1908 Presidential General Election Results - California
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
William TaftJames ShermanRepublican 214,398 55.46%10
William BryanJohn KernDemocrat 127,492 32.98%0
Eugene DebsBenjamin HanfordSocialist 28,659 7.41%0
Eugene ChafinAaron WatkinsProhibition 11,770 3.04%0
Thomas HisgenJohn GravesIndependence League 4,278 1.11%0
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Demographic Data

1910 Population:2,377,549Enum.1910 Population Density:5.9persons/km2
1900 Population:1,485,053Enum.1900 Population Density:3.7persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:10
Land Area (2000):403,933km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:4.8%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: California Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," Statement of Vote of California at the General Election, Held November 3, 1908 (Sacramento: State Printing Office, 1908)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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