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The cornerstone

Eric Ostermeier weighs in on the history of the connection between hosting a Republican convention and voting for a Republican candidate.

Eric Ostermeier, a research associate at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, noted on the school's website that over the past half-century, there was only one instance in which a state hosting the Republican convention flipped after voting for the Democratic nominee four years earlier.

National Journal
June 26, 2012

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