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The 2012 Democratic National Convention was a gathering, held from September 4 to September 6, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which delegates of the Democratic Party chose the party's nominees for President and Vice President in the 2012 United States national election.

2012 Democratic National Convention
2012 presidential election
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Nominees
Obama and Biden
Convention
Date(s) September 4–6, 2012
City Charlotte, North Carolina
Venue Time Warner Cable Arena
Chair Antonio Villaraigosa
Keynote speaker Julian Castro of Texas
Notable speakers Jennifer Granholm
Cory Booker
Tim Kaine
Lincoln Chafee
Rahm Emanuel
Martin O'Malley
Michelle Obama
Sandra Fluke
Elizabeth Warren
Bill Clinton
Scarlett Johansson
Caroline Kennedy
Brian Schweitzer
Patty Murray
Barbara Mikulski
Charlie Crist
Candidates
Presidential nominee Barack Obama of Illinois
Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden of Delaware
Other candidates Keith Russell Judd, Randall Terry and John Wolfe, Jr. (disqualified)
Voting
Total delegates 5,554
Votes needed for nomination 2,778 (absolute majority)
Results (President) Obama (IL): 5,415 (100%)
Results (Vice President) Joe Biden (DE): 100% (Acclamation)
Ballots 1
2008  ·  2016
The Time Warner Cable Arena was the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention
Map of United States showing Charlotte, Tampa, Nashville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Baltimore
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Tampa
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Nashville
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Las Vegas
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Baltimore
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Sites of the 2012 national party conventions.

The 2012 Democratic National Convention was a gathering, held from September 4 to September 6, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which delegates of the Democratic Party chose the party's nominees for President and Vice President in the 2012 United States national election.

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