1888 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1888

← 1884 April 17, 1888 1892 →
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Nominee Francis T. Nicholls Henry C. Warmoth
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 137,257 51,471
Percentage 72.72% 27.28

Governor before election

Samuel D. McEnery
Democratic

Elected Governor

Francis T. Nicholls
Democratic

The Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1888, was the second election to take place under the Louisiana Constitution of 1879. As a result of this election Francis T. Nicholls was re-elected Governor of Louisiana. The election saw widespread intimidation of African-Americans which guaranteed the election of the Democratic nominee.

Results

Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Democratic Francis T. Nicholls 137,257 72.72%
Republican Henry C. Warmoth 51,471 27.28%
Total Vote 188,728


Preceded by
1884 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1892 Louisiana gubernatorial election

References

  1. ^ Jeanne Frois. 2006. Louisiana Almanac, 2006–2007 Edition. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co. p.547
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