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1968 Convention Sparked Reforms For Democrats

Aug 25, 2008 (Morning Edition) — Many Democrats saw the unruly 1968 convention in Chicago as one of the reasons they lost the presidential election to Richard Nixon that year. That defeat and a landslide loss four years later led the Democrats to change the way they approached conventions.

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