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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Presidential Caucuses: Saturday 5 March 2016
County Meetings: Sunday 6 March - Thursday 31 March 2016
District Conventions: Friday 1 April - Tuesday 17 May 2016
State Convention: Wednesday 18 May 2016 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.17  36.96%17  36.96%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"15  32.61%15  32.61%
Kasich, John Richard7  15.22%7  15.22%
Rubio, Marco A.7  15.22%7  15.22%
Total46 100.00%46 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Kentucky Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Kentucky State and Local Government

 
 

Source: 2016 Republican Presidential Caucus.

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


Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


   

Saturday 5 March 2016: Kentucky Presidential Caucuses. Polling hours 10:00a-4:00p EST (1500-2100 UTC) / 10:00a-4:00p CST (1600-2200 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Presidential Caucuses
Source: Republican Party of Kentucky.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 4 August 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.82,49335.92%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz72,50331.57%
Marco A. Rubio37,57916.36%
John Richard Kasich33,13414.43%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.1,9510.85%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul8720.38%
Uncommitted4960.22%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush3050.13%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee1740.08%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina650.03%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie640.03%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum310.01%
Total229,667100.00%
 

Saturday 5 March 2016: All 46 of Kentucky's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky Presidential Caucuses.

  • 46 delegates to the National Convention are to be allocated proportionally among those candidates receiving 5% or more of the statewide caucus vote.
    • The proportional delegate allocation shall be rounded to the nearest whole delegate. In the event that a delegate is unallocated due to mathematical rounding, the unallocated delegate vote shall be cast in favor of the candidate closest to the rounding threshold. In the event that delegates are over-allocated due to mathematical rounding, the over-allocated delegate shall be removed from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold. [Official Rules of the Republican Party of Kentucky 9.09(a)]

Presidential Caucuses
Source: Republican Party of Kentucky.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 4 August 2016.

ContestTrumpCruzRubioKasich
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide229,667225,7094682,49336.548%1772,50332.122%1537,57916.649%733,13414.680%7
Total
Delegates
  46  17  15  7  7

Trump: 46 delegates × 82,493 ÷ 225,709 = 16.812 delegates. Round to 17.
Cruz: 46 delegates × 72,503 ÷ 225,709 = 14.776 delegates. Round to 15.
Rubio: 46 delegates × 37,579 ÷ 225,709 = 7.659 delegates. Round to 8.
Kasich: 46 delegates × 33,134 ÷ 225,709 = 6.753 delegates. Round to 7.
Rubio, furthest from the rounding threshold (0.341), looses a delegate.

Delegates to the national convention are bound for the first ballot. If a candidate dies or withdraws, any delegates bound to that candidate become uncommitted. "Withdrawal shall mean notice in writing by the candidate to the chairman of the Kentucky delegation prior to the first ballot." [KRS 118.641(2)]

 

Sunday 6 March - Thursday 31 March 2016: Kentucky County Meetings. The County Meetings elect delegates to the District and State Conventions.

 

Friday 1 April - Tuesday 17 May 2016: Congressional District Conventions. 3 National Convention District Delegates are elected, according to the results of the Presidential Caucuses, in each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts.

 

Before Wednesday 18 May 2016 (presumably): State Convention. The 25 At-Large National Convention Delegates are according to the results of the Presidential Caucuses.

The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Kentucky's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.

 

 

On 9 February 2015, Senator Rand Paul (Republican, Kentucky) asked the Republican Party of Kentucky to hold a Presidential Caucus prior to the May partisan and Presidential primary election. Kentucky does not allow a candidate to appear on the ballot twice and Senator Paul may want to run for President and for re-election in the May primary.

Name of candidate to appear on ballot but once ... No candidate's name shall appear on any voting machine or absentee ballot more than once, except that a candidate's name may appear twice if he is a candidate for a primary or a regular election and also a candidate to fill a vacancy in the same office required .... [Kentucky Revised Statutes 118.405]

7 March 2015: The Republican Party of Kentucky Executive Committee voted unanimously by voice vote to nominate their national convention delegates by Presidential Caucus in 2016. Changing to a caucus would let Rand Paul run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in the Primary and President in the caucus. Such caucuses would be held in March.

... In the year in which the President of the United States shall be elected, all precincts shall hold elections for Party office not earlier than March 1 and not later than March 31. ... [OFFICIAL RULES OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF KENTUCKY ... SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 - 5.03 (a)]

The State Central Committee will meet on 22 August 2015 to formally vote on the proposal.


22 August 2015: The Republican Central Committee votes 111 to 36, to nominate the state's delegates by Caucus in 2016. Rand Paul must provide $250K funding for the caucus in 3 weeks. The change allows Senator Rand Paul (R) to run for President while seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate. Kentucky law forbids a candidate from running for 2 offices in the primary.

 

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.
 

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  The Paducah Sun - Paducah
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