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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.

1992 United States presidential election in Illinois

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  Bill Clinton.jpg George H. W. Bush, President of the United States, 1989 official portrait (cropped 2).jpg RossPerotColor.jpg
Nominee Bill Clinton George H. W. Bush Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Arkansas Texas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Dan Quayle James Stockdale
Electoral vote 22 0 0
Popular vote 2,453,350 1,734,096 840,515
Percentage 48.58% 34.34% 16.64%

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County Results

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Illinois was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 48.58 percent of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 34.34 percent. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 16.64 percent of the popular vote.[1] In 1988, Dukakis also received 48.6 percent of the vote.

Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush.[2] 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.[3] He remains the only Democrat to win Johnson County and Pope County[note 1] – Southern and anti-Yankee in culture – but converted to Unionism by war.[4] – since Stephen A. Douglas in 1860.[5] In Northern Illinois Clinton became the first Democrat to ever win Whiteside County which had voted in Presidential elections since 1840,[5] the first to win DeKalb County since Franklin Pierce in 1852, and the first to win Bureau, McDonough and Warren Counties since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932.[3]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is also the last election in which the following counties voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate: Tazewell, Monroe, Douglas, Crawford, Edgar, Clark, Richland, Cumberland, Jasper, and Brown.[6]

ResultsEdit

1992 United States presidential election in Illinois[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 2,453,350 48.58% 22
Republican George H.W. Bush 1,734,096 34.34% 0
Independent Ross Perot 840,515 16.64% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 9,218 0.18% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 5,267 0.10% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 3,577 0.07% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 2,751 0.05% 0
Socialist Workers Party James Warren 1,361 0.03% 0
Write-ins 22 0.00% 0
Totals 5,050,157 100.0% 22

