1988 United States presidential election in North Carolina

The 1988 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 8, 1988, and was part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1988

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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 13 0
Popular vote 1,237,258 890,167
Percentage 57.97% 41.71%

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County Results

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

George H.W. Bush
Republican

North Carolina strongly voted for the Republican nominee, Vice President George H. W. Bush, over the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis. The final margin was 57.97% to 41.71%, which compared to the other southern states, was close to the southern average. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Pasquotank County voted for the Republican candidate.

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1988[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George H. W. Bush 1,237,258 57.97% 13
Democratic Michael Dukakis 890,167 41.71% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 5,682 0.27% 0
Libertarian Ron Paul 1,263 0.06% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 2,134,370 100.00% 13
Voter turnout

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1988 Presidential General Election Results - North Carolina". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.

See alsoEdit