United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1908

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1908
November 3, 1908

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%

County results

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt

Elected President

William Howard Taft

The 1908 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 3, 1908 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.

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%.


United States presidential [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


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