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U.S. presidential election, 1888

Presidential CandidateElectoral Vote Popular Vote Pct Party Running Mate
(Electoral Votes)
Benjamin Harrison of Indiana (W) 233 5,439,853 48.4 Republican Levi P. Morton of New York (233)
Grover Cleveland of New York 168 5,540,309 49.3 Democrat Allen G. Thurman of Ohio (168)
Total 100.0%
Other elections: 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900
Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register

The election was held on November 6, 1888. Grover Cleveland won the overall popular vote, but was voted out of office because he lost in the Electoral College to Republican challenger Benjamin Harrison.

Prohibition Party candidate Clinton B. Fisk gathered 249,819 popular votes (2.2%), signaling the growing influence of the Prohibition movement in American politics.

See also: President of the United States, U.S. presidential election, 1888, History of the United States (1865-1918)