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[edit]

1992 Convention[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

2008 Convention[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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