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Campaigning at Case: Presidential Elections, 1892-2008
1964: Civil Rights

The delegates at the Case Mock Political Convention nominated Governor William Scranton of Pennsylvania and Governor Mark Hatfield of Oregon on the fifth ballot as the Republication nominees for president and vice president. Associated activities included a debate between Congressmen Charles Vanik (D-Ohio) and Fred Schwengel (R-Ohio), a civil rights forum featuring Ruth Turner, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Chapter of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), and the Frontiers of Knowledge lecture series.

Mayor Ralph S. Locher was the main speaker at the opening of the Johnson-Humphrey headquarters.
The Young Citizens for Johnson-Humphrey Organization held its first meeting on campus.
Case once again held a Mock Republican Convention (below). Featured was a debate between Republican Congressman Fred Schwengel and Democratic Congressman Charles Vanik, an alumnus of WRU and one of the organizers of the 1932 Mock Democratic Convention at WRU.
After the keynote address delivered by Maryland Congressman Charles M. Mathias, Jr., debate on the platform planks began. As reported by the yearbook, "Highlights of the platform debate were the revoking of the Mann Act and a heated filibuster by the southern states on the Civil Rights plank."

Ohio Popular Vote
National Popular Vote
Electoral Vote
Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 2,498,331 (62.9%)
Barry M. Goldwater (R) 1,470,865 (37.1%)
Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 43,126,584 (61.05%)
Barry M. Goldwater (R) 27,177,838 (38.47%)
Eric Hass (Socialist Labor) 45,187 (.06%)
Clifton DeBerry (Socialist Workers) 32,701 (.05%)
Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 486
Barry M. Goldwater (R) 52

Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, September 2004.