1888 United States presidential election in Texas

The 1888 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 6, 1888, as part of the 1888 United States presidential election. Texas voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[2]

Texas was won by the incumbent President Grover Cleveland (DNew York), running with the former Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio Allen G. Thurman, with 65.70% of the popular vote, against former Senator Benjamin Harrison (R-Indiana), running with Levi P. Morton, the 31st governor of New York, with 24.73% of the vote and former Illinois state representative Alson Streeter (LIllinois), running with Charles E. Cunningham, with 8.24% of the vote.[2]

The Prohibition Party ran brigadier general Clinton B. Fisk and John A. Brooks and received 1.33% of the vote.

United States presidential election in Texas, 1888

November 6, 1888
Turnout22.27% of the total population Increase 2.09 pp[1]
  Grover Cleveland - NARA - 518139 (cropped) Pach Brothers - Benjamin Harrison AlsonStreeter
Nominee Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison Alson Streeter
Party Democratic Republican Labor
Home state New York Indiana Illinois
Running mate Allen Thurman Levi P. Morton Charles E. Cunningham
Electoral vote 13 0 0
Popular vote 234,883 88,422 29,459
Percentage 65.7% 24.7% 8.2%

President before election

Grover Cleveland

Elected President

Benjamin Harrison


United States presidential election in Texas, 1888[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Grover Cleveland of New York Allen G. Thurman of Ohio 234,883 65.70% 13 100.00%
Republican Benjamin Harrison of Ohio Levi P. Morton of Indiana 88,422 24.73% 0 0.00%
Labor Alson Streeter of Illinois Charles E. Cunningham of Arkansas 29,459 8.24% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Clinton B. Fisk of New Jersey John A. Brooks of Missouri 4,749 1.33% 0 0.00%
Total 357,513 100.00% 13 100.00%


  1. ^ "1888 Presidential Election Results Texas Total Population Turnout".
  2. ^ a b c "1888 Presidential Election Results Texas".
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