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United States presidential election, 1988
November 8, 1988
Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun Duncan Hunter, official photo portrait, color James C. Smith
Nominee Richard McCormack Coleman Baker Bradley Halston
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Home state New York Indiana New York
Running mate Edgar Horvath Sharon Reimer Wes O'Brien
Electoral vote 281 254 3
States carried 22 + D.C. 28 0
Popular vote 44,067,938 43,217,112 7,613,679
Percentage 45.3% 44.4% 7.8%
1988 US Presidential Election (This is the Dream)
Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states won by McCormack/Horvath, Red denotes states won by Baker/Reimer. Gold is the electoral votes for Bradley Halston by California and Missouri faithless electors. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
President before election
Lloyd Bentsen
Elected President
Richard McCormack
The United States presidential election of 1988 was the 51st quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1988. Incumbent Vice President Richard McCormack won the Democratic nomination and chose Congressman Edgar Horvath of Arkansas as his running mate. The Republicans nominated former Indiana Governor Coleman Baker with Senator Sharon Reimer of New Hampshire as his running mate. In addition, businessman Bradley Halston of New York was nominated for the Libertarian ticket alongside his running mate Wes O'Brien.