1868 United States presidential election in Illinois

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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horatio Seymour
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Illinois New York
Running mate Schuyler Colfax Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
Electoral vote 16 0
Popular vote 250,304 199,116
Percentage 55.69% 44.31%

County Results

President before election

Andrew Johnson

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1868 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Voters chose 16 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Illinois voted for the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant, over the Democratic nominee, Horatio Seymour. Grant won the state by a margin of 11.38%.


1868 United States presidential election in Illinois[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Schuyler Colfax of Indiana 250,304 55.69% 16 100.00%
Democratic Horatio Seymour of New York Francis Preston Blair, Jr. of Missouri 199,116 44.31% 0 0.00%
Total 16 100.00% 449,420 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ "1868 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois".