United States presidential election in Montana, 1908

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United States presidential election in Montana, 1908
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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 Worth Kern Benjamin Hanford
Electoral vote 3 0 0
Popular vote 32,333 29,326 5,855
Percentage 47.0% 42.6% 8.5%

County results

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt

Elected President

William Howard Taft

The 1908 United States presidential election in Montana took place on November 3, 1908 throughout 46 states (Arizona and New Mexico were still territories that would participate in the next election). This was the first presidential election in which Oklahoma participated. Voters chose 3 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Montana voted for the Republican nominee, Secretary of War William Howard Taft, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan by a relatively small margin. Taft won Montana by a margin of 4.37%. Bryan had previously won Montana by large margins in the 1896 and 1900 presidential elections.


United States presidential [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William Howard Taft 32,333 46.98% 3
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 29,326 42.61% 0
Socialist Eugene Debs 5,855 8.51% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 827 1.20% 0
Independence Thomas L. Hisgen 481 0.70% 0