1976 Democratic National Convention


1976 Democratic National Convention

Infobox National Political Convention
year = 1976
party = Democratic
date = July 12 - July 15
venue = Madison Square Garden
city = New York City
presidential_nominee = Jimmy Carter
presidential_nominee_state = Georgia
vice_presidential_nominee = Walter Mondale
vice_presidential_nominee_state = Minnesota
The 1976 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party met at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from July 12 to July 15, 1976. The convention nominated Jimmy Carter of Georgia for President and Walter Mondale of Minnesota for Vice President. John Glenn and Barbara Jordan gave keynote speeches. The convention was the first in New York since the 103 ballot 1924 convention.

By the time the convention opened Carter already had more than enough delegates to win the nomination, and so the major emphasis at the convention was to create an appearance of party unity, which had been lacking in the 1968 and 1972 Democratic Conventions. Carter easily won the nomination on the first ballot; he then chose Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota, a liberal and a protege of Hubert Humphrey, as his running mate.

The tally at the convention was [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=58483 Our Campaigns - US President - D Convention Race - Jul 12, 1976 ] ] :
* Jimmy Carter - 2,239 (74.48%)
* Mo Udall - 330 (10.98%)
* Jerry Brown - 301 (10.01%)
* George Wallace - 57 (1.90%)
* Ellen McCormack - 22 (0.73%)
* Frank Church - 19 (0.63%)
* Hubert Humphrey - 10 (0.33%)
* Henry M. Jackson - 10 (0.33%)
* Fred R. Harris - 9 (0.30%)
* Milton Shapp - 2 (0.07%)
* Robert Byrd - 2 (0.07%)
* Hugh Carey, Cesar Chavez, Leon Jaworski, Barbara Jordan, Ted Kennedy, George McGovern, Edmund Muskie, Jennings Randolph, Fred Stover - each 1 vote (0.03%)

Vice-Presidential nomination

According to Jimmy Carter [ [http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/tour/white_house/ Virtual Tour: Race to the White House ] ] , his top choices for Vice Presidency were: Walter Mondale, Edmund Muskie, Frank Church, Adlai Stevenson III, John Glenn and Henry M. Jackson. He selected Mondale.

The vice presidential tally, in part, was:
*Walter Mondale 2837
*House Speaker Carl Albert 36
*Ronald Dellums 20
*Fritz Efaw 12
*Barbara Jordan 17
*Others 53

Results

The Carter-Mondale ticket went on from there, to win the 1976 Presidential Election on November 2.

See also

*1976 Republican National Convention
*U.S. presidential election, 1976

References

External links

* [http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=25953 Text and audio of Jimmy Carter's Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination]
* [http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/barbarajordan1976dnc.html Text and audio of Barbara Jordan's keynote address]

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