1988 Presidential Election Interactive Map

270 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1988 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

For full details, see the user guide.

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Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

'Other' electoral votes can only be reallocated or removed.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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1988 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
George Bush Republican 426 48,886,597
Michael S. Dukakis Democratic 111 41,809,074
Other: See Election Facts Below 1

1988 Election Facts

  • Dukakis won West Virginia; however one elector cast a vote for Dem. Vice-President candidate Lloyd Bentsen (with Dukakis as Vice-President)
  • Popular vote totals from Federal Elections 88.
  • Issues of the Day: Stock market crash, Iran-Contra, Progress in US-USSR relations (INF Treaty)