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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Caucus: Tuesday 6 March 2012
State Convention: Friday 30 March - Sunday 1 April 2012
Republicans
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"4,510  39.74%  
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"3,186  28.07% 5  17.86%
Romney, Willard "Mitt"2,691  23.71% 23  82.14%
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"962   8.48%  
Uncommitted 28 100.00% 
Total11,349 100.00%28 100.00%28 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated following a telephone call to the party on 28 September 2011.

Reference: NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE - Rules and Modes of Procedure - Revised February 19, 2011


   

Presidential caucus voters must be physically present to cast their presidential caucus vote, eligible to vote in the 6 November 2012 General Election, eligible to vote in that legislative district, affiliated with the Republican Party in the last general election or intending to affiliate with the Republican Party in the next general election. [PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS RULES Rule No. 21]

Tuesday 6 March 2012: The North Dakota Republican Party conducts caucuses in Legislative Districts. Each voter casts a secret ballot for the Presidential contender of their choice. The results must be sent to the North Dakota State Republican Party headquarters by 9 pm CST.

  • The National Convention delegates from North Dakota are elected at the State Convention in such a way so that they best reflect the presidential preference of the Caucus participants.

These caucuses do not elect delegates to the State Convention.

We have allocated the state's 28 unbound delegates proportionally according to the statewide caucus results.

Tuesday 6 March 2012 Legislative District CaucusSource: North Dakota Caucus Results from a party source
ContestSantorumPaulRomneyGingrich
 Pop
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide11,349284,51039.739%113,18628.073%82,69123.711%79628.477%2
Delegates 28  11  8  7  2
 

Friday 30 March - Sunday 1 April 2012: The North Dakota State Republican Convention convenes in Bismarck.

  • The National Convention delegates from North Dakota are elected in such a way so that they best reflect the presidential preference of the Caucus participants.

Three party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the North Dakota's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position.

North Dakota's delegates ... shall caucus ... to discuss voluntarily apportioning delegate representation on the first ballot to reflect the results of the Presidential Caucus. However, any such apportionment on the first ballot shall be strictly voluntary. The delegates remain free to vote their conscience on all balloting. [PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS RULES Rule No. 21 - 27 September 2011]


31 March 2012: Convention attendees were provided with a pre-selected slate of delegates, mostly Romney supporters. Santorum and Paul supporters attempted to nominate delegates from the floor. What followed was a parliamentary donnybrook between the Santorum and Paul camps and the party leadership.

"How [the] committee selected ... 25 nominees to be national convention delegates: 40% volunteer work ... 25% financial contributions". Reference: Michelle San Miguel
"National delegate slate gives Paul 2, Santorum 6, Romney 20 ... Actual results coming.". Reference: Luke Hellier

3 April 2012: The figures Romney 20, Santorum 6, Paul 2 were circulated on the floor of the State Convention. These figures appear to be more accurate than the 6 March Precinct Caucus estimate of Santorum 11, Paul 8, Romney 7, and Gingrich 2. Hence, we are adopting the new figures.


The top 25 vote receivers, listed in bold, were elected.

Delegates
1. Joe Miller 1307
2. Gary Emineth 1300
3. Margaret Sitte 1289
4. Kelly Schmidt 1288
5. Paul Henderson 1275
6. Craig Headland 1272
7. Mike Schatz 1269
8. Francis Klein 1260
9. Karen Rohr 1242
10. John Kerian 1224
11. John Hoeven 1117
12. Rick Berg 1110
13. Shane Geottle 1105
14. Wayne Stenehjem 1083
15. Jim Kasper 1083
16. Betsy Dalrymple 1076
17. Gary Lee 1060
18. Jim Poolman 1050
19. Robert Harms 1046
20. Clare Carlson 1044
21. Paul Owens 1036
22. Kyle Handegard 1030
23. Carol Nitschke 1019
24. Delores Rath 1001
25. Caren Mikesh 994

Brett Narloch 318
Bob Hale 314
Paul Mutch 314
Andrea Toman 303
Chuck Walen 293
Donna Henderson 288
Wayne Papke 288
Bridget Ertelt 285
David Waterman 282
Jon Wager 280
Lynn Bergman 279
Michael Coachman 272
Rebecca Strege 266
Kaylea Crawford 250
Jonathan Casper 231
Connie Nicolas 86
Scott Louser 84
Toby Olin 73
Andrew Stegman 67
Sebastian Ertelt 65
Christopher Olson 56
David Treleaven 56
Dwight Grozs 52
David Johnson 45
Cindy Aafedt 43
Michael Evinger 32
Chris Stevens 30

The top 25 vote receivers, listed in bold, were elected.

ALTERNATES
1. Paul Mutch 1221
2. Donna Henderson 1171
3. Jon Wager 1170
4. Rebecca Strege 1161
5. Wayne Papke 1159
6. Lynn Bergman 1153
7. Bridget Ertelt 1150
8. Mikey Hoeven 1103
9. Jack Dalrymple 1090
10. Kaylea Crawford 1090
11. Tom Freier 972
12. Dwight Grotberg 971
13. Mark Owens 953
14. Kevin Cramer 948
15. Clarice Liechty 936
16. Ron Sorvaag 936
17. Darcy Fuchs 927
18. Jon Trandem 927
19. Lawerence Klemin 926
20. Todd Fuchs 926
21. Vicky Steiner 919
22. Tammy Owens 915
23. Janet McCallum 907
24. Perrie Schafer 905
25. Jerod Tufte 904

Bob Hale 323
Brett Narloch 323
Andrea Toman 317
Chuck Walen 292
Michael Coachman 280
Connie Nicolas 273
David Weatherman 265
Chris Stevens 252
Jonathan Casper 249
Scott Louser 176
Sebastian Ertelt 173
David Treleaven 143
Cindy Aafedt 127
Christopher Olson 126
Toby Olin 118
Michael Evinger 108
Dwight Grozs 106
David Johnson 98

Source North Dakota Republican Party: Results of National Delegate/Alternate Elections


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