1908 United States presidential election in Nebraska

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United States presidential election in Nebraska, 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 8 0
Popular vote 131,099 126,997
Percentage 49.14% 47.60%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt

Elected President

William Howard Taft

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

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


United States presidential election in Nebraska, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 131,099 49.14% 8
Republican William Howard Taft 126,997 47.60% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 5,179 1.94% 0
Social Democratic Eugene Debs 3,524 1.32% 0
Totals 266,799 100.00% 8
Voter turnout


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