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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Montana Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Non-binding Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2012
State Convention: Thursday 14 June - Saturday 16 June 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Willard "Mitt"95,692  68.40% 26 100.00%
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"20,123  14.38%  
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"12,483   8.92%  
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"6,077   4.34%  
No Preference5,531   3.95%  
(available) 26 100.00% 
Total139,906 100.00%26 100.00%26 100.00%

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

The delegate selection processes herein was updated 6 October 2011.

Montana Republican Party Bylaws - Adopted by the Montana Republican State Central Committee - June 18th, 2011 in Butte, Montana


Tuesday 5 June 2012: Montana non-binding Presidential Primary. The primary has no effect on delegate allocation.

Tuesday 5 June 2012 Non-binding Primary

Delegates to the State Delegate Convention are elected from each county by the County Central Committee at least 10 days before the State Convention. [Montana Republican Party Bylaws. Section B - III. D]

Thursday 14 June - Saturday 16 June 2012: State Convention / State Delegate Convention. The convention elects the delegates to the Republican National Convention, and nominates Presidential Electors. [Section B - III. B. and F. 1) through 7)]

  • There is no formal system applied to relate the presidential preference of the participants to the choice of the delegates to the Republican Convention. The participants alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choice and, if so, how it is to be applied.

The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of Montana's Republican Party, will by virtue of their position, attend the Republican National Convention as unbound delegates.

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  Make it Missoula
  Missoulian News Online - Western Montana
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  Ravalli Republic - Hamilton
  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
  The Daily Inter Lake - Kalispell
  The Independent Record - Helena
  The Leader Advertiser - Polson
  The Montana Standard - Butte
  The Whitefish Pilot
  Tobacco Valley News


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