United States presidential election in Oregon, 1988 Article

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United States presidential election in Oregon, 1988

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  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 7 0
Popular vote 616,206 560,126
Percentage 51.28% 46.61%

Oregon Presidential Election Results by County, 1988.svg
County Results
  Dukakis—60-70%
  Dukakis—50-60%
  Dukakis—<50%
  Bush—<50%
  Bush—50-60%
  Bush—60-70%

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

George H. W. Bush
Republican

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

Oregon was won by the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, over the Republican nominee, Vice President George H. W. Bush. Oregon was one of just ten states won by Dukakis in an election won by Vice President Bush. It also marked the first victory by a Democratic presidential candidate in Oregon since 1964; Democrats have won every presidential election in Oregon since, although Republican George W. Bush nearly won the state in 2000. [1] Bush's loss marked the first time that a Republican was elected President while losing Oregon since Ulysses S. Grant in 1868.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion Washington County has voted for a Republican presidential nominee. [2]

Results

United States presidential election in Oregon, 1988 [3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Michael Dukakis 616,206 51.28% 7
Republican George H. W. Bush 560,126 46.61% 0
Libertarian Ron Paul 14,811 1.23% 0
New Alliance Party Lenora Fulani 6,487 0.54% 0
No party Write-in 3,974 0.33% 0
No party David Duke (write-in) 90 0.01% 0
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered voters) 59%/79%

Results by county

Michael Stanley Dukakis
Democratic
George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Baker 2,896 42.43% 3,696 54.15% 234 3.43% -800 -11.72% 6,826
Benton 16,930 53.56% 14,004 44.30% 676 2.14% 2,926 9.26% 31,610
Clackamas 59,799 48.48% 61,381 49.76% 2,171 1.76% -1,582 -1.28% 123,351
Clatsop 8,074 56.40% 5,956 41.60% 286 2.00% 2,118 14.79% 14,316
Columbia 8,983 56.83% 6,424 40.64% 399 2.52% 2,559 16.19% 15,806
Coos 13,996 56.35% 10,153 40.88% 687 2.77% 3,843 15.47% 24,836
Crook 2,719 46.23% 3,049 51.84% 114 1.94% -330 -5.61% 5,882
Curry 4,015 44.55% 4,761 52.83% 236 2.62% -746 -8.28% 9,012
Deschutes 14,264 45.48% 16,425 52.37% 677 2.16% -2,161 -6.89% 31,366
Douglas 17,255 44.92% 20,120 52.38% 1,040 2.71% -2,865 -7.46% 38,415
Gilliam 417 46.49% 470 52.40% 10 1.11% -53 -5.91% 897
Grant 1,437 37.38% 2,264 58.90% 143 3.72% -827 -21.51% 3,844
Harney 1,379 41.41% 1,833 55.05% 118 3.54% -454 -13.63% 3,330
Hood River 3,275 48.96% 3,257 48.69% 157 2.35% 18 0.27% 6,689
Jackson 28,028 45.27% 32,516 52.52% 1,368 2.21% -4,488 -7.25% 61,912
Jefferson 2,346 46.97% 2,509 50.23% 140 2.80% -163 -3.26% 4,995
Josephine 10,646 39.04% 15,876 58.21% 750 2.75% -5,230 -19.18% 27,272
Klamath 8,429 37.51% 13,484 60.01% 557 2.48% -5,055 -22.50% 22,470
Lake 1,237 35.72% 2,161 62.40% 65 1.88% -924 -26.68% 3,463
Lane 69,883 58.38% 47,563 39.73% 2,256 1.88% 22,320 18.65% 119,702
Lincoln 9,598 55.02% 7,364 42.22% 481 2.76% 2,234 12.81% 17,443
Linn 17,007 47.08% 18,312 50.69% 803 2.22% -1,305 -3.61% 36,122
Malheur 2,965 31.40% 6,285 66.56% 193 2.04% -3,320 -35.16% 9,443
Marion 41,193 46.55% 45,292 51.18% 2,007 2.27% -4,099 -4.63% 88,492
Morrow 1,375 46.30% 1,529 51.48% 66 2.22% -154 -5.19% 2,970
Multnomah 161,361 61.63% 95,561 36.50% 4,921 1.88% 65,800 25.13% 261,843
Polk 9,626 46.68% 10,553 51.18% 442 2.14% -927 -4.50% 20,621
Sherman 435 42.81% 555 54.63% 26 2.56% -120 -11.81% 1,016
Tillamook 5,529 54.91% 4,297 42.67% 244 2.42% 1,232 12.23% 10,070
Umatilla 8,327 43.87% 10,254 54.02% 400 2.11% -1,927 -10.15% 18,981
Union 4,682 46.40% 5,061 50.16% 347 3.44% -379 -3.76% 10,090
Wallowa 1,425 40.68% 1,993 56.89% 85 2.43% -568 -16.21% 3,503
Wasco 5,141 52.28% 4,462 45.37% 231 2.35% 679 6.90% 9,834
Washington 59,837 46.31% 67,018 51.87% 2,356 1.82% -7,181 -5.56% 129,211
Wheeler 274 40.71% 367 54.53% 32 4.75% -93 -13.82% 673
Yamhill 11,423 44.99% 13,321 52.47% 644 2.54% -1,898 -7.48% 25,388
Totals 616,206 51.28% 560,126 46.61% 25,362 2.11% 56,080 4.67% 1,201,694

References

  1. ^ "Oregon Presidential Election Voting History". 270ToWin.com. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ "1988 Presidential General Election Results - Oregon". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved June 12, 2012.