Louisiana cancels January 15 Caucuses -- adds March 14 Primary
December 15, 1999
Louisiana GOP's Executive Committee voted today to hold a Presidential Preference Primary on "Super Tuesday", March 14, 2000. This action cancels the much debated January 15 Caucuses.
Delegate Allocation Procedure
Delegates are allocated on a proportional basis based on statewide election results. Candidates must receive at least 10% of the statewide vote to qualify for delegates. "Fractional" delegate counts will be rounded down to the nearest whole number. Any remaining delegate positions (due to the 10% threshold and rounding) are awarded to the highest vote getter. The RNC has allocated 29 delegates to Louisiana.
For those who are interested ... below is the obsolete Louisiana delegate selection process that was in place before the 15 December meeting. There is also a Green Papers Commentary written 20 November this very subject. Enjoy...
Saturday 15 January 2000: Republican Party Caucuses meet at no fewer than one site in each parish. Each Parish Caucus chooses delegates to the Congressional District Convention and the State Republican Convention.
Tuesday 14 March 2000: 7 at-large delegates from Louisiana to the Republican National Convention are allocated to a presidential contender in today's Louisiana Presidential Primary.
No later than Saturday 8 April 2000 (actual date currently unknown, but it must be on a Saturday): Republican Party District Conventions convene in each congressional district. Each District Convention chooses the congressional district's delegates to the Republican National Convention.
No later than 90 days after the District Conventions (actual date currently unknown, but it must be on a Saturday and, by definition, can be no later than Saturday 8 July 2000): The Louisiana State Republican Presidential Convention convenes. The State Presidential Convention chooses the remaining 7 at-large of Louisiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention. These 7 at-large delegates to the National Convention consist of the 6 base at-large delegates given to Louisiana along with all the other states along with 1 bonus delegate. The rules of the Louisiana Republican Party state that these at-large delegates must be pledged to the presidential contender who has already won the WINNER-TAKE-ALL Louisiana Presidential Primary on 14 March."