|City||Los Angeles, California|
|Notable Speakers||Roger Furlong|
|Presidential Nominee||Selina Meyer of Maryland|
|Vice Presidential Nominee||Tom James of Connecticut|
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The 2016 National Convention was a presidential nominating convention, held in July 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The convention gathered party delegates to nominate a candidate for president and vice president in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
President Selina Meyer was chosen as the party nominee during the party's presidential primaries. During the convention, Vice President Andrew Doyle announced he would not be joining Meyer on the ticket as her running mate. Meyer instead nominated former Connecticut Senator Tom James as her running mate.
Nominated candidates Edit
- President: President Selina Meyer of Maryland.
- Vice President: Former 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 Senator Bill O'Brien is planning on nominating Senator Laura Montez for vice president, Meyer saw an opportunity to gain someone more popular.
Meyer immediately went to Governor Danny Chung, whom she defeated 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 She then goes to George Maddox, but is off-put by him and tells him the offer has been rescinded.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.
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 Meyer to follow up on her suggestion, and brings James in, who accepts her offer of running-mate. Meyer delivers her speech and celebrates with Tom afterwards, just as she appoints Kent Davison to campaign manager.
See also Edit
Los Angeles, California
Charlotte, North Carolina