* **** **1908 Presidential General Election Results** **** *
Vice Presidential
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William TaftJames ShermanRepublican 7,678,174 51.57% 321 66.5%
William BryanJohn KernDemocratic 6,409,007 43.04% 162 33.5%
Eugene DebsBenjamin HanfordSocialist 420,856 2.83% 0 0.0%
Eugene ChafinAaron WatkinsProhibition 254,081 1.71% 0 0.0%
Thomas HisgenJohn GravesIndependence 82,580 0.55% 0 0.0%
YOther (+) - - 44,411 0.30% 0 0.0%
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  • In Maryland, the direct election of the eight presidential electors combined with the closeness of the race resulted in a split between the Republican and Democratic electors: six for Bryan and two for Taft. The elector whom received the most votes was an elector for Taft.
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