United States presidential election in New York, 1908

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
United States presidential election in New York, 1908

← 1904 November 3, 1908 1912 →
  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 53.11% 40.74%

New york presidential results 1908.svg
County Results

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt

Elected President

William Howard Taft

The 1908 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 3, 1908. All contemporary 46 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% of the vote to Bryan's 40.74%, a victory margin of 12.37%. Debs finished a distant third, receiving 2.35% of the vote in the state.

New York weighed in for this election as about 4% 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1908 Presidential Election Results - New York". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2013-10-05.