1988 United States presidential election in Maryland

The 1988 United States presidential election in Maryland took place on November 8, 1988, as part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Voters chose 10 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1988 United States presidential election in Maryland

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Nominee George H. W. Bush Michael Dukakis
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Massachusetts
Running mate Dan Quayle Lloyd Bentsen
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 876,167 826,304
Percentage 51.11% 48.20%

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County Results

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

George H.W. Bush
Republican

Maryland was won by Vice President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas), with 51.11% of the popular vote, over Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis (D-Massachusetts) with 48.20% of the popular vote.[1] Bush ultimately won the national vote, defeating Governor Dukakis.[2] As of the 2016 presidential election this is the last election in which a Republican presidential candidate has won the state of Maryland, as well as Baltimore County and Howard County.[3] Maryland was 1 of only 2 states that Bush carried in 1988 that voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980, the other being Carter's home state of Georgia.

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Maryland, 1988[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George H.W. Bush 876,167 51.11% 10
Democratic Mike Dukakis 826,304 48.20% 0
Libertarian Ron Paul 6,748 0.39% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 5,115 0.29% 0
N/A Write-ins 24 <0.01% 0
Totals 1,714,358 100.0% 10

Results by countyEdit

County George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Michael Stanley Dukakis
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # %
Allegany 17,462 59.19% 11,844 40.15% 197 0.67% 5,618 19.04% 29,503
Anne Arundel 98,540 63.53% 55,440 35.74% 1,121 0.72% 43,100 27.79% 155,101
Baltimore County 163,881 57.04% 121,570 42.32% 1,844 0.64% 42,311 14.72% 287,295
Baltimore City 59,089 25.43% 170,813 73.51% 2,465 1.06% -111,724 -48.08% 232,367
Calvert 10,956 62.98% 6,376 36.65% 65 0.37% 4,580 26.33% 17,397
Caroline 4,661 65.44% 2,440 34.26% 22 0.31% 2,221 31.18% 7,123
Carroll 31,224 71.37% 12,368 28.27% 155 0.35% 18,856 43.10% 43,747
Cecil 13,224 62.51% 7,807 36.90% 124 0.59% 5,417 25.61% 21,155
Charles 20,828 63.57% 11,823 36.09% 113 0.34% 9,005 27.48% 32,764
Dorchester 6,343 62.55% 3,709 36.58% 88 0.87% 2,634 25.97% 10,140
Frederick 32,575 65.32% 17,061 34.21% 231 0.46% 15,514 31.11% 49,867
Garrett 6,665 71.81% 2,557 27.55% 60 0.65% 4,108 44.26% 9,282
Harford 38,493 65.73% 19,803 33.81% 270 0.46% 18,690 31.92% 58,566
Howard 44,153 56.22% 34,007 43.30% 370 0.47% 10,146 12.92% 78,530
Kent 3,761 55.87% 2,925 43.45% 46 0.68% 836 12.42% 6,732
Montgomery 154,191 48.05% 165,187 51.48% 1,518 0.47% -10,996 -3.43% 320,896
Prince George's 86,545 38.83% 133,816 60.04% 2,520 1.13% -47,271 -21.21% 222,881
Queen Anne's 7,803 66.68% 3,857 32.96% 43 0.37% 3,946 33.72% 11,703
Somerset 4,222 58.74% 2,911 40.50% 55 0.77% 1,311 18.24% 7,188
St. Mary's 12,767 62.99% 7,434 36.68% 66 0.33% 5,333 26.31% 20,267
Talbot 8,170 66.97% 3,948 32.36% 81 0.66% 4,222 34.61% 12,199
Washington 25,912 63.76% 14,408 35.45% 318 0.78% 11,504 28.31% 40,638
Wicomico 16,272 63.18% 9,413 36.55% 70 0.27% 6,859 26.63% 25,755
Worcester 8,430 63.57% 4,787 36.10% 45 0.34% 3,643 27.47% 13,262
Totals 876,167 51.11% 826,304 48.20% 11,887 0.69% 49,863 2.91% 1,714,358

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1988 Presidential Election". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "1988 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016