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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Town Caucuses: April 2016 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 21 May 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.8  50.00%13  81.25%
Paul, Randal H. "Rand" 2  12.50%
Kasich, John Richard8  50.00%1   6.25%
Total16 100.00%16 100.00%

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

Source: Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee.


Qualified Candidates for the Vermont Presidential Primary.

Vermont Secretary of State 2016 Qualified Candidates.


Results from
2016 Presidential Primary Results from the Vermont Secretary of State.
New York Times.


23 May 2016: Jace Laquerre, of Colchester, Elected Youngest RNC Delegate in Vermont History from VTDigger. "Laquerre was assigned to Gov. John Kasich but since he dropped out ... [Laquerre] is now an unbound delegate ...
28 June 2016: Im the youngest RNC delegate. Trump lost my vote from RedAlertPolitics.com."When I decided to run as a delegate, I did so to be a mouthpiece for my generation ... We want a pro-liberty candidate, which is why I cannot support Donald Trump ... Instead, I will vote for the man that has defended and fought for the principles of liberty that my generation wholeheartedly believes in. That man is Senator Rand Paul."


   

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Vermont Primary. Polling hours 5:00a EST (1000 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: 2016 Vermont Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 24 April 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.19,97432.34%
John Richard Kasich18,53430.01%
Marco A. Rubio11,78119.08%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz5,9329.61%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.2,5514.13%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush1,1061.79%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul4230.68%
Write-in (scattering)3900.63%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie3610.58%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina2120.34%
Blank Votes (scattering)1910.31%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum1640.27%
Spoiled ballots (scattering)1370.22%
Total61,756100.00%
 

Tuesday 1 March 2016: All 16 of Vermont's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee, Rule 11. i.]

  • If one candidate receives 50% or more of the statewide vote, that candidate receives all 16 delegates.
  • Otherwise, the statewide delegates are proportionally bound to those candidates receiving at least 20% of the statewide vote. If no candidate receives 20%, the threshold is 15%. If no candidate receives 15%, the threshold is 10%.
  • Fractional delegates will be rounded to the nearest whole number. If rounding results in too many delegates (more than 16), the excess delegates will be subtracted from the candidate who received the fewest votes of all candidates entitled to delegates. If rounding results in too few delegates (less than 16), the additional delegates will be added to the candidate who received the most votes.

Primary
Source: 2016 Vermont Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 24 April 2016.

ContestTrumpKasich
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide61,75638,5081619,97451.870%818,53448.130%8
Total
Delegates
  16  8  8

Trump: 16 delegates × 19,974 ÷ 38,508 = 8.299 delegates. Round to 8.
Kasich: 16 delegates × 18,534 ÷ 38,508 = 7.701 delegates. Round to 8.

Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention shall be bound in the first ballot .... Delegates ... shall be released if their candidate is not placed into nomination ... suspends his or her campaign, or withdraws. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee. Rule 11. i.]

 

April 2016 (presumably): Republican Town Caucuses meet for the purpose of electing delegates to the State Presidential Nominating Convention. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee, Rule 11.d.]

 

Saturday 21 May 2016: State Convention. National Convention Delegates are are elected according to the results of the primary. [17 VSA Section 2715]



H.115, introduced by Representative Christopher Pearson (Progressive) on 3 February 2015, would require rank choice voting for military or overseas voters in presidential primaries.

This bill proposes to require the Secretary of State to prepare separate ballots in presidential primaries for military or overseas voters to enable these voters who by federal law must receive their ballots 45 days in advance of the election - to rank their choice of 10 candidates in case a candidate withdraws by the time of the election.

S.76, introduced by state Senator Anthony Pollina (Progressive) on 10 February 2015, would move the Vermont Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in March to the same day as the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

HB.239, introduced by state Representative Sam Young (Democratic) on 18 February 2015, would also move the Vermont Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in March to the same day as the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

 

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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