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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 March 2012
Town Caucuses: April 2012 (tentative)
State Convention: Saturday 19 May 2012
Delegate Selection: District: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 5:00a EST (1000 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
Voter Affiliation: Voter registration does not include party affiliation
17 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 3 re: 1 congressional district / 3 party / 1 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 16 November 2011.
Tuesday 6 March 2012: All 17 of Vermont's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee, Rule 11. i.]
April 2012 (tentative): Republican Town Caucuses meet for the purpose of electing delegates to the State Presidential Nominating Convention. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee, Rule 11.d.]
Saturday 19 May 2012: State Convention. National Convention Delegates are are elected according to the results of the primary. [17 VSA Section 2715]
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Vermont's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unbound delegates by virtue of their position. This statement contradicts the delegate allocation formula for the primary.
Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention shall be bound in the first ballot .... Delegates ... shall be released if their candidate is not placed into nomination ... or officially withdraws. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee. Rule 11. i.]
19 May 2012 update from Daily Paul: Not awesome. 2 delegates for Paul. 12 delegates for Romney.
20 May 2012: A report provided by Paul Dame. He attended the Vermont Convention and was selected as a national delegate.
Ron Paul picks up 2 of 14 delegates in Vermont with 10 of 14 Alternates, including the #1 alternate.
The three party leaders are super delegates who all endorsed Romney earlier this year. Of the 14 delegates voted on Saturday, 2 are known Paul supporters, 8 have officially endorsed Romney (http://www.mittromney.com/blogs/mitts-view/2012/04/endorsements-vermont), and the other 4 are unconfirmed at this time. One of the delegates was also the former campaign manager for Rick Perry earlier in the election cycle.
The two Paul supporters were the only delegates NOT listed on the Romney slate passed out at the convention, however one unconfirmed report cites the fact that at least one person on the Romney slate never asked to be put on the slate, nor did the Romney campaign ask permission to put his name on their slate. So there are questions as to how this slate was created.
Here is the full list of Delegates and Alternates in order of their election:
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|• The Deerfield Valley News - West Dover|
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|• Vermont Cynic (UVM)|
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