1908 United States presidential election in Illinois

The 1908 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 3, 1908. All contemporary 46 states were part of the 1908 United States presidential election. State voters chose twenty-seven electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

1908 United States presidential election in Illinois

← 1904 November 3, 1908 1912 →
  William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg
Nominee William Howard Taft William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate James S. Sherman John W. Kern
Electoral vote 27 0
Popular vote 629,932 450,810
Percentage 54.53% 39.02%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

Illinois was won by the Republican nominees, former Secretary of War William Howard Taft of Ohio and his running mate James S. Sherman of New York.

ResultsEdit

1908 United States presidential election in Illinois[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William Howard Taft 629,932 54.53% 27
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 450,810 39.02% 0
Social Democratic Eugene Debs 34,711 3.00% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 29,364 2.54% 0
Independence Thomas Hisgen 7,724 0.67% 0
Socialist Labor August Gillhaus 1,680 0.15% 0
Populist Thomas E. Watson 633 0.05% 0
United Christian Daniel B. Turney 400 0.03% 0
Totals 1,155,254 100.00% 27
Voter turnout

Results by countyEdit

County William Howard Taft[2]
Republican
William Jennings Bryan[2]
Democratic
Eugene Victor Debs[2]
Social Democratic
Eugene Wilder Chafin[2]
Prohibition
Various candidates[2]
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Adams 7,233 44.34% 8,294 50.84% 496 3.04% 242 1.48% 49 0.30% -1,061 -6.50% 16,314
Alexander 3,790 63.85% 2,027 34.15% 56 0.94% 54 0.91% 9 0.15% 1,763 29.70% 5,936
Bond 2,143 53.68% 1,465 36.70% 84 2.10% 289 7.24% 11 0.28% 678 16.98% 3,992
Boone 2,805 76.06% 587 15.92% 127 3.44% 155 4.20% 14 0.38% 2,218 60.14% 3,688
Brown 947 35.83% 1,609 60.88% 11 0.42% 64 2.42% 12 0.45% -662 -25.05% 2,643
Bureau 5,280 57.48% 2,871 31.25% 424 4.62% 534 5.81% 77 0.84% 2,409 26.22% 9,186
Calhoun 735 42.58% 905 52.43% 8 0.46% 76 4.40% 2 0.12% -170 -9.85% 1,726
Carroll 2,875 66.71% 1,129 26.19% 67 1.55% 223 5.17% 16 0.37% 1,746 40.51% 4,310
Cass 1,878 42.46% 2,434 55.03% 14 0.32% 90 2.03% 7 0.16% -556 -12.57% 4,423
Champaign 7,162 57.15% 4,830 38.54% 42 0.34% 472 3.77% 25 0.20% 2,332 18.61% 12,531
Christian 3,686 43.63% 4,156 49.19% 260 3.08% 324 3.83% 23 0.27% -470 -5.56% 8,449
