1908 United States elections

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1908 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election day November 3
Incumbent president Theodore Roosevelt (Republican)
Next Congress 61st
Presidential election
Partisan control Republican Hold
Popular vote margin Republican +8.6%
Electoral vote
William Howard Taft (R) 321
William Jennings Bryan (D) 162
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1908 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Taft, blue denotes states won by Bryan. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall control Republican Hold
Seats contested 31 of 92 seats[1]
Net seat change Republican -1[2]
House elections
Overall control Republican Hold
Seats contested All 391 voting members
Net seat change Democratic +5[2]
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 33
Net seat change Democratic +2
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1908 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

The 1908 United States elections elected the members of the 61st United States Congress, occurring during the Fourth Party System. Oklahoma joined the union during the 61st Congress. Despite the Panic of 1907, Republicans continued to control the Presidency and both houses of Congress.

In the Presidential election, Republican former Secretary of War William Howard Taft defeated Democratic former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska.[3] Taft and Bryan won both of their respective parties' nominations on the first ballot. Taft easily won the election, taking most states outside the South. Bryan's loss made him the only presidential nominee of a major party to lose three general elections.

Democrats made minor gains in the House, but Republicans maintained a solid majority in the chamber.[4]

In the Senate, Democrats picked up one seat, but Republicans continued to hold a commanding majority.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Not counting special elections
  2. ^ a b Congressional seat gain figures only reflect the results of the regularly-scheduled elections, and do not take special elections into account.
  3. ^ "1908 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
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