United States presidential election in Florida, 1908

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United States Presidential election in Florida, 1908

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  WilliamJBryan1902.png William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg Eugene V. Debs, bw photo portrait, 1897.jpg
Nominee William Jennings Bryan William Taft Eugene Debs
Party Democratic Republican Socialist
Home state Nebraska Ohio Indiana
Running mate John W. Kern James S. Sherman Benjamin Hanford
Electoral vote 5 0 0
Popular vote 31,104 10,654 3,747
Percentage 63.01% 21.58% 7.59%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

The 1908 United States presidential election in Florida was held on November 3, 1908. Voters chose 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice-President.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Florida, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democrat William Jennings Bryan 31,104 63.01% 5
Republican William Howard Taft 10,654 21.58% 0
Socialist Eugene Debs 3,747 7.59% 0
People’s Thomas Watson 1,946 3.94% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 1,356 2.75% 0
Independence Thomas Hisgen 553 1.12% 0
Totals 49,360 100.00% 5

Results by county[edit]

William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
William Howard Taft
Republican
Others
Various candidates
Margin Total votes cast[2]
County # % # % # % # % #
Alachua 1,239 61.03% 686 33.79% 105 5.17% 553 27.24% 2,030
Baker 152 45.24% 104 30.95% 80 23.81% 48 14.29% 336
Bradford 729 74.31% 180 18.35% 72 7.34% 549 55.96% 981
Brevard 294 50.78% 225 38.86% 60 10.36% 69 11.92% 579
Calhoun 241 35.23% 339 49.56% 104 15.20% -98 -14.33% 684
Citrus 371 83.56% 33 7.43% 40 9.01% 338 76.13% 444
Clay 355 63.62% 122 21.86% 81 14.52% 233 41.76% 558
Columbia 465 52.13% 279 31.28% 148 16.59% 186 20.85% 892
Dade 961 60.59% 275 17.34% 350 22.07% 686 43.25% 1,586
De Soto 992 69.03% 244 16.98% 201 13.99% 748 52.05% 1,437
Duval 2,381 66.84% 641 18.00% 540 15.16% 1,740 48.85% 3,562
Escambia 1,887 56.23% 718 21.39% 751 22.38% 1,169 34.83% 3,356
Franklin 283 56.94% 112 22.54% 102 20.52% 171 34.41% 497
Gadsden 563 76.29% 89 12.06% 86 11.65% 474 64.23% 738
Hamilton 452 63.84% 116 16.38% 140 19.77% 336 47.46% 708
Hernando 260 76.70% 57 16.81% 22 6.49% 203 59.88% 339
Hillsborough 2,703 73.17% 367 9.94% 624 16.89% 2,336 63.24% 3,694
Holmes 438 50.69% 337 39.00% 89 10.30% 101 11.69% 864
Jackson 1,122 66.43% 353 20.90% 214 12.67% 769 45.53% 1,689
Jefferson 565 71.34% 149 18.81% 78 9.85% 416 52.53% 792
Lafayette 487 75.50% 90 13.95% 68 10.54% 397 61.55% 645
Lake 487 58.46% 200 24.01% 146 17.53% 287 34.45% 833
Lee 266 49.91% 72 13.51% 195 36.59% 194 36.40% 533
Leon 698 72.86% 143 14.93% 117 12.21% 555 57.93% 958
Levy 411 59.14% 189 27.19% 95 13.67% 222 31.94% 695
Liberty 176 64.47% 69 25.27% 28 10.26% 107 39.19% 273
Madison 511 85.88% 32 5.38% 52 8.74% 479 80.50% 595
Manatee 644 70.85% 93 10.23% 172 18.92% 551 60.62% 909
Marion 1,352 61.85% 482 22.05% 352 16.10% 870 39.80% 2,186
Monroe 630 54.03% 227 19.47% 309 26.50% 403 34.56% 1,166
Nassau 466 75.04% 92 14.81% 63 10.14% 374 60.23% 621
Orange 952 59.17% 485 30.14% 172 10.69% 467 29.02% 1,609
Osceola 193 57.44% 81 24.11% 62 18.45% 112 33.33% 336
Pasco 436 76.49% 81 14.21% 53 9.30% 355 62.28% 570
Polk 1,251 69.62% 290 16.14% 256 14.25% 961 53.48% 1,797
Putnam 797 54.22% 454 30.88% 219 14.90% 343 23.33% 1,470
St. Johns 758 56.07% 344 25.44% 250 18.49% 414 30.62% 1,352
St. Lucie 280 64.52% 63 14.52% 91 20.97% 217 50.00% 434
Santa Rosa 535 66.63% 212 26.40% 56 6.97% 323 40.22% 803
Sumter 343 69.72% 62 12.60% 87 17.68% 281 57.11% 492
Suwannee 597 56.70% 150 14.25% 306 29.06% 447 42.45% 1,053
Taylor 250 48.64% 160 31.13% 104 20.23% 90 17.51% 514
Volusia 736 58.18% 444 35.10% 85 6.72% 292 23.08% 1,265
Wakulla 239 69.48% 56 16.28% 49 14.24% 183 53.20% 344
Walton 504 51.85% 369 37.96% 99 10.19% 135 13.89% 972
Washington 652 55.77% 288 24.64% 229 19.59% 364 31.14% 1,169
Totals 31,104 63.01% 10,654 21.58% 7,602 15.40% 20,450 41.43% 49,360

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 Presidential General Election Results – Florida". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  2. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 156-161 ISBN 9780804716963