ⓘ 1988 United States presidential election in Vermont

                                     

ⓘ 1988 United States presidential election in Vermont

The 1988 United States presidential election in Vermont took place on November 8, 1988, as part of the 1988 United States presidential election, which was held throughout all 50 states and D.C. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Vermont voted for the Republican candidate, Vice President George H. W. Bush, the democratic candidate, Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis, with a minimum margin of 3.52%. Bush took 51.10% of the vote Dukakiss 47.58%.

While the Republicans held Vermonts 3 electoral votes again, the closeness of the race became a turning point in the political history of the state. Vermont was once one of the most Republican States in the country that has historically voted Republican more times than any other state, often by a landslide profit. From 1856 to 1984, the state has gone Republican in all presidential elections except for the 1964 Democratic landslide. Despite this history, Vermont was considered swing States in 1988, and Dukakis campaign was guided in his campaign strategy. In these elections, the government weighed about 2% more democratic than the nation. With the exception of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Dukakiss performance was the best of any democratic candidate in the presidential election in Vermont, while bill Clinton won in 1992.

Like other liberal and secular New England, Vermont in the 1980-ies began the movement to the Democratic party as the Republican party became increasingly dominated by the conservatives, southerners, Evangelical Christians. Therefore, this will be the last time that a Republican would carry the state of Vermont in the presidential elections, and in the following three decades she has been regarded as one of the bluest of blue States. This will also be the last time the Republicans will carry the County Bennington and local attractions include ski area, Rutland, Washington and Windsor – indeed the last time Republicans won a victory any country outside the North-East of the state.