1908 United States presidential election in Colorado

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United States presidential election in Colorado, 1908

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  William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg
Nominee William J. Bryan William H. Taft
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate John W. Kern James S. Sherman
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 126,644 123,693
Percentage 48.00% 46.88%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

The 1908 United States presidential election in Colorado took place on November 3, 1908, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose five representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Until 2016, this was the last presidential election where a Democrat carried Colorado without winning the presidency.

Background[edit]

The 1908 Democratic National Convention was held in Denver between July 7 and 10.

Vote[edit]

The Bryan/Kern ticket carried the state of Colorado on election day.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Colorado, 1908 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 126,644 48.00% 5
Republican William Howard Taft 123,693 46.88% 0
Socialist Eugene Debs 7,960 3.02% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 5,559 2.11% 0
Write-ins Scattered 2 0.00% 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Colorado

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