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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.36  72.00%36  72.00%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"13  26.00%13  26.00%
Rubio, Marco A.1   2.00%1   2.00%
Total50 100.00%50 100.00%

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Source: 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Resolution.

Source: 2016 RNC Delegate Information Sheet.

Source: The Official Guide to the 2016 Republican Nominating Process.


2016 Qualified Alabama Republican Candidates.

2016 Election Information from the Alabama Secretary of State.


Results from
2016 Primary Results from the Alabama Secretary of State.
New York Times (Presidential)
AP (Presidential and state).


   

Primary elections for the purpose of determining the preferred candidates for President of the United States shall be held the first Tuesday in March each year in which a President is to be elected beginning in the year 2016. [§17-13-100a] [2016 Presidential Preference Primary Resolution. 2.]

This is an open primary. Voters may request a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Alabama Primary. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Alabama Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Friday 11 March 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.373,72143.42%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz181,47921.09%
Marco A. Rubio160,60618.66%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.88,09410.24%
John Richard Kasich38,1194.43%
Uncommitted7,9530.92%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush3,9740.46%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee2,5390.30%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul1,8950.22%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie8580.10%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum6170.07%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina5440.06%
Lindsey Olin Graham2530.03%
Total860,652100.00%
 

Tuesday 1 March 2016: All 50 of Alabama's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Alabama Presidential Primary.

  • 21 district delegates are allocated to presidential contenders, "winner-take-most", based on the results of the primary in each congressional district. Each of the 7 congressional districts is assigned 3 National Convention delegates.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%) or if only one candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and more than 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, the candidate with the most votes is allocated 2 delegates and the candidate with the next highest number of votes is allocated 1 delegate.
    • If no candidate receives 20% of the vote, the 3 district delegates are proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders. See the rounding rules below.
  • 29 (10 at-large, 16 bonus, 3 RNC) at-large delegates are allocated to presidential contenders, "winner-take-most", based on the statewide results of the primary.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%) or if only one candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, that candidate is allocated all of the 29 at-large delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and more than 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, the 29 at-large delegates are to be proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders to those candidates receiving 20% or more the vote. See the rounding rules below.
    • If no candidate receives 20% of the vote, the 29 at-large delegates are proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders. See the rounding rules below.
  • Proportional allocation rounding: Round the delegate allocations to the nearest whole number. If the rounding allocates too few delegates, the candidate with the most votes receives the remaining delegate(s). If the rounding allocates too many delegates, the candidate who qualified for delegates receiving the fewest votes looses as many delegates as necessary.

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

Primary
Source: Results from the Alabama Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 25 April 2016.

ContestTrumpCruzRubio
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD1127,742127,742359,35546.465%324,69619.333% 24,09418.861% 
CD2107,491107,491349,06845.648%222,25020.699%115,67614.584% 
CD3116,757116,757351,82744.389%224,85621.289%119,11816.374% 
CD4142,617142,617369,66448.847%327,79219.487% 23,24616.300% 
CD5138,675138,675356,11440.464%227,70019.975% 30,51322.003%1
CD6164,946164,946361,17737.089%240,79024.729%136,33122.026% 
CD743,83643,836318,90743.131%210,13123.111%17,94618.127% 
At-Large842,064544,32729366,11267.260%20178,21532.740%9156,924  
Total
Delegates
  50  36  13  1
 

Delegate election.

Delegates must file a Declaration of Candidacy on or before 6 November 2015. Delegate candidates may run in either the CD where he/she votes or for the statewide (at-large) positions, but not both. Delegates bind themselves to Presidential contenders on the Declaration.

There are 47 National Convention delegate "place numbers" on the primary ballot-- 3 for each of the 7 Congressional districts and 26 statewide. Delegates run for each "place number". A delegate's name and "place number" appears on the ballot below the Presidential candidate's name unless the delegate is unopposed for that "place number". If there is more than one candidate for a place number, the delegate receiving the most votes for that "place number" is elected. Should candidate withdraw, delegates for that candidate may either withdraw or become uncommitted.

Voters cast ballots for no more than one Presidential candidate and that candidates delegates. The voter cannot vote for one Presidential candidate and the delegates for another.

National Convention District Alternate delegates are elected by the Congressional District Committee. Statewide alternates are elected by the Republican Executive Committee.

No person named as a delegate or alternate delegate pledged to a person as the Republican nominee for President of the United States shall cast a contrary vote at such convention unless first released by (a) public statement or in writing by such presidential candidate or (b) two-thirds vote of all members of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention similarly pledged; and the vote of any person who attempts to violate the provisions hereof shall not be allowed, but such vote may instead be cast for the person to whom such delegate or alternate delegate is pledged either by the Chairman of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention or by the Secretary of such Convention.

 

 

SB 240, introduced by state Senator Quinton Ross (Democratic) on 17 March 2015, would in Presidential election years, move the partisan and Presidential primaries, from the 2nd Tuesday in March to the 1st Tuesday in March. The bill was signed by Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) on 27 May 2015.

 

Notes

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.
 

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Alabama Secretary of State
  AlabamaVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alabama Legislature
Republican
  Alabama Republican Party
Media & others
  al.com - Everything Alabama
  Alabama Political Reporter
  Andalusia Star News
  Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper
  Hartselle Enquirer
  Montgomery Advertiser
  Politics1.com - Alabama
  The Cullman Times
  The Daily Home - Talladega
  The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro
  The Decatur Daily
  The Demopolis Times
  The Dothan Eagle
  The Gadsden Times
  The Messinger - Troy
  The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika
  The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin
  The Star - Anniston
  The Times-Journal - Fort Payne
  The Valley Times-News - Lanett
  Times Daily - Florence
  Tuscaloosa News
  WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville
  WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville
  WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery
  WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)
  WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham
  WHNT TV - Huntsville
  WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery
  WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)
  WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery
  Yellowhammer - Montgomery

 


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