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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
West Virginia Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 May 2012
Delegate Selection: Delegate Selection Primary,
Polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary
31 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 9 re: 3 congressional districts / 3 party / 9 bonus
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 27 March 2012.
Find the list of 3 April 2012 delegate candidates from the West Virginia Secretary of State here.
8 May 2012 returns from an official source.
Tuesday 8 May 2012: 28 of West Virginia's 31 delegates to the Republican National Convention are elected in the West Virginia Presidential Primary. Each delegate candidate is individually listed on the ballot along with their presidential preference. The candidates receiving the most votes in each contest is elected.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the West Virginia's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
9 May 2012 update from The Journal: Maloney wows Young Republicans. Bill Maloney, elected as an At-Large delegate on 8 May, said "... he knew who he would vote for in November - Mitt Romney...". Per this article we are listing Mr. Maloney as a Romney delegate in our soft count. He remains "Uncommitted" in our hard count. This changes our soft count from Romney: 21, Santorum: 2, Uncommitted: 5 to Romney: 22, Santorum: 2, Uncommitted: 4. Thanks to Andrew Curtis for the link.
Delegate Candidates. All candidates and "uncommitted", except Santorum, have a sufficient number of delegate candidates for each contest. Santorum is running only 5 delegate candidates out of a possible 28.
12 July 2011: "Earlier Voice Wanted In West Virgina - GOP chairman says convention would draw more attention" from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register.
23 July 2011: The West Virginia Republican Executive Committee voted 77-25 then voted unanimously to allocated their 2012 National Convention delegates by a primary rather than convention. Hence, the state's 2012 delegate selection process would work more like the 2004 process (the delegates were elected in a May primary by direct election) than the 2008 process (at-large delegates were elected in a February winner-take-most caucus and district delegates elected in a May primary using a winner-take-all by district). References: Charleston Daily Mail, Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, Frontloading HQ, and Robin Holstein (Twitter).
23 July 2011: "GOP County Leaders to Consider Convention Proposal" from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register.
On 23 July 2011 the West Virginia Republicans decided to select their National Convention delegates by primary.
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Constitution of West Virginia|
|• West Virginia Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• West Virginia Legislature|
|• West Virginia Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bluefield Daily Telegraph|
|• Braxton Citizens' News - Sutton|
|• Charleston Daily Mail|
|• Charleston Gazette-Mail|
|• Charleston Newspapers|
|• Clarksburg Exponent Telegram|
|• Hampshire Review - Romney|
|• Keyser Mineral Daily News-Tribune|
|• Mountain Messenger - Lewisburg|
|• Politics1.com - West Virginia|
|• The Dominion Post - Morgantown|
|• The Herald-Dispatch - Huntington|
|• The Inter-Mountain - Elkins|
|• The Lincoln Journal - Hamlin|
|• The Morgan Messenger - Berkeley Springs|
|• The Parkersburg News & Sentinel|
|• The Register Herald - Beckley|
|• The State Journal - Charleston|
|• The Times - Fairmont|
|• The Wayne County News|
|• The Weston Democrat|
|• WBOY TV - NBC - Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown|
|• WDTV TV - CBS - Bridgeport|
|• West Virginia Metro News - Charleston|
|• WSAZ TV - NBC - Charleston, Huntington|
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