1908 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1908

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  William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg
Nominee William Jennings Bryan William Howard Taft
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate John W. Kern James S. Sherman
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 244,092 235,711
Percentage 49.74% 48.03%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

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

Kentucky was won by the Democratic nominees, former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate John W. Kern of Indiana.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 244,092 49.74% 13
Republican William Howard Taft 235,711 48.03% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 5,885 1.20% 0
Social Democratic Eugene Debs 4,093 0.83% 0
Socialist Labor August Gillhaus 405 0.08% 0
Populist Thomas E. Watson 333 0.07% 0
Independence Thomas Hisgen 200 0.04% 0
Totals 490,719 100.00% 13
Voter turnout


Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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