The last multi-roll call convention
Here is a question too complicated to answer easily via Google: when was the last major party convention which required more than one ballot to choose its presidential nominee? It seems to me it had to be before 1932, but I don’t know. Maybe the Republicans had some multi-roll call conventions during the Roosevelt period.
Tom M. writes:
In answer to your question, I found this in the Wikipedia article on the 1952 Democratic convention:LA replies:
You’re close. Roosevelt in 1932 was the last multi-ballot nominee who went on to win the general election.David B. writes:
In 1940, Wendell Willkie won the GOP nomination on the 6th ballot. It was engineered by the Eastern Establishment.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 31, 2012 12:50 PM | Send