1904 United States presidential election in Montana

The 1904 United States presidential election in Montana took place on November 8, 1904. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Montana, 1904

November 8, 1904 (1904-11-08)
 
Nominee Theodore Roosevelt Alton B. Parker Eugene V. Debs
Party Republican Democratic Socialist
Home state New York New York Indiana
Running mate Charles W. Fairbanks Henry G. Davis Benjamin Hanford
Electoral vote 3 0 0
Popular vote 34,932 21,773 5,676
Percentage 54.2% 33.8% 8.8%

County results

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Montana overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, President Theodore Roosevelt, over the Democratic nominee, former Chief Judge of New York Court of Appeals Alton B. Parker. Roosevelt won Montana by a landslide margin of 20.42 percent. It was the first time Montana was won by a Republican candidate since it was won by Benjamin Harrison in 1892.

Results

United States presidential election in Montana, 1904[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Theodore Roosevelt 34,932 54.21% 3
Democratic Alton B. Parker 21,773 33.79% 0
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 5,676 8.81% 0
People's Party Thomas E. Watson 1,520 2.36% 0
Prohibition Silas C. Swallow 335 0.52% 0
Socialist Labor Charles Hunter Corregan 208 0.32% 0
Totals 64,236 100.00% 3

Results by county

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican
Alton Brooks Parker
Democratic
Eugene Victor Debs[2]
Socialist
Thomas Edward Watson[2]
Populist
Silas Comfort Swallow[2]
Prohibition
Charles Hunter Corregan[2]
Socialist Labor
Margin Total votes cast[3]
County # % # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Beaverhead 1,021 59.81% 650 38.08% 24 1.41% 10 0.59% 1 0.06% 1 0.06% 371 21.73% 1,707
Broadwater 392 44.90% 403 46.16% 64 7.33% 10 1.15% 2 0.23% 2 0.23% -11 -1.26% 873
Carbon 1,130 59.07% 464 24.26% 308 16.10% 5 0.26% 6 0.31% 0 0.00% 666 34.81% 1,913
Cascade 2,405 55.34% 1,385 31.87% 470 10.81% 69 1.59% 14 0.32% 3 0.07% 1,020 23.47% 4,346
Chouteau 1,517 70.62% 568 26.44% 52 2.42% 3 0.14% 7 0.33% 1 0.05% 949 44.18% 2,148
Custer 824 72.22% 285 24.98% 21 1.84% 8 0.70% 2 0.18% 1 0.09% 539 47.24% 1,141
Dawson 769 77.44% 189 19.03% 28 2.82% 2 0.20% 5 0.50% 0 0.00% 580 58.41% 993
Deer Lodge 1,666 48.64% 1,504 43.91% 228 6.66% 12 0.35% 5 0.15% 10 0.29% 162 4.73% 3,425
Fergus 1,599 63.23% 780 30.84% 131 5.18% 9 0.36% 9 0.36% 1 0.04% 819 32.38% 2,529
Flathead 1,969 64.54% 861 28.22% 184 6.03% 17 0.56% 13 0.43% 7 0.23% 1,108 36.32% 3,051
Gallatin 1,700 55.77% 1,130 37.07% 151 4.95% 9 0.30% 55 1.80% 3 0.10% 570 18.70% 3,048
Granite 576 49.40% 521 44.68% 40 3.43% 24 2.06% 1 0.09% 4 0.34% 55 4.72% 1,166
Jefferson 663 45.54% 580 39.84% 192 13.19% 5 0.34% 15 1.03% 1 0.07% 83 5.70% 1,456
Lewis and Clark 2,505 54.60% 1,543 33.63% 472 10.29% 27 0.59% 20 0.44% 21 0.46% 962 20.97% 4,588
Madison 1,314 55.16% 971 40.76% 61 2.56% 24 1.01% 9 0.38% 3 0.13% 343 14.40% 2,382
Meagher 485 66.90% 230 31.72% 9 1.24% 0 0.00% 1 0.14% 0 0.00% 255 35.17% 725
Missoula 2,239 59.90% 996 26.65% 463 12.39% 9 0.24% 20 0.54% 11 0.29% 1,243 33.25% 3,738
Park 1,408 59.51% 583 24.64% 365 15.43% 1 0.04% 9 0.38% 0 0.00% 825 34.87% 2,366
Powell 721 60.54% 422 35.43% 31 2.60% 8 0.67% 9 0.76% 0 0.00% 299 25.10% 1,191
Ravalli 1,083 57.45% 523 27.75% 250 13.26% 4 0.21% 22 1.17% 3 0.16% 560 29.71% 1,885
Rosebud 460 75.66% 134 22.04% 12 1.97% 0 0.00% 1 0.16% 1 0.16% 326 53.62% 608
Silver Bow 5,149 36.07% 5,686 39.83% 1,978 13.86% 1,235 8.65% 100 0.70% 126 0.88% -537 -3.76% 14,274
Sweet Grass 538 70.51% 174 22.80% 48 6.29% 1 0.13% 2 0.26% 0 0.00% 364 47.71% 763
Teton 808 64.23% 420 33.39% 17 1.35% 8 0.64% 0 0.00% 5 0.40% 388 30.84% 1,258
Valley 742 67.70% 335 30.57% 11 1.00% 6 0.55% 1 0.09% 1 0.09% 407 37.14% 1,096
Yellowstone 1,249 70.41% 436 24.58% 66 3.72% 14 0.79% 6 0.34% 3 0.17% 813 45.83% 1,774
Totals34,93254.21%21,77333.79%5,6768.81%1,5202.36%3350.52%2080.32%13,15920.42%64,444

References

  1. David Leip. "1904 Presidential General Election Results – Montana". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. Géoelections; Popular Vote for Eugene V. Debs (1904) (.xlsx file for €15)
  3. Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 256-261 ISBN 9780804716963
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