United States presidential election, 1908

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William Jennings Bryan was nominated for a third time by the Democratic party as the candidate for President. William Howard Taft was nominated by the Republican party, mainly thanks to Theodore Roosevelt choosing him as his successor. Both Bryan and Taft campaigned hard and long. [1] The results of the election were:

candidates popular vote electoral vote
William Howard Taft 7, 675, 320 321
William Jennings Bryan 6, 412, 294 162
Eugene V. Debs 420, 793 0
Eugene W. Chafin 253, 840 0
Thomas L. Hisgen 82, 872 0
Thomas E. Watson 29, 100 0
August Gillhaus 14, 021 0

[2]

References

  1. William Jennings Bryan, Golden-Tongued Orator, by Robert A. Allen, Mott Media, 1992.
  2. A Pictoral History of the U.S. Presidents, by Clare Gibson, Gramercy Books, 2001.
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