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This Day In 1952: Taft Gets Big Victory As Ike Is Denied In Texas

May 27, 1952:

Taft's victory over Ike in Texas will later be overturned at the GOP convention. hide caption

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The Texas Republican state committee, controlled by allies of Ohio Sen. Robert Taft, refuses to seat 484 supporters of Dwight Eisenhower.

The Eisenhower forces will cry foul, but it won't be until the national convention in July when the party will reverse the action taken by Texas Republicans and seat delegates favorable to Eisenhower. It will be a key vote that ultimately gives Ike the nomination over Taft.

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