Who was the first Democratic presidential candidate to sweep the black vote?
Kennedy. Before then, blacks recognized that it was the Democrats who had allowed the KKK and other racist groups to continue and many Democrats, such as Senator Byrd were activly involved in the killing and destruction of Blacks. Somehow, the Democrats convinced the country that they were the party of the minorities and have controlled the minority votes since then. It's interesting that the Republicans have actually appointed blacks to significant positions in the government. It's all about perception. If someone makes a claim enough times, people will eventually start to believe it.
It was the first election of a U.S. President whose ancestry is half European/ half African. It was the first time that a Democratic presidential candidate received more than 50% of the nationwide popular votes since Jimmy Carter did in 1976, and it was the first time that a Democratic presidential candidate both received more than 50% of the nationwide popular votes and carried more than 50% of the states since Lyndon Johnson did in…
She was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination (Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the Republican presidential nomination)…
Well, we're not actually having the election yet. That comes in November. Right now the Democrats are going through the process of choosing a presidential candidate by means of state primaries and caucuses. That's how the convention delegates get committed to a candidate for the first ballot. The Democratic party convention will decide on the Democratic candidate and his or her running mate. That's who will face McCain, the Republican candidate, on the November ballot.
According to exit polls from presidential elections, in the five elections between 1992 and 2008, on average 88% of African-Americans voted for the democratic candidate, while slightly over 9% voted for the republican candidate. The rest voted for a third-party candidate. The 2008 election, which featured Barack Obama seeking to become the first African-American president, saw a significant increase in the percentage of African-Americans voting for the democratic candidate, with most exit polls putting the…
Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election defeating Republican Party candidate John McCain. In the 2008 presidential election Barack Obama received 365 electoral votes and John McCain received 173 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Obama 69,297,997 and McCain 59,597,520.
In most cases the first step is to talk to powerful and rich people of your political persuasion and see what they think of your running. Will they give you their enthusiastic support , money and backing ? Some few have people come to them, offering their support and begging them to run. For them, the first step is to agree to run.
Yes. He was a republican in his first term and he was a democratic in his second term. ========================================================= Eisenhower was the Republican Party's candidate in both 1952 and 1956. Republican Richard Nixon was his Vice-Presidential candidate. Democrat Adlai Stevenson lost to Eisenhower in both elections.
It was the first presidential election since 1952 in which neither the incumbent President nor the incumbent Vice President was a candidate. It was the first time since 1984 that a major-party vice-presidential candidate was female. It was the first time we elected someone whose ancestry is only 50% European.
Their were four candidates in the presidential election of 1824.The first candidate was secretary of state John Quincy Adams.The second candidate was general Andrew Jackson.The third candidate was secretary of the treasury William Crawford.The fourth candidate was speaker of the House Of Representatives Henry Clay.