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April 1-3, 2016 North Dakota State Convention
Summary: Cruz seemed to come out well ahead in Fargo, but the delegation is unbound.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE CONVENTION (28 delegates)
More than 1,600 North Dakota Republicans met at Scheels Arena in Fargo for the party's state convention (+). Part of the business of the convention was to select 25 delegates to the national convention (the other three members of the delegation being the state party chair and the RNC committeeman and committeewoman).
interested in becoming delegate had to submit their applications by
March 28, 2016. A total of 108 applications were submitted; the
Committee on Permanent Organization then reviewed
selection must be
fair and open. The process is designed to reward
Republican activists, to broaden the party base and to represent the North Dakota
Republican Party at the National Convention. The Committee will be asked to give
consideration to gender, (based on RNC rules), geographical balance and granting
only one slot per household."
The Committee produced a list of 25 nominated
delegates, and on April 3 voting attendees approved that list.
Ted Cruz spoke at the Convention on April 2. Dr.
supporting Donald Trump, spoke on April 3; U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer
(ND-AL) the state's lone congressman, introduced Carson and endorsed
Cruz for President
Cruz Declared Winner in North Dakota
HOUSTON, Texas -
Ted Cruz released
at the North Dakota GOP
"I'm thrilled to have the vote of confidence of
Republican voters in North Dakota who delivered such a
resounding victory today. As I met them over the
weekend, North Dakota Republicans
that I am the only candidate who can move this country
forward by protecting freedom and liberty. Whether we defeat Donald
Trump before the convention or at it, I'm energized to have the support
of the vast majority of North Dakota delegates."
Ed. note: In his Wisconsin victory speech on
April 5, Cruz was more specific...
then two days ago in North Dakota, we had another tremendous win. They
elected their delegates. Of the delegates who have specified their
support, eighteen are supporting our campaign; one is supporting Donald
Trump. Eighteen to one—I’ll take that ratio any day of the week."
Kasich for America
April 3, 2016 tweets from John Weaver, chief strategist and Mike Biundo, senior advisor:
The Trump campaign also seemed pleased with the
Jose A. DelReal. "Trump campaign, bullish on
N.D. delegate outcome, to receive endorsement from state’s only
The Washington Post, April 2, 2016.
National delegate allocation: 28 unbound.