Excerpt from Bowdoin Orient, Vol. 38: April 17, 1908
The House then proceeded to ballot for candidates in the two parties. As the result of this vote, out of 241 ballots cast, Mr. Taft had 107, Mr. Hughes 78, Mr. Johnson 40, Mr. Bryan 12, Mr. Roosevelt Mr. Taft was declared nominated as the Republican candidate, and Gov. Johnson as the Demo cratic candidate. The small vote which Mr. Roosevelt polled was due to the sharp compe tition between 'the two leading candidates, rather than to any animosity towards Mr. Roosevelt.
On the final party ballot 210 votes were cast 129 of which went for Hon. William H. Taft who was solemnly declared elected President of the United States, amid the cheers of the assembled throng.
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