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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Virgin Islands Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Territorial Caucus: Thursday 10 March 2016 (presumably)
9 total delegates - 6 base at-large / 3 party
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Source: 2016 VI Caucus Rules.
22 March 2016 Delegate count change. Rudio 2, Uncommitted 2, Cruz 3, Trump 1. https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/712331426725830657.
23 March 2016: GOP Delegate Proceedings Not Over from St. Thomas Source. The battle over the delegation from VI-R has gone to court.
22 May 2016: Virgin Islands’ GOP Delegation Endorses Donald Trump from Breitbart.com. "Our delegates may have supported other candidates ... but we are now behind Donald Trump."
23 May 2016: Trump adds Virgin Islands delegates; nomination within reach from US News. "John Canegata ... chairman of the U.S. territory's Republican Party ... says 8 of the ... delegates have pledged to support Trump. The last one is uncommitted."
22 March 2016 update
Participation in the caucus shall be limited to persons domiciled in and registered to vote in the United States Virgin Islands and being officially registered in the Republican Party... [Rules of the Virgin Islands Republican Caucus - Rule 3.] ... electors ... shall be allowed to cast an Absentee ... Ballot... [Rule 7.c.]
Thursday 10 March 2016 (presumably): Virgin Islands Territorial Caucus. Hours 12:00p-6:00p AST (1600-2200 UTC). Delegate Binding: Delegate Selection Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.
Thursday 10 March 2016 (presumably): All 9 of Virgin Islands delegates to the National Convention delegates are elected in today's Presidential caucus. Territorial Caucuses meet from noon to 6pm Atlantic Standard Time on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John as a Convention to vote for Presidential Preference and select at-large delegates to the Republican National Convention.
3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Virgin Islands's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegate Candidates that declare as being pledged shall be deemed to have promised ... to vote for such declared candidate ... on the first ballot .... Delegate Candidates ... whose declared candidate ... has withdrawn ... prior to the Caucus Date shall be deemed uncommitted. [Rule 6].
The 3 party leaders are John Canegata, Lilliana Belardo de O'Neal and Holland Redfield, II.
RULES, POLICES, AND PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, Amended June 1, 2002, Article XIII Sec.1. states "The method of selecting delegates to the Republican National Convention shall be determined by the Territorial Committee."
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 System of the Virgin Islands|
|• Elections System of the Virgin Islands - facebook|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Legislature of the Virgin Islands|
|• US Code - Virgin Islands Cornell University Law School - Legal Information Institute|
|• Virgin Islands Code Unannotated LexisNexis|
|• The Republican Party of the USVI|
|• The Republican Party of the Virgin Islands; P.O. Box 1532; St. Thomas, VI 00804; 340-776-0583|
|• Virgin Islands Republican Party (Facebook)|
|Media & others|
|• Politics1.com - Virgin Islands|
|• St. Croix Source|
|• St. John Source|
|• St. John Tradewinds|
|• St. Thomas Source|
|• The Virgin Islands Consortium|
|• The Virgin Islands Daily News|
|• WSTA AM - St. Thomas|
|• WTJX TV - Virgin Islands Public Television|
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