Election returns from 50 and 100 years ago
In 1912, the final count of Champaign County’s election returns is in, and it includes some changes. The Progressive Party candidate for president, Theodore Roosevelt, carried the county by 75 votes over Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Edward Dunne, Democrat, won for governor by 157 votes. Congressman McKinley lost districtwide but won his home county by 1,247 votes. Capt. John R. Trevett, a Champaign Democrat, won a seat on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
In 1962, Republicans re-elected Everett McKinley Illinois’ U.S. senator and all three statewide officers on the ballot Tuesday. The GOP won state treasurer, superintendent of public instruction and clerk of the Illinois Supreme Court. In Champaign County, Republicans won all county races, and Congressman William Springer, a Champaign County Republican, was re-elected as well.