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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Municipal Caucuses / non-binding straw poll: Sunday 29 January - Saturday 3 March 2012
Municipal Caucuses / non-binding straw poll results announced: Saturday 11 February 2012
District Caucuses and State Convention: Saturday 5 May - Sunday 6 May 2012
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
Voter Participation: Party members
24 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 3 party / 5 bonus
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
The delegate selection processes herein was updated on 25 January 2012.
11 February 2012 from the Maine Republican Party: Mitt Romney Wins Maine Caucus
28 June 2012: Reports indicate some Ron Paul delegates are being challenged. Reference dailypaul.com: State of Maine Delegation being challenged. Notice of Contest from mainforronpaul.org: Notice of Contest Against the Maine Delegation.
28 August 2012: The RNC Credentials Committee replaced half of Maine's delegation with newly appointed delegates. Reference dailypaul.com: National GOP Muzzles Maine’s Voice. Reference prweb.com: Maine Delegates Report that The National GOP Muzzles Maine’s Voice at RNC.
Sunday 29 January - Saturday 3 March 2012: Maine Republican Party Municipal Caucuses. Each Precinct Caucus chooses the precinct's delegates to the District Caucuses and State Convention.
The party will conduct a non-binding Presidential straw poll at the caucuses. The results of the straw poll will be made public on Saturday 11 February 2012. Note that some caucuses are held after 11 February-- see below. Since no National Convention delegates are bound to Presidential contenders, the straw poll does not violate the RNC's Tuesday 6 March 2012 timing rule.
The Maine Republican Party is encouraging all municipal committees to hold their caucuses between 4 to 11 February. Reference: Maine G.O.P. 2012 Caucus Information. Caucuses outside this date range:
Saturday 11 February 2012: The results of the Municipal Caucuses / non-binding straw poll are made public.
Here's how we estimate the delegate count as of 17 February 2012: (Note that zero national convention delegates are allocated during the Municipal Caucuses - national convention delegates are first elected in May.)
We will allocate the state's unbound 21 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the popular vote for those candidates receiving 5% or more of the vote. This is a very rough estimate and will change by the time the state convention meets.
Saturday 5 May - Sunday 6 May 2012: District Caucuses and State Convention. The National Convention delegates are elected during the 2nd day of the State Convention.
The proceedings of the state convention shall include ...
WMTW TV on 6 May 2012: Ron Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP
Maine Sunday Telegram on 6 May 2012: Ron Paul wins most of Maine's GOP delegates But Mitt Romney ... has dispatched his top lawyer to challenge the results.
6 May 2012 from Kennebec Journal: Paul wins most of Maine's GOP delegates.
Links submitted on 6 May 2012 by Dominik Kasprzak:
Sources submitted on 6 May 2012 by Dominik Kasprzak:
7 May 2012: We are using a soft count of Paul 21, Romney 2, Uncommitted 1.
The RNC credentials committee replaced 10 delegates prior to seating the delegation.
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