1988 North Dakota gubernatorial election

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North Dakota gubernatorial election, 1988

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Nominee George A. Sinner Leon Mallberg
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Running mate Lloyd Omdahl Donna Nalewaja
Popular vote 179,094 119,986
Percentage 59.9% 40.1%

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County Results

Governor before election

George A. Sinner
Democratic-NPL

Elected Governor

George A. Sinner
Democratic-NPL

The 1988 North Dakota gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1988 to elect the Governor of North Dakota. Incumbent Democratic Governor George A. Sinner was re-elected to a second term with 58% of the vote, defeating Republican nominee Leon Mallberg, a businessman and "anti-tax crusader" and his running mate Donna Nalewaja.[1][2] Lloyd Omdahl, who had been appointed Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota in 1987 after the death of Ruth Meiers, was elected on the ticket.[3] As of 2019, this is the most recent election in which a Democrat was elected Governor of North Dakota.

North Dakota gubernatorial election, 1988[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL George A. Sinner/Lloyd Omdahl 179,094 59.88%
Republican Leon Mallberg/Donna Nalewaja 119,986 40.12%
Majority 59,108 19.76%
Total votes 299,080 100.00%
Democratic-NPL hold

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1988

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