1908 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1908

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  William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (cropped).jpg William Howard Taft, Bain bw photo portrait, 1908.jpg
Nominee William Jennings Bryan William Howard Taft
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate John W. Kern James S. Sherman
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 135,608 117,977
Percentage 52.73% 45.87%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt

Elected President

William Howard Taft

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

Tennessee was won by the Democratic nominees, former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate John W. Kern of Indiana.


United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 135,608 52.73% 12
Republican William Howard Taft 117,977 45.87% 0
Social Democratic Eugene Debs 1,870 0.73% 0
Populist Thomas E. Watson 1,092 0.42% 0
Independence Thomas Hisgen 332 0.13% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 301 0.12% 0
Totals 257,180 100.00% 12
Voter turnout


  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Tennessee