Results by countyEdit

County William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # %
Adams 11,748 37.20% 13,529 42.84% 6,157 19.50% 145 0.46% -1,781 -5.64% 31,579
Alexander 2,566 58.83% 1,301 29.83% 474 10.87% 21 0.48% 1,265 29.00% 4,362
Bond 3,428 45.42% 2,715 35.97% 1,373 18.19% 32 0.42% 713 9.45% 7,548
Boone 5,114 37.53% 5,589 41.01% 2,880 21.13% 44 0.32% -475 -3.49% 13,627
Brown 1,146 42.62% 1,029 38.27% 504 18.74% 10 0.37% 117 4.35% 2,689
Bureau 7,551 42.17% 6,836 38.18% 3,465 19.35% 55 0.31% 715 3.99% 17,907
Calhoun 1,519 54.19% 745 26.58% 532 18.98% 7 0.25% 774 27.61% 2,803
Carroll 2,854 37.17% 3,297 42.94% 1,502 19.56% 26 0.34% -443 -5.77% 7,679
Cass 3,200 49.64% 2,162 33.53% 1,072 16.63% 13 0.20% 1,038 16.10% 6,447
Champaign 35,003 46.00% 27,096 35.61% 13,571 17.83% 422 0.55% 7,907 10.39% 76,092
Christian 9,042 51.40% 5,087 28.92% 3,401 19.33% 60 0.34% 3,955 22.48% 17,590
Clark 3,338 41.83% 3,175 39.79% 1,450 18.17% 16 0.20% 163 2.04% 7,979
Clay 2,962 44.53% 2,471 37.15% 1,193 17.93% 26 0.39% 491 7.38% 6,652
Clinton 6,686 42.26% 5,771 36.47% 3,315 20.95% 50 0.32% 915 5.78% 15,822
Coles 9,402 42.16% 8,098 36.31% 4,707 21.11% 93 0.42% 1,304 5.85% 22,300
Cook 1,249,533 58.21% 605,300 28.20% 281,999 13.14% 9,823 0.46% 644,233 30.01% 2,146,655
Crawford 3,964 40.99% 3,606 37.29% 2,062 21.32% 39 0.40% 358 3.70% 9,671
Cumberland 2,111 40.58% 1,860 35.76% 1,209 23.24% 22 0.42% 251 4.83% 5,202
DeKalb 13,744 40.15% 12,655 36.97% 7,680 22.44% 153 0.45% 1,089 3.18% 34,232
DeWitt 3,009 38.78% 3,164 40.78% 1,543 19.89% 43 0.55% -155 -2.00% 7,759
Douglas 3,341 40.37% 3,309 39.98% 1,600 19.33% 26 0.31% 32 0.39% 8,276
DuPage 114,564 30.88% 178,271 48.05% 76,839 20.71% 1,313 0.35% -63,707 -17.17% 370,987
Edgar 4,014 41.06% 3,790 38.77% 1,930 19.74% 42 0.43% 224 2.29% 9,776
Edwards 1,299 36.57% 1,601 45.07% 634 17.85% 18 0.51% -302 -8.50% 3,552
Effingham 5,221 34.85% 6,329 42.25% 3,354 22.39% 77 0.51% -1,108 -7.40% 14,981
Fayette 4,833 47.77% 3,508 34.67% 1,730 17.10% 47 0.46% 1,325 13.10% 10,118
Ford 2,175 33.56% 3,046 47.00% 1,222 18.86% 38 0.59% -871 -13.44% 6,481
Franklin 12,744 59.33% 5,504 25.62% 3,180 14.80% 53 0.25% 7,240 33.70% 21,481
Fulton 9,725 54.94% 5,062 28.60% 2,874 16.24% 40 0.23% 4,663 26.34% 17,701
Gallatin 2,371 60.12% 990 25.10% 568 14.40% 15 0.38% 1,381 35.02% 3,944
Greene 3,164 44.99% 2,391 34.00% 1,461 20.78% 16 0.23% 773 10.99% 7,032
Grundy 6,122 37.64% 6,346 39.02% 3,724 22.90% 73 0.45% -224 -1.38% 16,265
Hamilton 2,582 51.91% 1,521 30.58% 862 17.33% 9 0.18% 1,061 21.33% 4,974
Hancock 4,213 41.84% 3,714 36.89% 2,091 20.77% 51 0.51% 499 4.96% 10,069
Hardin 1,665 52.47% 985 31.04% 515 16.23% 8 0.25% 680 21.43% 3,173
Henderson 2,013 49.73% 1,310 32.36% 715 17.66% 10 0.25% 703 17.37% 4,048
Henry 11,077 45.45% 8,989 36.88% 4,231 17.36% 74 0.30% 2,088 8.57% 24,371
Iroquois 4,440 30.56% 6,948 47.82% 3,073 21.15% 69 0.47% -2,508 -17.26% 14,530
