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1908 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

The 1908 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 3, 1908 as part of the 1908 United States presidential election, 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 34 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1908 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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  William Howard Taft.jpg WilliamJBryan1902.png
Nominee William Howard Taft William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate James S. Sherman John Worth Kern
Electoral vote 34 0
Popular vote 745,779 448,782
Percentage 58.84% 35.41%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1908.svg
County results

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania by a landslide margin of 23.43 percentage points.

ResultsEdit

1908 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William Howard Taft 745,779 58.84% 34
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 448,782 35.41% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 36,694 2.90% 0
Socialist Eugene Debs 33,914 2.68% 0
Socialist Labor August Gillhaus 1,224 0.10% 0
Independence Thomas L. Hisgen 1,057 0.08% 0
Totals 1,270,250 100.00% 34

Results by countyEdit

William Howard Taft
Republican
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[2]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 4,034 51.40% 3,685 46.95% 130 1.66% 349 4.45% 7,849
Allegheny 74,080 60.77% 35,655 29.25% 12,170 9.98% 38,425 31.52% 121,905
Armstrong 6,110 59.67% 3,212 31.37% 917 8.96% 2,898 28.30% 10,239
Beaver 7,008 55.95% 4,200 33.53% 1,318 10.52% 2,808 22.42% 12,526
Bedford 4,784 57.03% 3,196 38.10% 408 4.86% 1,588 18.93% 8,388
Berks 13,642 41.01% 17,381 52.25% 2,245 6.75% -3,739 -11.24% 33,268
Blair 10,583 67.00% 3,981 25.20% 1,232 7.80% 6,602 41.80% 15,796
Bradford 7,997 63.43% 3,758 29.81% 853 6.77% 4,239 33.62% 12,608
Bucks 9,409 55.33% 7,233 42.54% 362 2.13% 2,176 12.80% 17,004
Butler 6,584 54.15% 4,698 38.64% 877 7.21% 1,886 15.51% 12,159
Cambria 12,325 57.87% 7,979 37.47% 992 4.66% 4,346 20.41% 21,296
Cameron 1,110 65.72% 533 31.56% 46 2.72% 577 34.16% 1,689
Carbon 4,486 49.23% 3,890 42.69% 737 8.09% 596 6.54% 9,113
Centre 4,927 53.12% 3,998 43.10% 351 3.78% 929 10.02% 9,276
Chester 13,118 64.07% 6,555 32.01% 803 3.92% 6,563 32.05% 20,476
Clarion 2,915 42.92% 3,291 48.46% 585 8.61% -376 -5.54% 6,791
Clearfield 7,726 55.38% 4,954 35.51% 1,271 9.11% 2,772 19.87% 13,951
Clinton 3,477 54.54% 2,547 39.95% 351 5.51% 930 14.59% 6,375
Columbia 3,718 39.17% 5,373 56.60% 402 4.23% -1,655 -17.43% 9,493
Crawford 7,679 52.58% 5,668 38.81% 1,258 8.61% 2,011 13.77% 14,605
Cumberland 6,261 51.35% 5,403 44.32% 528 4.33% 858 7.04% 12,192
Dauphin 15,637 63.38% 7,546 30.59% 1,488 6.03% 8,091 32.80% 24,671
Delaware 15,184 70.75% 5,727 26.69% 550 2.56% 9,457 44.07% 21,461
Elk 2,991 51.52% 2,531 43.60% 283 4.88% 460 7.92% 5,805
Erie 10,828 55.76% 6,173 31.79% 2,418 12.45% 4,655 23.97% 19,419
