1908 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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1908 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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Nominee William Howard Taft William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate James S. Sherman John Worth Kern
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 67,536 40,266
Percentage 58.84% 35.08%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

William Howard Taft
Republican

The 1908 United States presidential election in South Dakota took place on November 3, 1908. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

South Dakota voted for the Republican nominee, Secretary of War William Howard Taft, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan. Taft won the state by a margin of 23.76 percentage points.

William Bryan had previously won South Dakota during his run against William McKinley in 1896 but would later lose the state McKinley four years later in 1900.

Results[edit]

1908 United States presidential election in South Dakota[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican William Howard Taft of Ohio James Schoolcraft Sherman of New York 67,536 58.84% 4 100.00%
Democratic William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska John Worth Kern of Indiana 40,266 35.08% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Eugene Wilder Chafin of Illinois Aaron Sherman Watkins of Ohio 4,039 3.52% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Ben Hanford of New York 2,846 2.48% 0 0.00%
Scales of Justice Thomas Louis Hisgen John Temple Graves 88 0.08% 0 0.00%
Total 114,775 100.00% 4 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County[2] William Howard Taft
Republican
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
Eugene Wilder Chafin
Prohibition
Eugene Victor Debs
Socialist
Thomas Louis Hisgen
Scales of Justice
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Aurora 686 47.91% 694 48.46% 48 3.35% 4 0.28% 0 0.00% -8 -0.56% 1,432
Beadle 1,776 58.50% 1,105 36.40% 96 3.16% 57 1.88% 2 0.07% 671 22.10% 3,036
Bon Homme 1,324 55.26% 1,014 42.32% 47 1.96% 10 0.42% 1 0.04% 310 12.94% 2,396
Brookings 1,697 63.58% 588 22.03% 337 12.63% 45 1.69% 2 0.07% 1,109 41.55% 2,669
Brown 2,646 55.93% 1,772 37.46% 128 2.71% 182 3.85% 3 0.06% 874 18.47% 4,731
Brule 753 46.80% 823 51.15% 12 0.75% 20 1.24% 1 0.06% -70 -4.35% 1,609
Buffalo 105 58.99% 69 38.76% 0 0.00% 4 2.25% 0 0.00% 36 20.22% 178
Butte 1,636 60.21% 915 33.68% 27 0.99% 139 5.12% 0 0.00% 721 26.54% 2,717
Campbell 627 75.18% 175 20.98% 29 3.48% 3 0.36% 0 0.00% 452 54.20% 834
Charles Mix 1,863 55.88% 1,391 41.72% 32 0.96% 46 1.38% 2 0.06% 472 14.16% 3,334
Clark 1,234 64.37% 557 29.06% 87 4.54% 36 1.88% 3 0.16% 677 35.32% 1,917
Clay 1,291 59.94% 803 37.28% 41 1.90% 19 0.88% 0 0.00% 488 22.66% 2,154
Codington 1,618 63.30% 831 32.51% 75 2.93% 30 1.17% 2 0.08% 787 30.79% 2,556
Custer 487 49.39% 428 43.41% 5 0.51% 64 6.49% 2 0.20% 59 5.98% 986
Davison 1,276 50.92% 1,081 43.14% 135 5.39% 11 0.44% 3 0.12% 195 7.78% 2,506
