1908 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Albert W. Gilchrist John M. Cheney Andrew Jackson Pettigrew
Party Democratic Republican Socialist
Popular vote 33,036 6,453 2,427
Percentage 78.82% 15.40% 5.79%

1908 Florida gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Gilchrist:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

Napoleon B. Broward
Democratic

Elected Governor

Albert W. Gilchrist
Democratic

The 1908 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1908. Incumbent Governor Napoleon B. Broward was term-limited. Democratic nominee Albert W. Gilchrist was elected with 78.82% of the vote.

Democratic primary

Primary elections were held on May 19, 1908, with the Democratic runoff held on June 16, 1908.

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1][2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albert W. Gilchrist 23,248 44.45
Democratic John N. C. Stockton 20,068 38.37
Democratic Jefferson B. Browne 8,986 17.18
Total votes 52,302 100.00
Democratic primary run-off results[1][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albert W. Gilchrist 32,465 58.23
Democratic John N. C. Stockton 23,291 41.77
Total votes 55,756 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1908 Florida gubernatorial election[8][9][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Albert W. Gilchrist 33,036 78.82% -0.34%
Republican John M. Cheney 6,453 15.40% +1.97%
Socialist A. J. Pettigrew 2,427 5.79% +2.5%
Turnout 41,916 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

Results by county

County Albert Waller Gilchrist

Democratic

John Moses Cheney

Republican

Andrew Jackson Pettigrew

Socialist

Totals[7]
# # # #
Alachua 1,260 394 34 1,688
Baker 258 44 34 336
Bradford 710 101 20 831
Brevard 283 141 43 467
Calhoun 452 128 8 588
Citrus 378 14 8 400
Clay 317 76 11 404
Columbia 552 159 11 722
Dade 1,134 180 37 1,351
DeSoto 1,141 129 110 1,380
Duval 2,373 383 80 2,836
Escambia 2,240 466 131 2,837
Franklin 278 101 25 404
Gadsden 589 17 9 615
Hamilton 434 84 49 567
Hernando 278 22 22 322
Hillsborough 2,840 352 376 3,568
Holmes 576 117 49 742
Jackson 1,174 202 104 1,480
Jefferson 566 113 1 680
Lafayette 467 54 15 536
Lake 502 135 32 669
Lee 295 43 123 461
Leon 713 100 9 822
Levy 413 62 15 490
Liberty 172 47 4 223
Madison 590 13 9 612
Manatee 620 66 120 806
Marion 1,370 296 49 1,715
Monroe 651 170 192 1,013
Nassau 378 58 9 445
Orange 1,081 476 50 1,607
Osceola 233 33 3 269
Pasco 438 34 10 482
Polk 1,169 152 97 1,418
Putnam 771 357 0 1,128
Santa Rosa 688 46 33 767
St. Johns 758 224 74 1,056
St. Lucie 271 42 33 346
Sumter 341 40 21 402
Suwannee 641 70 152 863
Taylor 313 64 54 431
Volusia 803 284 40 1,127
Wakulla 243 47 25 315
Walton 534 167 27 728
Washington 748 150 69 967
Total 33,036 6,453 2,427 41,916

References

  1. ^ a b Burnett, Gene M. (1991). Florida's Past: People and Events That Shaped the State. Vol. 3. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, Inc. p. 204. ISBN 9781561641178.
  2. ^ Kabat 1988, p. 199.
  3. ^ "Four of ten delegates; all for Bryan". Pensacola Journal. Pensacola, FL. 30 May 1908. p. 1. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  4. ^ Kerber, Stephen (1979). Park Trammell of Florida: A Political Biography (PDF) (Doctor of Philosophy). University of Florida. p. 82. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  5. ^ Kabat 1988, p. 202.
  6. ^ Guthrie, Jr., John J. (1998). Keepers of the Spirits: The Judicial Response to Prohibition Enforcement in Florida, 1885-1935. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. p. 19. ISBN 0-313-30190-5.
  7. ^ a b Griffin, R. Steven; ‘Workers of the Sunshine State, Unite! The Florida Socialist Party during the Progressive Era, 1900-1920’ (thesis)
  8. ^ "FL Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  9. ^ Florida Handbook 1965-66, p. 370.
  10. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 58–59.
  11. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 47.

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