1896 Illinois lieutenant gubernatorial election

The 1896 Illinois lieutenant gubernatorial election was held on 3 November 1896 in order to elect the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Republican nominee William Northcott defeated Democratic nominee Monroe Carroll Crawford, as well as several other candidates.

1896 Illinois lieutenant gubernatorial election

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Nominee William Northcott Monroe Carroll Crawford
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 601,829 464,475
Percentage 55.33% 42.70%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Joseph B. Gill
Democratic

Elected Lieutenant Governor

William Northcott
Republican

General election edit

On election day, 3 November 1896, Republican nominee William Northcott won the election by a margin of 137,354 votes against his foremost opponent Democratic nominee Monroe Carroll Crawford, thereby gaining Republican control over the office of lieutenant governor. Northcott was sworn in on 3 January 1897.[1]

Results edit

Illinois lieutenant gubernatorial election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Northcott 601,829 55.33
Democratic Monroe Carroll Crawford 464,475 42.70
Prohibition Henry B. Kepley 11,390 1.05
Independent Democrat Chester A. Babcock 7,158 0.66
Socialist Labor Charles R. Davis 1,084 0.10
Populist Henry Demarest Lloyd 1,003 0.09
National John A. Kirkpatrick 739 0.07
Total votes 1,087,678 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "IL Lt. Governor". ourcampaigns.com. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2023.