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1908 United States presidential election in Maryland

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1908 United States presidential election in Maryland

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William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg
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Nominee William Jennings Bryan William Howard Taft
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate John W. Kern James S. Sherman
Electoral vote 6[a] 2[a]
Popular vote 115,908 116,513
Percentage 48.59% 48.85%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

The 1908 United States presidential election in Maryland took place on November 3, 1908. All contemporary 46 states were part of the 1908 United States presidential election. Maryland voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

After having trended heavily Republican during Bryan’s previous two elections, Maryland would become exceedingly close in 1904 with Alton B. Parker taking seven of eight electoral votes despite the highest Theodore Roosevelt elector beating any of Parker’s by fifty-one votes. Large-scale immigration and efforts to reduce the solidly Republican Negro vote were opposed for this election by dislike of Bryan’s populism in this urbanising and Northeastern-leaning state.[1] At first, the latter trend appeared to be strong, and by the middle of September Taft’s campaign managers thought Maryland was safe in his pocket,[2] although Bryan had campaigned in the state a few days previously.[3] This trend continued into early October as Roosevelt’s war on Samuel Gompers was believed a major aid to Taft.[4] However, a new poll in the second week of October suggested the state could go the Bryan by fifteen thousand votes,[5] By election day, it was clear that Maryland would be almost as close as the 1904 election had proved.[6]

Maryland was won by the Democratic nominees, former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate John W. Kern of Indiana, although the highest elector for Republican candidates William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman gained 605 more votes than the highest Bryan elector. This difference was supposedly due to the “Wilson Law” designed to make it easier for Democrats to cast ballots for both Presidential electors and Congress by a simple turning down of a single fold in the ballot paper.[7]

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Transcription

Contents

Results

1908 United States presidential election in Maryland[8]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 115,908 48.59% 6[a]
Republican William Howard Taft 116,513 48.85% 2[a]
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 3,302 1.38% 0
Social Democratic Eugene Debs 2,323 0.97% 0
Independence Thomas Hisgen 485 0.20% 0
Totals 238,531 100.00% 8
Voter turnout

Results by county

County William Howard Taft[9]
Republican
William Jennings Bryan[9]
Democratic
Eugene Wilder Chafin[9]
Prohibition
Eugene Victor Debs[9]
Social Democratic
Thomas Louis Higsen[9]
Independence
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Allegany 5,178 48.88% 4,791 45.23% 218 2.06% 385 3.63% 21 0.20% 387 3.65% 10,593
Anne Arundel 2,926 45.47% 3,435 53.38% 52 0.81% 22 0.34% 0 0.00% -509 -7.91% 6,435
Baltimore County 10,197 48.60% 10,297 49.08% 282 1.34% 182 0.87% 24 0.11% -100 -0.48% 20,982
Baltimore City 51,528 49.82% 49,139 47.51% 1,082 1.05% 1,413 1.37% 261 0.25% 2,389 2.31% 103,423
Calvert 1,070 59.02% 714 39.38% 15 0.83% 3 0.17% 11 0.61% 356 19.64% 1,813
Caroline 1,584 43.29% 1,945 53.16% 97 2.65% 22 0.60% 11 0.30% -361 -9.87% 3,659
Carroll 3,406 47.19% 3,641 50.45% 148 2.05% 4 0.06% 18 0.25% -235 -3.26% 7,217
Cecil 2,378 45.04% 2,847 53.92% 49 0.93% 5 0.09% 1 0.02% -469 -8.88% 5,280
Charles 1,643 57.23% 1,167 40.65% 22 0.77% 11 0.38% 28 0.98% 476 16.58% 2,871
Dorchester 2,627 47.89% 2,769 50.48% 66 1.20% 15 0.27% 8 0.15% -142 -2.59% 5,485
Frederick 5,966 52.72% 5,158 45.58% 156 1.38% 31 0.27% 5 0.04% 808 7.14% 11,316
Garrett 2,055 61.97% 1,121 33.81% 119 3.59% 21 0.63% 0 0.00% 934 28.17% 3,316
Harford 2,742 45.91% 3,148 52.71% 70 1.17% 6 0.10% 6 0.10% -406 -6.80% 5,972
Howard 1,276 41.20% 1,764 56.96% 50 1.61% 5 0.16% 2 0.06% -488 -15.76% 3,097
Kent 1,753 46.98% 1,939 51.97% 19 0.51% 12 0.32% 8 0.21% -186 -4.99% 3,731
Montgomery 2,805 44.70% 3,351 53.40% 102 1.63% 14 0.22% 3 0.05% -546 -8.70% 6,275
Prince George's 2,639 48.90% 2,680 49.66% 38 0.70% 10 0.19% 30 0.56% -41 -0.76% 5,397
Queen Anne's 1,135 34.04% 2,086 62.57% 104 3.12% 7 0.21% 2 0.06% -951 -28.52% 3,334
Somerset 1,912 52.11% 1,627 44.34% 105 2.86% 12 0.33% 13 0.35% 285 7.77% 3,669
St. Mary's 1,333 54.25% 1,021 41.55% 70 2.85% 20 0.81% 13 0.53% 312 12.70% 2,457
Talbot 1,908 47.30% 2,025 50.20% 86 2.13% 9 0.22% 6 0.15% -117 -2.90% 4,034
Washington 4,650 49.59% 4,518 48.18% 108 1.15% 97 1.03% 4 0.04% 132 1.41% 9,377
Wicomico 2,273 43.86% 2,751 53.09% 150 2.89% 4 0.08% 4 0.08% -478 -9.22% 5,182
Worcester 1,529 42.26% 1,974 54.56% 94 2.60% 13 0.36% 8 0.22% -445 -12.30% 3,618
Totals 116,513 48.85% 115,908 48.59% 3,302 1.38% 2,323 0.97% 487 0.20% 605 0.25% 238,533

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Six of the eight highest electors were for Bryan, but the highest Taft elector had 605 more votes than the highest Bryan elector.

References

  1. ^ Phillips, Kevin P.; The Emerging Republican Majority, pp. 29-35 ISBN 9780691163246
  2. ^ ‘Taft Workers Hear Maryland Is Safe – Secretary Hitchcock Cheered by News from the Congressional Committee’; New York Times, September 18, 1908. p. 3
  3. ^ ‘Bryan Makes Reply to Hearst’s Charge: Declares Statement That He Sought Political Trade with Editor Absolutely False’; New York Times, September 13, 1908, p. 3
  4. ^ ‘Helps in Maryland: President's War on Gompers Strong Aid to Taft – Every Gain Counts Large: Simplified Ballot Law Will Benefit the Republicans’; The Washington Post, October 5, 1908, p. 1
  5. ^ ‘President Worried about Labor Vote: James B. Reynolds, After Investigation, Reports Situation as Unsatisfactory’; Special to the New York Times, October 10, 1908, p. 4
  6. ^ ‘Very Close in Maryland: Taft and Bryan Alternate in Lead’; Special to The New York Times, November 5, 1908, p. 2
  7. ^ ‘Taft Gets Part of Maryland Vote – Trick Ballot Prevented Republicans from Getting a Big Plurality’; Special to the New York Times, November 6, 1908, p. 2
  8. ^ Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Maryland
  9. ^ a b c d e Géoelections; Popular Vote at the Presidential Election for 1908 (.xlsx file for €30 including full minor party figures)
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