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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Puerto Rico Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Sunday 18 March 2012
Delegate Selection: If winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 8:00a AST (1200 UTC) to 4:00p AST (2000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
23 total delegates - 20 base at-large / 3 party
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
18 March 2012 information. Thanks to Manuel Alvarez-Rivera for submitting these.
The delegate selection processes was updated 22 February 2012.
Reference from Caribbean Business 19 January 2012: GOPs primary in PR taking shape. Submitted by Carlos J Muņiz.
Reference from Caribbean Business 20 February 2012: Ballot set for Puerto Rico's Republican primary. Submitted by Carlos J. Muņiz.
Article from nhpr 29 February 2012: As GOP Races On, Puerto Rico Could Be Battleground
Sunday 18 March 2012: Territorial Primary
20 of 23 of Puerto Rico's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to the presidential contenders based on the island-wide vote.
Delegates are directly elected on the primary ballot and are bound for the 1st ballot at the national convention. Voters may vote for as many as 20 delegates and can split their delegate candidate vote between candidates.[Article 8.021]
Gingrich has 20 delegate candidates; Karger 0; Paul 19; Roemer 0; Romney 20, and Santorum 0. In addition, there are 20 places for write-in delegate candidates.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Puerto Rico's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
Romney having won more than 50% of the island's votes, receives all 20 delegates.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico|
|• Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico|
|• Gobierno de Puerto Rico|
|• Puerto Rico Electoral Code (in Spanish) (doc format)|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
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|• El Nuevo Día - Política|
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|• Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)|
|• Elections in Puerto Rico (English)|
|• Politics1.com - Puerto Rico|
|• Primera Hora|
|• Puerto Rico Herald|
|• Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico|
|• U.S. Council for Puerto Rican Statehood|
|• WAPA AM - San Juan|
|• WAPA TV - San Juan|
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