1888 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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1888 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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  Pach Brothers - Benjamin Harrison.jpg StephenGroverCleveland.png
Nominee Benjamin Harrison Grover Cleveland
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Indiana New York
Running mate Levi P. Morton Allen G. Thurman
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 45,728 43,456
Percentage 50.34% 47.84%

United States presidential election in New Hampshire, 1888 results by county.svg
Results by county

President before election

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

Elected President

Benjamin Harrison
Republican

The 1888 United States presidential election in New Hampshire took place on November 6, 1888, as part of the 1888 United States presidential election. Voters chose 4 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Hampshire voted for the Republican nominee, Benjamin Harrison, over the Democratic nominee, incumbent President Grover Cleveland. Harrison won the state by a narrow margin of 2.50 percent.

This would be the last election when bellwether Coös County in the far north voted for a losing presidential candidate until voting for Hubert Humphrey over Richard Nixon in 1968. It would also be the last election when a Democratic presidential candidate carried Merrimack and Rockingham Counties until 1912, when the Republican Party was divided between Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and conservative incumbent Taft, and the last when those went Democratic in a two-way contest until Lyndon Johnson in 1964.[1]

Results[edit]

1888 United States presidential election in New Hampshire[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Benjamin Harrison of Indiana Levi Parsons Morton of New York 45,728 50.34% 4 100.00%
Democratic Grover Cleveland of New York Allen Granberry Thurman of Ohio 43,456 47.84% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Clinton Bowen Fisk of New Jersey John Anderson Brooks of Missouri 1,593 1.75% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 58 0.06% 0 0.00%
Total 90,835 100.00% 4 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

Benjamin Harrison[3]
Republican
Stephen Grover Cleveland[3]
Democratic
Clinton Bowen Fisk[4]
Prohibition
Various candidates[4]
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[a]
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Belknap 2,687 50.32% 2,540 47.57% 113 2.12% 147 2.75% 5,340
Carroll 2,338 47.39% 2,434 49.33% 162 3.28% -96 -1.95% 4,934
Cheshire 4,118 55.70% 3,165 42.81% 110 1.49% 953 12.89% 7,393
Coös 2,298 45.18% 2,744 53.95% 44 0.87% -446 -8.77% 5,086
Grafton 5,210 49.73% 5,075 48.44% 191 1.82% 135 1.29% 10,476
Hillsborough 9,460 52.07% 8,440 46.46% 268 1.48% 1,020 5.61% 18,168
Merrimack 6,004 48.14% 6,121 49.08% 346 2.77% -117 -0.94% 12,471
Rockingham 6,451 48.86% 6,552 49.63% 200 1.51% -101 -0.76% 13,203
Strafford 4,580 51.28% 4,271 47.82% 80 0.90% 309 3.46% 8,931
Sullivan 2,588 54.95% 2,040 43.31% 82 1.74% 548 11.63% 4,710
Totals 45,734 50.38% 43,382 47.79% 1,596 1.76% 58[b] 0.06% 2,352 2.59% 90,770

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These figures differ somewhat from those in Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.
  2. ^ These votes are not separated by county in the Géoelections data.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 257 ISBN 0786422173
  2. ^ "1888 Presidential General Election Results - New Hampshire". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b Géoelections; Presidential election of 1888 Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)
  4. ^ a b Géoelections; Popular Vote for Clinton Fisk (xlsx file for €15)