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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Municipal Caucuses: Saturday 5 March 2016
District Caucuses / State Convention: Thursday 21 April - Saturday 23 April 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"12  52.17%12  52.17%
Trump, Donald John, Sr.9  39.13%9  39.13%
Kasich, John Richard2   8.70%2   8.70%
Total23 100.00%23 100.00%

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Source: Maine Republican Party / 2016 Presidential Caucus

Source: Maine Republican Party / 2016 Presidential Nominating Caucus Sites.

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

29 February 2016: Governor Christopher James "Chris" Christie, Senator Lindsey Olin, and Senator Richard John "Rick" Santorum have requested that their names be removed from the ballot.


Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


   

Saturday 5 March 2016: Maine Municipal Caucuses. Polling hours 9:00a-7:00p EST (1400-0000 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Municipal Caucuses
Source: Maine Republican Party.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 6 March 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz8,55045.90%
Donald John Trump, Sr.6,07032.59%
John Richard Kasich2,27012.19%
Marco A. Rubio1,4928.01%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.1320.71%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul550.30%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush310.17%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina170.09%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee100.05%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie  
Richard John "Rick" Santorum  
Total18,627100.00%
 

Saturday 5 March 2016: All 23 of Maine's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Maine Municipal Caucuses.

  • Statewide caucus results will determine the number of delegates each candidate receives to the national convention. If any one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, they will win all of Maine's delegates.
  • Otherwise, delegates will be allocated to candidates who receive 10% of the vote; if no candidate receives at least 10% of the vote, this threshold is reduced to 5% of the vote.
  • (the rules have two contradictory sections - this rule was used) Starting with the candidate who received the most votes, the percentage is multiplied by the total number of delegates and rounded up to the next whole number. Repeat the process for each remaining candidate in descending order until all delegates are allocated.
  • (the rules have two contradictory sections) Multiply the candidate's percentage by the total number of votes and round to the nearest whole number. In the event a delegate is unallocated due to rounding, the unallocated delegate goes to the candidate closest to the rounding threshold. If too many delegates are allocated, the over allocated delegates are removed from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold.

Each Precinct Caucus also chooses the precinct's delegates to the District Caucuses and State Convention.

Municipal Caucuses
Source: Maine Republican Party.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 6 March 2016.

ContestCruzTrumpKasich
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide18,62716,890238,55050.622%126,07035.938%92,27013.440%2
Total
Delegates
  23  12  9  2

Statewide delegate computational details:
Cruz: 50.622% of 23 delegates = 11.643 round up to 12. Carry forward: 11.
Trump: 35.938% of 23 delegates = 8.266 round up to 9. Carry forward: 2.
Kasich: 13.440% of 23 delegates = 3.091 round up to 4 limit to 2. Carry forward: 0.

If a Presidential candidate withdraws, the delegates bound to that candidate become unbound.

 

Thursday 21 April - Saturday 23 April 2016: District Caucuses and State Convention in Bangor. The National Convention delegates are elected, according to the results of the Presidential Primary, during the 2nd day of the State Convention.

  • 6 district delegates are elected by caucus participants-- 3 from each of Maine's 2 Congressional districts.
  • 14 delegates are elected by the Maine State Convention as a whole.
  • 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Maine's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
 

 

Maine state Representative Deane Rykerson (Democratic) sponsored LD 1422 circa 23 April 2013. The bill sets the date of Maine's Presidential primary to be no earlier than 1 January and at either a date determined by the political parties, 1 week after the New Hampshire primary, or the first Tuesday in March.
The bill received a vote of no confidence from the Joint Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs on 13 May 2013.

Details of the bill:

  • A presidential primary election ... may not be held earlier than January 1st.
  • Whenever ... a party ... has voted to conduct a presidential primary ... the State shall hold a presidential primary election .... The party shall deliver ... notification of the chosen date by December 1st of the year prior to the presidential election year.... If ... more than one party and those parties agree by November 1st of the year prior to the presidential election year to one date, the State shall hold the presidential primary election on that agreed-upon date.
  • If a party does not choose a date ... or there is no agreement on a date ... the State shall hold the presidential primary ... on the first Tuesday after the presidential primary election in New Hampshire, unless that primary occurs in the preceding calendar year, in which case the election must be held on the first Tuesday in March.

March 5 Nominating Caucus will ensure Maine Republicans have strong voice in choosing next President of the United States

AUGUSTA – The Maine Republican Party is pleased to announce that it has approved changes to how Republican voters in Maine will nominate the next President of the United States.

Designed to give Maine Republicans a stronger voice in the Presidential race, and increase participation in the political process, the Maine GOP will conduct a one-day Presidential Nominating Caucus at sites around the state on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Maine’s caucuses will be create, essentially, a ‘Super Saturday’ just ahead of what are known as ‘Super Tuesday’ contests across the nation.

“Maine Republicans deserve to have a strong voice in nominating our next President, and this plan does just that,” said Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett. “Between now and March 5, 2016, our team will work tirelessly to ensure every Republican who wants to be involved in the political process will know how, and we look forward to working with everyone on March 5, to tell the nation how Maine Republicans feel about the Presidential candidates.”

The caucuses will be held at sites across the state, and voting will be conducted via paper ballots during the caucus. Any registered Republican voter will be provided a ballot, and candidates will be allowed to attend or send surrogates to speak to caucus voters before ballots are cast.

Republicans formally nominate a Presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention, which will be held this year in Cleveland, Ohio, by sending delegates from each state to vote at the national convention. In the past, Maine has selected Republican delegates at the Maine State Convention. The 2016 caucus changes mean that the votes of all Republicans who attend a caucus, not just those who attend the state convention, will directly choose Maine’s delegates.

Statewide caucus results will determine the number of delegates each candidate receives to the national convention, and will be allocated to candidates in proportion to the percent of the vote they receive. If any one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, they will win all of Maine’s delegates.

Maine GOP National Committeeman Alex Willette, who co-chaired the Maine GOP Presidential Nominating Committee, said, “After several public hearings and considering feedback from a great many Republicans across Maine, we feel this is the best decision for Maine. I’m proud of the work we did, and I am excited to see Maine Republicans have a strong voice in the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination.”

Additional details on caucus times, locations, rules and media availability will be provided by the Maine GOP at the party’s website, MaineGOP.com between now and caucus day.

 

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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