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How Delegates To The 2016 Republican Convention Will Be Awarded

How delegates will be awarded to go to the 2016 Republican National Convention

The GOP presidential nominee will be made at the Republican National Convention in 2016. The primary elections and caucuses in America’s states and territories don’t directly select the nominee. Rather, they select delegates to go to the convention, who are usually bound to vote for certain candidates for the nomination, though in some cases, they are free to switch their allegiance.

Each state will begin with 10 at-large delegates.

Each state will have 3 district delegates for every congressional district in the state, whether or not the district is represented in the House of Representatives by a Republican. 3 party leaders will also become delegates. Finally, each state is being awarded bonus delegates based upon the number of Republican elected leaders in state and federal positions, and upon the way the states voted in the last presidential election.

Delegates will also be awarded for territories that are not fully represented in Congress.

Republicans in American Samoa will hold caucuses on March 22 to elect 6 pledged delegates to the Republican National Convention. 3 GOP party leaders from American Samoa will also attend as unpledged delegates.

Republicans in the District of Columbia will be represented by 16 pledged delegates chosen through voting on March 12. 3 GOP party leaders from the District will also attend as unpledged delegates.

Republicans in Guam will hold caucuses on March 12 to elect 6 pledged delegates to the Republican National Convention. 3 GOP party leaders from Guam will also attend as unpledged delegates.

Republicans in the Northern Mariana Islands will hold caucuses on March 15 to elect 6 pledged delegates to the Republican National Convention. 3 GOP party leaders from the Northern Mariana Islands will also attend as unpledged delegates.

Republicans in Puerto Rico will hold caucuses on March 6 to elect 20 pledged delegates to the Republican National Convention. 20 GOP party leaders from Puerto Rico will also attend as unpledged delegates.

Republicans in the Virgin Islands will hold caucuses on March 19 to elect 6 pledged delegates to the Republican National Convention. 3 GOP party leaders from the Virgin Islands will also attend as unpledged delegates.

The delegates to be awarded for the 50 U.S. states during the Republican presidential primaries and caucuses will be as follows:

Alabama – 10 at large, 21 district, 3 party leaders, 16 bonus delegates: Total 50
Alaska – 10 at large, 3 district, 3 party leaders, 12 bonus delegates: Total 28
Arizona – 10 at large, 27 district, 3 party leaders, 18 bonus delegates: Total 58
Arkansas – 10 at large, 12 district, 3 party leaders, 15 bonus delegates: Total 40
California – 10 at large, 159 district, 3 party leaders, 0 bonus delegates: Total 172
Colorado – 10 at large, 21 district, 3 party leaders, 3 bonus delegates: Total 37
Connecticut – 10 at large, 15 district, 3 party leaders, 0 bonus delegates: Total 28
Delaware – 10 at large, 3 district, 3 party leaders, 0 bonus delegates: Total 16
Florida – 10 at large, 81 district, 3 party leaders, 5 bonus delegates: Total 99
Georgia – 10 at large, 32 district, 3 party leaders, 21 bonus delegates: Total 76
Hawaii – 10 at large, 6 district, 3 party leaders, 0 bonus delegates: Total 19
Idaho – 10 at large, 6 district, 3 party leaders, 13 bonus delegates: Total 32
Illinois – 10 at large, 54 district, 3 party leaders, 2 bonus delegates: Total 69
Indiana – 10 at large, 27 district, 3 party leaders, 17 bonus delegates: Total 57
Iowa – 10 at large, 12 district, 3 party leaders, 5 bonus delegates: Total 30
Kansas – 10 at large, 12 district, 3 party leaders, 15 bonus delegates: Total 40
Kentucky – 10 at large, 18 district, 3 party leaders, 15 bonus delegates: Total 46
Louisiana – 10 at large, 18 district, 3 party leaders, 15 bonus delegates: Total 46
Maine – 10 at large, 6 district, 3 party leaders, 4 bonus delegates: Total 23
Maryland – 10 at large, 24 district, 3 party leaders, 1 bonus delegate: Total 38
Massachusetts – 10 at large, 27 district, 3 party leaders, 2 bonus delegates: Total 42
Michigan – 10 at large, 42 district, 3 party leaders, 4 bonus delegates: Total 59
Minnesota – 10 at large, 24 district, 3 party leaders, 1 bonus delegate: Total 38
Mississippi – 10 at large, 12 district, 3 party leaders, 15 bonus delegates: Total 40
Missouri – 10 at large, 24 district, 3 party leaders, 15 bonus delegates: Total 52
Nebraska – 10 at large, 9 district, 3 party leaders, 14 bonus delegates: Total 36
Nevada – 10 at large, 12 district, 3 party leaders, 5 bonus delegates: Total 30
New Hampshire – 10 at large, 6 district, 3 party leaders, 4 bonus delegates: Total 23
New Jersey – 10 at large, 36 district, 3 party leaders, 2 bonus delegates: Total 51
New Mexico – 10 at large, 9 district, 3 party leaders, 2 bonus delegates: Total 24
New York – 10 at large, 81 district, 3 party leaders, 1 bonus delegate: Total 95
North Carolina – 10 at large, 39 district, 3 party leaders, 20 bonus delegates: Total 72
North Dakota – 10 at large, 3 district, 3 party leaders, 12 bonus delegates: Total 28
Ohio – 10 at large, 48 district, 3 party leaders, 5 bonus delegates: Total 66
Oklahoma – 10 at large, 15 district, 3 party leaders, 15 bonus delegates: Total 43
Oregon – 10 at large, 15 district, 3 party leaders, 0 bonus delegates: Total 28
Pennsylvania – 10 at large, 54 district, 3 party leaders, 4 bonus delegates: Total 71
Rhode Island – 10 at large, 6 district, 3 party leaders, 0 bonus delegates: Total 19
South Carolina – 10 at large, 21 district, 3 party leaders, 16 bonus delegates: Total 29
South Dakota – 10 at large, 3 district, 3 party leaders, 13 bonus delegates: Total 29
Tennessee – 10 at large, 27 district, 3 party leaders, 18 bonus delegates: Total 58
Texas – 10 at large, 108 district, 3 party leaders, 34 bonus delegates: Total 155
Utah – 10 at large, 12 district, 3 party leaders, 15 bonus delegates: Total 40
Vermont – 10 at large, 3 district, 3 party leaders, 0 bonus delegates: Total 16
Virginia – 10 at large, 33 district, 3 party leaders, 3 bonus delegates: Total 49
Washington – 10 at large, 30 district, 3 party leaders, 1 bonus delegate: Total 44
West Virginia – 10 at large, 9 district, 3 party leaders, 12 bonus delegates: Total 34
Wisconsin – 10 at large, 24 district, 3 party leaders, 5 bonus delegates: Total 42
Wyoming – 10 at large, 3 district, 3 party leaders, 13 bonus delegates: Total 29

Total number of delegates to the Republican National Convention, from both states and territories: 2,472

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