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At this time in Illinois history, the Lieutenant Governor was elected on a separate ballot from the governor. This would remain so until the 1970 constitution.
|Republican||John M. Palmer||249,912||55.57%||+1.03%|
|Democratic||John R. Eden||199,813||44.43%||-1.03%|
- "Our Campaigns - IL Governor Race - Nov 03, 1868". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2019-01-04.