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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 23 February 2016
County Conventions: Saturday 12 March - Saturday 2 April 2016 (presumably)
State Convention: Friday 13 May - Sunday 15 May 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.14  46.67%14  46.67%
Rubio, Marco A.7  23.33%7  23.33%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"6  20.00%6  20.00%
Carson, Benjamin Solomon "Ben", Sr.2   6.67%2   6.67%
Kasich, John Richard1   3.33%1   3.33%
Total30 100.00%30 100.00%

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Source: Nevada 2016 Presidential Caucus.

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


Results from
Nevada Republican Party - Presidential Caucus Results
2016 Nevada Republican Party State Convention from the 2016 Nevada Republican Party.
AP
New York Times
Politico.

On 30 April 2016, Ben Carson released his 2 Nevada delegates. The delegates are now being shown as "Uncommitted" in our soft count. Source: 3 May 2016 Carson releases Nevada delegates from The Hill.


   

Only registered Republicans in Nevada are already eligible to participate in the caucuses [Section 1.3]. Neither "write-in" ballots nor a "none of the above" option shall be permitted [Section 2.1 b].

Tuesday 23 February 2016: Nevada Precinct Caucuses. Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Precinct Caucuses
Source: Nevada Republican Party.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Friday 8 April 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.34,53145.75%
Marco A. Rubio17,94023.77%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz16,07921.30%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.3,6194.79%
John Richard Kasich2,7093.59%
Invalid (scattering)2660.35%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul1700.23%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush640.08%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie500.07%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina220.03%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee210.03%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum110.01%
Total75,482100.00%
 

Tuesday 23 February 2016: Republican Party Precinct Caucuses meet. Each Precinct Caucus casts votes for Presidential candidates by secret ballot and chooses the precinct's delegates to the County Conventions. Caucuses will take place between 5p and 9p PST. Absentee ballots are permitted [Section 4]. The delegates to the County Conventions are not bound by the Presidential vote.

  • All 30 National Convention delegates are proportionally bound to Presidential contenders based on today's caucus vote.
  • A 3.33% threshold is required in order for a contender to be allocated delegates [1 ÷ 30 delegates = 3.33%].
  • Rule 1.0 says "National Delegates ... shall be allocated proportionally based on the final results ... rounded to the nearest whole number" while Subsection 8.1 says "When rounding off numbers in the calculation of the allocation of Delegates, the calculation will be based on the largest remainder method". Standing Rules 1.0 and 8.1 appear to be contradictory.
    Interpretation A:
    For those candidates receiving 3.33% or more of the vote: The number of delegates = 30 × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total statewide vote for those candidates exceeding the threshold) rounded to the nearest whole number. If a delegate remains, round up the candidate with the largest remainder (?). Not sure what to do if rounding allocates too many delegates.
    Interpretation B (largest remainder method):
    For those candidates receiving 3.33% or more of the vote: The number of delegates = 30 × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total statewide vote for those candidates exceeding the threshold). Award each candidate the whole number of delegates. Beginning with the candidate with the largest remainder, round up to the next whole number. Repeat for the next highest remainder until all delegates are allocated.
Precinct Caucus (Interpretation A @ 24 February 7AM EST)
ContestTrumpRubioCruzCarsonKasich
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide75,21674,8783034,53146.116%1417,94023.959%716,07921.474%63,6194.833%22,7093.618%1
Total
Delegates
  30  14  7  6  2  1

Statewide
Trump: 30 delegates × 34,531 ÷ 74,878 = 13.835 delegates. Round to 14. Difference: -0.165.
Rubio: 30 delegates × 17,940 ÷ 74,878 = 7.188 delegates. Round to 7. Difference: 0.188.
Cruz: 30 delegates × 16,079 ÷ 74,878 = 6.442 delegates. Round to 6. Difference: 0.442.
Carson: 30 delegates × 3,619 ÷ 74,878 = 1.450 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.450.
Kasich: 30 delegates × 2,709 ÷ 74,878 = 1.085 delegates. Round to 1. Difference: 0.085.
Carson, nearest to the rounding threshold (0.450 delegate), gains a delegate.

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Precinct Caucus (Interpretation B @ 24 February 7AM EST)
ContestTrumpRubioCruzCarsonKasich
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide75,21674,8783034,53146.116%1417,94023.959%716,07921.474%63,6194.833%22,7093.618%1
Total
Delegates
  30  14  7  6  2  1

Trump: 30 × 34,531 ÷ 74,878 = 13.835 delegates. Round down to 13 delegates. 17 delegates remain.
Rubio: 30 × 17,940 ÷ 74,878 = 7.188 delegates. Round down to 7 delegates. 10 delegates remain.
Cruz: 30 × 16,079 ÷ 74,878 = 6.442 delegates. Round down to 6 delegates. 4 delegates remain.
Carson: 30 × 3,619 ÷ 74,878 = 1.450 delegates. Round down to 1 delegate. 3 delegates remain.
Kasich: 30 × 2,709 ÷ 74,878 = 1.085 delegates. Round down to 1 delegate. 2 delegates remain.
Trump having the largest remaineder (0.835) receives an additional delegate. 1 delegate remains.
Carson having the largest remaineder (0.450) receives an additional delegate. 0 delegates remain.

