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Capitol Lens: On to Chicago

Courtesy Library of Congress

The California delegates arrive at the 1912 Republican National Convention at the Chicago Coliseum via stagecoach. The GOP convention ran June 18-22 and President William Howard Taft was nominated for a second term. California gave 11 of its 13 electoral votes to the candidate the Republicans didn’t choose — former President Theodore Roosevelt, who ran a third-party race. The winner, Woodrow Wilson, got the other two. Taft carried only Utah and Vermont.

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