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    Ronald Reagan Consent for Use of Name as Second Choice for the Presidency Form Signed. One page, 8.5" x 14", [Ohio], March 23, 1976, authorizing "the following persons to use my name in their Declarations of Candidacies as Delegates and Alternates to the Republican National Convention for the Presidency of the United States by said National Convention to be held in the year 1976." Countersigned by Reagan campaign manager, John P. Sears.

    This is a photocopy of the original form, produced in haste as a last minute bid to get delegate signatures. To be included on the Ohio ballot, Reagan's supporters had seventy-two hours to collect a minimum of 1,000 names by petition before the filing period ended. At the time, State Coordinator Dave Seffens was flying around Ohio in a chartered plane gathering the necessary signatures, but with a deadline looming, there was not sufficient time to wait for the original forms to arrive from the Ohio secretary of state's office in Columbus. Headed by Canton, Ohio, businessman, Peter Voss, they managed to collect 1,164 signatures and 28 delegate names which they turned in to Ohio Secretary of State Ted W. Brown with six minutes to spare. Reagan's at-large slate was approved, but he lost the June 8 primary to incumbent, President Gerald Ford. Ford would go on to win the party's nomination, but lost the presidential election to Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.

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