1908 United States presidential election in Alabama

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United States presidential election in Alabama, 1908

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  William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg
Nominee William Jennings Bryan William Howard Taft
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate John W. Kern James S. Sherman
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 74,374 25,372
Percentage 70.88% 24.18%

Alabama Presidential Election Results by County, 1908.svg
County Results

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

The 1908 United States presidential election in Alabama took place on November 3, 1908. All contemporary 46 states were part of the 1908 United States presidential election. Alabama voters chose eleven electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Alabama was won by the Democratic nominees, former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate John W. Kern of Indiana.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Alabama, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 74,374 70.88% 11
Republican William Howard Taft 25,372 24.18% 0
Populist Thomas E. Watson 1,575 1.50% 0
Social Democratic Eugene Debs 1,450 1.38% 0
Republican Davidson Faction 987 0.94% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 677 0.65% 0
Independence Thomas Hisgen 497 0.47% 0
Totals 104,932 100.00% 11
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

William Jennings Bryan[2]
Democratic
William Howard Taft[2]
Republican
Thomas Edward Watson[2]
Populist
Eugene Victor Debs[2]
Social Democratic
Various candidates[2]
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Autauga 655 87.10% 97 12.90% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 558 74.20% 752
Baldwin 439 68.70% 109 17.06% 0 0.00% 63 9.86% 28 4.38% 330 51.64% 639
Barbour 1,303 92.81% 43 3.06% 34 2.42% 6 0.43% 18 1.28% 1,260 89.74% 1,404
Bibb 670 72.98% 139 15.14% 16 1.74% 77 8.39% 16 1.74% 531 57.84% 918
Blount 1,133 52.80% 973 45.34% 23 1.07% 0 0.00% 17 0.79% 160 7.46% 2,146
Bullock 782 98.74% 10 1.26% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 772 97.47% 792
Butler 727 80.42% 137 15.15% 19 2.10% 9 1.00% 12 1.33% 590 65.27% 904
Calhoun 1,438 67.80% 570 26.87% 27 1.27% 9 0.42% 77 3.63% 868 40.92% 2,121
Chambers 1,025 92.84% 50 4.53% 15 1.36% 9 0.82% 5 0.45% 975 88.32% 1,104
Cherokee 712 50.42% 602 42.63% 24 1.70% 48 3.40% 26 1.84% 110 7.79% 1,412
Chilton 656 40.44% 890 54.87% 37 2.28% 26 1.60% 13 0.80% -234 -14.43% 1,622
Choctaw 590 89.26% 44 6.66% 9 1.36% 9 1.36% 9 1.36% 546 82.60% 661
Clarke 1,169 94.20% 56 4.51% 5 0.40% 4 0.32% 7 0.56% 1,113 89.69% 1,241
Clay 863 57.76% 594 39.76% 26 1.74% 2 0.13% 9 0.60% 269 18.01% 1,494
Cleburne 278 38.83% 357 49.86% 2 0.28% 0 0.00% 79 11.03% -79 -11.03% 716
Coffee 1,305 69.19% 341 18.08% 195 10.34% 13 0.69% 32 1.70% 964 51.11% 1,886
Colbert 849 67.06% 353 27.88% 0 0.00% 46 3.63% 18 1.42% 496 39.18% 1,266
Conecuh 651 81.78% 111 13.94% 11 1.38% 10 1.26% 13 1.63% 540 67.84% 796
Coosa 717 57.64% 447 35.93% 7 0.56% 0 0.00% 73 5.87% 270 21.70% 1,244
Covington 1,054 70.88% 315 21.18% 74 4.98% 17 1.14% 27 1.82% 739 49.70% 1,487
Crenshaw 1,100 74.07% 311 20.94% 38 2.56% 15 1.01% 21 1.41% 789 53.13% 1,485
Cullman 1,239 42.68% 1,521 52.39% 52 1.79% 11 0.38% 80 2.76% -282 -9.71% 2,903
Dale 921 69.61% 346 26.15% 30 2.27% 4 0.30% 22 1.66% 575 43.46% 1,323
Dallas 1,420 97.06% 28 1.91% 4 0.27% 4 0.27% 7 0.48% 1,392 95.15% 1,463
