- The Road to Cleveland « March 8, 2016 Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi
March 8, 2016 Contests in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi
Summary: Donald Trump won three of the four contests, finishing first in the Mississippi primary (47%), the Hawaii caucus (43%) and the Michigan primary (36.5%), and second in the Idaho primary (28%). Ted Cruz finished first in the Idaho primary (45%) and tallied second place finishes in Mississippi (36%), Hawaii (32%) and Michigan (25%). Marco Rubio, whose campaign seems to be on the precipice, had another not very good night, finishing with distant thirds in Idaho (16%) and Hawaii (13%) and fourths in Michigan (9%) and Mississippi (5%). Kasich achieved a strong third place finish in Michigan (24%), a weak third in Mississippi (9%) and fourth in Hawaii (10.%) and Idaho (7%).
HAWAII REPUBLICAN CAUCUS (19 delegates)
The Hawaii Republican Party reported turnout increased by 53-percent over the 10,228 who participated in the 2012 caucus (+).
National Delegate allocation: Trump 11, Cruz 7, Rubio 1.
Donald Trump: 11
delegates and 9
Ted Cruz: 7 delegates and 6 alternates
Marco Rubio: 1 delegate and 1 alternate
May 21, 2016 at Filipino Community Center's Casamina Flores Ballroom.
IDAHO PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY (32 delegates)
(Democrats are holding their caucus at the end of this month).
Idaho Republican Party
March 9, 2016
With Record Voter
BOISE, IDAHO - The Idaho Republican Party is pleased to announce that Senator Ted Cruz has won Idaho in the first Idaho Presidential Primary that saw record-setting voter turnout, beating all expectations.
than 222,000 Idaho Republicans cast a ballot, the highest voter
participation in a primary in Idaho history. This equates to 74%
participation among Republicans and 30% among all registered voters.
look forward to turnout results from Idaho Democrats, who opted to
forego Idaho's Presidential Primary in favor for a caucus system.
matters, and last night served as confirmation of that. Five candidates
visited in 2015, two candidates rallied in Idaho over the weekend to
seek our votes, and record turnout yesterday made the move to the
presidential primary a major success," said Idaho GOP Chairman Steve
Yates. "Last night's record breaking turnout - in addition to the
capacity crowds by multiple candidates in the last week - prove that
Republicans are energized and ready to take the fight to either Bernie
Sanders or Hillary Clinton in November."
Senator Ted Cruz won 45.4%, trailed by Donald Trump at 28.1%, Senator
Marco Rubio at 15.9%, and Governor John Kasich at 7.4%. While official
results won't come until next week after the election has been
certified, as of now Cruz will receive 20 delegates and Trump 12.
The Ted Cruz Idaho leadership team consisted of Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane and Norm Semanko. We congratulate the Cruz campaign on a hard fought campaign in Idaho.
After last night's success, Idaho Republicans
look forward to building on our momentum in order to ensure a
Republican victory in November.
National delegate allocation: Cruz 20, Trump 12.
MICHIGAN PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY (59 delegates)
"The primary is open to any registered voter regardless of whether he or she is or is not a member or supporter of the Republican or Democratic party. However, the voter must select a Republican or Democratic ballot in writing to receive one."
Efforts to stop Trump picked up in the weeks leading to the primary, but he still finished first. Cruz secured another second place finish. The Kasich campaign went "all-in" in Michigan, but only managed a strong third place finish (+). Rubio obtained just 9.3% of the vote, finishing fourth.
Five days before the primary, Rubio, Trump, Cruz and
participated in a contentious debate in Detroit, hosted by Fox News
Trump carried 78 of Michigan's 83 counties. Cruz
won five counties in the Grand Rapids area plus St. Joesph in the
southwest, Midland in central MI, and Houghton on the Upper
Peninsula. Kasich carried Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo Counties.
Trump carried 10 congressional districts (1, 4, 5 and
7-13), Cruz three (2, 3 and 6, all in western MI), and Kasich one,
CD-14 (Detroit). Trump's best showing by percentage of the vote
was in CD-10 (the Thumb, 47.2%); his worst was in CD-2 (24.0%).
Michigan Republican Party
MRP statement on Michigan’s Presidential Primary
TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 – Michigan Republican
Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Tuesday released the following
statement regarding Michigan's Presidential Primary:
"I'd like to congratulate the winner of tonight's
primary, Donald Trump. The election today clearly showed the enthusiasm
Michigan voters have for strong Republican leadership. I look forward
to continuing this momentum through the general election in November.
"Michigan voices and voters matter this election, and we'll continue to play an important part in deciding the next President. Whoever becomes our nominee, we'll do our part to support them against either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders."
National delegate allocation: Trump 25, Cruz 17, Kasich 17.
County Conventions: March 22, 2016.
State Convention: April 8-9, 2016 at the Lansing Center in Lansing.
MISSISSIPPI PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY (40 delegates)
Trump scored a broad win, carrying 75 of 82 counties. Cruz' won a scattering of seven counties, the largest of which was DeSoto in the northern part of the state (part of the Memphis MSA) and also he also won Lee County (Tupelo). Cruz's campaign was led by state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who forced U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran into a runoff in 2014; Gov. Phil Bryant added a late endorsement on March 7. Kasich gained early support from former U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Trent Lott as well as the backing U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper but was unable to pull any delegates out of the state.
Mississippi Republican Party
MSGOP Statement on Tonight’s Results of the Mississippi Presidential Primary
JACKSON, MS – Mississippi Republican Party Chairman (MSGOP) Joe Nosef released the following statement tonight regarding Mississippi’s results of the presidential primary:
"We are appreciative of all the voters who participated in today's MSGOP primary election for President. We are also grateful to all of the presidential candidates who spent time in our state proving that once again Mississippi is important to our Party and country. We now move ahead to the remaining states' elections and look forward to having a nominee to rally around and support. It will soon be time to focus our energy on the general election and putting a Republican back in the White House."
National delegate allocation: Trump 25 (16AL and 9CD), Cruz 15 (12AL and 3CD).
Precinct Caucuses and County Conventions: April 23, 2016.
State Convention: May 13-14, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson.
-The number of delegates to the County Convention will be elected by each Precinct Caucus and shall be one (1) delegate and one (1) alternate, unless the County Executive Committee has designated previously and given proper notice that the delegates will be apportioned according to the number of votes received in the various precincts by Mitt Romney in the 2012 General Election.
-The delegates to the State Convention shall be apportioned among the several counties according to the ratio of one delegate per 10,000 citizens of population.