1908 United States presidential election in Idaho

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United States presidential election in Idaho, 1908

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  William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg EugeneVictorDebs.png
Nominee William Howard Taft William Jennings Bryan Eugene V. Debs
Party Republican Democratic Socialist
Home state Ohio Nebraska Indiana
Running mate James S. Sherman John W. Kern Benjamin Hanford
Electoral vote 3 0 0
Popular vote 52,621 36,162 6,400
Percentage 54.09% 37.17% 6.58%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt

Elected President

William Howard Taft

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

Idaho 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.


United States presidential election in Idaho, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William Howard Taft 52,621 54.09% 3
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 36,162 37.17% 0
Social Democratic Eugene Debs 6,400 6.58% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 1,986 2.04% 0
Independence Thomas Hisgen 124 0.13% 0
Totals 97,293 100.00% 3
Voter turnout


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