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Posted: 4/20/2016 8:11:05 PM EDT
So today I heard a local radio show caller mention that there was a record setting number of contested convention votes in 1924 at the Democrats' convention.

I looked it up and apparently it was wild. Delegates voted 103 times until there was a candidate with a majority. By the last ballot the 2 original front runners had dropped out of the race, and the nomination was won by John W. Davis, who had only 2.8% of the vote on the first ballot.


The 1924 Democratic National Convention, also called the Klanbake, held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924, took a record 103 ballots to nominate a presidential candidate. It was the longest continuously running convention in United States political history.
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Link Posted: 4/20/2016 8:41:19 PM EDT
Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

I knew I should have put Trump or Cruz in my title somehow

This may be a long past Democrat party trend, but having somewhat lengthy conventions seems to have not always doomed the nominee to defeat:

Back in my day, Democrats had real conventions with real nomination fights that went on for dozens of ballots. It took 46 ballots to nominate Woodrow Wilson in 1912, and 44 ballots to nominate James Cox in 1920. Jeez, it took four ballots to nominate Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 -- and he was FDR, for crying out loud!

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Link Posted: 4/20/2016 8:43:29 PM EDT
funny how our system works...
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 8:46:30 PM EDT
And the vote to include a platform plank condemning the Ku Klux Klan failed.

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Link Posted: 4/20/2016 8:55:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BURN:
funny how our system works...
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What do you mean, OUR system?

Seriously though at least we don't have super delegates like the Dems do. Hillary has pretty much owned the nomination from the beginning, and it would've been terrible to be in the same situation with Jeb!
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