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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Conventions: February 2016
County Conventions: March 2016
Primary: Tuesday 15 March 2016
District Conventions: April 2016
State Convention: Thursday 5 May - Sunday 8 May 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.29  40.28%29  40.28%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"27  37.50%27  37.50%
Kasich, John Richard9  12.50%9  12.50%
Rubio, Marco A.6   8.33%6   8.33%
Carson, Benjamin Solomon "Ben", Sr.1   1.39%1   1.39%
Total72 100.00%72 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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North Carolina Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
North Carolina State and Local Government

 
 

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


Primary Candidate Listing.

Source: Primary Sample Ballots from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

15 March 2016 Primary Candidate Listing from the North Carolina Board of Election.

Uncommitted is listed as "No Preference" on the North Carolina ballot.


Results from
03/15/2016 UNOFFICIAL LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS - STATEWIDE from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
How Grassroots Republicans Control NCGOP’s Delegate Selection from the North Carolina Republican Party.
AP Statewide
Politico.


19 February 2016: Today, the state Legislature voted in a new Congressional map and changed the date of the U.S. House Primaries to Tuesday 7 June 2016. All other primaries will continue to be on Tuesday 15 March. Tbe revised filing period is 16 to 25 March. The Democrats plan to contest the latest map. We are not sure if this will affect the delegate selection plan.


   

February 2016: Precinct Conventions. The precinct conventions elect delegates to the county conventions [North Carolina Republican Party Plan of Organization. Article II(A)(3)].

 

March 2016: County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the state District and State conventions [Article III (A)(2)(b)(iii))].

 

Tuesday 15 March 2016: North Carolina Primary. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 16 June 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.462,41340.23%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz422,62136.76%
John Richard Kasich145,65912.67%
Marco A. Rubio88,9077.73%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.11,0190.96%
No Preference6,0810.53%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush3,8930.34%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee3,0710.27%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul2,7530.24%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie1,2560.11%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina9290.08%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum6630.06%
James Stuart "Jim" Gilmore, III2650.02%
Total1,149,530100.00%
 

Tuesday 15 March 2016: All 72 of North Carolina's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.

  • The State Chairman shall allocate the 72 Delegate positions between the Candidates accurately reflecting the division of votes in the statewide primary. For every 1.45% 1.39% (?) of the statewide vote the candidate receives 1 delegate (rounding rules are not known). Each person nominated as a Delegate at either the District or State Convention must have publicly declared as a representative of a Candidate on the Presidential Preference Primary ballot prior to the election of Delegates to the National Convention. [Article VII (F)].

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

Primary
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 16 June 2016.

ContestTrumpCruzKasichRubioCarson
 Pop
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide1,149,53072462,41340.226%29422,62136.765%27145,65912.671%988,9077.734%611,0190.959%1
Total
Delegates
 72  29  27  9  6  1

Delegates are bound for the first ballot at the National Convention. After that, they are officially unbound.

 

April 2016: District Conventions. The 39 National Convention district delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

"In every Presidential Election Year the Congressional District Convention shall elect 3 Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention [Article V (A)(2)(d)].

CD 1: 2 April.
CD 2: 9 April.
CD 3: 2 April.
CD 4: 9 April.
CD 5: 16 April.
CD 6: 16 April.
CD 7: 2 April.
CD 8: 9 April.
CD 9: 9 April.
CD 10: 16 April.
CD 11: 27 April.
CD 12: 27 April.
CD 13: 2 April.

 

Thursday 5 May - Sunday 8 May 2016: The State Convention. The State Convention elects the 30 National Convention statewide Delegates according to the results of the primary.

In addition, the convention elects the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. The party Chairman, who will also attend the national convention, may be elected at a different time.

 

 

HB 589, filed on 4 April 2013 and signed on 12 August 2013 by Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory (Republican), conditionally changes the date of the Presidential Primary from "the Tuesday after the first Monday in May" to "the Tuesday after the ... South Carolina presidential preference primary ..." providing that "South Carolina holds its presidential primary before the 15th day of March".

RNC Penality: "If any state ... Republican Party violates Rule No. 16(c)(1) of The Rules of the Republican Party with regard to a primary, caucus, convention or other process to elect, select, allocate, or bind delegates ... to the national convention by conducting its process prior to the last Tuesday in February, the number of delegates to the national convention shall be reduced to 9 plus the members of the Republican National Committee from that state ...." [Rule 17(a)]

HB 457, introduced by state Representative David Lewis (Republican) on 1 April 2015, would move the President and partisan primaries from "the Tuesday after the ... South Carolina presidential preference primary " and the "Tuesday after the first Monday in May", respectively, to the Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.

HB 373, introduced by state Representatives Riddell, Whitmire, Brockman, and Iler on 26 March 2015, would move the 2016 Partisan and Presidential Primaries to 15 March 2016. The Partisan run-off would be 24 May 2016 (if a run-off is needed for either the United States Senate or the United States House of Representatives) otherwise the run-off would be 3 May 2016. Signed in law by Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory (Republican) on 30 September 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.
 

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