1908 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote T B %Margin Margin Taft Bryan Other
1 MO18715,92712 0.09% 629 48.50% 48.41% 3.09%
2 MD8238,53112 0.25% 605 48.85% 48.59% 2.56%
3 CO5263,85821 1.12% 2,951 46.88% 48.00% 5.12%
4 IN15721,12612 1.49% 10,731 48.40% 46.91% 4.70%
5 NE8266,79921 1.54% 4,102 47.60% 49.14% 3.26%
6 KY13490,71921 1.71% 8,381 48.03% 49.74% 2.22%
7 NV324,52621 1.78% 437 43.93% 45.71% 10.35%
8 MT368,82212 4.37% 3,007 46.98% 42.61% 10.41%
9 OK7254,98321 4.66% 11,889 43.33% 47.99% 8.69%
10 DE348,00712 6.16% 2,959 52.10% 45.94% 1.95%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote T B %Margin Margin Taft Bryan Other
1 SC966,37921 87.89% 58,343 5.94% 93.84% 0.22%
2 MS1066,90421 83.59% 55,924 6.52% 90.11% 3.37%
3 LA975,11721 72.70% 54,610 11.93% 84.63% 3.45%
4 VT452,68312 53.25% 28,056 75.08% 21.82% 3.10%
5 TX18293,75721 51.62% 151,636 22.35% 73.97% 3.67%
6 AL11104,93221 46.70% 49,002 24.18% 70.88% 4.94%
7 FL549,36021 41.43% 20,450 21.58% 63.01% 15.40%
8 ME6106,33612 29.70% 31,584 63.00% 33.29% 3.71%
9 MI14541,83012 29.49% 159,809 61.93% 32.44% 5.63%
10 RI472,31712 26.60% 19,236 60.76% 34.16% 5.07%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
TaftBryanDebs
Vermont75.08%South Carolina93.84%Nevada8.57%
Maine63.00%Mississippi90.11%Oklahoma8.52%
Michigan61.93%Louisiana84.63%Montana8.51%
North Dakota61.02%Texas73.97%Washington7.71%
Rhode Island60.76%Alabama70.88%Florida7.59%
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South Dakota3.52%Massachusetts4.21%Georgia12.59%
Minnesota3.35%New York2.19%Florida3.94%
Michigan3.13%Nevada1.78%Mississippi1.91%
California3.04%Rhode Island1.53%Alabama1.50%
Pennsylvania2.90%Vermont1.53%Arkansas0.68%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
TaftBryanDebs
South Carolina5.94%Vermont21.82%Vermont0.00%
Mississippi6.52%Washington31.92%North Carolina0.15%
Louisiana11.93%Michigan32.44%South Carolina0.15%
Florida21.58%California32.98%Virginia0.19%
Texas22.35%Minnesota33.02%Georgia0.44%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Georgia28,467Pennsylvania205,954
New York27,050Ohio185,830
North Carolina19,608Illinois125,917
Massachusetts18,347Kansas90,774
Tennessee8,659Nebraska89,739


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Georgia22.00%Nebraska39.47%
North Carolina11.31%Minnesota29.04%
Florida6.22%Kansas29.01%
Louisiana6.14%North Dakota28.50%
Alabama6.02%South Dakota25.66%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Ohio117,159Alabama-3,913
Illinois78,755Connecticut-1,125
Missouri72,066New Hampshire-561
Texas59,749
Kentucky54,773


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Nevada102.44%Alabama-3.60%
Louisiana39.34%New Hampshire-0.62%
North Dakota35.01%Connecticut-0.59%
Idaho34.05%
Arkansas30.41%


