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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 March 2016
Precinct Caucuses / County Presidential Conventions: Saturday 23 April 2016
State Convention: Friday 13 May - Saturday 14 May 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.25  62.50%25  62.50%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"15  37.50%15  37.50%
Total40 100.00%40 100.00%

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


Generally Recognized Presidential Candidates.


Results from
Official County Recapitulation Sheets –2016 Republican Primary Election from the Mississippi Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


   

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Participation in Mississippi's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Republicans. There is no partisan voter registration in Mississippi.

Tuesday 8 March 2016: Mississippi Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC). Delegate Binding: Combined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Wednesday 13 April 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.196,65947.24%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz150,36436.12%
John Richard Kasich36,7958.84%
Marco A. Rubio21,8855.26%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.5,6261.35%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush1,6970.41%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee1,0670.26%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul6430.15%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum5100.12%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie4930.12%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina2240.05%
Lindsey Olin Graham1720.04%
George E. Pataki1350.03%
Total416,270100.00%
 

Tuesday 8 March 2016: All 40 of Mississippi's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Mississippi Presidential Primary.

  • 12 district delegates are bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 4 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates. [Rule 3]
    • If one candidate receives a majority (more than 50%) of the vote in a Congressional District, that candidate is allocated all 3 delegates.
    • Otherwise, the candidate receiving the most votes receives 2 delegates and the candidate receiving the second most votes receives 1 delegate.
  • 28 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 15 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are bound to presidential contenders based on the statewide primary vote. [Rule 4]
    • Each presidential candidate receiving 15% or more of the statewide vote is proportionally allocated delegates based on their percentage of the vote total of all candidates who met the 15% threshold. Round to the nearest whole number. If no candidate receives 15% of the vote, the threshold is 10%. The process does not describe what to do if too many or too few delegates are allocated due to rounding.

Primary
Status: Unofficial. Retrieved: Friday 11 March 2016.

ContestTrumpCruz
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD1113,675113,675349,63343.662%246,94841.300%1
CD244,11644,116323,71753.761%313,24930.032% 
CD390,19690,196344,27249.084%231,79735.253%1
CD4114,070114,070356,64249.655%240,91935.872%1
Statewide362,057307,17728174,26456.731%16132,91343.269%12
Total
Delegates
  40  25  15

CD1: 2 delegates for Trump. 1 for Cruz.
CD2: winner-take-all (3 delegates) for Trump.
CD3: 2 delegates for Trump. 1 for Cruz.
CD4: 2 delegates for Trump. 1 for Cruz.
Statewide:
Trump: 28 delegates × 174,264 ÷ 307,177 = 15.885 delegates. Round to 16.
Cruz: 28 delegates × 132,913 ÷ 307,177 = 12.115 delegates. Round to 12.

National Convention delegates are bound for the until released by their candidate. [Rules 8 and 9]

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Mississippi's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position. [Rule 5]

Reference: Resolution Of The State Executive Committee Of The Mississippi Republican Party (14 September 2015)

 

Saturday 23 April 2016: Precinct Caucuses / County Presidential Conventions.

 

Friday 13 May - Saturday 14 May 2016: State Convention. The District and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

 

 

On 19 January 2015 SB 2531 and HB 933 were introduced. These bills would move both the partisan and the Presidential Primary from the 2nd Tuesday in March to the 1st Tuesday in March. HB 933 was pased by the Mississippi House Apportionment & Elections Committee on 29 January 2015. On 3 March 2015, HB 993 died in the Senate Rules Committee.

 

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
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  djournal.com - Journal Publishing - Tupelo
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  Magnolia Report
  Mississippi Business Journal
  NewsLink.org - Mississippi
  Picayune Item
  Politics1.com - Mississippi
  The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson
  The Democrat - Senatobia
  The Fayette Chronicle
  The Jackson Advocate - Jackson
  The Natchez Democrat
  The Neshoba Democrat - Philadelphia
  The Sun-Herald - Biloxi
  The Vicksburg Post
  WAPT TV - ABC - Jackson
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