1908 United States presidential election in North Dakota

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Nominee William Howard Taft William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate James S. Sherman John W. Kern
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 57,680 32,885
Percentage 61.02% 34.79%

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County Results
Taft
  40-50%
  50-60%
  60-70%
  70-80%
  80-90%


President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

The 1908 United States presidential election in North Dakota took place on November 3, 1908. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

North Dakota voted for the Republican nominee, Secretary of War William Howard Taft, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan. Taft won the state by a margin of 26.23%.

With 61.02% of the popular vote, North Dakota would be Taft's fourth strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after Vermont, Maine and Michigan.[1]

Bryan had previously lost North Dakota to Republican William McKinley in both 1896 and 1900.

Results

1908 United States presidential election in North Dakota[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican William Howard Taft of Ohio James Schoolcraft Sherman of New York 57,680 61.02% 4 100.00%
Democratic William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska John Worth Kern of Indiana 32,885 34.79% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Benjamin Hanford of New York 2,421 2.56% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Eugene Wilder Chafin of Illinois Aaron Sherman Watkins of Ohio 1,496 1.58% 0 0.00%
Independence Thomas Louis Hisgen of Massachusetts John Temple Graves of Georgia 43 0.05% 0 0.00%
Total 94,525 100.00% 4 100.00%

Results by county

County[3] William Howard Taft
Republican
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
Eugene Victor Debs
Socialist
Eugene Wilder Chafin
Prohibition
Thomas Louis Hisgen
Independence
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Adams 577 70.45% 201 24.54% 21 2.56% 19 2.32% 1 0.12% 376 45.91% 819
Barnes 1,786 62.06% 996 34.61% 35 1.22% 60 2.08% 1 0.03% 790 27.45% 2,878
Benson 1,363 67.81% 553 27.51% 30 1.49% 64 3.18% 0 0.00% 810 40.30% 2,010
Billings 768 73.70% 236 22.65% 21 2.02% 17 1.63% 0 0.00% 532 51.06% 1,042
Bottineau 1,951 59.45% 1,146 34.92% 140 4.27% 44 1.34% 1 0.03% 805 24.53% 3,282
Bowman 451 66.13% 209 30.65% 15 2.20% 7 1.03% 0 0.00% 242 35.48% 682
Burleigh 1,375 65.82% 660 31.59% 37 1.77% 17 0.81% 0 0.00% 715 34.23% 2,089
Cass 3,681 62.53% 2,000 33.97% 94 1.60% 106 1.80% 6 0.10% 1,681 28.55% 5,887
Cavalier 1,528 55.06% 1,190 42.88% 32 1.15% 24 0.86% 1 0.04% 338 12.18% 2,775
Dickey 1,062 60.96% 633 36.34% 30 1.72% 17 0.98% 0 0.00% 429 24.63% 1,742
Dunn 373 68.82% 160 29.52% 8 1.48% 1 0.18% 0 0.00% 213 39.30% 542
Eddy 540 58.00% 368 39.53% 6 0.64% 16 1.72% 1 0.11% 172 18.47% 931
Emmons 951 59.70% 618 38.79% 14 0.88% 10 0.63% 0 0.00% 333 20.90% 1,593
Foster 569 56.00% 434 42.72% 6 0.59% 7 0.69% 0 0.00% 135 13.29% 1,016
Grand Forks 2,740 57.41% 1,750 36.66% 153 3.21% 130 2.72% 0 0.00% 990 20.74% 4,773
Griggs 605 51.84% 493 42.25% 18 1.54% 51 4.37% 0 0.00% 112 9.60% 1,167
Hettinger 568 73.96% 181 23.57% 9 1.17% 10 1.30% 0 0.00% 387 50.39% 768
Kidder 769 72.55% 242 22.83% 26 2.45% 23 2.17% 0 0.00% 527 49.72% 1,060
LaMoure 1,104 64.75% 553 32.43% 19 1.11% 28 1.64% 1 0.06% 551 32.32% 1,705
Logan 711 81.44% 143 16.38% 16 1.83% 3 0.34% 0 0.00% 568 65.06% 873
McHenry 1,772 56.16% 1,296 41.08% 55 1.74% 32 1.01% 0 0.00% 476 15.09% 3,155
McIntosh 927 86.47% 140 13.06% 4 0.37% 1 0.09% 0 0.00% 787 73.41% 1,072
McKenzie 574 68.41% 212 25.27% 46 5.48% 7 0.83% 0 0.00% 362 43.15% 839
McLean 2,273 67.83% 927 27.66% 98 2.92% 51 1.52% 2 0.06% 1,346 40.17% 3,351
Mercer 430 81.13% 96 18.11% 2 0.38% 2 0.38% 0 0.00% 334 63.02% 530
Morton 2,021 67.91% 873 29.33% 67 2.25% 14 0.47% 1 0.03% 1,148 38.58% 2,976
Nelson 1,225 63.80% 616 32.08% 60 3.13% 17 0.89% 2 0.10% 609 31.72% 1,920
Oliver 325 62.50% 179 34.42% 3 0.58% 13 2.50% 0 0.00% 146 28.08% 520
Pembina 1,389 52.55% 1,185 44.84% 17 0.64% 50 1.89% 2 0.08% 204 7.72% 2,643
Pierce 884 57.37% 610 39.58% 28 1.82% 18 1.17% 1 0.06% 274 17.78% 1,541
Ramsey 1,480 55.79% 1,072 40.41% 72 2.71% 27 1.02% 2 0.08% 408 15.38% 2,653
Ransom 1,308 67.53% 581 29.99% 11 0.57% 36 1.86% 1 0.05% 727 37.53% 1,937
Richland 1,864 54.17% 1,502 43.65% 14 0.41% 60 1.74% 1 0.03% 362 10.52% 3,441
Rolette 811 55.32% 529 36.08% 99 6.75% 24 1.64% 3 0.20% 282 19.24% 1,466
Sargent 1,012 61.48% 576 34.99% 38 2.31% 20 1.22% 0 0.00% 436 26.49% 1,646
Stark 922 63.76% 496 34.30% 19 1.31% 7 0.48% 2 0.14% 426 29.46% 1,446
Steele 881 68.72% 366 28.55% 17 1.33% 18 1.40% 0 0.00% 515 40.17% 1,282
Stutsman 1,777 55.67% 1,344 42.11% 24 0.75% 45 1.41% 2 0.06% 433 13.57% 3,192
Towner 867 54.19% 655 40.94% 59 3.69% 18 1.13% 1 0.06% 212 13.25% 1,600
Traill 1,207 66.03% 490 26.81% 33 1.81% 97 5.31% 1 0.05% 717 39.22% 1,828
Walsh 1,751 49.46% 1,641 46.36% 117 3.31% 30 0.85% 1 0.03% 110 3.11% 3,540
Ward 5,286 57.39% 3,163 34.34% 563 6.11% 193 2.10% 5 0.05% 2,123 23.05% 9,210
Wells 1,243 68.07% 535 29.30% 22 1.20% 25 1.37% 1 0.05% 708 38.77% 1,826
Williams 1,979 60.41% 1,034 31.56% 223 6.81% 37 1.13% 3 0.09% 945 28.85% 3,276
Totals 57,680 61.02% 32,884 34.79% 2,421 2.56% 1,496 1.58% 43 0.05% 24,796 26.23% 94,524

See also

References

  1. ^ "1908 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1908 Presidential General Election Results – North Dakota". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote at the Presidential Election for 1908 (.xlsx file for €30 including full minor party figures)