1908 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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1908 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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Nominee William Howard Taft William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate James S. Sherman John Worth Kern
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 112,915 68,255
Percentage 59.43% 35.92%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

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

Connecticut voted for the Republican nominee, Secretary of War William Howard Taft, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan. Taft won the state by a margin of 23.51%.

Results[edit]

1908 United States presidential election in Connecticut[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican William Howard Taft of Ohio James Schoolcraft Sherman of New York 112,915 59.43% 7 100.00%
Democratic William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska John Worth Kern of Indiana 68,255 35.92% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Benjamin Hanford of New York 5,113 2.69% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Eugene Wilder Chafin of Illinois Aaron Sherman Watkins of Ohio 2,380 1.25% 0 0.00%
Independence Thomas Louis Hisgen of Massachusetts John Temple Graves of Georgia 728 0.38% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor August Gillhaus of New York Donald L. Munro of Virginia 608 0.31% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 4 0.01% 0 0.00%
Total 190,003 100.00% 7 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.