The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Republican PartyHawaii Republican
Precinct Caucuses: Monday, February 7 - Sunday, February 13, 2000
State Convention: Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Uncommitted                14.  100%
Bush, George W.          14.  100%      
Total          14.  100%   14.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention

14 total delegates - 6 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 2 bonus

Last modified Monday, July 31, 2000
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The Hawaii Republican Precinct Meetings were held February 7-13. About 800 delegates will attend the state convention. Delegates attending the state convention are not bound to any candidate. The Hawaii delegates attending the Republican National Convention will not be bound to any candidate.

Articles in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin indicate that Hawaii State GOP chairman, Linda Lingle, wishes to remain neutral on Presidential preference.

Monday 7 February through Sunday 13 February 2000: Republican Party Precinct Caucuses are held. Each Precinct Caucus chooses the precinct's delegates to the Hawaii State Republican Convention.

  • "There is no formal system applied in the Precinct Caucus to relate the presidential preference of the Convention participants to the choice of the precinct's delegates to the State Convention. The participants at each Precinct Caucus alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choices and, if so, how it is to be applied."

(NOTE: there are so-called "regional caucuses" which are held in April going into early May and which nominate candidates to be delegates to the Republican National Convention who are to be considered at the later State Convention; however, these "regional caucuses" are not considered to have a direct effect on the actual allocation of National Convention delegates to the presidential contenders, as the earlier Precinct Caucuses, which have already chosen the delegates to the State Convention, have no direct and binding effect upon the makeup of these "regional caucuses")

Friday 5 May through Sunday 7 May 2000: The Hawaii State Republican Convention convenes. Congressional District Caucuses made up of the State Convention delegates from each of Hawaii's 2 congressional districts choose the 6 district National Convention delegates (3 per congressional district). The State Convention as a whole chooses the remaining 8 (6 base at-large plus 2 bonus) of Hawaii's delegates to the Republican National Convention.

  • "Again, there is no formal system of allocating Hawaii's National Convention delegates to presidential contenders. The delegates to the State Convention (whether as participants in their respective Congressional District Caucuses or in the Convention as a whole) alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor and, if so, how it is to be applied to the choosing of the state's 14 National Convention delegates."

Rules of the Republican Party of Hawaii:

  • Section 216. CANDIDATE COMMITMENTS. Except by their own commitments, National Delegates and Alternates shall not be required to support any particular candidate for the Republican nomination for President or Vice President. Candidates for delegate or alternate to the National Convention may run committed to a particular candidate for the Republican nomination for President or Vice President. Provided the candidate the delegate or alternate is supporting has not withdrawn prior to the first ballot at the National Convention, the commitment to that candidate shall be binding, but only through the first ballot.

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