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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Non-binding straw poll: Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012
Last Possible Day for Precinct Caucuses: Wednesday 29 February 2012
County Conventions: Tuesday 6 March - Saturday 10 March 2012
Convention: Thursday 12 April - Saturday 14 April 2012
Republicans
CandidatePopular
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Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Willard "Mitt"822  38.99%22  75.86%28  96.55%
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"673  31.93%2   6.90% 
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"439  20.83%1   3.45%1   3.45%
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"165   7.83%  
Others9   0.43%  
Uncommitted 4  13.79% 
(available)   
Total2,108 100.00%29 100.00%29 100.00%

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Unpledged delegate preferences as of
13 March 2012: Romney 1.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List


The delegate selection processes herein was updated 11 February 2012.

29 August 2011: Reference: Wyoming Capitol Journal.

Partial Straw Poll results. Thanks to Andrew Watiker for the link.

14 April 2012 Mead Gruver: Wyo. GOP gives all 14 remaining delegates to Romney.


   

Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012: A non-binding straw poll is held 10 to 25 days before the County Conventions. See http://wygop.org/calendar-of-events/.

11 February: Crook County
15-16 February: Fremont County
16 February Sublette County
18 February: Albany, Campbell, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln County, Sheridan, Weston Counties
20 February: Carbon, Converse Counties
21 February: Big Horn, Converse, Fremont, Uinta, Washakie Counties
22 February: Converse, Fremont Counties
23 February: Converse, Hot Springs, Natrona, Teton, Uinta Counties
25 February: Johnson County
28 February: Converse, Park, Platt Counties
29 February: Sweetwater County

Since Wyoming neither elects nor binds delegates until Tuesday 6 March 2012, the Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012 non-binding straw polls do not violate the party's timing rules.

"No primary, caucus, or convention to elect, select, allocate, or bind delegates to the national convention shall occur prior to the first Tuesday in March in the year in which a national convention is held. Except Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada may begin their processes at any time on or after February 1 in the year in which a national convention is held ..." [Rules of the Republican Party. Rule 15(b)(1)]
 

Wednesday 29 February 2012: Last Possible Day for Precinct Caucuses.

Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012
Non-binding Straw Poll
County GingrichOtherPaulRomneySantorumTotal
Albany5018252371
Big Horn00228815125
Campbell7032213898
Carbon20261323
Converse8025174292
Crook511282046
Fremont240254655150
Goshen103162196146
Hot Springs4084925
Johnson2021131450
Laramie60335566160
Lincoln0316756100
Natrona211316373189
Niobrara8093020
Park190266149155
Platte70783759
Sheridan2024171861
Sublette6086640120
Sweetwater6034291281
Teton516361664
Uinta504211312172
Washakie5012401471
Weston80107530
Totals16594398226732108
Percentage 7.83% 0.43%20.83%38.99%31.93%100.00%
CountyGingrichOtherPaulRomneySantorumTotal

 

Here's how we estimate the delegate count on 29 February 2012: (Note that zero national convention delegates are allocated during the Precinct Caucuses - national convention delegates are first elected in March.)

We will allocate the state's unbound 26 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the popular vote for those candidates receiving 5% or more of the vote. This is a very rough estimate and will change by the time the state convention meets.

Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012
Non-binding Straw Poll
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Statewide2,1082,0992682239.162%1067332.063%843920.915%61657.861%29  
Delegates  26  10  8  6  2   
 

Tuesday 6 March - Saturday 10 March 2012: The County Conventions meet over several days to choose 12 of 29 of Wyoming's delegates to the Republican National Convention. Approximately 980 (?) County precinct committeemen and women, who were elected in Wyoming's 17 August 2010 (biennial) primary election, are eligible to vote for the National Convention Delegates and Alternates at the County Conventions.

Meeting dates:
Tuesday 6 March: Big Horn, Laramie, Natrona, Teton, Washakie, Weston.
Wednesday 7 March: Niobrara.
Thursday 8 March: Albany.
Saturday 10 March: Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Lincoln, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta.

