1888 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Minnesota
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Popular Vote
William R. MerriamRepublican 134,355 51.26%
Eugene M. WilsonDemocratic 110,251 42.07%
Hugh HarrisonProhibition 17,026 6.50%
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Election Notes:
  • The votes for Harrison in McLeod County were cast for "Hugh Thompson" due to the county misprinting Harrison's name on the ballot. These votes were not included in his official total. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059522/1888-12-20/ed-1/seq-4/
  • Candidates' party affiliations obtained from the 1889 Tribune Almanac. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951002271742s&seq=221
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  • Source for Popular Vote data: Minnesota Historical Society, "Governor," Abstract of Votes Polled in the State of Minnesota, at the General Election held in the several Counties of said State, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday, being the Sixth day, of November, A.D. 1888 (St. Paul, 1888)
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