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OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline March 01, 1912 - 12:00pm
Polls Open March 19, 1912 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 04, 1912 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1913 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1917 - 12:00pm
Turnout 2.51% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler July 02, 2008 03:41pm
Data SourcesCQ; ND Election Statistics, p. 10; New York Times 4/4/1912 (NY: NYC only reporting), 4/7/1912 (NV), 5/23/1912 (MA); Miewald, p. 11; Willis, p. 219; Columbus Dispatch 6/1/1912; NJ Archives
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The Republican Party during the Taft Administration

During his first year in office, President Taft set in motion a series of events leading to a split in the Republican Party. By the middle of 1909, the more progressive Republicans were complaining that Taft was granting the more business-minded Republicans total leeway on the filling of political positions.

The off-year elections of 1909 were to a large degree fought on local issues relating to reform, and they were mostly a draw between the two parties. In New York State, Governor Charles E. Hughes asked the legislature to pass a bill providing for primary elections for each state office except Presidential Elector [NYT 1/7/1909]. The proposal for primaries became the major issue in the state legislative elections, in which the Democrats gained five seats [NYT 11/4/1909]. Gubernatorial races were retained by the Republicans in RI and MA, though in the latter state bolting reformers almost delivered the race to the Democrats. Reformers won control of the mayorship of Indianapolis, but "machine" candidates won in New York City, Buffalo, Albany, and Cincinnati.

The following year (1910), former Pres. Roosevelt and sitting VP James Sherman sought to be the temporary chairman of the New York State Republican convention. Sherman's victory there was the first sign that the progressive Republicans faced major challenges if th

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/03/1908
NameWilliam Howard Taft Votes7,676,258 (51.58%)
Term03/04/1909 - 03/04/1913 Margin1,269,457 (+8.53%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1912
NameWoodrow Wilson Votes6,293,152 (41.84%)
Term03/04/1913 - 03/04/1917 Margin2,173,945 (+14.45%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President National Vote 11/05/1912
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Name President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (I) President William Howard Taft Sen. Robert Marion La Follette Others Robert G. Ross (W) Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes  
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican  
Uncertified Votes1,183,238 (51.14%) 800,441 (34.59%) 327,357 (14.15%) 2,193 (0.10%) 605 (0.03%) 13 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -382,797 (-16.54%) -855,881 (-36.99%) -1,181,045 (-51.04%) -1,182,633 (-51.11%) -1,183,225 (-51.14%)  
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