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RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Illinois > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1976 - 12:00am
Polls Open November 02, 1976 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 02, 1976 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 10, 1977 - 12:00pm
Term End January 08, 1979 - 12:00pm
Turnout 41.74% Total Population
ContributorCOSDem
Last Modifiedev July 28, 2010 04:33pm
Data SourcesIllinois Secretary of State "Official Vote 1976" P. 19
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1972
NameDan Walker Votes2,371,303 (50.68%)
Term01/08/1973 - 01/10/1977 Margin77,494 (+1.66%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/1978
NameJames R. Thompson Votes1,859,864 (59.04%)
Term01/08/1979 - 01/10/1983 Margin596,730 (+18.94%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Mar 16, 1976 IL Governor- D Primary Michael J. Howlett
Mar 16, 1976 IL Governor-R Primary James R. Thompson
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CANDIDATES
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Name James R. Thompson Secretary of State Michael J. Howlett Ishmael Flory F. Joseph McCaffrey Suzanne Haig George LaForest Edward Waffle
PartyRepublican Democratic Communist Libertarian Socialist Workers Socialist Labor U.S. Labor
Website
Certified Votes3,000,395 (64.68%) 1,610,258 (34.71%) 10,091 (0.22%) 7,552 (0.16%) 4,926 (0.11%) 3,147 (0.07%) 2,302 (0.05%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -1,390,137 (-29.97%) -2,990,304 (-64.46%) -2,992,843 (-64.51%) -2,995,469 (-64.57%) -2,997,248 (-64.61%) -2,998,093 (-64.63%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
DL Some say...
D Dan Walker
D Richard J. Daley [L]
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Name (W) Write-In  
PartyNonpartisan  
Website  
Certified Votes369 (0.01%)  
Margin-3,000,026 (-64.67%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 23, 1976 12:00am News Howlett v. Thompson  Article COSDem 

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