1988 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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Nominee George H. W. Bush Michael Dukakis
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Massachusetts
Running mate Dan Quayle Lloyd Bentsen
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 883,702 717,460
Percentage 54.27% 44.06%

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Parish Results

President before election

Ronald Reagan
Republican

Elected President

George H. W. Bush
Republican

The 1988 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 8, 1988, as part of the 1988 United States presidential election. State voters chose ten representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana strongly voted for the Republican nominee, Vice President George H. W. Bush, over the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis. The margin was 10%, which was nonetheless the best showing for Dukakis in a former Confederate state. This result made Louisiana 2.4% more Republican than the nation-at-large. As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which Tensas Parish voted for a Republican presidential candidate.[1]

Results

1988 United States presidential election in Louisiana[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George H. W. Bush 883,702 54.27% 10
Democratic Michael Dukakis 717,460 44.06% 0
Independent Populist David Duke 18,612 1.14% 0
Libertarian Ron Paul 4,115 0.25% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 2,355 0.14% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche 1,958 0.12% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 1,628,202 100.00% 10
Voter turnout

Results by parish

Parish George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Michael Stanley Dukakis
Democratic
David Ernest Duke
Independent Populist
Various cadidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[3]
# % # % # % # % # %
Acadia 11,279 49.21% 11,359 49.56% 183 0.80% 98 0.43% -80 -0.35% 22,919
Allen 3,674 40.87% 5,204 57.89% 64 0.71% 47 0.52% -1,530 -17.02% 8,989
Ascension 10,726 46.15% 12,147 52.27% 219 0.94% 148 0.64% -1,421 -6.11% 23,240
Assumption 4,017 40.19% 5,610 56.13% 300 3.00% 68 0.68% -1,593 -15.94% 9,995
Avoyelles 7,659 49.08% 7,353 47.12% 466 2.99% 128 0.82% 306 1.96% 15,606
Beauregard 6,466 57.30% 4,704 41.68% 59 0.52% 56 0.50% 1,762 15.61% 11,285
Bienville 3,680 48.83% 3,705 49.16% 90 1.19% 62 0.82% -25 -0.33% 7,537
Bossier 20,807 69.16% 9,035 30.03% 135 0.45% 108 0.36% 11,772 39.13% 30,085
Caddo 54,498 57.73% 39,204 41.53% 363 0.38% 337 0.36% 15,294 16.20% 94,402
Calcasieu 29,649 46.25% 33,932 52.94% 302 0.47% 217 0.34% -4,283 -6.68% 64,100
Caldwell 2,997 65.74% 1,423 31.21% 118 2.59% 21 0.46% 1,574 34.53% 4,559
Cameron 1,775 43.61% 2,257 55.45% 18 0.44% 20 0.49% -482 -11.84% 4,070
Catahoula 2,862 57.82% 1,916 38.71% 137 2.77% 35 0.71% 946 19.11% 4,950
Claiborne 3,756 53.60% 3,158 45.07% 60 0.86% 33 0.47% 598 8.53% 7,007
Concordia 5,037 57.49% 3,461 39.50% 201 2.29% 62 0.71% 1,576 17.99% 8,761
De Soto 5,022 47.76% 5,366 51.03% 82 0.78% 46 0.44% -344 -3.27% 10,516
East Baton Rouge 86,791 58.81% 59,270 40.16% 628 0.43% 895 0.61% 27,521 18.65% 147,584
East Carroll 1,536 44.39% 1,809 52.28% 88 2.54% 27 0.78% -273 -7.89% 3,460
East Feliciana 3,537 48.06% 3,659 49.72% 99 1.35% 64 0.87% -122 -1.66% 7,359
Evangeline 7,437 48.29% 7,693 49.95% 186 1.21% 84 0.55% -256 -1.66% 15,400
Franklin 5,520 62.20% 3,043 34.29% 262 2.95% 50 0.56% 2,477 27.91% 8,875
Grant 4,402 60.76% 2,628 36.27% 172 2.37% 43 0.59% 1,774 24.49% 7,245
