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Since work has stopped on the other discussion page, I will be adopting the project. I already have my own personal skeleton of a scenario that I will be working off from. A more proper post will be up shortly giving the current candidates I intend to add, and the issues as they currently exist, both of which are subject to change.

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Democratic Party

- President Harry S. Truman (D-MO)

- General Dwight D. Eisenhower (I-KS) [off]

- Senator Richard B. Russell Jr. (D-GA)

- Vice President Alben Barkley (D-KY)

- Senator Harley M. Kilgore (D-WV)

Republican Party

- Governor Thomas E. Dewey (R-NY)

- Governor Harold E. Stassen (R-MN)

- General Dwight D. Eisenhower (I-KS) [off]

- Senator Robert A. Taft (R-OH)

- General Douglas MacArthur (R-NY)

- Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-MI)

- Governor Earl Warren (R-CA)

- Senator John W. Bricker (R-OH) [off]

- Business Riley A. Bender (R-IL)

- Governor Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA) [favorite son]

- Senator Herbert E. Hitchcock (R-SD) [favorite son]

- Senator Edward Martin (R-PA) [favorite son]

Progressive Party

- Former Vice President Henry A. Wallace (D-IO)

States' Rights Party

- Senator J. Storm Thurmond (D-SC)

Issues

- Cold War

- Nuclear Weapons

- Marshall Plan

- United Nations

- Civil Rights

- Communism

- China

- Truman Doctrine

- Social Security

- Health Care

- Education

- Labor

- Foreign Policy/Internationalism

- Trade/Taft-Hartley Act

- Social Security

- Israel

With the issues, I will need help identifying the various descriptions for the seven different positions. Some are obvious, while others are less obvious, and I am especially bad when it comes to descriptions for those that come under the idea of domestic policy.

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Does anyone know where I can find records of the individual votes by the state delegations at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions? Normally I would read through the official proceedings of the various conventions as I had done while working on my 1912 Presidential Scenario (before my computer was wiped), but I cannot find one for either in 1948.

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Does anyone know where I can find records of the individual votes by the state delegations at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions? Normally I would read through the official proceedings of the various conventions as I had done while working on my 1912 Presidential Scenario (before my computer was wiped), but I cannot find one for either in 1948.

Have you tried the Political Graveyard.

http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1948/index.html

http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1948/NH.html

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The problem with those is while it give me the delegations (which may or may not be complete) it does not tell me how they voted. I was planning on using the delegation votes on the first ballot as the starting percentages for the caucus states as I had done in 1912 and 1904. I find it almost humorous that the records from 1856 to 1912 are easily accessible, but none after until 1972.

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Any progress on this one, Lahbas?

Not much, unfortunately. I'm likely going to fudge the delegation numbers somehow, since I have yet to find any hard information on the 1948 Conventions other than how many delegates were there in total, who won, and the ballot votes. It's dissapointing, but at least in the case of the Democratic side I can make a strong guess.

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Not much, unfortunately. I'm likely going to fudge the delegation numbers somehow, since I have yet to find any hard information on the 1948 Conventions other than how many delegates were there in total, who won, and the ballot votes. It's dissapointing, but at least in the case of the Democratic side I can make a strong guess.

I found the delegate numbers in my CQ election almanac, If you want them I'll get it to you.

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I found the delegate numbers in my CQ election almanac, If you want them I'll get it to you.

You sir, have saved this scenario. Please give me what you can on those delegations, though the size of each delegations by state is what is most important. Everything else is tertiary.

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Shall I post them here?

Also, only Dewey, Stassen, Taft, Truman and Russell are given state-by-state delegate counts; the rest are given nationalized footnotes. However, it does list the full size of each state's delegation.

:o:D

You have no idea how happy you just made me. Really no idea. Please post the state by state delegate counts for them, since they are the only ones that really matter (The rest I can either guess as to where or will fudge; they are not as important). Same with the state delegation sizes. Also, what is the name of this book? I had been looking everywhere for something that had information like this, including through my library database, but had no luck.

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Congressional Quarterly's Guide to US Elections Third Edition 1994 (Pre-Gingrich victory) ISBN 0-87187-996-4

It only has major convention ballots though, and it's not for every election, only the major primary races. It would be fantastic for Congress Forever, if we decided to make historic scenarios.

Dem

Alabama 26 Truman 0 Russell 26

Arizona 12 Truman 12 Russell 0

Arkansas 22 Truman 0 Russell 22

California 54 Truman 53.5 Russell 0

Colorado 12 Truman 12 Russell 0

Connecticut 20 Truman 20 Russell 0

Delaware 10 Truman 10 Russell 0

Florida 20 Truman 0 Russell 19

Abbr. Time

GA 28 Truman 0 Russell 28

ID 12 Truman 12 Russell 0

IL 60 Truman 60 Russell 0

IN 26 Truman 25 Russell 0

IA 20 Truman 20 Russell 0

KS 16 Truman 16 Russell 0

KY 26 Truman 26 Russell 0

LA 24 Truman 0 Russell 24

ME 10 Truman 10 Russell 0

MD 20 Truman 20 Russell 0

MA 36 Truman 36 Russell 0

MI 42 Truman 42 Russell 0

MN 26 Truman 26 Russell 0

MS 22 Truman 0 Russell 0 (I assume they didn't vote in protest)

