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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates and delegate counts associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.
Presidential Nominating Process
Legislative District Conventions: Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 31 March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Thursday 23 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
28 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 3 re: 1 congressional district / 3 party / 12 bonus
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21 September 2019: KTTU reports that the Alaska Republican Party cancels 2020 Presidential Preference Poll. "The Alaska Republican Party State Central Committee elected to pass and interim rule allowing it to determine that conducting a Presidential Preference Poll would serve no useful purpose when we have an incumbent President, such as President Trump, running for the Republican nomination for President. As that is the case in 2020, no Presidential Preference Poll will be conducted for the 2020 presidential cycle."
When an incumbent Republican President is seeking the Republican nomination for President, a PPP need not be conducted. The SCC, by majority vote may determine that conducting a PPP would serve no useful purpose, and instead of establishing a date, decide that no PPP will be conducted.... [Alaska Republican Party Rules Appendix B. Section 1(b)] ... The incumbent Republican President will be the only "Qualified Presidential Candidate" in this case. [Appendix B. Section 1(f)(3)].
Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 31 March 2020 (presumably): Legislative District Conventions. Each District chooses delegates to the Alaska State Republican Convention.
Participation is limited to registered Republicans only. A voter may register or re-registered as a Republican on the day of the convention. Polls are open from 3 to 8 pm. After voting in the preference poll, the Republicans are encouraged to participate in their District Conventions.
No Presidential Preference Poll will be conducted for the 2020 presidential cycle.
All 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District Conventions. In addition, each District chooses delegates to the Alaska State Republican Convention. [Rules of the Alaska Republican Party, Article V. Section 15]
A Presidential Candidate must receive a 13% of vote of the total statewide vote in order to receive any delegates to the National Convention. The delegates are allocated proportionally among those candidates receiving 13% or more of the vote. Round down from 0.49% and up from 0.50%. If rounding results in too many delegates, subtract the excess delegates from the candidate entitled to delegates who received the fewest votes. If rounding results in a too few delegates, add additional delegates to the candidate who received the most votes. [Section 15: (f)(3)]
If a Qualified Presidential Candidate drops out prior to the Republican State Convention, the percentage of national delegates pledged to that candidate shall be reapportioned among the Qualified Presidential Candidates. [Section 15: (f)(9)].
Alaska's National Convention delegates are chosen at the State Convention.
Thursday 23 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably): The Alaska State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention chooses 25 of 28 delegates from Alaska to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the District Conventions.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Alaska's Republican Party, are elected at today's state convention and will attend the National Convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegates to the National Convention shall be elected from the Delegates to the State Convention ... [and] ... shall be pledged to support a Qualified Presidential Candidate ... so long as their preferred Candidate maintains an active campaign. After the second round of balloting ... if the Candidate to which the Delegate is pledged is the candidate receiving the fewest number of votes ..., the Delegate is no longer required to support that candidate. If a ... delegate ... pledged to a ... Presidential Candidate who is no longer a candidate for the Republican Nomination for President as of the date of the National Convention, that delegate ... shall be deemed non-pledged. [Rules of the Alaska Republican Party, Article V. Section 15: (f)(4)]
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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|• Kodiak Daily Mirror|
|• KTUU TV - NBC - Anchorage|
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|• Nome Nugget|
|• Petersburg Pilot|
|• Politics1.com - Alaska|
|• The Alaska Star - Eagle River|
|• The Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks|
|• The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla|
|• The Midnight Sun|
|• The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai|
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