Iberia 15,438 54.49% 12,166 42.94% 598 2.11% 129 0.46% 3,272 11.55% 28,331
Iberville 5,855 39.46% 8,678 58.49% 200 1.35% 103 0.69% -2,823 -19.03% 14,836
Jackson 4,251 58.64% 2,842 39.21% 102 1.41% 54 0.74% 1,409 19.44% 7,249
Jefferson 110,942 66.68% 53,035 31.88% 1,783 1.07% 612 0.37% 57,907 34.81% 166,372
Jefferson Davis 5,851 45.74% 6,799 53.15% 80 0.63% 61 0.48% -948 -7.41% 12,791
Lafayette 36,648 59.44% 24,133 39.14% 515 0.84% 362 0.59% 12,515 20.30% 61,658
Lafourche 16,152 50.19% 15,013 46.65% 841 2.61% 173 0.54% 1,139 3.54% 32,179
LaSalle 4,559 71.69% 1,622 25.51% 149 2.34% 29 0.46% 2,937 46.19% 6,359
Lincoln 8,853 60.40% 5,427 37.03% 255 1.74% 122 0.83% 3,426 23.37% 14,657
Livingston 15,779 61.29% 9,659 37.52% 217 0.84% 88 0.34% 6,120 23.77% 25,743
Madison 2,334 47.53% 2,416 49.20% 123 2.50% 38 0.77% -82 -1.67% 4,911
Morehouse 7,335 60.43% 4,496 37.04% 251 2.07% 57 0.47% 2,839 23.39% 12,139
Natchitoches 7,224 52.60% 6,151 44.79% 278 2.02% 80 0.58% 1,073 7.81% 13,733
Orleans 64,763 35.24% 116,851 63.58% 1,233 0.67% 953 0.52% -52,088 -28.34% 183,800
Ouachita 33,858 67.32% 15,429 30.68% 703 1.40% 302 0.60% 18,429 36.64% 50,292
Plaquemines 6,084 59.11% 3,997 38.83% 163 1.58% 49 0.48% 2,087 20.28% 10,293
Pointe Coupee 4,333 39.64% 6,308 57.71% 151 1.38% 138 1.26% -1,975 -18.07% 10,930
Rapides 29,977 61.31% 17,928 36.67% 743 1.52% 243 0.50% 12,049 24.64% 48,891
Red River 2,266 49.41% 2,254 49.15% 48 1.05% 18 0.39% 12 0.26% 4,586
Richland 5,226 62.85% 2,833 34.07% 191 2.30% 65 0.78% 2,393 28.78% 8,315
Sabine 4,767 55.81% 3,532 41.35% 200 2.34% 42 0.49% 1,235 14.46% 8,541
Saint Bernard 19,609 61.79% 11,406 35.94% 598 1.88% 123 0.39% 8,203 25.85% 31,736
Saint Charles 9,685 53.82% 7,973 44.31% 259 1.44% 78 0.43% 1,712 9.51% 17,995
Saint Helena 2,006 38.93% 3,013 58.47% 85 1.65% 49 0.95% -1,007 -19.54% 5,153
Saint James 3,799 35.44% 6,707 62.57% 144 1.34% 69 0.64% -2,908 -27.13% 10,719
Saint John the Baptist 7,464 46.02% 8,366 51.58% 276 1.70% 113 0.70% -902 -5.56% 16,219
Saint Landry 15,790 44.53% 19,091 53.84% 323 0.91% 253 0.71% -3,301 -9.31% 35,457
Saint Martin 7,541 41.60% 10,148 55.98% 283 1.56% 157 0.87% -2,607 -14.38% 18,129
Saint Mary 11,540 51.71% 10,364 46.44% 295 1.32% 119 0.53% 1,176 5.27% 22,318
Saint Tammany 38,334 69.92% 15,638 28.52% 651 1.19% 200 0.36% 22,696 41.40% 54,823
Tangipahoa 16,669 54.32% 13,527 44.08% 325 1.06% 167 0.54% 3,142 10.24% 30,688
Tensas 1,645 50.00% 1,556 47.29% 69 2.10% 20 0.61% 89 2.71% 3,290
Terrebonne 18,745 58.19% 12,686 39.38% 636 1.97% 145 0.45% 6,059 18.81% 32,212
Union 5,900 62.97% 3,210 34.26% 199 2.12% 60 0.64% 2,690 28.71% 9,369
Vermilion 9,224 41.99% 12,180 55.45% 440 2.00% 122 0.56% -2,956 -13.46% 21,966
Vernon 7,453 58.40% 4,998 39.17% 240 1.88% 70 0.55% 2,455 19.24% 12,761
Washington 9,374 51.81% 8,369 46.25% 260 1.44% 91 0.50% 1,005 5.55% 18,094
Webster 10,204 57.31% 7,434 41.75% 108 0.61% 59 0.33% 2,770 15.56% 17,805
West Baton Rouge 3,972 45.13% 4,686 53.24% 81 0.92% 62 0.70% -714 -8.11% 8,801
West Carroll 3,077 64.14% 1,607 33.50% 97 2.02% 16 0.33% 1,470 30.64% 4,797
West Feliciana 1,854 45.34% 2,146 52.48% 46 1.12% 43 1.05% -292 -7.14% 4,089
Winn 4,165 59.02% 2,699 38.25% 147 2.08% 46 0.65% 1,466 20.77% 7,057
Totals 883,702 54.27% 717,460 44.06% 18,612 1.14% 8,428 0.52% 166,242 10.21% 1,628,202

See also

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ "1988 Presidential General Election Results – Louisiana". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  3. ^ "LA US President Race, November 08, 1988". Our Campaigns.