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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Meetings: April 2012 (tentative)
County Conventions: Saturday 12 May - Saturday 19 May 2012
Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2012
State Republican Convention: Saturday 9 June 2012
Republicans
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Willard "Mitt"65,475  73.19%20  86.96%23 100.00%
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"9,446  10.56%  
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"9,284  10.38%  
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"5,255   5.87%  
(available) 3  13.04% 
Total89,460 100.00%23 100.00%23 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates associated therewith was updated on 6 December 2011.

UNIFORM STATE RULES OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF NEW MEXICO - December 16, 2010

5 June 2012 primary returns from an official source.


   

April 2012 (tentative): Republican Party Ward/Precinct Caucuses meet to choose the precinct's delegates to the County Convention. [Uniform State Rules of the Republican Party of New Mexico, Article 4-2-1(A)]

  • There is no formal system applied in the Precinct Caucuses to relate the presidential preference of the Caucus participants to the choice of the precinct's delegates to the County Convention. The participants at each Precinct Caucus alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choice and, if so, how it is to be applied.
 

Saturday 12 May - Saturday 19 May 2012: County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the State Convention. [Article 3-2-1(A)].

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

Tuesday 5 June 2012: 20 of 23 of New Mexico's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Mexico Presidential Primary.

  • 20 National Convention delegates are to be bound proportionally to presidential contenders who receive 15% or more of the primary vote statewide. [New Mexico Statutes 1-15A-9(c)(1)]
Tuesday 5 June 2012 Primary
Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
Statewide  20
Delegates  20
 

Saturday 9 June 2012: The New Mexico State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention elects 20 delegates from New Mexico to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the primary. Voting is by secret ballot. [Rules Article 2-2-1(A)(2) and 2-2-10(D)(4)]

  • The State Convention delegates gather by Congressional Districts to elect 9 National Convention District delegates, 3 from each of New Mexico's 3 Congressional Districts.
  • The State Convention meets as a whole to elect the 11 National Convention At-Large delegates.

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

National Convention Delegates are bound for the 1st ballot unless released by the candidate. "The provisions of this section ... apply only to the first nominating ballot cast ... delegations may be released prior to the first ballot ... upon death of the candidate or upon his written unconditional release of such votes allotted to him ..." [New Mexico Statutes 1-15A-9(d)]


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  Election 2012 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
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Rule Making and Process
  30 December 2009 - Democratic Change Commission's Recommendations for the 2012 Presidential Nominating Process  
  20 August 2010 - Democratic National Committee approves 2012 Call To Convention and Delegate Selection Rules  
  6 August 2010 - Republican Temporary Delegate Selection Committee's Recommendations for the 2012 Presidential Nominating Process  
 
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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
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