1888 United States presidential election in Alabama

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United States presidential election in Alabama, 1888

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  StephenGroverCleveland.png Pach Brothers - Benjamin Harrison.jpg
Nominee Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Allen G. Thurman Levi P. Morton
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 117,314 57,177
Percentage 67.00% 32.66%

Alabama Presidential Election Results by County, 1888.svg
County Results

President before election

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

Elected President

Benjamin Harrison
Republican

The 1888 United States presidential election in Alabama was held on November 6, 1888, as part of the concurrent Presidential election in which all thirty-eight contemporary states participated. Alabama voters chose ten electors, or representatives to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice-President.

Alabama was won easily by the Democratic nominee, former President and Governor of New York Grover Cleveland, over the Republican nominee, former Indiana Senator Benjamin Harrison. Increasing intimidation of African-Americans who attempted to vote[1] meant that Cleveland increased his margin of 22 percentage points in 1884 to 34.51 percentage points. Increasingly blatant electoral fraud in the region against the Republican Party – associated at this state with the memories of Reconstruction – meant that Cleveland carried every Black Belt county,[2] and lost only five counties in North Alabama that were unfavourable to his Bourbon Democrat policies and image.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Alabama, 1888[3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Grover Cleveland 117,314 67.00% 10
Republican Benjamin Harrison 57,177 32.66% 0
Prohibition Clinton Fisk 594 0.34% 0
Totals 175,085 100.0% 10

Results by county[edit]

