1908 United States presidential election in New York

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United States presidential election in New York, 1908

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  William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925.jpg
Nominee William Howard Taft William J. Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate James S. Sherman John W. Kern
Electoral vote 39 0
Popular vote 870,070 667,468
Percentage 53.1% 40.7%

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County Results
  Bryan—50-60%
  Bryan—<50%
  Taft—50-60%
  Taft—60-70%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

The 1908 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 3, 1908. All 46 contemporary states were part of the 1908 United States presidential election. New York voters chose 39 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

New York was won by the Republican nominees, United States Secretary of War William Howard Taft of Ohio and his running mate Congressman James S. Sherman of New York. Taft and Sherman defeated the Democratic nominees, former Congressman and two-time prior presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Senator John W. Kern of Indiana. Also in the running was the Socialist Party candidate, Eugene V. Debs, who ran with Ben Hanford.

Taft carried New York State with 53.11 percent of the vote to Bryan’s 40.74 percent, a victory margin of 12.37 percentage points. Debs finished a distant third, receiving 2.35 percent of the vote in the state.

New York weighed in for this election as about 4 percentage points more Republican than the national average.

United States presidential election in New York, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William Howard Taft 870,070 53.11% 39
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 667,468 40.74% 0
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 38,451 2.35% 0
Independence League Thomas L. Hisgen 35,817 2.19% 0
Prohibition Eugene W. Chafin 22,667 1.38% 0
Socialist Labor August Gillhaus 3,877 0.24% 0
Totals 1,638,350 100.0% 39

Results by county[edit]

