1908 Indiana gubernatorial election

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Nominee Thomas R. Marshall James Eli Watson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 348,849 334,040
Percentage 48.95% 46.87%

Governor before election

Frank Hanly
Republican

Elected Governor

Thomas R. Marshall
Democratic

The 1908 Indiana gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1908. Democratic nominee Thomas R. Marshall defeated Republican nominee James Eli Watson with 48.95% of the vote.

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

Results

1908 Indiana gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas R. Marshall 348,849 48.95%
Republican James Eli Watson 334,040 46.87%
Prohibition Sumner W. Haynes 15,926 2.24%
Socialist Frank S. Goodman 11,948 1.68%
Populist F.J.S. Robinson 986 0.14%
Socialist Labor O.P. Stoner 573 0.08%
Independent James M. Zion 383 0.05%
Majority 14,809
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References

  1. ^ Kalb, Deborah (24 December 2015). Guide to U.S. Elections. ISBN 9781483380353. Retrieved August 11, 2020.