Clark 3,158 51.26% 2,793 45.33% 18 0.29% 159 2.58% 33 0.54% 365 5.92% 6,161
Clay 2,250 49.53% 2,152 47.37% 42 0.92% 96 2.11% 3 0.07% 98 2.16% 4,543
Clinton 2,104 39.11% 3,016 56.06% 181 3.36% 61 1.13% 18 0.33% -912 -16.95% 5,380
Coles 4,388 50.83% 3,957 45.84% 58 0.67% 206 2.39% 23 0.27% 431 4.99% 8,632
Cook 230,400 55.51% 152,990 36.86% 18,842 4.54% 5,965 1.44% 6,894 1.66% 77,410 18.65% 415,091
Crawford 3,090 49.42% 2,890 46.23% 42 0.67% 207 3.31% 23 0.37% 200 3.20% 6,252
Cumberland 1,739 47.66% 1,810 49.60% 13 0.36% 81 2.22% 6 0.16% -71 -1.95% 3,649
DeKalb 5,866 72.50% 1,732 21.41% 97 1.20% 341 4.21% 55 0.68% 4,134 51.09% 8,091
DeWitt 2,628 53.17% 2,155 43.60% 15 0.30% 138 2.79% 7 0.14% 473 9.57% 4,943
Douglas 2,656 55.33% 1,917 39.94% 11 0.23% 192 4.00% 24 0.50% 739 15.40% 4,800
DuPage 4,530 63.98% 1,975 27.90% 77 1.09% 449 6.34% 49 0.69% 2,555 36.09% 7,080
Edgar 3,757 50.46% 3,433 46.11% 50 0.67% 189 2.54% 16 0.21% 324 4.35% 7,445
Edwards 1,614 64.48% 747 29.84% 14 0.56% 120 4.79% 8 0.32% 867 34.64% 2,503
Effingham 1,877 38.86% 2,826 58.51% 29 0.60% 91 1.88% 7 0.14% -949 -19.65% 4,830
Fayette 3,261 48.67% 3,193 47.66% 31 0.46% 203 3.03% 12 0.18% 68 1.01% 6,700
Ford 2,617 65.59% 1,164 29.17% 10 0.25% 178 4.46% 21 0.53% 1,453 36.42% 3,990
Franklin 2,539 48.52% 2,401 45.88% 152 2.90% 121 2.31% 20 0.38% 138 2.64% 5,233
Fulton 6,077 50.54% 4,906 40.80% 568 4.72% 405 3.37% 69 0.57% 1,171 9.74% 12,025
Gallatin 1,411 41.77% 1,845 54.62% 34 1.01% 81 2.40% 7 0.21% -434 -12.85% 3,378
Greene 2,004 37.19% 3,159 58.62% 49 0.91% 166 3.08% 11 0.20% -1,155 -21.43% 5,389
Grundy 3,127 63.08% 1,359 27.42% 207 4.18% 190 3.83% 74 1.49% 1,768 35.67% 4,957
Hamilton 1,809 44.26% 2,128 52.07% 30 0.73% 110 2.69% 10 0.24% -319 -7.81% 4,087
Hancock 3,781 45.47% 4,260 51.23% 38 0.46% 226 2.72% 10 0.12% -479 -5.76% 8,315
Hardin 813 52.52% 680 43.93% 9 0.58% 45 2.91% 1 0.06% 133 8.59% 1,548
Henderson 1,547 62.23% 820 32.98% 12 0.48% 102 4.10% 5 0.20% 727 29.24% 2,486
Henry 6,387 64.53% 2,499 25.25% 438 4.43% 478 4.83% 95 0.96% 3,888 39.28% 9,897
Iroquois 4,855 58.94% 2,966 36.01% 67 0.81% 314 3.81% 35 0.42% 1,889 22.93% 8,237
Jackson 4,016 53.07% 3,149 41.61% 145 1.92% 234 3.09% 24 0.32% 867 11.46% 7,568
Jasper 1,860 43.01% 2,317 53.57% 7 0.16% 131 3.03% 10 0.23% -457 -10.57% 4,325
Jefferson 3,210 47.30% 3,377 49.76% 33 0.49% 133 1.96% 34 0.50% -167 -2.46% 6,787
Jersey 1,460 43.17% 1,818 53.76% 26 0.77% 71 2.10% 7 0.21% -358 -10.59% 3,382
Jo Daviess 3,132 54.57% 2,310 40.25% 94 1.64% 184 3.21% 19 0.33% 822 14.32% 5,739