Day 1,616 59.22% 813 29.79% 256 9.38% 40 1.47% 4 0.15% 803 29.42% 2,729
Deuel 1,022 64.77% 425 26.93% 125 7.92% 4 0.25% 2 0.13% 597 37.83% 1,578
Douglas 836 55.99% 647 43.34% 7 0.47% 3 0.20% 0 0.00% 189 12.66% 1,493
Edmunds 726 50.14% 658 45.44% 56 3.87% 7 0.48% 1 0.07% 68 4.70% 1,448
Fall River 726 57.62% 466 36.98% 43 3.41% 25 1.98% 0 0.00% 260 20.63% 1,260
Faulk 835 62.55% 421 31.54% 74 5.54% 5 0.37% 0 0.00% 414 31.01% 1,335
Grant 1,122 59.87% 628 33.51% 111 5.92% 12 0.64% 1 0.05% 494 26.36% 1,874
Gregory 1,550 52.83% 1,266 43.15% 53 1.81% 64 2.18% 1 0.03% 284 9.68% 2,934
Hamlin 1,095 68.57% 434 27.18% 59 3.69% 8 0.50% 1 0.06% 661 41.39% 1,597
Hand 851 51.58% 655 39.70% 135 8.18% 9 0.55% 0 0.00% 196 11.88% 1,650
Hanson 668 48.69% 630 45.92% 66 4.81% 8 0.58% 0 0.00% 38 2.77% 1,372
Hughes 795 66.64% 349 29.25% 19 1.59% 30 2.51% 0 0.00% 446 37.38% 1,193
Hutchinson 1,507 69.03% 619 28.36% 51 2.34% 6 0.27% 0 0.00% 888 40.68% 2,183
Hyde 455 64.45% 212 30.03% 22 3.12% 17 2.41% 0 0.00% 243 34.42% 706
Jerauld 582 53.30% 403 36.90% 93 8.52% 12 1.10% 2 0.18% 179 16.39% 1,092
Kingsbury 1,537 60.70% 799 31.56% 163 6.44% 33 1.30% 0 0.00% 738 29.15% 2,532
Lake 1,415 65.60% 636 29.49% 65 3.01% 39 1.81% 2 0.09% 779 36.11% 2,157
Lawrence 2,735 50.86% 1,564 29.09% 37 0.69% 1,036 19.27% 5 0.09% 1,171 21.78% 5,377
Lincoln 1,887 69.40% 699 25.71% 84 3.09% 46 1.69% 3 0.11% 1,188 43.69% 2,719
Lyman 1,524 53.12% 1,183 41.23% 81 2.82% 76 2.65% 5 0.17% 341 11.89% 2,869
Marshall 874 59.46% 453 30.82% 116 7.89% 25 1.70% 2 0.14% 421 28.64% 1,470
McCook 1,209 57.00% 826 38.94% 66 3.11% 17 0.80% 3 0.14% 383 18.06% 2,121
McPherson 785 81.86% 157 16.37% 9 0.94% 6 0.63% 2 0.21% 628 65.48% 959
Meade 953 51.24% 792 42.58% 30 1.61% 84 4.52% 1 0.05% 161 8.66% 1,860
Miner 906 53.93% 720 42.86% 42 2.50% 12 0.71% 0 0.00% 186 11.07% 1,680
Minnehaha 4,125 64.07% 1,948 30.26% 254 3.95% 106 1.65% 5 0.08% 2,177 33.81% 6,438
Moody 1,275 63.50% 623 31.03% 80 3.98% 30 1.49% 0 0.00% 652 32.47% 2,008
Pennington 1,702 57.38% 1,160 39.11% 26 0.88% 78 2.63% 0 0.00% 542 18.27% 2,966
Potter 614 58.09% 400 37.84% 24 2.27% 5 0.47% 14 1.32% 214 20.25% 1,057
Roberts 1,562 61.02% 777 30.35% 101 3.95% 119 4.65% 1 0.04% 785 30.66% 2,560
Sanborn 847 57.70% 513 34.95% 103 7.02% 5 0.34% 0 0.00% 334 22.75% 1,468
Spink 1,847 59.01% 1,121 35.81% 126 4.03% 34 1.09% 2 0.06% 726 23.19% 3,130
Stanley 2,313 56.52% 1,598 39.05% 74 1.81% 104 2.54% 3 0.07% 715 17.47% 4,092
Sully 368 68.27% 154 28.57% 5 0.93% 11 2.04% 1 0.19% 214 39.70% 539
Turner 1,792 66.17% 793 29.28% 112 4.14% 11 0.41% 0 0.00% 999 36.89% 2,708
Union 1,392 56.63% 1,009 41.05% 51 2.07% 5 0.20% 1 0.04% 383 15.58% 2,458
Walworth 825 67.96% 351 28.91% 24 1.98% 13 1.07% 1 0.08% 474 39.04% 1,214
Yankton 1,644 56.81% 1,118 38.63% 97 3.35% 31 1.07% 4 0.14% 526 18.18% 2,894
Totals 67,536 58.84% 40,266 35.08% 4,039 3.52% 2,846 2.48% 88 0.08% 27,270 23.76% 114,775

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 Presidential General Election Results – South Dakota". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote at the Presidential Election for 1908 (.xlsx file for €30 including full minor party figures)