1908 United States presidential election in California

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1908 United States presidential election in California

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  William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg EugeneVictorDebs.png
Nominee William Howard Taft William Jennings Bryan Eugene V. Debs
Party Republican Democratic Socialist
Home state Ohio Nebraska Indiana
Running mate James S. Sherman John W. Kern Ben Hanford
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 214,398 127,492 28,659
Percentage 55.46% 32.98% 7.41%

California Presidential Election Results 1908.svg
County Results

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

The 1908 United States presidential election in California took place on November 3, 1908 as part of the 1908 United States presidential election. State voters chose 10 representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

California voted for the Republican nominee, former War Secretary William Howard Taft, in a landslide over the Democratic nominee, former Nebraska representative and the 1896 and 1900 nominee, William Jennings Bryan.

Results[edit]

1908 United States presidential election in California[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William Howard Taft 214,398 55.46% 10
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 127,492 32.98% 0
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 28,659 7.41% 0
Prohibition Eugene W. Chafin 11,770 3.04% 0
Independence League Thomas L. Hisgen 4,278 1.11% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 386,597 100.00% 10
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County William Howard Taft
Republican
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
Eugene Victor Debs
Socialist
Eugene Wilder Chafin
Prohibition
Thomas Louis Hisgen
Independence
Margin
% # % # % # % # % # % #
Alpine 87.21% 75 12.79% 11 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 74.42% 64
Humboldt 65.02% 4,221 18.58% 1,206 13.32% 865 2.13% 138 0.96% 62 46.44% 3,015
Marin 68.25% 2,732 24.56% 983 5.47% 219 0.70% 28 1.02% 41 43.69% 1,749
Alameda 64.24% 21,380 21.36% 7,110 10.40% 3,462 1.83% 608 2.17% 723 42.88% 14,270
San Mateo 62.91% 2,865 28.85% 1,314 6.61% 301 0.64% 29 0.99% 45 34.06% 1,551
Riverside 57.24% 3,229 24.36% 1,374 10.02% 565 7.57% 427 0.82% 46 32.88% 1,855
Del Norte 59.29% 450 26.61% 202 9.35% 71 3.69% 28 1.05% 8 32.68% 248
San Diego 57.56% 5,412 25.45% 2,393 14.27% 1,342 2.25% 212 0.47% 44 32.11% 3,019
Contra Costa 60.61% 3,336 29.05% 1,599 7.96% 438 1.29% 71 1.09% 60 31.56% 1,737
Santa Clara 58.88% 7,950 28.41% 3,836 6.54% 883 5.15% 696 1.01% 137 30.47% 4,114
Mono 59.89% 224 32.35% 121 6.68% 25 0.00% 0 1.07% 4 27.54% 103
Los Angeles 56.77% 41,483 30.21% 22,076 6.43% 4,702 5.52% 4,033 1.07% 783 26.56% 19,407
Napa 59.08% 2,405 32.82% 1,336 5.06% 206 2.46% 100 0.59% 24 26.26% 1,069
Sonoma 57.50% 5,427 33.56% 3,168 5.12% 483 3.02% 285 0.81% 76 23.94% 2,259
Santa Cruz 54.71% 2,886 31.15% 1,643 8.53% 450 4.49% 237 1.12% 59 23.56% 1,243
