Southern Delegates and Republican National Convention Politics, 1880–1928

  title={Southern Delegates and Republican National Convention Politics, 1880–1928},
  author={Boris Heersink and Jeffery A. Jenkins},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  pages={68 - 88}
Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Republican Party dominated American elections in all geographical areas except the former Confederacy, which remained solidly Democratic. Despite this, Southern states were consistently provided with a sizable delegation to the Republican National Convention (as much as 26 percent of the total). This raises the question: Why would a region that delivered no votes on Election Day be given a substantial say in the selection of the… Expand
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