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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Alabama Straw Poll: Saturday 29 October 2011
Primary: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Republicans
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"214,540  34.51%22  44.00% 
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"182,194  29.30%13  26.00% 
Romney, Willard "Mitt"180,244  28.99%12  24.00%50 100.00%
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"30,902   4.97%  
Uncommitted9,242   1.49%3   6.00% 
Perry, James Richard "Rick"1,865   0.30%  
Bachmann, Michele M.1,700   0.27%  
Huntsman, Jon M., Jr.1,044   0.17%  
(available)   
Total621,731 100.00%50 100.00%50 100.00%

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Unpledged delegate preferences as of
13 March 2012: Santorum 1.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

13 March 2012 Primary results from the Alabama Secretary of State.


The delegate selection processes herein was updated 20 August 2011 per the Alabama Republican Party Qualifying forms for delegates, Presidential Preference Primary Resolution and Primary_Resolution.


4 April 2012: Information on CD 7 dispute Alabama Republican Party still reviewing primary ballots as one presidential delegate hangs in the balance from al.com. The allocation will be either Santorum 2, Romney 1 or Santorum 2, Gingrich 1.

18 April 2012: CD 7 dispute is settled - Gingrich to keep questioned Alabama delegate after primary election review from al.com. The Alabama Secretary of State has certified the results of the 13 March primary. In CD 7, Santorum came in first place (2 delegates) and Gingrich came in second place (1 delegate). The final statewide allocation is Santorum 22, Gingrich 13, Romney 12. Thanks to Matthew Tanner for the link.


   

Saturday 29 October 2011: Tuscaloosa Alabama Straw Poll. 347 votes. Herman Cain 51%, Ron Paul 45%, Newt Gingrich 1%, Rick Perry 1%, Mitt Romney 1%, Gary Johnson 0%, Rick Santorum 0%. Source: al.com.

 

This is an open primary. Voters may request a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.

Tuesday 13 March 2012: 47 of 50 of Alabama's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Alabama Presidential Primary.

  • 21 district delegates are allocated to presidential contenders, "winner-take-most", based on the results of the primary in each congressional district. Each of the 7 congressional districts is assigned 3 National Convention delegates.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%) or if only one candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and more than 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, the candidate with the most votes is allocated 2 delegates and the candidate with the next highest number of votes is allocated 1 delegate.
    • If no candidate receives 20% of the vote, the 3 district delegates are proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders. See the rounding rules below.
  • 26 at-large delegates are allocated to presidential contenders, "winner-take-most", based on the statewide results of the primary.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%) or if only one candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, that candidate is allocated all of the 26 at-large delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and more than 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, the 26 at-large delegates are to be proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders to those candidates receiving 20% or more the vote. See the rounding rules below.
    • If no candidate receives 20% of the vote, the 26 at-large delegates are proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders. See the rounding rules below.
  • Proportional allocation rounding: Round the delegate allocations to the nearest whole number. If the rounding allocates too few delegates, the candidate with the most votes receives the remaining delegate(s). If the rounding allocates too many delegates, the candidate receiving the fewest votes looses as many delegates as necessary.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Alabama's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.


Delegate election.

Delegates must file a Declaration of Candidacy on or before 13 January 2012. Delegate candidates may run in either the CD where he/she votes or for the statewide (at-large) positions, but not both. Delegates bind themselves to Presidential contenders on the Declaration.

There are 47 National Convention delegate "place numbers" on the primary ballot-- 3 for each of the 7 Congressional districts and 26 statewide. Delegates run for each "place number". A delegate's name and "place number" appears on the ballot below the Presidential candidate's name unless the delegate is unopposed for that "place number". If there is more than one candidate for a place number, the delegate receiving the most votes for that "place number" is elected. Should candidate withdraw, delegates for that candidate may either withdraw or become uncommitted. Find the delegates who have filed here.

Voters cast ballots for no more than one Presidential candidate and that candidates delegates. The voter cannot vote for one Presidential candidate and the delegates for another.

National Convention District Alternate delegates are elected by the Congressional District Committee. Statewide alternates are elected by the Republican Executive Committee.

No person named as a delegate or alternate delegate pledged to a person as the Republican nominee for President of the United States shall cast a contrary vote at such convention unless first released by (a) public statement or in writing by such presidential candidate or (b) two-thirds vote of all members of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention similarly pledged; and the vote of any person who attempts to violate the provisions hereof shall not be allowed, but such vote may instead be cast for the person to whom such delegate or alternate delegate is pledged either by the Chairman of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention or by the Secretary of such Convention.

Tuesday 13 March 2012 PrimarySource: Alabama Secretary of State
The SoS provided the vote by county. We roughly interpolated the results from Blount, Cherokee, Clarke, Jackson, Jefferson, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa counties to the corresponding Congressional Districts.
ContestSantorumGingrichRomney
 Pop
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD192,952329,83132.093%123,96025.777% 32,96535.465%2
CD294,709329,12930.756%131,50833.268%227,26628.789% 
CD380,869327,28833.743%226,03532.194%121,31926.362% 
CD496,300340,03941.577%226,12827.132%122,47923.343% 
CD5101,409337,16236.646%227,28226.903% 28,31727.924%1
CD6106,157335,21133.169%231,73829.897% 32,69330.797%1
CD749,692315,96932.136%215,64031.474%115,29830.786% 
At-Large622,08826214,62937.181%10182,29131.579%8180,33731.240%8
Delegates 47  22  13  12

ArcGIS - 2011 U.S. Congressional Districts - Alabama


Notes:

On 1 March 2011, Representative Steve Clouse (Republican) and others sponsored HB 32. This bill would move the presidential preference primary from the 1st Tuesday in February to the 1st Tuesday in June. The Presidential and partisan primary would then be held concurrently on 5 June 2012.

On 9 June 2011, Governor Robert J. "Bob" Bentley (Republican) signed HB 425 (introduced 31 March 2011 by Representative Steve Clouse [Republican]). In Presidential election years, the law moves the Presidential preference primary (previously on the 1st Tuesday in February) and the regular partisan primary (previously on the 1st Tuesday in June) to the 2nd Tuesday in March. In non-Presidential election years, the regular partisan primary is held, as it was before, on the 1st Tuesday in June.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Alabama Secretary of State
  AlabamaVotes.gov
  Elections Division / Alabama Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Media & others
  al.com - Everything Alabama
  Alabama Political Reporter
  Andalusia Star News
  Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper
  DMOZ - Alabama
  Hartselle Enquirer
  Mobile Register
  Montgomery Advertiser
  Politics1.com - Alabama
  The Cullman Times
  The Daily Home - Talladega
  The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro
  The Decatur Daily
  The Demopolis Times
  The Dothan Eagle
  The Gadsden Times
  The Messinger - Troy
  The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika
  The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin
  The Star - Anniston
  The Times-Journal - Fort Payne
  The Valley Times-News - Lanett
  Times Daily - Florence
  Tuscaloosa News
  WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville
  WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville
  WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery
  WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)
  WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham
  WHNT TV - Huntsville
  WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery
  WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)
  WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery
  WVTM TV - NBC - Birmingham
  Yellowhammer - Montgomery

 


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