The Green Papers
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Northern Marianas Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Commonwealth Convention: Saturday 10 March 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Willard "Mitt"740  87.26% 9 100.00%
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"53   6.25%  
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"28   3.30%  
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"27   3.18%  
Uncommitted 9 100.00% 
Total848 100.00%9 100.00%9 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically     Republican Convention    
Northern Marianas Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
Northern Marianas State and Local Government


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
13 March 2012: Romney 3.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

The delegate selection processes herein, was updated on 7 February 2012. Saipan Tribune: Local GOP to choose six delegates that will help pick presidential bet

6 March 2012 update from the Saipan Tribune. Thanks to Andy Anderson for the link.


Saturday 10 March 2012: 6 of the Northern Marianas' 9 delegates to the Republican National Convention are chosen in today's Commonwealth Republican Caucus.

Voting is open to all registered Republicans in this party run primary. Polling hours are 7am to 7pm CNMI time. Voters will choose the 6 National Convention delegates.

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

All of the Commonwealth's National Convention delegates attend the convention as unpledged delegates.

Saturday 10 March 2012 results from Saipan Tribune: Fitial endorses Mitt Romney
Saturday 10 March 2012 results from the Wausau Daily Herald: Romney wins in Northern Marianas caucus
Thanks to Jinsky Jean-Pois for sending us a link to the results.

10 March 2012: Romney won the Republican caucus in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands gaining the support of all 9 delegates from the U.S. territory. Party Chairman Governor Benigno R. Fitial stated that he and 8 other delegates (2 RNC delegates and 6 others) all support Romney.
"The Northern Mariana Islands may be far away ... but one of the great things about our democracy is that every voice has a chance to be heard in selecting a presidential candidate. Now the voters of the Northern Mariana Islands ... have spoken. And what they've said today is that they want to bring change to their beautiful islands by bringing change to our nation's capital. My son Matt told me about his visit to Saipan and the warm reception he received, and I am honored and delighted to have the support of all 9 of the CNMI's delegates." - Mitt Romney

The delegate candidate list is Efrain Atalig, Eric B. Atalig, Diego C. Blanco, Michael Borja, Frank Camacho, Joaquina DLG. Chong, Rita C. Chong-Dela Cruz, Edward M. Deleon Guerrero, Jose R. Lifoifoi, Joaquin T. Ogumoro, Egredino "Dino" Jones, Juan C. "Liling" Reyes, Herman Sablan, Ray Salas, Richard B. Seman, and Juan I. Tenorio.

The RNC delegates are Governor Benigno R. Fitial, Chairman; Bo Palacios, National Committeeman; and Viola Alepuyo, National Committeewoman.

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
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Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature
  CNMI Republican Party
Media & others
  Marianas Business Journal
  Marianas Variety
  Northern Mariana Islands News - World News Report
  Saipan Tribune


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