1908 : Taft Sweeps Every County in Michigan

November 3, 2021 all-day

On Nov. 3, 1908, Republican William Howard Taft won all of Michigan’s 83 counties in a 62 to 32 percent romp over Democrat William Jennings Bryan in the presidential race. Taft, the handpicked candidate of President Theodore Roosevelt, won all of Michigan’s 14 electoral votes and nearly every state north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Taft’s win also translated to a third two-year term for Gov. Fred Warner, who defeated former Democrat state Rep. Lawton Hemans. Republicans won all 32 state Senate seats and 98 of the 100 state House seats.

Source : Michigan Manual.

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