Stephen Grover Cleveland[4]
Democratic
Benjamin Harrison[4]
Republican
Clinton Bowen Fisk[5]
Prohibition
Various candidates[5]
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Autauga 893 63.24% 519 36.76% 0 0.00% 374 26.49% 1,412
Baldwin 724 56.96% 547 43.04% 0 0.00% 177 13.93% 1,271
Barbour 3,530 88.65% 452 11.35% 0 0.00% 3,078 77.30% 3,982
Bibb 960 59.04% 657 40.41% 9 0.55% 303 18.63% 1,626
Blount 1,873 83.06% 375 16.63% 7 0.31% 1,498 66.43% 2,255
Bullock 716 60.63% 465 39.37% 0 0.00% 251 21.25% 1,181
Butler 1,905 58.13% 1,347 41.10% 25 0.76% 558 17.03% 3,277
Calhoun 2,680 73.87% 938 25.85% 10 0.28% 1,742 48.02% 3,628
Chambers 2,115 57.04% 1,593 42.96% 0 0.00% 522 14.08% 3,708
Cherokee 1,686 82.65% 333 16.32% 19 0.93% 2 0.10% 1,353 66.32% 2,040
Chilton 1,101 71.59% 437 28.41% 0 0.00% 664 43.17% 1,538
Choctaw 1,389 68.83% 629 31.17% 0 0.00% 760 37.66% 2,018
Clarke 1,566 55.91% 1,235 44.09% 0 0.00% 331 11.82% 2,801
Clay 1,278 77.08% 376 22.68% 4 0.24% 902 54.40% 1,658
Cleburne 940 77.24% 276 22.68% 1 0.08% 664 54.56% 1,217
Coffee 1,124 99.38% 7 0.62% 0 0.00% 1,117 98.76% 1,131
Colbert 1,274 49.08% 1,315 50.65% 7 0.27% -41 -1.58% 2,596
Conecuh 1,347 64.30% 748 35.70% 0 0.00% 599 28.59% 2,095
Coosa 1,329 64.26% 739 35.74% 0 0.00% 590 28.53% 2,068
Covington 1,058 95.49% 50 4.51% 0 0.00% 1,008 90.97% 1,108
Crenshaw 1,923 90.71% 197 9.29% 0 0.00% 1,726 81.42% 2,120
Cullman 920 72.33% 350 27.52% 2 0.16% 570 44.81% 1,272
Dale 1,266 98.83% 15 1.17% 0 0.00% 1,251 97.66% 1,281
Dallas 5,302 71.69% 2,090 28.26% 4 0.05% 3,212 43.43% 7,396
DeKalb 1,326 68.49% 593 30.63% 17 0.88% 733 37.86% 1,936
Elmore 1,717 52.80% 1,535 47.20% 0 0.00% 182 5.60% 3,252
Escambia 694 58.47% 484 40.78% 9 0.76% 210 17.69% 1,187
Etowah 1,912 68.09% 841 29.95% 55 1.96% 1,071 38.14% 2,808
Fayette 864 72.85% 315 26.56% 7 0.59% 549 46.29% 1,186
Franklin 784 76.86% 236 23.14% 0 0.00% 548 53.73% 1,020
Geneva 794 99.37% 5 0.63% 0 0.00% 789 98.75% 799
Greene 1,401 64.24% 778 35.67% 2 0.09% 623 28.56% 2,181
Hale 2,914 66.23% 1,478 33.59% 8 0.18% 1,436 32.64% 4,400
Henry 1,947 99.85% 2 0.10% 1 0.05% 1,945 99.74% 1,950
Jackson 2,304 68.45% 1,022 30.36% 40 1.19% 1,282 38.09% 3,366
Jefferson 5,508 63.95% 3,001 34.84% 104 1.21% 2,507 29.11% 8,613
Lamar 1,133 82.28% 243 17.65% 1 0.07% 890 64.63% 1,377
Lauderdale 1,637 59.35% 1,120 40.61% 1 0.04% 517 18.75% 2,758
Lawrence 1,449 49.54% 1,457 49.81% 19 0.65% -8 -0.27% 2,925
Lee 1,991 58.11% 1,432 41.80% 3 0.09% 559 16.32% 3,426
Limestone 1,489 55.29% 1,183 43.93% 21 0.78% 306 11.36% 2,693
Lowndes 2,105 58.91% 1,468 41.09% 0 0.00% 637 17.83% 3,573
Macon 931 77.65% 268 22.35% 0 0.00% 663 55.30% 1,199
Madison 2,136 45.08% 2,595 54.77% 6 0.13% 1 0.02% -459 -9.69% 4,738
Marengo 3,426 63.93% 1,933 36.07% 0 0.00% 1,493 27.86% 5,359
Marion 721 72.54% 273 27.46% 0 0.00% 448 45.07% 994
Marshall 1,166 79.43% 248 16.89% 20 1.36% 34 2.32% 918 62.53% 1,468
Mobile 3,109 55.02% 2,542 44.98% 0 0.00% 567 10.03% 5,651
Monroe 1,445 65.33% 767 34.67% 0 0.00% 678 30.65% 2,212
Montgomery 3,712 55.58% 2,966 44.41% 1 0.01% 746 11.17% 6,679
Morgan 1,707 76.65% 507 22.77% 13 0.58% 1,200 53.88% 2,227
Perry 2,729 77.55% 790 22.45% 0 0.00% 1,939 55.10% 3,519
Pickens 1,326 98.66% 17 1.26% 1 0.07% 1,309 97.40% 1,344
Pike 2,623 74.67% 890 25.33% 0 0.00% 1,733 49.33% 3,513
Randolph 1,023 57.93% 733 41.51% 8 0.45% 2 0.11% 290 16.42% 1,766
Russell 1,970 64.42% 1,088 35.58% 0 0.00% 882 28.84% 3,058
Shelby 1,626 60.65% 1,037 38.68% 18 0.67% 589 21.97% 2,681
St. Clair 1,489 69.26% 640 29.77% 21 0.98% 849 39.49% 2,150
Sumter 2,060 71.28% 819 28.34% 11 0.38% 1,241 42.94% 2,890
Talladega 1,983 46.64% 2,179 51.25% 90 2.12% -196 -4.61% 4,252
Tallapoosa 2,385 76.05% 751 23.95% 0 0.00% 1,634 52.10% 3,136
Tuscaloosa 2,214 67.09% 1,057 32.03% 28 0.85% 1 0.03% 1,157 35.06% 3,300
Walker 1,126 51.82% 1,047 48.18% 0 0.00% 79 3.64% 2,173
Washington 508 69.97% 217 29.89% 1 0.14% 291 40.08% 726
Wilcox 4,811 88.80% 607 11.20% 0 0.00% 4,204 77.59% 5,418
Winston 220 40.52% 323 59.48% 0 0.00% -103 -18.97% 543
Totals 117,094 67.07% 56,854 32.57% 594 0.34% 40 0.02% 60,240 34.51% 174,582

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Summers, Mark Wahlgren; Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884, p. 33 ISBN 0807875112
  2. ^ Perman, Michael; Struggle for Mastery: Disfranchisement in the South, 1888-1908, p. 6 ISBN 0807860255
  3. ^ "1888 Presidential General Election Results – Alabama". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.
  4. ^ a b Géoelections; Presidential election of 1888 Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)
  5. ^ a b Géoelections; Popular Vote for Clinton Fisk (xlsx file for €15)