Johnson 1,913 62.27% 1,055 34.34% 20 0.65% 81 2.64% 3 0.10% 858 27.93% 3,072
Kane 12,840 70.29% 4,316 23.63% 311 1.70% 618 3.38% 182 1.00% 8,524 46.66% 18,267
Kankakee 5,999 68.46% 2,461 28.08% 74 0.84% 184 2.10% 45 0.51% 3,538 40.37% 8,763
Kendall 1,948 73.87% 556 21.08% 11 0.42% 116 4.40% 6 0.23% 1,392 52.79% 2,637
Knox 7,084 63.83% 3,277 29.53% 320 2.88% 381 3.43% 36 0.32% 3,807 34.30% 11,098
Lake 11,159 55.59% 7,589 37.81% 705 3.51% 454 2.26% 167 0.83% 3,570 17.78% 20,074
LaSalle 6,392 68.15% 2,264 24.14% 237 2.53% 352 3.75% 134 1.43% 4,128 44.01% 9,379
Lawrence 2,197 47.16% 2,253 48.36% 14 0.30% 192 4.12% 3 0.06% -56 -1.20% 4,659
Lee 4,255 63.50% 2,144 32.00% 37 0.55% 232 3.46% 33 0.49% 2,111 31.50% 6,701
Livingston 5,358 55.84% 3,778 39.37% 73 0.76% 347 3.62% 40 0.42% 1,580 16.47% 9,596
Logan 3,451 47.44% 3,546 48.74% 81 1.11% 172 2.36% 25 0.34% -95 -1.31% 7,275
Macon 6,643 55.98% 4,615 38.89% 170 1.43% 399 3.36% 39 0.33% 2,028 17.09% 11,866
Macoupin 4,988 42.76% 5,775 49.51% 511 4.38% 340 2.91% 50 0.43% -787 -6.75% 11,664
Madison 9,463 51.14% 7,812 42.22% 814 4.40% 351 1.90% 63 0.34% 1,651 8.92% 18,503
Marion 3,435 43.14% 4,001 50.24% 270 3.39% 201 2.52% 56 0.70% -566 -7.11% 7,963
Marshall 1,893 50.13% 1,714 45.39% 48 1.27% 113 2.99% 8 0.21% 179 4.74% 3,776
Mason 1,924 43.49% 2,264 51.18% 24 0.54% 204 4.61% 8 0.18% -340 -7.69% 4,424
Massac 2,084 73.67% 652 23.05% 7 0.25% 85 3.00% 1 0.04% 1,432 50.62% 2,829
McDonough 3,733 51.05% 3,112 42.56% 84 1.15% 374 5.11% 9 0.12% 621 8.49% 7,312
McHenry 5,331 71.07% 1,887 25.16% 51 0.68% 194 2.59% 38 0.51% 3,444 45.91% 7,501
McLean 8,953 55.88% 5,982 37.33% 197 1.23% 840 5.24% 51 0.32% 2,971 18.54% 16,023
Menard 1,600 45.56% 1,748 49.77% 19 0.54% 135 3.84% 10 0.28% -148 -4.21% 3,512
Mercer 2,871 57.51% 1,777 35.60% 85 1.70% 231 4.63% 28 0.56% 1,094 21.92% 4,992
Monroe 1,733 52.95% 1,512 46.20% 9 0.27% 15 0.46% 4 0.12% 221 6.75% 3,273
Montgomery 3,782 45.64% 3,909 47.17% 242 2.92% 318 3.84% 36 0.43% -127 -1.53% 8,287
Morgan 4,019 48.06% 3,993 47.75% 116 1.39% 204 2.44% 31 0.37% 26 0.31% 8,363
Moultrie 1,704 48.44% 1,695 48.18% 19 0.54% 93 2.64% 7 0.20% 9 0.26% 3,518
Ogle 4,848 69.24% 1,761 25.15% 28 0.40% 338 4.83% 27 0.39% 3,087 44.09% 7,002
Peoria 10,828 52.47% 8,898 43.12% 515 2.50% 299 1.45% 95 0.46% 1,930 9.35% 20,635
Perry 2,392 46.27% 2,482 48.01% 67 1.30% 192 3.71% 37 0.72% -90 -1.74% 5,170
Piatt 2,349 57.96% 1,530 37.75% 12 0.30% 153 3.77% 9 0.22% 819 20.21% 4,053
