1888 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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

West Virginia 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 49.35% of the popular vote, against former Senator Benjamin Harrison (R-Indiana), running with Levi P. Morton, the 31st governor of New York, with 49.03% of the vote.[2]

The Union Labor Party chose Alson Streeter, a former Illinois state representative, and Charles E. Cunningham as their presidential and vice-presidential candidates and received 0.95% of the vote. The Prohibition Party ran brigadier general Clinton B. Fisk and John A. Brooks and received 0.68% of the vote.

United States presidential election in West Virginia, 1888

November 6, 1888
Turnout25.78% of the total population Increase 4.41 pp[1]
  Grover Cleveland - NARA - 518139 (cropped) Pach Brothers - Benjamin Harrison
Nominee Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Allen Thurman Levi P. Morton
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 78,677 78,171
Percentage 49.35% 49.03%

President before election

Grover Cleveland

Elected President

Benjamin Harrison


United States presidential election in West Virginia, 1888[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grover Cleveland 78,677 49.35%
Republican Benjamin Harrison 78,171 49.03%
Labor Alson Streeter 1,508 0.95%
Prohibition Clinton Fisk 1,084 0.68%
Total votes 159,440 100.00%


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