State Ranks
Rank TaftBryan
13016
21630


County Ranks
Rank TaftBryan
11,211477
24721,209


Note: county data for 1908 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
TaftBryanDebs
Keweenaw, MI90.56%Wilcox, AL99.81%Lake, MN31.75%
Alpine, CA87.21%Sumter, AL98.76%Milwaukee, WI23.82%
McIntosh, ND86.47%Bullock, AL98.74%Suwannee, FL20.89%
Iron, MI85.63%Perry, AL97.98%Monroe, FL20.50%
Orleans, VT85.30%Hale, AL97.81%Lee, FL20.45%
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Venango, PA18.00%Tallapoosa, AL11.00%Osceola, FL13.99%
Lee, FL13.88%Hampden, MA7.76%Calhoun, FL12.28%
Brookings, SD12.63%St. Lucie, FL7.37%Coffee, AL10.34%
Freeborn, MN10.44%Plymouth, MA5.87%Taylor, FL9.34%
Faribault, MN9.57%Coosa, AL5.39%Shelby, AL8.51%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
TaftBryan
Wyoming, WV0.00%Wyoming, WV0.00%
Wood, WV0.00%Wood, WV0.00%
Wirt, WV0.00%Wirt, WV0.00%
Wetzel, WV0.00%Wetzel, WV0.00%
Webster, WV0.00%Webster, WV0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
TaftBryanDebs
Cook, IL230,400New York, NY160,261Cook, IL18,842
Philadelphia, PA185,263Cook, IL152,990Milwaukee, WI17,496
New York, NY154,958Kings, NY96,756New York, NY15,599
Kings, NY119,789Philadelphia, PA75,310Kings, NY8,422
St. Louis, MO74,160St. Louis, MO60,917Allegheny, PA7,311
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Cook, IL5,965New York, NY14,125Vigo, IN456
Allegheny, PA4,550Kings, NY10,448Escambia, FL245
Los Angeles, CA4,033Cook, IL5,994Shelby, AL212
Philadelphia, PA1,926Middlesex, MA3,371Coffee, AL195
Venango, PA1,762Suffolk, MA3,090Duval, FL155


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
TaftBryan
Wyoming, WV0Wyoming, WV0
Wood, WV0Wood, WV0
Wirt, WV0Wirt, WV0
Wetzel, WV0Wetzel, WV0
Webster, WV0Webster, WV0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
New York, NY29,406Philadelphia, PA68,972
Kings, NY21,642Cook, IL48,676
Suffolk, MA10,597Allegheny, PA30,628
St. Louis, MO7,554Hamilton, OH21,819
Cumberland, ME4,858Cuyahoga, OH16,775
Middlesex, MA4,495Hennepin, MN14,111
Westchester, NY4,084Marion, IN12,494
Hartford, CT3,953Lucas, OH12,158
Penobscot, ME3,811Milwaukee, WI11,402
Bergen, NJ3,758Douglas, NE9,934


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Fairfield, SC100.00%Lancaster, NE60.36%
Georgetown, SC100.00%McPherson, NE55.52%
Hampton, SC100.00%Sherman, NE54.95%
Greenwood, SC99.85%Decatur, KS54.93%
Edgefield, SC98.97%Red Willow, NE54.31%
Pickens, SC98.70%Howard, NE53.88%
Saluda, SC98.52%Furnas, NE53.24%
Chester, SC98.34%Gosper, NE53.16%
Chesterfield, SC97.95%Garfield, NE52.83%
Lee, SC96.86%Valley, NE51.81%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
St. Louis, MO24,758New York, NY-21,460
Los Angeles, CA24,194Philadelphia, PA-13,513
Cook, IL22,146San Francisco, CA-5,303
Cumberland, ME17,137Suffolk, MA-3,425
Hamilton, OH14,908Orangeburg, SC-3,178
Multnomah, OR11,253Spartanburg, SC-2,704
Jackson, MO11,239Greenville, SC-2,554
York, ME11,234Lexington, SC-2,462
Penobscot, ME11,110Anderson, SC-2,017
King, WA10,964Charleston, SC-1,944


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Cumberland, ME1,713,700.00%Orangeburg, SC-99.97%
York, ME1,123,400.00%Spartanburg, SC-99.96%
Penobscot, ME1,111,000.00%Greenville, SC-99.96%
Kennebec, ME929,300.00%Lexington, SC-99.96%
Androscoggin, ME781,400.00%Anderson, SC-99.95%
Oxford, ME647,500.00%Charleston, SC-99.95%
Aroostook, ME616,600.00%Laurens, SC-99.95%
Washington, ME589,400.00%Aiken, SC-99.94%
Somerset, ME564,700.00%Williamsburg, SC-99.94%
Hancock, ME515,200.00%Union, SC-99.94%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
TaftBryan
Milwaukee, WI38.97%Lake, CA43.04%
Elmore, ID42.54%Inyo, CA43.40%
Cherokee, KS44.26%Nye, NV43.96%
Tuolumne, CA44.40%Greene, IN44.45%
Trinity, CA44.41%Baker, FL45.24%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
TaftBryan
Nuckolls, NE49.19%Clark, MO49.40%
Boone, NE49.14%Van Wert, OH48.95%
Ohio, IN49.13%Hitchcock, NE48.77%
Nodaway, MO49.12%Thayer, NE48.75%
Clermont, OH48.91%Ross, OH48.71%




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