The 1988 United States presidential election was the 51st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican Vice President George H. W. Bush defeated Democratic Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. This was the first presidential election since 1948, and as of 2020 the last time a party won the ...
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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.
The 1988 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 8, 1988. All 50 states and the District of Columbia , were part of the 1988 United States presidential election . State voters chose four electors to the Electoral College , which selected the president and vice president .
The presidential election of 1988 was a very partisan election for Arkansas, with nearly 99% of the electorate voting for either the Democratic or Republican parties. The vast majority of the counties voted primarily Republican, including the highly populated center of Pulaski County .
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From 1988 to 2012, Iowa voted Democratic in six of the seven elections that followed (out of the nine total elections overall). Despite this, as of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which Marion County, Buena Vista County, Sac County, and Humboldt County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.
The 1988 United States presidential debates were a series of debates held for the presidential election.. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a bipartisan organization formed in 1987, organized two debates among the major presidential candidates, sponsored two presidential debates and one vice-presidential debates.
Background. Having been badly defeated in the 1984 presidential election, the Democrats in 1985 and 1986 were eager to find a new approach to win the presidency.They created the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), with the aim of recruiting a candidate for the 1988 election.
The 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis began when he announced his candidacy for the nomination on March 16, 1987, in a speech in Boston.After winning the nomination, he was formally crowned the Democratic Party's nominee at the party's convention in Atlanta, Georgia on July 21, 1988.
1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.