Fayette 10,012 50.26% 8,220 41.26% 1,689 8.48% 1,792 9.00% 19,921
Forest 1,119 60.91% 512 27.87% 206 11.21% 607 33.04% 1,837
Franklin 6,938 58.05% 4,682 39.17% 332 2.78% 2,256 18.88% 11,952
Fulton 974 45.45% 1,098 51.24% 71 3.31% -124 -5.79% 2,143
Greene 2,438 37.22% 3,793 57.91% 319 4.87% -1,355 -20.69% 6,550
Huntingdon 4,503 66.34% 1,917 28.24% 368 5.42% 2,586 38.10% 6,788
Indiana 6,416 67.44% 1,965 20.65% 1,133 11.91% 4,451 46.78% 9,514
Jefferson 5,652 60.20% 2,982 31.76% 755 8.04% 2,670 28.44% 9,389
Juniata 1,765 54.09% 1,414 43.33% 84 2.57% 351 10.76% 3,263
Lackawanna 18,590 53.44% 15,451 44.41% 747 2.15% 3,139 9.02% 34,788
Lancaster 23,523 71.43% 8,109 24.62% 1,299 3.94% 15,414 46.81% 32,931
Lawrence 5,350 54.06% 2,656 26.84% 1,890 19.10% 2,694 27.22% 9,896
Lebanon 6,874 67.08% 2,858 27.89% 515 5.03% 4,016 39.19% 10,247
Lehigh 11,593 48.80% 11,285 47.50% 879 3.70% 308 1.30% 23,757
Luzerne 24,594 56.24% 17,379 39.74% 1,760 4.02% 7,215 16.50% 43,733
Lycoming 8,708 50.78% 7,144 41.66% 1,298 7.57% 1,564 9.12% 17,150
McKean 5,073 58.01% 2,867 32.78% 805 9.21% 2,206 25.23% 8,745
Mercer 6,497 47.27% 5,473 39.82% 1,774 12.91% 1,024 7.45% 13,744
Mifflin 2,902 59.39% 1,799 36.82% 185 3.79% 1,103 22.57% 4,886
Monroe 1,454 31.62% 3,004 65.32% 141 3.07% -1,550 -33.70% 4,599
Montgomery 19,088 59.82% 11,899 37.29% 922 2.89% 7,189 22.53% 31,909
Montour 1,164 42.34% 1,490 54.20% 95 3.46% -326 -11.86% 2,749
Northampton 10,857 46.91% 11,365 49.10% 923 3.99% -508 -2.19% 23,145
Northumberland 10,439 51.97% 8,590 42.76% 1,058 5.27% 1,849 9.20% 20,087
Perry 3,269 58.82% 2,184 39.29% 105 1.89% 1,085 19.52% 5,558
Philadelphia 185,263 69.09% 75,310 28.09% 7,568 2.82% 109,953 41.01% 268,141
Pike 715 39.24% 1,069 58.67% 38 2.09% -354 -19.43% 1,822
Potter 3,603 60.47% 1,932 32.43% 423 7.10% 1,671 28.05% 5,958
Schuylkill 18,758 52.57% 15,481 43.39% 1,440 4.04% 3,277 9.18% 35,679
Snyder 2,401 67.41% 1,081 30.35% 80 2.25% 1,320 37.06% 3,562
Somerset 6,478 68.15% 2,246 23.63% 781 8.22% 4,232 44.52% 9,505
Sullivan 1,119 47.24% 1,076 45.42% 174 7.34% 43 1.82% 2,369
Susquehanna 4,999 57.30% 3,230 37.02% 496 5.68% 1,769 20.28% 8,725
Tioga 6,947 71.28% 2,321 23.81% 478 4.90% 4,626 47.47% 9,746
Union 2,547 66.89% 1,154 30.30% 107 2.81% 1,393 36.58% 3,808
Venango 4,868 49.73% 2,815 28.76% 2,105 21.51% 2,053 20.97% 9,788
Warren 4,672 62.03% 2,054 27.27% 806 10.70% 2,618 34.76% 7,532
Washington 11,430 65.81% 4,886 28.13% 1,051 6.05% 6,544 37.68% 17,367
Wayne 3,650 56.67% 2,438 37.85% 353 5.48% 1,212 18.82% 6,441
Westmoreland 15,429 52.00% 11,101 37.41% 3,141 10.59% 4,328 14.59% 29,671
Wyoming 2,234 55.79% 1,629 40.68% 141 3.52% 605 15.11% 4,004
York 14,610 47.48% 15,171 49.30% 990 3.22% -561 -1.82% 30,771
Totals 746,128 59.10% 444,297 35.19% 72,100 5.71% 301,831 23.91% 1,262,525

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Leip. "1908 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  2. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 309-313 ISBN 9780804716963