Jackson 13,373 54.73% 6,899 28.24% 3,995 16.35% 167 0.68% 6,474 26.50% 24,434
Jasper 2,284 41.68% 1,996 36.42% 1,160 21.17% 40 0.73% 288 5.26% 5,480
Jefferson 8,665 49.24% 5,497 31.24% 3,403 19.34% 32 0.18% 3,168 18.00% 17,597
Jersey 4,749 47.05% 2,933 29.06% 2,363 23.41% 48 0.48% 1,816 17.99% 10,093
Jo Daviess 4,044 38.68% 4,249 40.64% 2,102 20.11% 59 0.56% -205 -1.96% 10,454
Johnson 2,299 42.65% 2,124 39.40% 944 17.51% 24 0.45% 175 3.25% 5,391
Kane 44,568 34.84% 55,684 43.52% 27,179 21.24% 507 0.40% -11,116 -8.69% 127,938
Kankakee 17,229 43.00% 15,411 38.46% 7,264 18.13% 167 0.42% 1,818 4.54% 40,071
Kendall 5,423 29.46% 8,521 46.29% 4,394 23.87% 68 0.37% -3,098 -16.83% 18,406
Knox 12,524 49.51% 8,331 32.93% 4,357 17.22% 84 0.33% 4,193 16.58% 25,296
Lake 81,693 36.47% 99,000 44.20% 42,384 18.92% 910 0.41% -17,307 -7.73% 223,987
LaSalle 23,276 46.62% 16,078 32.20% 10,434 20.90% 143 0.29% 7,198 14.42% 49,931
Lawrence 3,270 43.67% 2,681 35.80% 1,498 20.01% 39 0.52% 589 7.87% 7,488
Lee 5,530 35.87% 6,652 43.15% 3,191 20.70% 44 0.29% -1,122 -7.28% 15,417
Livingston 6,007 35.13% 8,004 46.81% 3,029 17.72% 58 0.34% -1,997 -11.68% 17,098
Logan 5,169 36.41% 6,567 46.26% 2,420 17.05% 39 0.27% -1,398 -9.85% 14,195
Macon 27,449 49.39% 18,684 33.62% 9,236 16.62% 211 0.38% 8,765 15.77% 55,580
Macoupin 12,050 50.93% 6,518 27.55% 5,018 21.21% 75 0.32% 5,532 23.38% 23,661
Madison 58,484 51.26% 32,167 28.19% 23,110 20.26% 334 0.29% 26,317 23.07% 114,095
Marion 9,669 51.20% 5,764 30.52% 3,407 18.04% 43 0.23% 3,905 20.68% 18,883
Marshall 2,819 43.40% 2,491 38.35% 1,169 18.00% 17 0.26% 328 5.05% 6,496
Mason 3,969 51.53% 2,473 32.11% 1,245 16.16% 15 0.19% 1,496 19.42% 7,702
Massac 3,347 47.43% 2,754 39.03% 892 12.64% 63 0.89% 593 8.40% 7,056
McDonough 5,814 41.76% 5,297 38.05% 2,770 19.90% 41 0.29% 517 3.71% 13,922
McHenry 24,783 28.07% 41,356 46.84% 21,817 24.71% 338 0.38% -16,573 -18.77% 88,294
McLean 23,090 38.95% 25,726 43.39% 10,282 17.34% 187 0.32% -2,636 -4.45% 59,285
Menard 2,264 35.94% 2,834 44.99% 1,179 18.72% 22 0.35% -570 -9.05% 6,299
Mercer 3,990 46.72% 2,983 34.93% 1,535 17.97% 32 0.37% 1,007 11.79% 8,540
Monroe 4,894 39.02% 4,807 38.33% 2,813 22.43% 28 0.22% 87 0.69% 12,542
Montgomery 7,424 50.04% 4,407 29.70% 2,956 19.92% 50 0.34% 3,017 20.33% 14,837
Morgan 6,351 38.97% 6,566 40.29% 3,317 20.35% 63 0.39% -215 -1.32% 16,297
Moultrie 3,056 47.27% 2,065 31.94% 1,322 20.45% 22 0.34% 991 15.33% 6,465
Ogle 6,512 32.38% 9,008 44.80% 4,455 22.15% 134 0.67% -2,496 -12.41% 20,109
Peoria 38,099 46.85% 30,718 37.77% 12,195 14.99% 316 0.39% 7,381 9.08% 81,328
Perry 6,009 54.20% 3,105 28.01% 1,955 17.63% 17 0.15% 2,904 26.20% 11,086
Piatt 3,520 41.67% 3,076 36.42% 1,822 21.57% 29 0.34% 444 5.26% 8,447
Pike 4,016 44.44% 3,342 36.98% 1,643 18.18% 36 0.40% 674 7.46% 9,037
Pope 1,063 44.09% 951 39.44% 391 16.22% 6 0.25% 112 4.65% 2,411
