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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
American Samoa Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Territorial Caucus: Tuesday 6 March 20121
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus
12 total delegate votes - 6 at large; 6 Unpledged PLEOs
Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date. American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered neighboring states of each other. [Reg 5.1.C Article I.C.2.b]
Tuesday 6 March 2012: Today's Territorial Caucus made up of interested voters meets to choose 6 of American Samoa's 12 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The caucus is scheduled to take place between 9 AM local time (2000 UTC) and 11 AM local time (2200 UTC).
The remaining 6 delegates (representing American Samoa's remaining 6 delegate votes) are Unpledged PLEOs who will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
6 March 2012 results from a talanei.com: Democrats select delegates for DNC. Thanks to Andrew Watiker for the link.
"The American Samoa Democratic Party ... cast its full 12 votes for their party's candidate, incumbent Barack Obama ... [Delegation Chair] Aliimau [JR Scanlan] said the local delegation will relay to the DNC their strong support for Obama ..."
Based on this report, we are assigning American Samoa's 6 pledged and 6 unpledged delegates to President Obama.
On 29 April 2011 Samoa News reported that the American Samoa Democratic Party will convene on 30 April 2011 in Fagatogo to discuss their 2012 delegate selection process. Read the article here.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
American Samoa Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Daniel Aga||Pago Pago|
|Marilyn Ah Ching||Pago Pago|
|Eni Faleomavaega||Pago Pago|
|Nina F Glaude||Pago Pago|
|Therese L Hunkin||Pago Pago|
|Salu Hunkin-Finau||Pago Pago|
|Fagafaga D Langkilde||Pago Pago|
|Sister Langkilde||Pago Pago|
|Sean Morrison||Pago Pago|
|Clara J Reid||Pago Pago|
|Patrick T Reid||Pago Pago|
|Caroline F Rising||Pago Pago|
|Aliimau "J.R." Scanlan||Pago Pago|
|Susan Scanlan||Pago Pago|
|Jesse Scanlan||Pago Pago|
|Corey Sene||Pago Pago|
|Togiola Tulafono||Pago Pago|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Revised Constitution Of American Samoa|
|• American Samoa Election Office|
|• American Samoa Government|
|• American Samoa Democratic Party|
|• Democratic Party of American Samoa; P.O. Box 1045; Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799; 684-633-2828|
|Media & others|
|• American Samoa, History, Tourism, Culture, Politics - AmSamoa.NET|
|• Manuatele.NET - Manu'a - American Samoa|
|• Politics1.com - American Samoa|
|• Samoa Observer|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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