United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1988

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United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1988
Minnesota
1984 ←
November 8, 1988
→ 1992

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Nominee Michael Dukakis George H.W. Bush
Party DFL Republican
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Running mate Lloyd Bentsen Dan Quayle
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 1,109,471 962,337
Percentage 52.91% 45.90%

Minnesota Presidential Election Results by County, 1988.svg

County Results
  Dukakis—60-70%
  Dukakis—50-60%
  Dukakis—<50%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

George H. W. Bush
Republican

The 1988 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 8, 1988, as part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Voters chose ten representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Minnesota was won by Democrat Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts, with 52.91% of the popular vote over Republican Vice President George H.W. Bush's 45.90%, a victory margin of 7.01%. [1]

Four years earlier Minnesota had been the only state in the entire country to vote for Democrat Walter Mondale over Republican Ronald Reagan, and this Democratic strength in the state endured in 1988, as Minnesota chose Michael Dukakis by a comfortable margin despite George H.W. Bush winning a convincing victory nationwide. Minnesota has the longest streak of voting Democratic of any state, having not voted Republican since 1972.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1988 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Michael Dukakis 1,109,471 52.91% 10
Republican George H.W. Bush 962,337 45.90% 0
MN Progressive Eugene McCarthy 5,403 0.26% 0
Libertarian Ron Paul 5,109 0.24% 0
Write-ins 3,614 0.17% 0
Socialist Workers James Warren 2,155 0.10% 0
Grassroots Jack Herer 1,949 0.09% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 1,734 0.08% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche 1,702 0.08% 0
America First David Duke 1,529 0.07% 0
American Delmar Dennis 1,298 0.06% 0
Workers League Edward Winn 489 0.02% 0
Totals 2,096,790 100.0% 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 30 Jan 2013. 
  2. ^ "1988 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 30 Jan 2013.