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

Elected Governor

George A. Sinner

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

See also[edit]

United States gubernatorial elections, 1988


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