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, the Presiden
1912 United States presidential election in Illinois
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, running with Indiana governor Thomas R. Marshall, with 35.34% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt, running with California governor Hiram Johnson, with 33.72% of the popular vote, the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft, 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, running with the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States Emil Seidel, with 7.09% of the popular vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Lee County and Edwards County did not support the Republican nominee