Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

Oh, So Close!

August 03, 2000

Surprises have been hard to come by this week, unless you're Alan Keyes. Thanks to six Republican delegates, former candidate Keyes will make the GOP history books as the runner-up for the 2000 nomination. He is also the first African American to win delegates since Frederick Douglass got one vote in 1888. Unlike Sen. John McCain, Keyes had not released his pledged delegates, so several of his votes came from Bush supporters who felt obligated to vote for the former ambassador.

*

DELEGATE TALLY

Bush: 1,042

Keyes: 6

McCain: 1

*

Senator Stays Home

Had doctors not told Strom Thurmond to stay home, this would have been the 97-year-old South Carolina senator's second political convention in Philadelphia and his first as a Republican. In 1948, Thurmond defected from the Democratic Party to run for president as a pro-segregation Dixiecrat.

*

Compiled by MASSIE RITSCH / Los Angeles Times

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|