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Parents > United States > Illinois > Senate Class III
OfficeSenate
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
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorRP
Last Modifiedev January 07, 2011 11:26pm
Data SourcesChicago Tribune, March 27, 1909.
Description 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].
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won01/20/1903
NameAlbert Jarvis Hopkins Votes123 (61.19%)
Term03/04/1903 - 03/04/1909 Margin46 (+22.89%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won03/26/1913
NameLawrence Yates Sherman Votes143 (70.10%)
Term03/26/1913 - 03/04/1915 Margin118 (+57.84%)
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Name Rep. William Lorimer (I) Sen. Albert Jarvis Hopkins Lawrence B. Stringer  
PartyRepublican Republican Democratic  
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Certified Votes108 (53.73%) 70 (34.83%) 23 (11.44%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -38 (-18.91%) -85 (-42.29%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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