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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Oklahoma Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 March 2012
District Conventions: Saturday 31 March - Saturday 14 April 2012
State Convention: Friday 11 May - Saturday 12 May 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"96,757  33.80%14  32.56% 
Romney, Willard "Mitt"80,290  28.04%13  30.23%34  79.07%
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"78,684  27.48%13  30.23% 
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"27,573   9.63% 6  13.95%
Perry, James Richard "Rick"1,291   0.45%  
Bachmann, Michele M.954   0.33%  
Huntsman, Jon M., Jr.752   0.26%  
Uncommitted 3   6.98% 
Not Announced  3   6.98%
Total286,301 100.00%43 100.00%43 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated on 25 October 2011.



Tuesday 6 March 2012: 40 of 43 of Oklahoma's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Oklahoma Presidential Primary. [Rule 18(h)]

  • 15 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 5 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates.
    • If one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote or only one candidate receives 15% or more of the vote, that candidate receives 3 delegates.
    • Otherwise, if exactly 2 candidates receive 15% or more of the vote, the candidate receiving the most votes receives 2 delegates and the candidate receiving the second most votes receives 1 delegate.
    • Otherwise, if 3 or more candidates receive 15% or more of the vote, the top 3 vote-getters each receive 1 delegate.
    • (no info on what happens should no candidate receive at least 15% of the vote.)
  • 25 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 15 bonus delegates) are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide primary results.
    • If one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, that candidate receives all the at-large delegates.
    • Otherwise, delegates are proportionally allocated to those candidates receiving more than 15% of the vote. Round fractions to the nearest whole number. (no info on what to do if the rounding results in 1 too many or 1 too few delegates)

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

Delegates are bound until released. "Each delegate ... to the national convention ... shall cast their vote on all ballots for the candidate ... If that candidate is ... no longer a candidate, the votes ... shall be cast for any candidate of their choice." [codified at 26 O.S. 20-104 G.]


Saturday 31 March - Saturday 14 April 2012: District Conventions Convention.

CD 1: Saturday 14 April 2012
CD 2: Saturday 31 March 31, 2012
CD 3: Saturday 14 April 2012
CD 4: Saturday 21 April 2012
CD 5: Saturday 31 March 31, 2012


Friday 11 May - Saturday 12 May 2012: State Convention.


On 2 May 2011, Oklahoma Governor Governor Mary C. Fallin (Republican) signed HB 1614. The bill, by state Representative Gary W. Banz (Republican) and state Senator David Holt (Republican), was first read on 7 February 2011.

HB 1614 moves the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March (6 March 2012). However, if one or more states sharing a boundary with Oklahoma sets a date for a regional primary, the State Election Board is authorized to change the date of the Oklahoma primary to the date of the regional primary, as long as the date is not before the first Tuesday in March. [OK Statutes 26-20-101]

Candidates for President of the United States must file with the State Election Board 5-7 December 2011.

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