2016 Democratic National Convention

2016 presidential election

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Date(s)July 2016
CityLos Angeles, California
Notable SpeakersRoger Furlong
Catherine Meyer
Danny Chung
Owen Pierce
Andrew Doyle
Presidential NomineeSelina Meyer of Maryland
Vice Presidential NomineeTom James of Connecticut
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The 2016 Democratic National Convention was a presidential nominating convention, held in July 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The convention gathered delegates of the Democratic Party, the majority of which elected through a preceding series of primaries and caucuses, to nominate a candidate for President and Vice President in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. President Selina Meyer was chosen as the nominee, defeating challengers Danny Chung, Joe Thornhill, George Maddox, and Owen Pierce. Her running mate, Senator Tom James, was chosen by delegates as the party's nominee for vice president by acclamation.

Nominated Candidates Edit

  • Vice President: Senator Tom James of Connecticut.

Convention Schedule Edit

Day 2 Edit

Day 2 is the primary focus of the episode Convention. Around noon, Vice President Andrew Doyle announced he was leaving the ticket. After learning that Republican Senator Bill O'Brien is planning on nominating Senator Laura Montez for Vice President, Selina sees an opportunity to gain someone more popular.

She immediately goes to Governor Danny Chung, whom she beat in the primaries. He, however, declines the role. She then goes to George Maddox, but is off-put by him and tells him the offer has been rescinded. In a deleted scene in the episode, she goes to Roger Furlong, but immediately says no after several vulgar comments of his.

Staples Center 2012

The Staples Center, real-life site of the 2000 DNC, is the likely site of the 2016 convention.

Around 5PM, hours until her speech, her campaign manager Amy Brookheimer resigns after suggesting Senator Tom James for VP. Despite being initially hesitant to the idea, Amy's meltdown prompts Selina to follow up on her suggestion, and brings James in, who accepts her offer of running-mate. Selina delivers her speech and celebrates with Tom afterwards, just as she appoints Kent Davison to campaign manager.

Coverage Edit

Veep - 2016 Convention Coverage

Veep - 2016 Convention Coverage

Photos Edit

See also Edit


Democratic National Conventions
Preceded by
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Los Angeles, California
Succeeded by
Charlotte, North Carolina
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