  • Wyoming has 23 counties that are grouped into 12 Delegate-Districts. In each Delegate-District, except Laramie, counties are paired: one county selects a delegate while the other selects an alternate. The counties swap positions after each Presidential election.
    • Laramie, the county that cast the most votes of any county for the Republican candidate for Congress in the general election immediately preceding the National Convention selects both a Delegate and an Alternate. Laramie County cast the most votes of any county, 19,649 of out 131,661, for Congressman Cynthia Marie Lummis in the 2010 midterm election.
  • The arrangement for 2012 Delegate / Alternate Districts are:
    1. Natrona / Albany
    2. Carbon / Sweetwater
    3. Lincoln / Uinta
    4. Sublette Platte / Teton
    5. Park / Fremont
    6. Washakie / Hot Springs
    7. Big Horn / Sheridan Platte
    8. Johnson / Campbell
    9. Weston / Crook
    10. Niobrara / Converse
    11. Platte / Goshen
    12. Laramie selects both a delegate and an alternate.

There is no formal system applied in the County Convention to relate the presidential preference of the Convention participants to the choice of either the county's delegates to the State Convention or the delegate(s) to the National Convention the County Convention is helping to choose. The participants at each County Convention alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choices and, if so, how it is to be applied. All delegates are officially unbound.

  • State Party by-laws require that, before the County convention votes are taken, each would-be delegate or alternate must inform the convention of which presidential candidate, if any, they would cast their vote for at the national convention unless released from that pledge by the Presidential candidate.

Tuesday 6 March results
Big Horn: Elected-- Romney (delegate).
Laramie: Romney-91, Santorum-89. Elected-- Romney (delegate).
Laramie: Romney-79, Santorum-72. Elected-- Romney (alternate).
Natrona: Elected-- Romney (delegate).
Teton: Elected-- undeclared (alternate).
Washakie: Elected-- Romney (delegate).
Weston: Elected-- Paul (delegate).

Wednesday 7 March results
Niobrara (22 participants): Elected-- undeclared (delegate).

Thursday 8 March results
Albany: Elected-- Santorum (alternate).

Saturday 10 March results
Carbon: Elected-- Santorum (delegate)
Converse: unbound (alternate)
Fremont: Romney-78. Elected-- Romney (alternate)
Goshen: Santorum-50, Abstentions-13. Elected-- Santorum (delegate)
Johnson: Romney-13, Undeclared-11. Elected-- Romney (delegate).
Lincoln: Romney-33, Paul-12. Elected-- Romney (delegate)
Park: Santorum-29, Romney-27 On 19 March 2012, the Park County Republican Party Executive Committee in an unanimous decision determined that the Romney delegate won the caucus. Elected-- Romney (delegate). 13 March 2012 media article from Powell Tribune: Park County GOP delegate in doubt. 19 March 2012 media article from trib.com: Romney wins Wyoming county caucus delegate vote.
Platte: Santorum-43, Undeclared-11. Elected-- Santorum (delegate).
Sheridan: Romney-39, Paul-21.Elected-- Romney (alternate).
Sublette: Romney-18, Santorum-12, Uncommitted-9. Elected-- Romney (delegate)
Sweetwater: Elected-- Paul (alternate)

Tuesday 6 March - Saturday 10 March April 2012 County Conventions
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Statewide  12  1  8  2  1
Delegates  12  1  8  2  1
 

Thursday 12 April - Saturday 14 April 2012: The Wyoming State Republican Convention convenes in Cheyenne. The State Convention chooses the remaining 17 of Wyoming's delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Again, there is no formal system of allocating Wyoming's National Convention delegates to presidential contenders. The delegates to the State Convention alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor and, if so, how it is to be applied to the choosing of the National Convention delegates.

  • 14 at large delegates chosen on 14 April.
  • 3 delegates are party leaders: the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Wyoming's Republican Party. These individuals will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
  • State Party by-laws require that, before the State convention votes are taken, each would-be delegate or alternate (except the 3 Party Leader delegates) must inform the convention of which presidential candidate, if any, they would cast their vote for at the national convention unless released from that pledge by the Presidential candidate.
Saturday 14 April 2012 State Convention
ContestRomney
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Statewide  14  14
Delegates  14  14

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