1908 US Presidential Election Result, Past US election Result, US Presidential Election History Details winner candidates party vote %, US Election Results

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1908 US Presidential Election Result, Past US election Result, US Presidential Election History Details winner candidates party vote %, US Election Results

The United States presidential election of 1908 was the 31st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1908. Popular incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt, honoring a promise not to seek a third term, persuaded the Republican Party to nominate William Howard Taft, his close friend and Secretary of War, to become his successor. 

1908 US Presidential Election Result

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral Running mate
Count Pct vote Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
William Howard Taft Republican Ohio 76,78,335 51.57% 321 James S. Sherman New York 321
William Jennings Bryan Democratic Nebraska 64,08,979 43.04% 162 John W. Kern Indiana 162
Eugene V. Debs Socialist Indiana 4,20,852 2.83% 0 Benjamin Hanford New York 0
Eugene W. Chafin Prohibition Illinois 2,54,087 1.71% 0 Aaron S. Watkins Ohio 0
Thomas L. Hisgen Independence Massachusetts 82,574 0.55% 0 John Temple Graves Georgia 0
Thomas E. Watson Populist Georgia 28,862 0.19% 0 Samuel Williams Indiana 0
August Gillhaus Socialist Labor New York 14,031 0.09% 0 Donald L. Munro Virginia 0
Other 1,519 0.01% Other
Total 1,48,89,239 100% 483   483
Needed to win 242   242

Source: Wikipedia

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