1908 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1908 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 3, 1908. Voters chose 10 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1908

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  William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg
Nominee William Jennings Bryan William Howard Taft
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate John W. Kern James S. Sherman
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 60,287 4,363
Percentage 90.11% 6.52%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

Mississippi overwhelmingly voted for the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan, over the Republican nominee, Secretary of War William Howard Taft. Bryan won the state by a landslide margin of 83.6%. Mississippi would prove to be Bryan's second strongest state this year after only South Carolina.

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 60,287 90.11% 10
Republican William Howard Taft 4,363 6.52% 0
Populist Thomas E. Watson 1,276 1.91% 0
Socialist Eugene Debs 978 1.46% 0
Totals 66,904 100.00% 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1908 Presidential General Election Results – Mississippi". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 1 April 2020.