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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1808

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1808

November 8, 1808 (1808-11-08)

 
Candidate Simon Snyder James Ross
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 67,975 39,575
Percentage 60.9% 35.5%

County results*
  *Results unknown

Governor before election

Thomas McKean
Independent

Elected Governor

Simon Snyder
Democratic-Republican

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1808 occurred on November 8, 1808. Incumbent Independent Democratic governor Thomas McKean was not a candidate. Democratic-Republican candidate Simon Snyder defeated Federalist candidate James Ross to become Governor of Pennsylvania.

Results

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1808[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican Simon Snyder 67,975 60.93%
Federalist James Ross 39,575 35.47%
Federalist John Spayd* 4,006 3.59%
N/A Others 8 0.01%
Totals 111,564 100.00%

*Note: Although Spayd ran as a Federalist, Ross was the only Federalist to carry any counties, as shown on the map.

References

  1. ^ "PA Governor General Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 


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