Plumas 57.91% 659 34.71% 395 5.18% 59 1.05% 12 1.14% 13 23.20% 264
San Bernardino 52.90% 4,729 30.03% 2,685 8.69% 777 6.91% 618 1.47% 131 22.87% 2,044
Orange 53.74% 3,244 31.65% 1,911 6.21% 375 7.47% 451 0.93% 56 22.09% 1,333
Santa Barbara 55.19% 2,713 33.36% 1,640 7.65% 376 2.12% 104 1.69% 83 21.83% 1,073
Ventura 56.57% 1,864 35.84% 1,181 4.80% 158 1.46% 48 1.34% 44 20.73% 683
Calaveras 55.54% 1,323 34.97% 833 7.01% 167 0.71% 17 1.76% 42 20.57% 490
Mendocino 55.56% 2,746 35.45% 1,752 5.93% 293 1.78% 88 1.27% 63 20.11% 994
San Francisco 55.19% 33,184 35.36% 21,260 7.52% 4,523 0.68% 406 1.25% 751 19.83% 11,924
Solano 54.72% 3,115 35.71% 2,033 7.06% 402 1.79% 102 0.72% 41 19.01% 1,082
Lassen 54.61% 551 35.78% 361 8.03% 81 0.89% 9 0.69% 7 18.83% 190
Monterey 53.64% 2,486 34.87% 1,616 4.55% 211 5.72% 265 1.23% 57 18.77% 870
Sierra 55.40% 600 37.86% 410 4.99% 54 1.02% 11 0.74% 8 17.54% 190
Sacramento 55.15% 6,515 38.37% 4,533 5.15% 608 0.90% 106 0.44% 52 16.78% 1,982
Butte 52.74% 3,094 36.58% 2,146 6.55% 384 3.39% 199 0.73% 43 16.16% 948
Yuba 55.24% 1,270 39.23% 902 3.39% 78 0.48% 11 1.65% 38 16.01% 368
San Luis Obispo 50.76% 2,008 34.91% 1,381 9.35% 370 3.89% 154 1.09% 43 15.85% 627
Kings 53.22% 1,198 38.16% 859 4.98% 112 3.11% 70 0.53% 12 15.06% 339
Sutter 54.94% 896 39.98% 652 2.76% 45 1.72% 28 0.61% 10 14.96% 244
San Benito 53.57% 937 39.11% 684 3.60% 63 2.97% 52 0.74% 13 14.46% 253
San Joaquin 52.20% 4,470 38.90% 3,331 6.39% 547 1.95% 167 0.57% 49 13.30% 1,139
Fresno 50.89% 6,384 37.81% 4,743 6.92% 868 4.05% 508 0.33% 42 13.08% 1,641
Nevada 50.86% 1,825 38.13% 1,368 8.25% 296 2.12% 76 0.64% 23 12.73% 457
Shasta 47.61% 1,891 34.97% 1,389 14.53% 577 1.74% 69 1.16% 46 12.64% 502
Imperial 47.64% 909 35.38% 675 10.69% 204 5.35% 102 0.94% 18 12.26% 234
Placer 51.45% 1,865 41.13% 1,491 4.72% 171 1.90% 69 0.80% 29 10.32% 374
Amador 51.88% 1,035 43.81% 874 1.90% 38 1.25% 25 1.15% 23 8.07% 161
Stanislaus 46.45% 1,663 38.83% 1,390 5.08% 182 8.80% 315 0.84% 30 7.62% 273
Tehama 47.46% 1,064 39.88% 894 9.10% 204 2.77% 62 0.80% 18 7.58% 170
Tulare 47.95% 2,742 40.73% 2,329 8.15% 466 2.50% 143 0.66% 38 7.22% 413
Trinity 44.41% 393 37.40% 331 14.69% 130 1.58% 14 1.92% 17 7.01% 62
Yolo 49.01% 1,707 44.59% 1,553 3.65% 127 2.12% 74 0.63% 22 4.42% 154
Siskiyou 47.40% 1,813 43.32% 1,657 6.90% 264 1.02% 39 1.36% 52 4.08% 156
Modoc 49.92% 620 46.22% 574 1.93% 24 0.97% 12 0.97% 12 3.70% 46
Tuolumne 44.40% 943 41.34% 878 8.80% 187 3.39% 72 2.07% 44 3.06% 65
Madera 44.85% 596 43.19% 574 9.10% 121 1.58% 21 1.28% 17 1.66% 22
Kern 45.60% 2,270 44.50% 2,215 7.63% 380 1.15% 57 1.12% 56 1.10% 55
Merced 44.58% 1,107 44.30% 1,100 6.12% 152 4.19% 104 0.81% 20 0.28% 7
Lake 42.84% 625 43.04% 628 7.54% 110 4.39% 64 2.19% 32 -0.20% -3
El Dorado 44.74% 986 46.23% 1,019 6.72% 148 1.00% 22 1.32% 29 -1.49% -33
Inyo 40.94% 583 43.40% 618 11.10% 158 2.60% 37 1.97% 28 -2.46% -35
Glenn 44.72% 618 51.45% 711 1.37% 19 2.03% 28 0.43% 6 -6.73% -93
Mariposa 36.86% 352 50.26% 480 9.01% 86 1.47% 14 2.41% 23 -13.40% -128
Colusa 38.58% 730 56.24% 1,064 2.75% 52 1.74% 33 0.69% 13 -17.66% -334

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.