William Howard Taft
Republican
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[2]
County # % # % # % # % #
Albany 24,763 55.93% 18,732 42.31% 782 1.77% 6,031 13.62% 44,277
Allegany 7,504 64.64% 3,390 29.20% 715 6.16% 4,114 35.44% 11,609
Broome 10,705 58.15% 6,671 36.24% 1,032 5.61% 4,034 21.91% 18,408
Cattaraugus 9,320 56.93% 6,096 37.24% 955 5.83% 3,224 19.69% 16,371
Cayuga 9,699 58.34% 5,789 34.82% 1,136 6.83% 3,910 23.52% 16,624
Chautauqua 15,739 65.62% 6,158 25.67% 2,088 8.71% 9,581 39.95% 23,985
Chemung 7,410 53.11% 5,966 42.76% 576 4.13% 1,444 10.35% 13,952
Chenango 5,949 57.52% 3,772 36.47% 621 6.00% 2,177 21.05% 10,342
Clinton 5,474 55.54% 3,866 39.22% 516 5.24% 1,608 16.31% 9,856
Columbia 5,726 51.54% 5,097 45.88% 286 2.57% 629 5.66% 11,109
Cortland 5,090 62.26% 2,616 32.00% 470 5.75% 2,474 30.26% 8,176
Delaware 7,142 58.28% 4,641 37.87% 472 3.85% 2,501 20.41% 12,255
Dutchess 11,132 53.58% 8,961 43.13% 682 3.28% 2,171 10.45% 20,775
Erie 52,182 52.36% 45,185 45.34% 2,293 2.30% 6,997 7.02% 99,660
Essex 5,167 69.09% 2,033 27.18% 279 3.73% 3,134 41.90% 7,479
Franklin 5,999 64.13% 2,935 31.37% 421 4.50% 3,064 32.75% 9,355
Fulton 6,574 57.96% 3,508 30.93% 1,260 11.11% 3,066 27.03% 11,342
Genesee 5,794 62.26% 3,171 34.07% 341 3.66% 2,623 28.19% 9,306
Greene 4,191 50.42% 3,711 44.64% 411 4.94% 480 5.77% 8,313
Hamilton 632 50.00% 586 46.36% 46 3.64% 46 3.64% 1,264
Herkimer 8,202 55.88% 5,918 40.32% 559 3.81% 2,284 15.56% 14,679
Jefferson 11,477 57.93% 6,694 33.79% 1,642 8.29% 4,783 24.14% 19,813
Kings 119,789 50.64% 96,756 40.90% 20,025 8.46% 23,033 9.74% 236,570
Lewis 4,159 58.13% 2,810 39.27% 186 2.60% 1,349 18.85% 7,155
Livingston 5,700 59.74% 3,567 37.38% 275 2.88% 2,133 22.35% 9,542
Madison 6,727 61.28% 3,637 33.13% 614 5.59% 3,090 28.15% 10,978
Monroe 33,250 56.69% 22,704 38.71% 2,695 4.60% 10,546 17.98% 58,649
Montgomery 7,571 57.02% 5,254 39.57% 453 3.41% 2,317 17.45% 13,278
Nassau 9,787 63.04% 4,883 31.45% 855 5.51% 4,904 31.59% 15,525
New York 154,958 44.71% 160,261 46.24% 31,393 9.06% -5,303 -1.53% 346,612
Niagara 11,145 54.75% 8,574 42.12% 637 3.13% 2,571 12.63% 20,356
Oneida 19,346 54.59% 14,968 42.24% 1,123 3.17% 4,378 12.35% 35,437
Onondaga 27,209 58.70% 16,643 35.90% 2,503 5.40% 10,566 22.79% 46,355
Ontario 8,245 58.73% 5,484 39.06% 311 2.22% 2,761 19.67% 14,040
Orange 14,414 57.03% 9,938 39.32% 924 3.66% 4,476 17.71% 25,276
Orleans 4,885 62.31% 2,590 33.04% 365 4.66% 2,295 29.27% 7,840
Oswego 10,447 58.22% 6,172 34.39% 1,326 7.39% 4,275 23.82% 17,945
Otsego 7,459 53.37% 5,975 42.75% 543 3.88% 1,484 10.62% 13,977
Putnam 2,275 60.70% 1,369 36.53% 104 2.77% 906 24.17% 3,748
Queens 19,420 44.13% 20,342 46.22% 4,246 9.65% -922 -2.10% 44,008
Rensselaer 17,196 54.92% 13,162 42.04% 953 3.04% 4,034 12.88% 31,311
Richmond 6,831 45.29% 7,401 49.07% 852 5.65% -570 -3.78% 15,084
Rockland 4,857 52.64% 3,937 42.67% 433 4.69% 920 9.97% 9,227
St. Lawrence 14,151 67.87% 5,898 28.29% 800 3.84% 8,253 39.58% 20,849
Saratoga 8,706 54.49% 6,518 40.80% 752 4.71% 2,188 13.70% 15,976
Schenectady 9,944 52.72% 7,129 37.80% 1,789 9.48% 2,815 14.92% 18,862
Schoharie 3,393 45.22% 3,841 51.19% 270 3.60% -448 -5.97% 7,504
Schuyler 2,417 56.60% 1,695 39.70% 158 3.70% 722 16.91% 4,270
Seneca 3,749 52.80% 3,136 44.16% 216 3.04% 613 8.63% 7,101
Steuben 12,313 56.33% 8,366 38.27% 1,180 5.40% 3,947 18.06% 21,859
Suffolk 10,689 60.29% 5,877 33.15% 1,164 6.57% 4,812 27.14% 17,730
Sullivan 4,593 52.52% 3,911 44.72% 242 2.77% 682 7.80% 8,746
Tioga 4,247 58.55% 2,706 37.30% 301 4.15% 1,541 21.24% 7,254
Tompkins 5,090 55.13% 3,734 40.45% 408 4.42% 1,356 14.69% 9,232
Ulster 10,475 53.06% 8,560 43.36% 705 3.57% 1,915 9.70% 19,740
Warren 4,800 58.61% 3,019 36.86% 371 4.53% 1,781 21.75% 8,190
Washington 7,933 65.63% 3,593 29.73% 561 4.64% 4,340 35.91% 12,087
Wayne 8,008 62.68% 4,404 34.47% 365 2.86% 3,604 28.21% 12,777
Westchester 29,438 58.38% 18,346 36.38% 2,638 5.23% 11,092 22.00% 50,422
Wyoming 5,308 62.32% 2,885 33.87% 324 3.80% 2,423 28.45% 8,517
Yates 3,275 60.98% 1,927 35.88% 169 3.15% 1,348 25.10% 5,371
Totals 870,070 53.11% 667,468 40.74% 100,812 6.15% 202,602 12.37% 1,638,350

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 Presidential Election Results - New York". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 275-280 ISBN 9780804716963