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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
District Caucuses: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Primary: Saturday 5 March 2016
State Convention: Saturday 12 March 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.18  39.13%31  67.39%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"18  39.13%15  32.61%
Rubio, Marco A.5  10.87% 
Uncommitted5  10.87% 
Total46 100.00%46 100.00%

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Source: Call for the 2016 Louisiana Republican Convention.

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


14 March 2016: Louisiana Republicans Elect National Convention Delegates from the Republican Party of Louisiana.
Returns from the Louisiana Department of State.
Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


25 March 2016: Cruz could gain 10 more delegates from Louisiana: report from The Hill.
28 March 2016: Trump campaign to contest Louisiana delegates allocation from FoxNews.
28 March 2016: Trump threatens suit as Cruz picks up extra Louisiana delegates, gears up for contested convention from Dallas News.
28 March 2016: Trump threatens lawsuit over lost Louisiana delegates from FoxNews.

6 May 2016: Trump Gains Seven More Delegates From Louisiana After Rubio Delegates Finally Switch from The Hay Ride and 7 May 2016: Region/StateNews from Newsday. "... 5 delegates, which were originally pledged to ... Rubio ... and 2 uncommitted delegates .. all switched ... [to] Trump .... We have updated our soft count from Trump 18, Cruz 5, Rubio 5, Uncommitted 5 to Trump 25, Cruz 5, Rubio 0, Uncommitted 3.


For a list of Presidential candidates from the Louisiana Department of State: Click here. Select 'Presidential Nominee, Democratic Party" and "Presidential Nominee, Republican Party" then "View Candidate".


   

Tuesday 1 March 2016: District Caucuses convene to nominate candidates for National Convention District delegates. The delegates will be elected at the State Convention.

 

Saturday 5 March 2016: Louisiana Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p CST (1200-0200 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 28 March 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.124,85441.45%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz113,96837.83%
Marco A. Rubio33,81311.22%
John Richard Kasich19,3596.43%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.4,5441.51%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush2,1450.71%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul6700.22%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee6450.21%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie4010.13%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina2430.08%
Timothy "Tim" Cook2190.07%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum1800.06%
Lindsey Olin Graham1520.05%
Peter Messina480.02%
Total301,241100.00%
 

Saturday 5 March 2016: All 46 of Louisiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary. [Delegate Selection Rules Resolution 2015-10. RULES FOR CONVENING OF THE STATE CONVENTION TO ELECT DELEGATES TO THE 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.]

    • 18 District delegates, 3 from each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts, are proportionally allocated to Presidential contenders according to the primary vote in each Congressional District. In each Congressional District, multiply the candidate's vote by 3 and divide by the total vote and round to the nearest whole number. If a more than 3 delegates are allocated, subtract a delegate from the candidate that is closest to, but equal or greater than, a 0.5 remainder prior to rounding. If fewer than 3 delegates are allocated, add a delegate to the candidate that is closest to, but less than, a 0.5 remainder prior to rounding [Rule 3. (d)].
    • 28 (10 base at-large delegates plus 15 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC) statewide delegates are proportionally allocated to those Presidential contenders who receive 20% or more of the total statewide vote (as rounded by the Executive Committee). The allocation is in proportion to the total statewide vote NOT the total vote of those candidates receiving 20% or more of statewide vote. The remaining delegates are unbound. The rule says "Presidential candidates receiving more than 20% of the statewide vote ... will be allocated the same proportion, rounded by the Executive Committee ...." [Rule 4. (c)].

Primary
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 16 June 2016.

ContestTrumpCruzRubioUncommitted
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD171,22771,227331,57144.324%122,87832.120%18,84412.417%1   
CD219,45119,45138,50543.725%15,57028.636%12,88714.842%1   
CD350,09050,090321,04242.008%119,42438.778%15,61711.214%1   
CD451,39451,394319,67838.289%122,48943.758%24,8659.466%    
CD548,71148,711320,53942.165%119,04339.094%14,7549.760%1   
CD660,36560,365323,52038.963%124,56440.692%16,84611.341%1   
Statewide301,238301,23828124,85541.447%12113,96837.833%1133,81311.225%   5
Total
Delegates
  46  18  18  5  5

CD1
Trump: 3 delegates × 31,571 ÷ 71,227 = 1.330 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.330.
Cruz: 3 delegates × 22,878 ÷ 71,227 = 0.964 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: -0.036.
Rubio, nearest to the rounding threshold (0.372 delegate), gains a delegate.
CD2
Trump: 3 delegates × 8,505 ÷ 19,451 = 1.312 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.312.
Cruz: 3 delegates × 5,570 ÷ 19,451 = 0.859 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: -0.141.
Rubio, nearest to the rounding threshold (0.445 delegate), gains a delegate.
CD3
Trump: 3 delegates × 21,042 ÷ 50,090 = 1.260 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.260.
Cruz: 3 delegates × 19,424 ÷ 50,090 = 1.163 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.163.
Rubio, nearest to the rounding threshold (0.336 delegate), gains a delegate.
CD4
Cruz: 3 delegates × 22,489 ÷ 51,394 = 1.313 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.313.
Trump: 3 delegates × 19,678 ÷ 51,394 = 1.149 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.149.
Cruz, nearest to the rounding threshold (0.313 delegate), gains a delegate.
CD5
Trump: 3 delegates × 20,539 ÷ 48,711 = 1.265 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.265.
Cruz: 3 delegates × 19,043 ÷ 48,711 = 1.173 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.173.
Rubio, nearest to the rounding threshold (0.293 delegate), gains a delegate.
CD6
Cruz: 3 delegates × 24,564 ÷ 60,365 = 1.221 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.221.
Trump: 3 delegates × 23,520 ÷ 60,365 = 1.169 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.169.
Rubio, nearest to the rounding threshold (0.340 delegate), gains a delegate.
Statewide: The 20% threshold resulted in 5 unbound delegates.

Per the Louisiana Republican Party:
CD 1: Trump 1, Cruz 1, Rubio 1
CD 2: Trump 1, Cruz 1, Rubio 1
CD 3: Trump 1, Cruz 1, Rubio 1
CD 4: Trump 1, Cruz 2
CD 5: Trump 1, Cruz 1, Rubio 1
CD 6: Trump 1, Cruz 1, Rubio 1
Statewide: Trump 12, Cruz 11, Uncommitted 5.
Total: Trump 18, Cruz 18, Rubio 5, Uncommitted 5.

Delegates to the National Convention ... are bound ... on the first ballot only .... If a presidential candidate ends or suspends his/her candidacy, the designated delegates are no longer bound. [Rule 4. (f)].

 

Saturday 12 March 2016: The State Convention convenes in Baton Rouge to elect delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the primary.

  • 18 National Convention district delegates-- 3 from each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts are elected in the Congressional District meetings at the State Convention.
  • 25 National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the convention as a whole.
  • The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Louisiana's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position [Rule 4. (e]).
 

 

On 19 June 2014, HB 431 was signed by Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal. The bill moves the 2016 Presidential Primary from 3rd Saturday after the 1st Tuesday in March (19 March 2016) to the 1st Saturday in March (5 March 2016).

 

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 Daily Iberian - New Iberia
  The Daily Review - Morgan City
  The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
  The Hayride
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  The Opelousas Daily World
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