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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.
North Carolina Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Conventions: February 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: March 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Thursday 7 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably)
71 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 39 re: 13 congressional districts / 3 party / 19 bonus
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2019 NCGOP State Convention from The Republican Party of North Carolina. New rules for 2020 are in the 2019 Plan of Organization Committee Report.
SB 655, signed by Governor Roy Cooper (Democratic) on 22 June 2018, moves the Presidential and Statewide Primaries from May to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.
February 2020 (presumably): Precinct Conventions. The precinct conventions elect delegates to the county conventions [North Carolina Republican Party Plan of Organization. Article II(A)(3)].
March 2020 (presumably): County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the state District and State conventions [Article III (A)(2)(b)(iii))].
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): North Carolina Primary. Hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Binding: Combined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
All 71 of North Carolina's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.
Start 2016 Rules
End 2016 Rules
Start Proposed Rules June 2019
39 district delegates, 3 from each of the 13 congressional districts, are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district [ByLaws of the North Carolina Republican Party. Article VIII].
32 (10 at-large, 19 bonus, 3 RNC) delegates are bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide [Article VIII].
End Proposed Rules June 2019
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the North Carolina's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegates are bound for the first ballot at the National Convention. After that, they are officially unbound.
April 2020 (presumably): District Conventions. The 39 National Convention district delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
"In every Presidential Election Year the Congressional District Convention shall elect 3 Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention [Article V (A)(2)(d)].
CD 1: TBD.
Thursday 7 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably): The State Convention. The State Convention elects the 29 National Convention statewide Delegates according to the results of the primary.
In addition, the convention elects the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. The party Chairman, who will also attend the national convention, may be elected at a different time.
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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|• News & Record - Greensboro|
|• NewsLink.org - North Carolina|
|• newsobserver.com - Raleigh - Durham - Cary - Chapel Hill|
|• Politics1.com - North Carolina|
|• Star-News - Wilmington|
|• Statesville Record and Landmark|
|• The Charlotte Observer|
|• The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro|
|• The Daily News - Jacksonville|
|• The Herald-Sun - Durham|
|• The McDowell News|
|• The Morganton News Herald|
|• The New Bern Sun Journal|
|• The Pilot - Southern Pines|
|• The Star - Shelby|
|• Winston-Salem Journal|
|• WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh|
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