1988 United States presidential election in Minnesota

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.

1988 United States presidential election in Minnesota

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Turnout68.84%[1] Decrease
  1988 Dukakis.jpg 1988 Bush.jpg
Nominee Michael Dukakis George H. W. Bush
Party Democratic 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

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

George H. W. Bush
Republican

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%.[2]

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.

ResultsEdit

1988 United States presidential election in Minnesota[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-in 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

Results by countyEdit

County Michale Stanley Dukakis
Democratic
George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # %
Aitkin 3,863 55.65% 3,011 43.37% 68 0.98% 852 12.27% 6,942
Anoka 57,953 54.77% 46,853 44.28% 1,003 0.95% 11,100 10.49% 105,809
Becker 5,787 45.74% 6,738 53.26% 126 1.00% -951 -7.52% 12,651
Beltrami 7,566 52.61% 6,652 46.26% 162 1.13% 914 6.36% 14,380
Benton 5,861 48.68% 6,060 50.33% 119 0.99% -199 -1.65% 12,040
Big Stone 2,026 57.46% 1,469 41.66% 31 0.88% 557 15.80% 3,526
Blue Earth 12,375 50.40% 11,959 48.71% 218 0.89% 416 1.69% 24,552
Brown 5,109 41.97% 6,898 56.67% 166 1.36% -1,789 -14.70% 12,173
Carlton 8,790 64.82% 4,626 34.12% 144 1.06% 4,164 30.71% 13,560
Carver 8,439 39.75% 12,560 59.17% 229 1.08% -4,121 -19.41% 21,228
Cass 5,127 46.11% 5,895 53.02% 97 0.87% -768 -6.91% 11,119
Chippewa 3,238 49.71% 3,190 48.97% 86 1.32% 48 0.74% 6,514
Chisago 7,875 55.58% 6,163 43.49% 132 0.93% 1,712 12.08% 14,170
Clay 11,186 51.54% 10,380 47.82% 139 0.64% 806 3.71% 21,705
Clearwater 1,769 49.59% 1,763 49.43% 35 0.98% 6 0.17% 3,567
Cook 1,080 49.45% 1,078 49.36% 26 1.19% 2 0.09% 2,184
Cottonwood 3,095 47.29% 3,390 51.80% 60 0.92% -295 -4.51% 6,545
Crow Wing 9,674 46.26% 11,017 52.69% 220 1.05% -1,343 -6.42% 20,911
Dakota 61,942 49.72% 61,606 49.45% 1,032 0.83% 336 0.27% 124,580
Dodge 2,925 42.73% 3,848 56.21% 73 1.07% -923 -13.48% 6,846
Douglas 5,803 41.89% 7,898 57.02% 151 1.09% -2,095 -15.12% 13,852
Faribault 3,879 44.08% 4,846 55.07% 75 0.85% -967 -10.99% 8,800
Fillmore 4,114 44.72% 5,004 54.39% 82 0.89% -890 -9.67% 9,200
Freeborn 8,836 54.48% 7,226 44.56% 156 0.96% 1,610 9.93% 16,218
Goodhue 9,438 49.41% 9,455 49.50% 209 1.09% -17 -0.09% 19,102
Grant 1,950 53.03% 1,693 46.04% 34 0.92% 257 6.99% 3,677
Hennepin 292,909 54.39% 240,209 44.60% 5,444 1.01% 52,700 9.79% 538,562
Houston 3,936 44.60% 4,777 54.13% 112 1.27% -841 -9.53% 8,825
Hubbard 3,306 42.74% 4,365 56.42% 65 0.84% -1,059 -13.69% 7,736
Isanti 6,075 53.05% 5,246 45.81% 131 1.14% 829 7.24% 11,452
Itasca 10,517 55.20% 8,358 43.87% 178 0.93% 2,159 11.33% 19,053
Jackson 3,275 54.96% 2,629 44.12% 55 0.92% 646 10.84% 5,959
Kanabec 2,970 53.05% 2,571 45.93% 57 1.02% 399 7.13% 5,598
Kandiyohi 8,962 50.17% 8,634 48.34% 266 1.49% 328 1.84% 17,862
Kittson 1,650 53.97% 1,381 45.18% 26 0.85% 269 8.80% 3,057
Koochiching 3,867 57.04% 2,842 41.92% 71 1.05% 1,025 15.12% 6,780
Lac qui Parle 2,805 56.29% 2,116 42.46% 62 1.24% 689 13.83% 4,983
Lake 3,887 67.31% 1,838 31.83% 50 0.87% 2,049 35.48% 5,775
Lake of the Woods 798 43.99% 984 54.24% 32 1.76% -186 -10.25% 1,814
