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  US President - Citizen's Party Convention
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeCitizens Primary Election
Filing Deadline April 01, 1980 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open April 10, 1980 - 12:00am Central
Polls Close April 13, 1980 - 12:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1981 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1985 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler April 12, 2019 05:21pm
Data SourcesOhio Elects the President, p. 154.
Description
The Citizens Party was formed on May 15, 1979 in Washington DC by Barry Commoner, who wanted to gather under one umbrella political organization all the enivronmentalist and liberal groups which were unsatisfied with President Carter’s moderate administration (Kruschke 45). The Citizens Party registered with the Federal Elections Commission at the end of 1979 (Havel 2:291).

Barry Commoner, a “professor of environmental science at Washington University in St. Louis,”(Kruschke 45) was the head of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems in St. Louis (Schap 96) and editor of Science Illustrated magazine (Kruschke, p. 45).

1st National Convention

The first Citizens Party National Convention met in Cleveland in the Cleveland Plaza Hotel on 4/10–13/1980. There were 260 delegates from 30 states present. (Havel 2:291) The “proposals presented at the convention reportedly numbered some 300 items, a list largely irreducible to a manageable platform. . . Units of the party organization on the state level thus became more or less responsible for delineating their own briefer versions of the list of goals” (Kruschke, p. 46). The Party nominated Barry Commoner for President and La Donna Harris (who was the wife of U.S. Senator Fred Harris OK) for Vice President. (Hauss 147) La Donna Harris was “a leading feminist and a Comanche Indian [who] labeled herself as ‘a woman of color.’” (Kruschke, p. 46)

Party Platform

The Citizens Party in 1980 advo

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/13/1976
NameJimmy Carter Votes297 (55.20%)
Term01/20/1977 - 01/20/1981 Margin57 (+10.59%)
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  PartyRepublican Won12/15/1980
NameRonald Wilson Reagan Votes489 (90.89%)
Term01/20/1981 - 01/20/1985 Margin440 (+81.78%)
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RaceUS President 12/15/1980
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