MO 34 Truman 34 Russell 0

MT 12 Truman 12 Russell 0

NE 12 Truman 12 Russell 0

NV 10 Truman 10 Russell 0

NH 12 Truman 11 Russell 0

NJ 36 Truman 36 Russell 0

NM 12 Truman 12 Russell 0

NY 98 Truman 83 Russell 0

NC 32 Truman 13 Russell 19

ND 8 Truman Russell 0

OH 50 Truman 50 Russell 0

OK 24 Truman 24 Russell 0

OR 16 Truman 16 Russell 0

PA 74 Truman 74 Russell 0

RI 12 Truman 12 Russell 0

SC 20 Truman 0 Russell 20

SD 8 Truman 8 Russell 0

TN 28 Truman 0 Russell 28

TX 50 Truman 0 Russell 50

UT 12 Truman 12 Russell 0

VT 6 Truman 5.5 Russell 0

VA 26 Truman 0 Russell 26

WA 20 Truman 20 Russell 0

WV 20 Truman 15 Russell 4

WI 24 Truman 24 Russell 0

WY 6 Truman 6 Russell 0

Territories (Alaska, Canal Zone, DC, Hawaii, PR, VI) 28 Truman 28 Russell 0

National: McNutt 2.5 Roe 15 Barkley 1 Abstain due to racistness 23.5

I'm posting now so that you know I'm still alive. GOP coming up

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GOP

AL 14 Dewey 9 Stassen 0 Taft 5

AZ 8 Dewey 3 Stassen 2 Taft 3

AR 14 Dewey 3 Stassen 4 Taft 7

CA 53 Dewey 0 Stassen 0 Taft 0 (Went to Earl Warren)

CO 15 Dewey 3 Stassen 5 Taft 7

CT 19 Dewey 0 Stassen 0 Taft 0 (Went to Raymond Baldwin)

DE 9 Dewey 5 Stassen 1 Taft 2

FL 16 Dewey 6 Stassen 4 Taft 6

GA 16 Dewey 12 Stassen 1 Taft 0

ID 11 Dewey 11 Stassen 0 Taft 0

IL 56 Dewey 0 Stassen 0 Taft 0 (Went to Dwight Green)

IN 29 Dewey 29 Stassen 0 Taft 0

IA 23 Dewey 3 Stassen 13 Taft 5

KS 19 Dewey 12 Stassen 1 Taft 2

KY 25 Dewey 10 Stassen 1 Taft 11

LA 13 Dewey 6 Stassen 0 Taft 7

ME 13 Dewey 5 Stassen 4 Taft 1

MD 16 Dewey 8 Stassen 3 Taft 5

MA 35 Dewey 17 Stassen 1 Taft 2 (Joseph Martin got 18)

MI 41 Dewey 0 Stassen 0 Taft 0 (Went to Vandenberg)

MN 25 Dewey 0 Stassen 25 Taft 0

MS 8 Dewey 0 Stassen 0 Taft 8

MO 33 Dewey 17 Stassen 6 Taft 8

MT 11 Dewey 5 Stassen 3 Taft 3

NE 15 Dewey 2 Stassen 13 Taft 0

NV 9 Dewey 6 Stassen 1 Taft 2

NH 8 Dewey 6 Stassen 2 Taft 0

NJ 35 Dewey 0 Stassen 0 Taft 0 (Went to Alfred Driscoll)

NM 8 Dewey 3 Stassen 2 Taft 3

NY 97 Dewey 96 Stassen 0 Taft 1

NC 26 Dewey 16 Stassen 2 Taft 5

ND 11 Dewey 0 Stassen 11 Taft 0

OH 53 Dewey 0 Stassen 9 Taft 44

OK 20 Dewey 18 Stassen 0 Taft 1

OR 12 Dewey 12 Stassen 0 Taft 0

PA 73 Dewey 41 Stassen 1 Taft 28

RI 8 Dewey 1 Stassen 0 Taft 1

SC 6 Dewey 0 Stassen 0 Taft 6

SD 11 Dewey 3 Stassen 8 Taft 0

TN 22 Dewey 6 Stassen 0 Taft 0 (15 went to B. Carroll Reece)

TX 33 Dewey 2 Stassen 1 Taft 30

UT 11 Dewey 5 Stassen 2 Taft 4

VT 9 Dewey 7 Stassen 2 Taft 0

VA 21 Dewey 10 Stassen 0 Taft 10

WA 19 Dewey 14 Stassen 2 Taft 1

WV 16 Dewey 11 Stassen 5 Taft 0

WI 27 Dewey 0 Stassen 19 Taft 0

WY 9 Dewey 4 Stassen 3 Taft 2

Territories (Alaska, DC, Hawaii, PR) 13 Dewey 7 Stassen 0 Taft 4

National, favorite sons have some votes mentioned by state but not necessarily all: Vandenberg 62, Warren 59, Green 56, Driscoll 35, Baldwin 19, Martin 18, Reece 15, MacArthur 11, Everett Dirksen 1, 3 Abstain.

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