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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Petition deadline for candidates not generally recognized by the Secretary of State: Monday 6 November - Friday 15 December 2023
Generally Recognized candidates must substantiate with the Secretary of State: Tuesday 28 November 2023
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 2024
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)169 100.00%169 100.00%169 100.00%
Total169 100.00%169 100.00%169 100.00%

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California Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
California State and Local Government

 
 

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.


2024 California Presidential Primary from the California Secretary of State.

Certified List of Candidates from the California Secretary of State.


Standing Rules and Bylaws of the California Republican Party as amended 12 March 2023.

29 July 2023: Tensions flare as California GOP gives Trump a boost by overhauling state primary rules from the Los Angeles Times. The executive committee approved the plan 53-16. The adopted rules allocate all delegates statewide. If one candidate receives 50% of the statewide vote, that candidate receives all the delegates. Otherwise, delegates are allocated proportionally.

8 August 2023: Schaefer v USA and Donald John Trump, 3:23-CV-01451-JLS-BLM. Federal lawsuit to keep former President Donald Trump off the ballot in 2024.


   

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Under California law, voters must be registered as Republicans to request a Republicans primary ballot.

Tuesday 5 March 2024: California Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p PST (1500-0400 UTC). Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Ryan L. Binkley  
Christopher James "Chris" Christie  
Ronald Dion "Ron" DeSantis  
Nimarata Randhaw "Nikki" Haley  
William Asa "Asa" Hutchinson, II  
Vivek Ganapathy Ramaswamy  
David James Stuckenberg  
Rachel Hannah "Mohawk" Swift  
Donald John Trump  
Total 100.00%
 

All 169 of California's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's California Presidential Primary.

  • If a presidential candidate receives a majority (50% plus 1) of the ... statewide vote, that candidate shall be awarded all of California's delegates.... [Article VI. Section 6.01 (A)(2)]
  • If no candidate receives a majority of the ... statewide vote, then delegates ... shall be awarded proportionally. Starting with the candidate who received the most votes statewide, compute (candidate's statewide vote) × (total number of at-large delegates) ÷ (total vote statewide) and round up to the next highest integer. Continue with the next highest vote getter until all delegates are assigned. It is not clear if the 3 RNC delegates are included in this category. The presidential candidate's representatives name their delegates.... [Standing Rules and Bylaws of the California Republican Party. Article VI. Section 6.01 (A)(2), (B)(1)]

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
Statewide  169
Total
Delegates
  169

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

Each delegate to the Republican National Convention shall use his or her best efforts at the convention for the party's presidential nominee candidate from California to whom the delegate has pledged support until the person is nominated for the office of President of the United States by the convention, receives less than 10 percent of the votes for nomination by the convention, releases the delegate from his or her obligation, or until two convention nominating ballots have been taken. Thereafter, each delegate shall be free to vote as he or she chooses.... [California Elections Code Section 6461.(c)]

 

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.

 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const.html
Election Authority
  California Secretary of State
  California Secretary of State - Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  California State Assembly
  California State Legislature
  California State Senate
Republican
  California Republican Party
Media & others
  @LA - the guide to Greater Los Angeles and Southern California
  Alameda Times-Star
  Antelope Valley Press
  Beverly Hills Weekly
  California Voter Foundation
  Calraaces.com - Insider Commentary on California Politics
  Chico Enterprise-Record
  Daily Breeze - Torrance
  Daily Democrat - Woodland
  Daily Republic - Fairfield
  East Bay Times - Walnut Creek
  ElectionVolunteer.com - California Candidate and Election Information
  FlashReport
  Fort Bragg Advocate-News
  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Ontario
  Join California Election History for the State of California
  Los Angeles Daily News
  North County Times - San Diego and Riverside Counties
  OC Weekly - Orange County
  Pasadena Star-News
  Politics1.com - California
  Random Lengths News - San Pedro
  Redlands Daily Facts
  Ridgecrest Daily Independent
  Rough & Tumble
  San Bernardino Sun
  San Francisco Bay Guardian
  San Francisco Chronicle
  San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina
  San Jose Mercury News
  Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
  Smart Voter - League of Women Voters
  Sonoma Index-Tribune
  The Bakersfield Californian
  The Davis Enterprise
  The Lompoc Record
  The Los Angeles Times
  The Modesto Bee
  The Mountain Democrat - Placerville
  The Orange County Register - Santa Ana
  The Press-Enterprise - Riverside - Inland Southern California
  The Reporter - Vacaville
  The Sacramento Bee
  The San Diego Union-Tribune
  The Tribune - San Luis Obispo
  The Union - Grass Valley
  Times-Standard - Eureka
  Whittier Daily News
 


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Commentary: THE TIES THAT BIND-- OR DO THEY? or, Politicus Unbound
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses   --   Republican Timing Penalties  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Selection and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retrieved  
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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