1852 Illinois gubernatorial election

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1852 Illinois gubernatorial election
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  1848 November 7, 1852 1856  
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Nominee Joel Aldrich Matteson Edwin B. Webb D. A. Knowlton
Party Democratic Whig Free Soil
Popular vote80,78964,4089,024
Percentage52.39%41.76%5.85%

1852 Illinois gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County Results


Matteson:     40-50%     50-60%     60-70%     70-80%     80-90%
Banks:     30-40%     40-50%     50-60%

     70-80%

Governor before election

Augustus C. French
Democratic

Elected Governor

Joel Aldrich Matteson
Democratic

The 1852 Illinois gubernatorial election was the tenth election for this office. Democratic governor Augustus C. French did not seek re-election. Democrat Joel Aldrich Matteson was elected to succeed him. At this time in Illinois history the Lieutenant Governor was elected on a separate ballot from the governor. This would remain the case until the adoption of the 1970 constitution.

Results

1852 gubernatorial election, Illinois
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Democratic Joel Aldrich Matteson 80,789 52.39% -34.37%
Whig Edwin B. Webb 64,40841.76%+34.52%
Free Soil D. A. Knowlton 9,0245.85%-0.15%
Majority16,38110.62%-68.90%
Turnout 154,221100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

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