> United States > Illinois > Senate Class III
|Type|| General Election|
|Filing Deadline|| January 01, 1909 - 12:00pm Central|
|Polls Open|| January 20, 1909 - 06:00am Central|
|Polls Close|| May 27, 1909 - 11:00pm Central|
|Term Start|| June 18, 1909 - 12:00pm|
|Term End|| July 13, 1912 - 12:00pm|
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|Last Modified||ev January 07, 2011 11:26pm|
|Data Sources||Chicago Tribune, March 27, 1909.|
Term start due to Senator-Elect's delay. |
The Illinois legislature was deadlocked for months. The first ballot was taken on 1/20/1909. On most early ballots, Sen. Hopkins led with 75 of the 102 needed for an election. U.S. Rep. Lorimer began a behind-the-scenes campaign for the seat and vowed not to allow his name to be presented until he had enough votes to win. On the 95th ballot on 5/26/1909.
Term End due to the Senate adopting a resolution declaring "that corrupt methods and practices were employed in his election, and that the election, therefore, was invalid." The Senate voted 55-28 on 7/13/1912 to remove Lorimer [NYT 7/14/1912].
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