Pulaski 1,987 55.99% 1,169 32.94% 379 10.68% 14 0.39% 818 23.05% 3,549
Putnam 1,574 47.58% 969 29.29% 752 22.73% 13 0.39% 605 18.29% 3,308
Randolph 8,529 51.49% 4,899 29.57% 3,092 18.67% 45 0.27% 3,630 21.91% 16,565
Richland 3,286 40.76% 3,053 37.87% 1,689 20.95% 33 0.41% 233 2.89% 8,061
Rock Island 37,412 51.93% 23,212 32.22% 10,416 14.46% 999 1.39% 14,200 19.71% 72,039
Saline 7,258 54.76% 3,667 27.67% 2,302 17.37% 27 0.20% 3,591 27.09% 13,254
Sangamon 40,052 41.35% 39,641 40.93% 16,861 17.41% 306 0.32% 411 0.42% 96,860
Schuyler 1,650 41.30% 1,512 37.85% 815 20.40% 18 0.45% 138 3.45% 3,995
Scott 1,057 37.98% 1,132 40.68% 588 21.13% 6 0.22% -75 -2.69% 2,783
Shelby 5,101 45.65% 3,631 32.49% 2,401 21.49% 42 0.38% 1,470 13.15% 11,175
St. Clair 57,625 53.58% 31,951 29.71% 17,592 16.36% 373 0.35% 25,674 23.87% 107,541
Stark 1,336 39.87% 1,384 41.30% 625 18.65% 6 0.18% -48 -1.43% 3,351
Stephenson 7,899 36.47% 9,005 41.58% 4,677 21.60% 75 0.35% -1,106 -5.11% 21,656
Tazewell 26,428 44.05% 23,469 39.12% 9,927 16.55% 170 0.28% 2,959 4.93% 59,994
Union 4,681 51.54% 3,003 33.06% 1,373 15.12% 26 0.29% 1,678 18.47% 9,083
Vermilion 18,383 47.80% 11,703 30.43% 8,162 21.22% 213 0.55% 6,680 17.37% 38,461
Wabash 2,436 39.04% 2,485 39.82% 1,302 20.87% 17 0.27% -49 -0.79% 6,240
Warren 3,661 43.35% 3,325 39.37% 1,436 17.00% 24 0.28% 336 3.98% 8,446
Washington 2,986 39.52% 3,003 39.75% 1,542 20.41% 24 0.32% -17 -0.23% 7,555
Wayne 3,332 37.56% 3,809 42.93% 1,702 19.18% 29 0.33% -477 -5.38% 8,872
White 4,308 48.89% 3,057 34.70% 1,428 16.21% 18 0.20% 1,251 14.20% 8,811
Whiteside 12,329 45.41% 10,146 37.37% 4,589 16.90% 89 0.33% 2,183 8.04% 27,153
Will 59,633 39.20% 58,337 38.35% 32,788 21.55% 1,365 0.90% 1,296 0.85% 152,123
Williamson 14,361 49.93% 9,462 32.90% 4,779 16.62% 158 0.55% 4,899 17.03% 28,760
Winnebago 48,298 43.04% 42,221 37.63% 21,227 18.92% 469 0.42% 6,077 5.42% 112,215
Woodford 5,490 33.67% 8,032 49.26% 2,733 16.76% 50 0.31% -2,542 -15.59% 16,305
Totals 2,453,350 48.58% 1,734,096 34.34% 840,515 16.64% 22,196 0.44% 719,254 14.24% 5,050,157

By congressional districtEdit

District Clinton Bush Representative
1st 81% 12% Bobby Rush
2nd 80% 13% Mel Reynolds
3rd 41% 39% William Lipinski
4th 65% 23% Luis Gutierrez
5th 51% 33% Dan Rostenkowski
6th 23% 47% Henry Hyde
7th 78% 15% Cardiss Collins
8th 31% 47% Phil Crane

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Clinton would win Pope County again in 1996 but lose Johnson County to Bob Dole.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1992 Presidential General Election Results – Illinois". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004; pp. 180-187 ISBN 0786422173
  4. ^ Wells, Damon; Stephen Douglas: The Last Years, 1857–1861, p. 285 ISBN 0292776357
  5. ^ a b Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States; p. 115
  6. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016