|"1984 presidential election
Mondale and Ferraro
|Date(s)||July 16–19, 1984|
|City||"San Francisco, California|
|Keynote speaker||"Mario Cuomo|
|Presidential nominee||"Walter Mondale of
|Vice Presidential nominee||"Geraldine Ferraro of
The 1984 National Convention of the U.S. "Democratic Party was held at the "Moscone Center in "San Francisco, California from July 16 to July 19, 1984, to select candidates for the "1984 United States presidential election. Former Vice President "Walter Mondale was nominated for "President and "Representative "Geraldine Ferraro of "New York was nominated for "Vice President. Ferraro became the first woman to be nominated by either major party for the Presidency or Vice-Presidency. In another first, the 1984 Democratic Convention was chaired by the female governor of Kentucky, "Martha Layne Collins. The "Democratic National Committee Chairman at the time, "Charles T. Manatt, led the convention.
Jackson's speech referred to the nation as a "quilt" with places for "[t]he white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the business person, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay, and the disabled". It was the first time anyone mentioned lesbians and gays in a national convention address. Jackson also attempted to move the party's platform farther to the left at the Convention, but without much success. He did succeed in one instance, concerning "affirmative action.
The candidates for U.S. president earned the following numbers of delegates:
|Democratic National Convention presidential vote, 1984|
Jesse Jackson unsuccessfully called for the suspension of the party's electoral rules to give him a number of delegates closer to the 20% average share of the vote he garnered during the primaries. The system tended to punish shallow showings as yielding no delegates at all, hence Jackson's smaller delegate count than would be expected (12%).
"Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by acclamation on a voice vote. She became the first woman to receive a major party nomination in the US.
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