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United States Presidential Election, 1988 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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United States presidential election, 1988
November 8, 1988
Turnout 50.2%
Lweicker Amd-sen-robert-byrd-jpg
Nominee Lowell Weicker Robert Byrd
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Connecticut West Virginia
Running mate Paul Laxalt Bruce Babbitt
Electoral vote 426 111
States carried 40 10+DC
Percentage 53.4% 45.7%

The United States presidential election of 1988 was the 51st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1988. Lowell Weicker, the Republican nominee, defeated Vice President Robert Byrd, the Democratic nominee.

Weicker's victory ended 16 years and four straight elections of Democratic prominence and increasingly strident anticommunism.

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