Le Sueur 5,410 49.52% 5,415 49.57% 100 0.92% -5 -0.05% 10,925
Lincoln 1,891 55.21% 1,479 43.18% 55 1.61% 412 12.03% 3,425
Lyon 5,657 48.20% 5,969 50.86% 110 0.94% -312 -2.66% 11,736
Mahnomen 1,277 54.16% 1,051 44.57% 30 1.27% 226 9.58% 2,358
Marshall 3,001 51.64% 2,752 47.36% 58 1.00% 249 4.28% 5,811
Martin 4,922 45.87% 5,724 53.34% 85 0.79% -802 -7.47% 10,731
McLeod 5,736 41.38% 7,967 57.47% 159 1.15% -2,231 -16.09% 13,862
Meeker 4,544 46.81% 4,999 51.50% 164 1.69% -455 -4.69% 9,707
Mille Lacs 4,327 52.13% 3,862 46.52% 112 1.35% 465 5.60% 8,301
Morrison 6,469 48.91% 6,598 49.88% 160 1.21% -129 -0.98% 13,227
Mower 11,893 62.51% 6,969 36.63% 163 0.86% 4,924 25.88% 19,025
Murray 2,840 54.49% 2,316 44.44% 56 1.07% 524 10.05% 5,212
Nicollet 6,786 49.25% 6,878 49.92% 115 0.83% -92 -0.67% 13,779
Nobles 4,953 52.73% 4,348 46.28% 93 0.99% 605 6.44% 9,394
Norman 2,149 54.32% 1,789 45.22% 18 0.46% 360 9.10% 3,956
Olmsted 19,423 40.89% 27,683 58.28% 398 0.84% -8,260 -17.39% 47,504
Otter Tail 10,373 42.16% 14,015 56.96% 216 0.88% -3,642 -14.80% 24,604
Pennington 3,105 51.14% 2,920 48.10% 46 0.76% 185 3.05% 6,071
Pine 5,540 58.24% 3,857 40.54% 116 1.22% 1,683 17.69% 9,513
Pipestone 2,382 45.90% 2,760 53.19% 47 0.91% -378 -7.28% 5,189
Polk 7,523 51.31% 7,032 47.96% 107 0.73% 491 3.35% 14,662
Pope 3,074 53.22% 2,627 45.48% 75 1.30% 447 7.74% 5,776
Ramsey 143,767 61.20% 88,736 37.78% 2,393 1.02% 55,031 23.43% 234,896
Red Lake 1,229 56.51% 918 42.21% 28 1.29% 311 14.30% 2,175
Redwood 3,178 38.02% 5,076 60.73% 104 1.24% -1,898 -22.71% 8,358
Renville 4,454 49.89% 4,356 48.80% 117 1.31% 98 1.10% 8,927
Rice 11,570 54.40% 9,460 44.48% 237 1.11% 2,110 9.92% 21,267
Rock 2,435 46.69% 2,737 52.48% 43 0.82% -302 -5.79% 5,215
Roseau 2,630 42.47% 3,500 56.52% 62 1.00% -870 -14.05% 6,192
Saint Louis 70,344 68.14% 31,799 30.80% 1,094 1.06% 38,545 37.34% 103,237
Scott 11,405 46.20% 13,050 52.87% 230 0.93% -1,645 -6.66% 24,685
Sherburne 7,959 48.23% 8,360 50.66% 183 1.11% -401 -2.43% 16,502
Sibley 3,154 45.45% 3,655 52.67% 130 1.87% -501 -7.22% 6,939
Stearns 23,798 45.68% 27,529 52.85% 766 1.47% -3,731 -7.16% 52,093
Steele 5,496 40.38% 7,981 58.64% 133 0.98% -2,485 -18.26% 13,610
Stevens 2,721 49.85% 2,679 49.08% 58 1.06% 42 0.77% 5,458
Swift 3,579 61.73% 2,156 37.19% 63 1.09% 1,423 24.54% 5,798
Todd 5,023 46.73% 5,633 52.40% 94 0.87% -610 -5.67% 10,750
Traverse 1,399 56.50% 1,061 42.85% 16 0.65% 338 13.65% 2,476
Wabasha 4,442 48.20% 4,681 50.80% 92 1.00% -239 -2.59% 9,215
Wadena 2,484 39.43% 3,733 59.26% 82 1.30% -1,249 -19.83% 6,299
Waseca 3,721 44.90% 4,471 53.95% 95 1.15% -750 -9.05% 8,287
Washington 34,952 52.63% 30,850 46.45% 613 0.92% 4,102 6.18% 66,415
Watonwan 2,544 46.98% 2,821 52.10% 50 0.92% -277 -5.12% 5,415
Wilkin 1,486 43.11% 1,933 56.08% 28 0.81% -447 -12.97% 3,447
Winona 10,310 47.68% 11,012 50.92% 302 1.40% -702 -3.25% 21,624
Wright 14,177 47.99% 14,987 50.73% 379 1.28% -810 -2.74% 29,543
Yellow Medicine 3,282 52.28% 2,925 46.59% 71 1.13% 357 5.69% 6,278
Totals 1,109,471 52.91% 962,337 45.90% 24,982 1.19% 147,134 7.02% 2,096,790

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Office of the State Of Minnesota Secretary of State". www.sos.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  2. ^ a b "1988 Presidential General Election Results – Minnesota". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 30 Jan 2013.