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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Virgin Islands Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Territorial Caucus: Saturday 10 March 2012
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
Voter Participation: Party members
9 total delegates - 6 base at-large / 3 party
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 26 September 2011 per the Rules of the Virgin Islands Republican Caucus.
Participation in the caucus shall be limited to persons domiciled in and registered to vote in the United States Virgin Islands and being officially registered in the Republican Party... [Rules of the Virgin Islands Republican Caucus - Rule 3.] ... electors ... shall be allowed to cast an Absentee ... Ballot... [Rule 7.c.]
Saturday 10 March 2012: Territorial Caucuses meet from noon to 6pm Atlantic Standard Time on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John as a Convention to choose 6 delegates to the Republican National Convention. [Rule 2]
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Virgin Islands's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position.
[Delegate] Candidates that declare as being pledged shall ... have promised, if elected, to vote for such declared candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States on the first ballot of the Republican National Convention. Delegate Candidates who have so declared, but whose declared candidate for the Republican nomination has withdrawn his or her candidacy prior to the Caucus Date shall be deemed uncommitted. [Rule 6].
RULES, POLICES, AND PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, Amended June 1, 2002, Article XIII Sec.1. states "The method of selecting delegates to the Republican National Convention shall be determined by the Territorial Committee."
Results from a party source.
Delegates (as voted, the hard count- Romney 3, Uncommitted 2, Paul 1)
Thanks to Jinsky Jean-Pois for sending us a link to the results.
10 March 2012: Virgin Islands Republican Party Chairman Herb Schoenbaum stated the that Romney won 6 delegates, Paul 1, uncommitted 2 in today's voting. After the vote tally, 1 uncommitted delegate switched to Romney. All 3 RNC delegates support Romney. The final count is Romney 7, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1.
On 26 March 2012, Matt Tanner pointed out that our "hard count" should be uncommitted 5 (2 as voted, 3 RNC delegates), Romney 3 (as voted), Paul 1 (as voted) rather than the Uncommitted 4, Romney 4, Paul 1 as we had originally posted. Our numbers have been updated accordingly.
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