Pike 2,932 40.36% 3,859 53.12% 185 2.55% 257 3.54% 32 0.44% -927 -12.76% 7,265
Pope 1,706 67.75% 748 29.71% 6 0.24% 58 2.30% 0 0.00% 958 38.05% 2,518
Pulaski 2,185 65.24% 1,080 32.25% 19 0.57% 56 1.67% 9 0.27% 1,105 32.99% 3,349
Putnam 834 62.99% 413 31.19% 16 1.21% 51 3.85% 10 0.76% 421 31.80% 1,324
Randolph 3,045 47.04% 3,172 49.00% 101 1.56% 151 2.33% 4 0.06% -127 -1.96% 6,473
Richland 1,684 44.13% 1,938 50.79% 67 1.76% 122 3.20% 5 0.13% -254 -6.66% 3,816
Rock Island 8,196 55.45% 4,739 32.06% 1,072 7.25% 344 2.33% 430 2.91% 3,457 23.39% 14,781
Saline 3,125 52.12% 2,471 41.21% 249 4.15% 124 2.07% 27 0.45% 654 10.91% 5,996
Sangamon 10,422 49.79% 9,351 44.67% 458 2.19% 626 2.99% 77 0.37% 1,071 5.12% 20,934
Schuyler 1,622 43.31% 1,876 50.09% 18 0.48% 216 5.77% 13 0.35% -254 -6.78% 3,745
Scott 1,101 42.76% 1,376 53.44% 20 0.78% 71 2.76% 7 0.27% -275 -10.68% 2,575
Shelby 3,312 42.30% 4,065 51.92% 40 0.51% 380 4.85% 33 0.42% -753 -9.62% 7,830
St. Clair 12,619 48.66% 11,342 43.73% 1,517 5.85% 344 1.33% 112 0.43% 1,277 4.92% 25,934
Stark 1,635 66.27% 738 29.91% 22 0.89% 71 2.88% 1 0.04% 897 36.36% 2,467
Stephenson 4,605 50.93% 4,076 45.08% 84 0.93% 254 2.81% 22 0.24% 529 5.85% 9,041
Tazewell 3,767 47.55% 3,786 47.78% 119 1.50% 237 2.99% 14 0.18% -19 -0.24% 7,923
Union 1,695 37.43% 2,690 59.40% 12 0.26% 127 2.80% 5 0.11% -995 -21.97% 4,529
Vermilion 11,726 60.62% 6,320 32.67% 385 1.99% 824 4.26% 89 0.46% 5,406 27.95% 19,344
Wabash 1,511 43.06% 1,814 51.70% 22 0.63% 158 4.50% 4 0.11% -303 -8.63% 3,509
Warren 3,283 54.12% 2,327 38.36% 175 2.88% 257 4.24% 24 0.40% 956 15.76% 6,066
Washington 2,355 53.87% 1,830 41.86% 64 1.46% 111 2.54% 12 0.27% 525 12.01% 4,372
Wayne 2,946 49.60% 2,791 46.99% 26 0.44% 160 2.69% 17 0.29% 155 2.61% 5,940
White 2,436 43.50% 2,934 52.39% 61 1.09% 147 2.63% 22 0.39% -498 -8.89% 5,600
Whiteside 5,257 65.74% 2,140 26.76% 64 0.80% 498 6.23% 38 0.48% 3,117 38.98% 7,997
Will 10,358 61.29% 5,693 33.68% 425 2.51% 316 1.87% 109 0.64% 4,665 27.60% 16,901
Williamson 4,786 52.63% 3,513 38.63% 484 5.32% 272 2.99% 38 0.42% 1,273 14.00% 9,093
Winnebago 8,919 71.54% 2,163 17.35% 747 5.99% 531 4.26% 107 0.86% 6,756 54.19% 12,467
Woodford 2,204 47.53% 2,156 46.50% 54 1.16% 203 4.38% 20 0.43% 48 1.04% 4,637
Totals 629,932 54.53% 450,810 39.02% 34,711 3.00% 29,364 2.54% 10,437 0.90% 179,122 15.50% 1,155,254

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Illinois
  2. ^ a b c d e Géoelections; Popular Vote at the Presidential Election for 1908 (.xlsx file for €30 including full minor party figures)