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OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1912 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 18, 1912 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 27, 1912 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1913 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1917 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler July 10, 2008 06:38pm
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris. The abstaining total here represents the 348 TR delegates plus seven delegates not on the floor at the time of the roll call.
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Recap of the primaries and caucuses. Former President Theodore Roosevelt won an impressive series of victories in the presidential primaries in 1912. Overall, he won 286 delegates in the primaries, compared to 125 for President Taft and 41 for U.S. Senator LaFollette. [Note: these numbers have traditionally been reported as TR-236, Taft-34, and LaFollette-41; the reason for the undercount is uncertain.] By the time the convention assembled, it was still unclear whether Taft or Roosevelt had a majority of the delegates. Taft was in the lead, and Roosevelt was challenging as many delegations as possible in a last-ditch effort to gain a majority.

National Convention

The 15th Republican National Convention assembled in the Coliseum in Chicago IL. There were 1,078 delegates: two per electoral vote and from 2 to 6 for each territory.

Temporary & Permanent Chairman: Elihu Root

At the very beginning of the convention, a progressive delegate from Wisconsin nominated Governor Francis McGovern WI for temporary chairman instead of Elihu Root, who as the appointee of the National Committee would normally have taken the seat. Following a very tense debate and roll call, Root was chosen with 558 votes to 501 for McGovern and 19 for others.

The second item of contention was a motion to r

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won01/11/1909
NameWilliam Howard Taft Votes321 (66.46%)
Term03/04/1909 - 03/04/1913 Margin159 (+32.92%)
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  PartyDemocratic Won01/13/1913
NameWoodrow Wilson Votes435 (81.92%)
Term03/04/1913 - 03/04/1917 Margin347 (+65.35%)
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Name (I) President William Howard Taft Abstaining President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Sen. Robert Marion La Follette Sen. Albert B. Cummins Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes  
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican  
Certified Votes556 (51.58%) 355 (32.93%) 107 (9.93%) 41 (3.80%) 17 (1.58%) 2 (0.19%)  
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