1888 Nebraska gubernatorial election

The 1888 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1888, and featured incumbent Governor John Milton Thayer, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee John A. McShane, Prohibition nominee George E. Bigelow, and the Union Labor nominee, former impeached Nebraska Governor David Butler, to win a second two-year term in office.

1888 Nebraska gubernatorial election

← 1886 November 6, 1888 1890 →
 
Nominee John Milton Thayer John A. McShane
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 103,983 85,420
Percentage 51.3% 42.1%

Governor before election

John Milton Thayer
Republican

Elected Governor

John Milton Thayer
Republican

General election

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Candidates

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Results

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1888[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Milton Thayer (incumbent) 103,983 51.26%
Democratic John A. McShane 85,420 42.11%
Prohibition George E. Bigelow 9,511 4.69%
Labor David Butler 3,941 1.94%
Total votes 202,855 100.0%
Republican hold

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Bigelow's Immense Rally". The New Republic. November 1, 1888. Retrieved April 24, 2023.
  2. ^ "Prohibition Party Candidates". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved April 24, 2023.
  3. ^ "Union Labor State Ticket". The Stella Weekly Press. September 7, 1888. Retrieved April 24, 2023.
  4. ^ "Have you heard from Vermont?". Grand Island Independent. September 8, 1888. Retrieved April 24, 2023. The Labor-Union party nominated for goveenor [sic], David Butler, who as governor, was impeached and thrown out of office...
  5. ^ "The Official Count". The Western Wave. November 29, 1888. Retrieved April 22, 2023.