The 1988 United States presidential election in the District of Columbia took place on November 8, 1988, as part of the 1988 United States presidential election . Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College , who voted for President and Vice President .

Washington, D.C. was a landslide in favor of the Democratic candidate, Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts . Vice President George H. W. Bush received 14.3% of the vote. This is the most recent election in which the Republican candidate received more than 10% of the vote in Washington, D.C. This is one of the only two areas in the country that went more Republican than that of 1984, the other being Tennessee .

Results

United States presidential election in the District of Columbia, 1988 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Michael Dukakis 159,407 82.65% 3
Republican George H. W. Bush 27,590 14.30% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 2,901 1.50% 0
Libertarian Ron Paul 554 0.29% 0