1908 United States presidential election in Massachusetts
The 1908 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 3, 1908 as part of the 1908 United States presidential election. Voters chose 16 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
|Turnout||65.1% 2.5 pp|
Massachusetts overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, Secretary of War William Howard Taft, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan. Taft won the state by a margin of 24.17%.
Taft was able to win every county in the state of Massachusetts, including a rare Republican victory in Suffolk County, home to the state's capital and largest city, Boston. Bryan had also lost Suffolk County in 1896 but won it in his rematch with William McKinley in 1900.
|1908 United States presidential election in Massachusetts|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Popular vote||Electoral vote|
|Republican||William Howard Taft of Ohio||James Schoolcraft Sherman of New York||265,966||58.21%||16||100.00%|
|Democratic||William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska||John Worth Kern of Indiana||155,543||34.04%||0||0.00%|
|Independence||Thomas Louis Hisgen of Massachusetts||John Temple Graves of Georgia||19,237||4.21%||0||0.00%|
|Socialist||Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana||Ben Hanford of New York||10,779||2.36%||0||0.00%|
|Prohibition||Eugene Wilder Chafin of Illinois||Aaron Sherman Watkins of Ohio||4,374||0.96%||0||0.00%|
|Socialist Labor||August Gillhaus of New York||Donald L. Munro of Virginia||1,011||0.21%||0||0.00%|
- Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
- "1908 Presidential General Election Results - Massachusetts". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
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