Nevada's delegates are bound for the 1st ballot at the National Convention [Standing Rules 5.1]. National Delegates bound to any candidate who withdraws, suspends, or otherwise discontinues their campaign at any time following the Nevada Republican Convention but prior to the Republican National Convention are released from their commitment [Standing Rules 5.4]. Presidential candidates may elect to either affirm the binding of their delegates, release the binding obligation, or proportionally reallocate their delegates to the remaining candidates based on the results of the Presidential Preference Poll [Standing Rules 5.3].

If one candidate wins all of the National Delegates, the chairman will attend the National Convention unbound [Standing Rules 5.2].

 

Saturday 12 March - Saturday 2 April 2016 (presumably): Republican Party County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Republican Convention.

 

Friday 13 May - Sunday 15 May 2016: The Nevada State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention meets to choose delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses. National Convention District Delegates are elected by the Convention Delegates from each such congressional district [Standing Rules 3.2]. National Convention At-Large Delegates are elected by the Convention delegates as a whole [Standing Rules 3.3]. Note: The bindings are recalculated to exclude candidates who suspended their campaigns.

The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Nevada's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position bound to their preferred presidential candidate [Standing Rules 4.2]. If one candidate wins all of the National Delegates, the chairman will attend the National Convention unbound [Standing Rules 5.2].

National Convention Delegates:
RNC Members: Chairman Michael J. McDonald, National Committeewoman Diana Orrock, National Committeeman Lee Hoffman.
Congressional District 1: Amy Tarkanian, Sharon Maloof, Noel Searles. Alternates: Kathryn Njus, Jo McDonald, Robert Ruppert.
Congressional District 2: Adam Laxalt, Jim DeGraffenreid, Joshua Fontenot. Alternates: Eileen Rice, John Carey, Gwen Linde.
Congressional District 3: Robert Tyree, Jordan Ross, Andrew Marone. Alternates: Linda Bronstein, Robert Grotz, Carolyn Harris.
Congressional District 4: George Assad, Angela Bellow, Joseph Burdzinski. Alternates: Terry Svejda, Leo Blundo, Stavros Anthony.
At Large Delegates: Caroline Smith, Ron Knecht, Maureen Karas, Ryder Haag, Don Gustavson, Baron Strauss, Juanita Cox, Breck Greninger, Jesse Law, Carl Bunce, Patty Cafferata, Staci Grunewald, Christine DeCorte, Eddie Hamilton, Sherry Powell. Alternates: Zarquis Garcia, Kerrylee McDonald, Gary Crow, Richard Blain, Janet Freixas, Carol DeCarlo, Bonnie Weber, Karen England, Don Voss, Richard Bunce, Michael Dillon, Harriet Newman, Mike Weber, Daniel Schwartz, Erin Philips.
 

 

On 4 March 2013, SB 212 was introduced by Settelmeyer, Cegavske, Hardy, and Wheeler. This bill would change the ... primary ... from the 2nd Tuesday in June ... to the Tuesday immediately preceding the last Tuesday in January [19 January 2016] ... If another state in the Western United States ... schedules its presidential preference primary election for a date earlier in January ... section 8 requires the Secretary of State, with the approval of the Legislative Commission, to select a date for the primary election which is not earlier than January 2 and not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. [NRS 293.175]

AB 302, introduced by Assemblymen John Hambrick (Republican) and Stephen Silberkraus (Republican) on 13 March 2015, would move the parisan primary and create a concurrent state Presidential primary on the Tuesday immediately preceding the last Tuesday in January (19 January 2016). The partisan primary is currently scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday in June (14 June 2016).

SB 421, introduced on 22 March 2015 by the Legislative Operations and Elections, is similar to AB302 but would set the primary date to the last Tuesday in February. 1 June 2015: The legislature adjourns without acting on this bill.


On 29 August 2015 the Nevada Republican Central Committee set the date for the Presidential Caucus to 23 February 2016.

NRCC Special Meeting Aug 29, 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.
 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
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  KVVU-TV - FOX - Henderson - Las Vegas
  Las Vegas Sun
  Muth's Truths - Las Vegas
  Politics1.com - Nevada
  Reno Gazette-Journal

 


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