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Elmer Bushnell drew this ladder in August 1920. At the top is the Presidency. We will get there. Victoria Woodhull announced in 1872; in 1884 Belva Lockwood was the 1st woman to run a full campaign. Kamala Harris deliberately echoed Shirley…

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This is not a thread about the pros and cons of 3rd-party candidates. This is just to say that Woodrow Wilson became President of the United States with the consent of very few Americans. Incumbent William Howard Taft was a Republican, and very…

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No US woman could vote, except some in New Jersey, in: 1776 1777 1778 1779 1780 1781 1782 1783 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792 1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 No US woman could vote in: 1808…

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The 1972 election was the most recent big expansion of voting rights: the age had just been lowered to 18, old enough to be drafted to Vietnam. I finally saw Chisholm ‘72: Unbought & Unbossed by @Shola Lynch. Talking heads are Paula Giddings…

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Mink's House bio has the answer: in Oregon only, as an anti-war protest candidate. Chisholm ran a full-fledged campaign all the way to the convention, fighting McGovern & Humphrey for delegates. Her platform was anti-war; I don't know why Mink…

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Presidential Candidates IV: Unbought & unbossed Until Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, women presidential candidates barely did better than Woodhull & Lockwood in the 19th c. Like so much of our civil rights struggle, work begun in 1872…

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Presidential Candidates Part III: post-19th Amendment Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was the first woman to run for President on a major party ticket. In 1964 she challenged Barry Goldwater for the Republican nomination. Neither of them would…

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Presidential Candidates, Part II. 1884 was a general election year - but the major parties refused to include women’s suffrage in their platforms. Fed up, women revived Victoria Woodhull’s Equal Rights Party and nominated attorney Belva Lockwood for…

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Lots of talk this week about women running for President. It’s been something girls do since 1872. The Constitution says you have to be 35 and a “natural-born citizen” of the US to run for President. You must have lived at least 14 years in the US.…

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Women ran for President before we could vote. Victoria Woodhull and Belva Lockwood would be pretty thrilled to see the campaigns of @ewarren @KamalaHarris @amyklobuchar - plus @SenGillibrand - as well as tonight's moderators. #Suffrage100…
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