Constitution Party National Convention

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

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 392 2/3 92.83%
Charles E. Collins 20 1/3 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%
Constitution Party National Convention vice presidential vote, 1999[7]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Joseph Sobran 588 100%
Ellen Craswell 0 0%
Totals 588 100.00%

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 4.5 0.87%
Daniel Imperato 1.0 0.19%
Susan Ducey 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 58.0 11.33%
Don Grundmann 43.7 8.54%
Mad Max Riekse 13.3 2.60%
Susan Ducey 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 15 3.72%
Laurie Roth 6 1.49%
Totals 402 100.00%

Jim Clymer 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. http://www.ballot-access.org/1992/9-9-92.pdf
  3. "United States Taxpayers Party:Leadership and Key Issues", www.Forerunner.com. May 2008.
  4. http://www.ballot-access.org/1996/0909.html
  5. "Third Party Presidential Nominating Conventions", www.gmu.edu.
  6. "Constitution Party: Frequently Asked Questions". ConstitutionParty.com. Retrieved April 23, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=58520
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  9. Winger, Richard (April 26, 2008). "Chuck Baldwin is Constitution Party Nominee for President". Ballot Access News. Retrieved April 23, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Election 2008 - Primary, Caucus, and Convention Phase". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2008-09-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney"