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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Saturday 20 February 2016
County Conventions / Legislative District Caucus: Saturday 12 March - Saturday 16 April 2016
State Convention: Thursday 19 May - Saturday 21 May 2016
Primary: Tuesday 24 May 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.41  93.18%44 100.00%
Uncommitted3   6.82% 
Total44 100.00%44 100.00%

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Source: WSRP Precinct Caucuses.

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

May 24 Presidential Primary What You Need to Know from the Washington State Republican Party.

Voters' Guide - 2016 Presidential Primary from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.


Results from
Returns from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.
AP Statewide
Politico.


   

Saturday 20 February 2016: Precinct Caucuses. Republican Party Caucuses meet in each precinct to elect delegates to the County Convention or Legislative District Caucuses [WSRP rules 14, 15, 16]. The County Conventions will, in turn, choose delegates to the State Convention.

 

Saturday 12 March - Saturday 16 April 2016: Republican Party County Conventions and Legislative District Caucuses convene to elect delegates to the State Convention. [WSRP rule 19].

 

Thursday 19 May - Saturday 21 May 2016: The Washington Republican State Convention (consisting of 1,500 delegates, 1,500 alternates, and the automatic delegates) convenes [WSRP rule 36]. National Convention delegates are slated.

 

Voters must sign a political party declaration on the ballot return envelope and that declaration must match the voted candidate's political party. "I declare that I am a Republican and I have not participated and will not participate in the 2016 precinct caucus or convention system of any other party."

Tuesday 24 May 2016: Washington Primary. Polls close 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day. Delegate Binding: Combined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary
Source: Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 19 June 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.455,02375.46%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz65,17210.81%
John Richard Kasich58,9549.78%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.23,8493.96%
Total602,998100.00%
 

Tuesday 24 May 2016: All 44 of Washington's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.

  • Each of the state's 10 congressional districts is allocated 3 delegates.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote or only 1 candidate receives 20% of the vote, that candidate receives all 3 delegates.
    • If there are 2 candidates who receive at least 20% of the primary vote, then the top vote getter will be allocated 2 delegates and the other candidate will be allocated 1 delegate.
    • If no candidate receives at least 20% of the vote or more than 2 candidates receive at least 20% of the vote, then the top three vote getters each receive 1 delegate.
  • 14 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 1 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote. At-Large candidates must receive at least 20% of the total statewide vote in order to be allocated delegates.
    • Allocation is in proportion to the total statewide vote NOT the total vote of those candidates receiving 20% or more of statewide vote.
    • Compute the number of delegates allocated to each Presidential candidate: 14 delegates × candidate's vote ÷ total statewide vote. Round to the nearest whole number.
    • If more than 14 delegates are allocated, subtract 1 delegate from the candidate or candidates furthest from the rounding threshold until 14 delegates have been allocated.
    • If fewer than 14 delegates are allocated (due to the 20% threshold or rounding), those delegates become unbound.

Primary
Source: Email from the Washington Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 21 June 2016.

ContestTrumpCruzUncommitted
 Pop
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD165,116348,18473.997%37,67111.781%    
CD256,397341,67373.892%36,68711.857%    
CD378,457361,40078.259%37,7609.891%    
CD469,316354,62178.800%37,33010.575%    
CD585,567364,51075.391%310,06111.758%    
CD666,541350,50875.905%36,74310.134%    
CD727,441318,19366.299%32,85310.397%    
CD866,098350,72176.736%36,63710.041%    
CD933,526324,21372.222%33,44210.267%    
CD1054,539341,00075.176%35,98810.979%    
Statewide602,99814455,02375.460%1165,17210.808%   3
Total
Delegates
 44  41     3

CD1: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD2: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD3: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD4: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD5: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD6: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD7: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD8: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD9: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
CD10: 3 delegates for Trump, winner-take-all.
Statewide is proportional for candidates 20%+ of the vote.
Trump: 14 delegates × 455,023 ÷ 602,998 = 10.564 rounds to 11 delegates. Difference: -0.436
Too few delegates allocated. 3 delegates are unbound.

Delegates are bound by the primary results only on the first ballot. If no candidate receives the majority ... on the first ballot, ... delegates will vote as they choose on successive ballots.

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

Delegates slated at the State Convention. Source: www.Pasco2016.com/. Retrieved 22 May 2016.

  • CD 1: Delegates: Charlie Crabtree, Kathleen Estabrook, Eric Rohrbach. Alternates:Olga Farnum, Bill Orsborn, Luke Thompson.
  • CD 2: Delegates: Bill Bruch, Manette Merrill, Virginia Schloredt. Alternates: Judah Finney, Vadim Kasko, Natalie Zook.
  • CD 3: Delegates: Joel Mattila, Dan Perrier, Norma Peters. Alternates: Allan Dunham, Lisa Evans, Olga Miller.
  • CD 4: Delegates: Kimberly Heath, Brenda High, Jack Pickett. Alternates: Dayna Dent, Michael McCrary, Dennis Walters.
  • CD 5: Delegates: David Barnes, Grant Peterson, Joseph Swart. Alternates: Michele Beckmann, Kelly Lotze, Gregory Tozer.
  • CD 6: Delegates: Eric Minor, Pat Tarzwell, Philip Wilson. Alternates: Maria Apodaca, Jeffrey Helsdon, Nancy C. Williams.
  • CD 7: Delegates: Janna Anderson, Richard Sanders, Lisa Thwing. Alternates: Anthony Ceres, Jeanne Congdon, Thomas Turnure.
  • CD 8: Delegates: Mark Marr, John Vasko, Diane Wagner. Alternates: Kenneth Barton, Chris Leiter, Shaun Lewis.
  • CD 9: Delegates: Paul Clark, Amy Davis, Martin Metz. Alternates: Philip Bennett, Ingrid Fuhriman, Kathleen Hanzeli.
  • CD 10: Delegates: Gina Blanchard-Reed, Marc Perez, Tom Watson. Alternates: Richard Brantley, Selena Coppa, Kerry French.
  • At-Large Delegates: Jennifer Fetters, Apollo Fuhriman, Saul Gamoran, Paul Hess, Graham Hunt, Hossein Khorram, Kevin Marks, Garry Pagon, Dino Rossi, Eric Stahlfeld, Braedon Wilkerson. Alternates: Jack Bell, Dave Dormier, Casey Evans, Ric Fritz, Chuck Gerringer, Samuel Low, James Mischel, Charles Prater, Diane Tebelius, Luis Valdes, Kalup Veneman.
 

 

SB 5978, sponsored by Senator Pam Roach (Republican), Senator Marko Liias (Democratic), and Senator Joe Fain (Republican) on 13 February 2015, would move the state's Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in May to the 2nd Tuesday in March.

HB 2139, sponsored by Representative Sam Hunt (Democratic), Representative Joel Kretz (Republican), and Representative Dick Muri (Republican) on 17 February 2015, would move the state's Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in May to the 2nd Tuesday in March.

HB 2185, sponsored by state Representative Sam Hunt (Democratic) on 27 February 2015, would cancel the 2016 Pesidential primary.

The state legislature adjourned 24 April 2015 so the bills above are dead.

The next meeting of the WSRP State Committee, to be held on September 12 in the Tri-Cities, will decide on the 2016 rules for caucus and convention..

WSRP to use Primary for 100% of delegate allocation.

 

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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