DeKalb 1,395 54.58% 1,103 43.15% 18 0.70% 13 0.51% 27 1.06% 292 11.42% 2,556
Elmore 1,063 86.49% 138 11.23% 6 0.49% 4 0.33% 18 1.46% 925 75.26% 1,229
Escambia 641 80.93% 113 14.27% 0 0.00% 25 3.16% 13 1.64% 528 66.67% 792
Etowah 1,309 54.29% 996 41.31% 17 0.71% 44 1.82% 45 1.87% 313 12.98% 2,411
Fayette 731 47.22% 678 43.80% 45 2.91% 59 3.81% 35 2.26% 53 3.42% 1,548
Franklin 650 47.69% 652 47.84% 10 0.73% 42 3.08% 9 0.66% -2 -0.15% 1,363
Geneva 854 56.15% 500 32.87% 126 8.28% 4 0.26% 37 2.43% 354 23.27% 1,521
Greene 423 96.36% 12 2.73% 4 0.91% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 411 93.62% 439
Hale 714 97.81% 13 1.78% 0 0.00% 1 0.14% 2 0.27% 701 96.03% 730
Henry 723 81.24% 79 8.88% 72 8.09% 8 0.90% 8 0.90% 644 72.36% 890
Houston 965 66.23% 423 29.03% 28 1.92% 10 0.69% 31 2.13% 542 37.20% 1,457
Jackson 1,404 71.52% 469 23.89% 26 1.32% 3 0.15% 61 3.11% 935 47.63% 1,963
Jefferson 7,803 72.88% 2,182 20.38% 28 0.26% 367 3.43% 327 3.05% 5,621 52.50% 10,707
Lamar 839 83.07% 160 15.84% 2 0.20% 0 0.00% 9 0.89% 679 67.23% 1,010
Lauderdale 1,177 71.90% 427 26.08% 4 0.24% 14 0.86% 15 0.92% 750 45.82% 1,637
Lawrence 602 60.93% 344 34.82% 17 1.72% 14 1.42% 11 1.11% 258 26.11% 988
Lee 1,126 88.38% 64 5.02% 7 0.55% 51 4.00% 26 2.04% 1,062 83.36% 1,274
Limestone 1,188 81.76% 238 16.38% 2 0.14% 6 0.41% 19 1.31% 950 65.38% 1,453
Lowndes 633 94.20% 36 5.36% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 3 0.45% 597 88.84% 672
Macon 482 91.12% 38 7.18% 5 0.95% 4 0.76% 0 0.00% 444 83.93% 529
Madison 2,168 87.10% 277 11.13% 1 0.04% 17 0.68% 26 1.04% 1,891 75.97% 2,489
Marengo 1,333 93.15% 78 5.45% 20 1.40% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1,255 87.70% 1,431
Marion 1,100 64.71% 589 34.65% 1 0.06% 2 0.12% 8 0.47% 511 30.06% 1,700
Marshall 1,313 56.09% 923 39.43% 52 2.22% 9 0.38% 44 1.88% 390 16.66% 2,341
Mobile 2,422 75.03% 453 14.03% 8 0.25% 53 1.64% 292 9.05% 1,969 61.00% 3,228
Monroe 856 96.61% 18 2.03% 5 0.56% 1 0.11% 6 0.68% 838 94.58% 886
Montgomery 2,621 96.54% 79 2.91% 1 0.04% 9 0.33% 5 0.18% 2,542 93.63% 2,715
Morgan 1,548 70.01% 497 22.48% 21 0.95% 92 4.16% 53 2.40% 1,051 47.54% 2,211
Perry 776 97.98% 12 1.52% 4 0.51% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 764 96.46% 792
Pickens 816 85.36% 69 7.22% 23 2.41% 19 1.99% 29 3.03% 747 78.14% 956
Pike 1,507 96.29% 39 2.49% 15 0.96% 0 0.00% 4 0.26% 1,468 93.80% 1,565
Randolph 799 66.20% 395 32.73% 0 0.00% 5 0.41% 8 0.66% 404 33.47% 1,207
Russell 516 91.01% 32 5.64% 2 0.35% 15 2.65% 2 0.35% 484 85.36% 567
Shelby 1,011 40.57% 1,231 49.40% 212 8.51% 23 0.92% 15 0.60% -220 -8.83% 2,492
St. Clair 820 45.71% 782 43.59% 108 6.02% 6 0.33% 78 4.35% 38 2.12% 1,794
Sumter 719 98.76% 3 0.41% 3 0.41% 1 0.14% 2 0.27% 716 98.35% 728
Talladega 1,010 72.61% 351 25.23% 10 0.72% 2 0.14% 18 1.29% 659 47.38% 1,391
Tallapoosa 1,343 81.59% 104 6.32% 6 0.36% 8 0.49% 185 11.24% 1,239 75.27% 1,646
Tuscaloosa 1,729 85.05% 162 7.97% 7 0.34% 76 3.74% 59 2.90% 1,567 77.08% 2,033
Walker 1,632 53.32% 1,367 44.66% 0 0.00% 43 1.40% 19 0.62% 265 8.66% 3,061
Washington 464 87.22% 40 7.52% 2 0.38% 10 1.88% 16 3.01% 424 79.70% 532
Wilcox 1,027 99.81% 2 0.19% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1,025 99.61% 1,029
Winston 443 31.55% 949 67.59% 10 0.71% 2 0.14% 0 0.00% -506 -36.04% 1,404
Totals 74,391 70.75% 25,561 24.31% 1,576 1.50% 1,444 1.37% 2,174 2.07% 48,830 46.44% 105,146

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Alabama
  2. ^ a b c d e Géoelections; Popular Vote at the Presidential Election for 1908 (.xlsx file for €30 including full minor party figures)