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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Virgin Islands Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Territorial Caucus: Saturday 10 March 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Uncommitted130  33.85%5  55.56% 
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"112  29.17%1  11.11%1  11.11%
Romney, Willard "Mitt"101  26.30%3  33.33%8  88.89%
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"23   5.99%  
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"18   4.69%  
Total384 100.00%9 100.00%9 100.00%

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Unpledged delegate preferences as of
13 March 2012: Romney 3.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

The delegate selection processes herein was updated 26 September 2011 per the Rules of the Virgin Islands Republican Caucus.


Participation in the caucus shall be limited to persons domiciled in and registered to vote in the United States Virgin Islands and being officially registered in the Republican Party... [Rules of the Virgin Islands Republican Caucus - Rule 3.] ... electors ... shall be allowed to cast an Absentee ... Ballot... [Rule 7.c.]

Saturday 10 March 2012: Territorial Caucuses meet from noon to 6pm Atlantic Standard Time on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John as a Convention to choose 6 delegates to the Republican National Convention. [Rule 2]

  • Delegate candidates must file by 10 February 2012. Candidates may run as pledged to a candidate or uncommitted. Each candidate's Presidential Preference appears on the ballot.
  • Delegates are directly elected by the voters and each voter may choose up to 6 delegates. The top 6 vote getters become National Convention delegates.
  • Delegates may run pledged to a candidate or run as non-committed.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Virgin Islands's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position.

[Delegate] Candidates that declare as being pledged shall ... have promised, if elected, to vote for such declared candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States on the first ballot of the Republican National Convention. Delegate Candidates who have so declared, but whose declared candidate for the Republican nomination has withdrawn his or her candidacy prior to the Caucus Date shall be deemed uncommitted. [Rule 6].

RULES, POLICES, AND PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, Amended June 1, 2002, Article XIII Sec.1. states "The method of selecting delegates to the Republican National Convention shall be determined by the Territorial Committee."

Results from a party source.

Delegates (as voted, the hard count- Romney 3, Uncommitted 2, Paul 1)
1. April Newland: 42 (28 STX, 14 STT) Romney.
2. Gwendolyn Brady: 37 (34 STX, 3 STT) Uncommitted (Pledged to Romney after the vote totals circa 23 April 2012).
3. Warren Bruce Cole: 31 (28 STX, 3 STT) Uncommitted (Pledged to Romney after the vote totals).
4. John A. Clendenin: 32 (26 STX, 6 STT) Romney.
5. Robert Max Schanfarber: 29 (11 STX, 18 STT) Paul.
6. Luis R. Martinez: 30 (27 STX, 3 STT) Romney.
Alternate Delegates
1. Joshua A. Schanfarber: 21 (5 STX, 16 STT) Paul.
2. Humberto O'Neal: 20 (19 STX, 1 STT) Uncommitted.
3. Geoffrey Wolfe: 18 (5 STX, 13 STT) Paul.
4. George Blackhall: 16 (8, STX, 8 STT) Uncommitted.
5. Dwain E. Ford: 16 (13 STX, 3 STT) Gingrich.
6. Tie Breaker required as Alternate Delegate #6 TBD.
      Vince Danet: 15 (10 STX, 5 STT) Santorum.
      Roseann Wells: 15 (2 STX, 13 STT) Paul.
      Michael Wilson: 15 (2 STX, 13 STT) Paul.
Eddie Jane Simmons: 14 (1 STX, 13 STT) Paul.
Kimberly Lynn Jones: 12 (11 STX, 1 STT) Uncommitted.
DeWayne Bridges: 8 (3 STX, 5 STT) Santorum.
James Bland: 4 (4 STX, 0 STT) Uncommitted.
Dennis Best: 4 (1 STX, 3 STT) Uncommitted.
Patrick Witcher: 4 (0 STX, 4 STT) Uncommitted.
Steve Mitchum: 4 (0 STX, 4 STT) Uncommitted.
Steven Hardy: 3 (0 STX, 3 STT) Gingrich.

Thanks to Jinsky Jean-Pois for sending us a link to the results.

10 March 2012: Virgin Islands Republican Party Chairman Herb Schoenbaum stated the that Romney won 6 delegates, Paul 1, uncommitted 2 in today's voting. After the vote tally, 1 uncommitted delegate switched to Romney. All 3 RNC delegates support Romney. The final count is Romney 7, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1.

On 26 March 2012, Matt Tanner pointed out that our "hard count" should be uncommitted 5 (2 as voted, 3 RNC delegates), Romney 3 (as voted), Paul 1 (as voted) rather than the Uncommitted 4, Romney 4, Paul 1 as we had originally posted. Our numbers have been updated accordingly.

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