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Constitution Party National Convention

The Constitution Party National Convention is held by the United States Constitution Party every two to four years. To date, there have been seven.

National conventions

1992 Convention

  • The first National Convention of the party, then known as the U.S. Taxpayers Party, was held in September 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]
Constitution Party National Convention presidential vote, 1992[2]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Howard Phillips 264 97.78%
Bo Gritz 4 1.48%
Evan Mecham 1 0.37%
Totals 269 100.00%

1996 Convention

Constitution Party National Convention presidential vote, 1996[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Howard Phillips 393 92.83%
Charles E. Collins 20 4.81%
Ted Gunderson 5 1.18%
Pat Buchanan 5 1.18%
Diane Beall Templin 0 0%
Totals 423 100.00%

1999 Convention

  • The 1999 convention was held September 1–6, 1999 at the Regal Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.[5] It was here that the party changed its name from the U.S. Taxpayers Party to the Constitution Party.[6]
Constitution Party National Convention presidential vote, 1999[7]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Howard Phillips 500 85.03%
Herbert Titus 88 14.97%
Totals 588 100.00%

Joseph Sobran was nominated unanimously for Vice President.

Joseph Sobran later withdrew in April 2000, citing scheduling conflicts with his journalistic commitments. Curtis Frazier, a surgeon from Missouri, was later selected by the Party Committee to be his replacement on the ticket.

2004 Convention

Michael Peroutka and Chuck Baldwin were nominated unanimously for President and Vice President, respectively.

2008 Convention

Detailed map on the vote for the presidential nomination by individual state delegations.
Constitution Party National Convention presidential vote, 2008[10]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Chuck Baldwin 383.8 74.38%
Alan Keyes 125.7 24.36%
Max Riekse (Michigan) 4.5 0.87%
Daniel Imperato (Georgia) 1.0 0.19%
Susan Ducey (Kansas) 1.0 0.19%
Totals 516.0 100.00%
Constitution Party National Convention vice presidential vote, 2008[10]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Darrell Castle 389.0 75.98%
Scott Bradley (Utah) 58.0 11.33%
Don Grundmann (California) 43.7 8.54%
Mad Max Riekse (Michigan) 13.3 2.60%
Susan Ducey (Kansas) 8.0 1.56%
Totals 512.0 100.00%

2012 Convention

Detailed map on the vote for the presidential nomination by individual state delegations.
Constitution Party National Convention presidential vote, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
Virgil Goode 203 50.37%
Darrell Castle 120 29.78%
Robby Wells 58 14.39%
Susan Ducey (Kansas) 15 3.72%
Laurie Roth 6 1.49%
Totals 402 100.00%

Jim Clymer was nominated for Vice President by voice vote.

2016 Convention

Constitution Party National Convention presidential vote, 2016[13][14]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Darrell Castle 184 54.19%
Scott Copeland (Texas) 103.5 30.49%
Tom Hoefling 19 5.60%
Daniel Cummings (Wyoming) 9 2.65%
J.R. Myers (Alaska) 9 2.65%
Don Grundmann (California) 6 1.77%
John Diamond (Pennsylvania) 5 1.47%
Jeremy Friedbaum (Utah) 4 1.18%
Totals 339.5 100.00%

Scott Bradley[15] was nominated for Vice President by voice vote.

References

  1. ^ "Proposals for the American Independent Party State Convention to be held, Sacramento California, August 29 to 30, 1992", August 8, 1992.
  2. ^ [www.ballot-access.org]
  3. ^ "United States Taxpayers Party:Leadership and Key Issues", www.Forerunner.com. May 2008.
  4. ^ "Ballot Access News - September 9, 1996". Ballot-access.org. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  5. ^ "Third Party Presidential Nominating Conventions", www.gmu.edu.
  6. ^ "Constitution Party: Frequently Asked Questions". ConstitutionParty.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "US President - CST Convention Race - Sep 01, 1999". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  8. ^ "RWH: Constitution & Green Party Conventions". C-SPAN. June 27, 2004. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  9. ^ Winger, Richard (April 26, 2008). "Chuck Baldwin is Constitution Party Nominee for President". Ballot Access News. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Election 2008 - Primary, Caucus, and Convention Phase". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
  11. ^ "Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney" Archived 2013-07-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "The Constitution Party hosts national convention in Salt Lake City"
  13. ^ Winger, Richard (April 16, 2016). "Constitution Party Nominates Darrell Castle". Ballot Access News. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  14. ^ Ricardo Davis (April 16, 2016). "Constitution Party Nominating Convention Results". Constitution Party of Georgia. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  15. ^ ""Liberty Roundtable - Scott Bradley"". libertyroundtable.com.