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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 26 April 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.12  63.16%12  63.16%
Kasich, John Richard5  26.32%5  26.32%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"2  10.53%2  10.53%
Total19 100.00%19 100.00%

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Source: Delegate Selection Plan for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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


Polling hours from the Rhode Island Secretary of State.


Results from
Returns from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.
AP Statewide
Politico.


   

Participation in Rhode Island's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Republicans. Registered Republicans and unaffiliated voters may participate in the primary election. Unaffiliated voters become affiliated with the Republican Party by voting in the Republican Primary. [RI Delegate Selection Plan Section 1. B.3.]

Tuesday 26 April 2016: Rhode Island Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to as late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries. Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 5 May 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.39,22162.92%
John Richard Kasich14,96324.01%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz6,41610.29%
Under votes (scattering)7051.13%
Uncommitted4170.67%
Marco A. Rubio3820.61%
Write-in (scattering)2150.34%
Over votes (scattering)120.02%
Total62,331100.00%
 

Tuesday 26 April 2016: All 19 Rhode Island delegates to the Republican National Convention are proportionally bound to the presidential contenders in today's Rhode Island primary. A mandatory 10% threshold of the statewide vote is required in order for a presidential contender to receive delegates. [Article III Rule 3.02]

  • 6 delegates are to be bound proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 2 congressional districts. If more than 3 candidates receive 10% of the vote in a Congressional District, the 3 highest vote getters each receive 1 delegate. If a candidate receives 67% or move of the vote in a Congressional District, that candidate receives at least 2 delegates. [Article III 3.02]
    • CD 1: 3 delegates
    • CD 2: 3 delegates
  • 13 (10 base at-large delegates plus 0 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) delegates are to be bound proportionally to presidential contenders who receive 10% or more of the primary vote statewide. "The Nominating Committee of the Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee will resolve any questions as to the number of Delegates qualified for any specific Presidential candidate." [Article III Rule 3.03]

This is what we are doing: For the CD delegates-- If only 1 candidate receives 10%+, 3 delegates to the winner; if only 2 candidates receive 10%+, 2 for the 1st place, 1 for 2nd place; if more than 2 receive 10%+, 1 each for the top 3. For the 13 statewide delegates-- For the candidates receiving 10%+ of the total statewide vote, multiply 10 by the candidate's vote and divide by the statewide vote for those candidates receiving 10%+. Round to the nearest whole number. If too few statewide delegates are allocated, assign the remaining delegates to the highest vote getter. If too many statewide delegates are allocated, subtract them from the candidate who met the threshold but had the fewest of votes.

Primary
Source: Email from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Friday 6 May 2016.

ContestTrumpKasichCruz
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD125,43325,433315,21459.820%16,59325.923%12,84611.190%1
CD236,89836,898324,00765.063%28,37022.684%13,5709.675% 
Statewide62,33160,6001339,22164.721%914,96324.691%36,41610.587%1
Total
Delegates
  19  12  5  2

CD1: 3 candidates @ 10%+. 1 delegate each for Trump, Kasich, Cruz.
CD2: 2 candidates @ 10%+. 2 delegates for Trump, 1 delegate for Kasich.
Statewide is proportional for candidates 10%+ of the vote.
Trump: 13 × 39,221 ÷ 60,600 = 8.414 rounds to 8 delegates.
Kasich: 13 × 14,963 ÷ 60,600 = 3.210 rounds to 3 delegates.
Cruz: 13 × 6,416 ÷ 60,600 = 1.376 rounds to 1 delegate.
Rounding produced 1 too few statewide delegates. Adding a delegate to Trump, who received the most votes (39,221).

The name of each delegate along with their Presidential preference is listed on the primary ballot. The highest vote-getters become National Convention Delegates and alternates (up to the number won by the Presidential candidate) [Article III Rule 3.04 and 3.05].

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

All Delegates elected under a Presidential candidate shall be required to vote for such Presidential candidate at the National Convention. Pledged Delegates may only be released ... By act of the Presidential candidate ... or ... After the first ballot .... [Article IV Rules 4.02, 4.02A, 4.02B]



House Bill 6054 introduced Representative Brian C. Newberry (Republican) on 9 April 2015, would move the Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in April to the 4th Tuesday in March.

 

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

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  Providence Business News
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  Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence
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  RICentral - Wakefield
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  The Valley Breeze - Cumberland
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