The mainstream media media, Hillary Clinton, and the entire democratic party want Americans to believe Hillary is the first woman to be nominated for president by a political party, but that is simply not true.
In 1872, Victoria Claflin Woodhull, who later became Victoria Woodhull Martin (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was the first female to run for President of the United States and the first woman to be nominated by a political party.
Woodhull was an activist for women’s rights LONG before the world ever learned about a corrupt politician named Hillary Clinton. Woodhull was a “free love” advocate, which meant she believed in the right to choose marriage, divorce, and having children without government overreach into the lives of Americans.
Here is the way Woodhull’s candidacy and nomination took place…
Woodhull announces her candidacy for President by writing a letter to the editor of the New York Herald on April 2, 1870.
Woodhull was nominated for President of the United States by the newly formed Equal Rights Party on May 10, 1872, at Apollo Hall, New York City. A year earlier, she had announced her intention to run. Also in 1871, she spoke publicly against the government being composed only of men; she proposed developing a new constitution and a new government a year thence. Her nomination was ratified at the convention on June 6, 1872. They nominated the former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass for Vice President. He did not attend the convention and never acknowledged the nomination. He served as a presidential elector in the United States Electoral College for the State of New York. This made her the first woman candidate.
While many historians and authors agree that Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States, some have questioned that priority given issues with the legality of her run. They disagree with classifying it as a true candidacy because she was younger than the constitutionally mandated age of 35. However, election coverage by contemporary newspapers does not suggest age was a significant issue. The presidential inauguration was in March 1873. Woodhull’s 35th birthday was in September 1873.
So, the next time you hear a bleeding heart democratic harp about Hillary being the first woman to be nomination for president by a political party, you can give them a history lesson about a lady named Victoria Woodhull.
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