1948 United States Senate election in Illinois

The 1948 United States Senate election in Illinois took place on November 2, 1948. Incumbent Republican Charles W. Brooks lost reelection to Democrat Paul Douglas.

1948 United States Senate election in Illinois

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Nominee Paul Douglas Charles W. Brooks
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,147,754 1,740,026
Percentage 55.07% 44.61%

1948 United States Senate election in Illinois results map by county.svg
County Results
Douglas:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Tie:      40–50%
Brooks:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. senator before election

Charles W. Brooks
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Paul Douglas
Democratic

Election informationEdit

The primaries and general election coincided with those of other federal elections (United States President and House), as well as those for state elections.

Primaries were held April 13, 1948.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul H. Douglas 597,717 100
Total votes 597,717 100

Republican primaryEdit

Republican primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican C. Wayland Brooks (incumbent) 380,143 83.88
Republican William J. Baker 73,036 16.12
Write-in Others 1 0.00
Total votes 453,179 100

General electionEdit

United States Senate election in Illinois, 1948[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul H. Douglas 2,147,754 55.07%
Republican C. Wayland Brooks (incumbent) 1,740,026 44.61%
Prohibition Enoch A. Holtwick 9,784 0.25%
Socialist Labor Frank Schnur 2,693 0.07%
None Write-In 28 0.00%
Majority 407,728 10.46%
Turnout 3,900,285
Democratic gain from Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Illinois Blue Book 1947-1948. Illinois Secretary of State. p. 747. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1948" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Illinois Blue Book 1949-1950. Illinois Secretary of State. p. 745. Retrieved 29 March 2020.