Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) [Sample ballot card for the 1912 Republican National Convention]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01487 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: Columbus, Ohio Type: Printed document signed Date: May 1912 Pagination: 1 card ; 7 x 11 cm. Order a Copy
Printed by Allied Printing. Inscribed "to little Miss Mabel" and signed by Roosevelt. The pro-Roosevelt campaign document explains how William H. Taft's managers "denied you the right to vote your preference for president" and instructs how to write in their vote for Roosevelt's nomination.
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HOW TO VOTE FOR ROOSEVELT
The Republican State Committee, at the dictation of the Taft managers, denied you the right to designate on the ballot their choice for president.
The only way you can vote for Roosevelt is to place a cross mark on the official ballot at the left of the names of the men on the other side of this card.
To little Miss Mabel from Theodore Roosevelt
Republican National Convention
Sixth Congressional District
Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Greene, Highland and Warren Counties
X W. H. Baum X Ambrose W. Asbury
X Robert J. Shawhan X David F. McCoy
Keep This Card for Reference
Primary Election, May 21, 1912 (OVER)
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