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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates and delegate counts associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.
Presidential Nominating Process
Alternative Presidential Preference Poll: Saturday 22 February 2020
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: Saturday 14 March - Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Friday 15 May - Sunday 17 May 2020
25 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party
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At their 7 September 2019, the Nevada Republican Party state central committee will consider Resolution R-108 to amend their delegate selection to provide for an alternative presidential poll. "If the NRCC Executive Committee determines that a statewide presidential poll is unnecessary to determine the will of the majority of registered Nevada Republican voters it may, at its sole discretion, call for a poll among the members of the NRCC to determine proportional allocation and binding of delegates and alternates ... The Alternative Presidential Preference Poll may only be used when there is an incumbent Republican President ...."
The above change would effective transfer the Presidential Preference vote from the precinct caucuses to the 20 member state central committee.
2020 Election from the Nevada Secretary of State.
Saturday 22 February 2020: Nevada Alternative Presidential Preference Poll. Hours begin at 12:40p PST (2040 UTC). The results of the Presidential Preference Poll are announced at 3p PST. Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention. The Nevada Republican Party Winter Meeting runs from Friday 21 February to Sunday 23 February 2020.
Circa 7 October 2019, the Republican Party has opted to not hold a caucus in Nevada. "If the NRCC Executive Committee determines that a statewide presidential poll is unnecessary to determine the will of the majority of registered Nevada Republican voters it may, at its sole discretion, call for a poll among the members of the NRCC to determine proportional allocation and binding of delegates and alternates ... The Alternative Presidential Preference Poll may only be used when there is an incumbent Republican President ...." [Chapter 2, Section 13 - Standing Rules of the Nevada Republican Central Committee]. The meeting is held in Pahrump, Nevada.
All votes of National Delegates ... shall be required to be cast for the Presidential Candidate to whom they are bound. This requirement applies only to the first ... vote at the Republican National Convention. [Standing Rules 5.1]. National Delegates bound to any candidate who withdraws, suspends, or otherwise discontinues their campaign at any time following the Nevada Republican Convention but prior to the Republican National Convention are released from their commitment [Standing Rules 5.4]. The NRP Secretary shall contact each Presidential Candidate ... to determine the candidate's desired disposition of their National Delegates ... Each candidate may elect to either affirm the binding ..., fully release the binding ..., or proportionally reallocate the binding obligation of their delegates to the remaining candidates based on the results of the ... Alternative Presidential Preference Poll. [Standing Rules 5.3].
In the event that a Presidential Candidate should win all the National Delegates, the NRP Chair shall be automatically unbound ... [Standing Rules 5.2].
Only registered Republicans in Nevada are eligible to participate in the caucuses [Section 1.3].
Tuesday 25 February 2020 (presumably): Nevada Precinct Caucuses. Each Precinct Caucus chooses the precinct's delegates to the County Conventions. Caucuses will take place between 5p and 9p PST. The delegates to the County Conventions are not bound by the Presidential vote.
Saturday 14 March - Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably): Republican Party County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Republican Convention.
Friday 15 May - Sunday 17 May 2020: The Nevada State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention meets to choose delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the Alternative Presidential Preference Poll. National Convention District Delegates are elected by the Convention Delegates from each such congressional district [Standing Rules 3.2]. National Convention At-Large Delegates are elected by the Convention delegates as a whole [Standing Rules 3.3]. Note: The bindings are recalculated to exclude candidates who suspended their campaigns.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Nevada's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position bound to their preferred presidential candidate [Standing Rules 4.2]. If one candidate wins all of the National Delegates, the chairman will attend the National Convention unbound [Standing Rules 5.2].
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.
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|• Las Vegas Sun|
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|• The Nevada Independent - Las Vegas|
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