United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2008

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United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2008
United States Virgin Islands
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April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)
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Candidate John McCain Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican Republican
Home state Arizona Massachusetts Texas
Popular vote 102 60 9
Percentage 31.5% 18.5% 2.8%

The 2008 United States Virgin Islands Republican Territorial Meeting, also known as the Republican caucuses, took place on the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas on April 5, 2008. Virgin Islands Republicans could select six pledged delegates for the 2008 Republican National Convention; three party leaders also attended the convention as unpledged delegates. However, the delegates chosen in the meeting did not support any Presidential candidate, so all nine Virgin Islands delegates attended the convention as unpledged delegates.[1]

The turnout, around 150 people, did not match the comparatively staggering number of voters in the Democratic Territorial Meeting, but it was still a record turnout for the Virgin Islands Republican Party. Caucus-goers voted for delegates rather than candidates. Of 25 people who sought delegate spots, the majority, 16, were not committed to any Presidential candidate.[2]

Results[3][edit]

100% of precincts reporting
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Uncommitted 153 47.2% 6
John McCain 102 31.5% 0
Mitt Romney 60 18.5% 0
Ron Paul 9 2.8% 0
Total 324 100% 6

Delegates[4][edit]

Chosen by voters[edit]

  • Warren Cole, St. Croix District, uncommitted
  • Krim Ballentine, St. Thomas-St. John District, uncommitted
  • V. Anne Golden, St. Croix District, uncommitted
  • Patricia Murphy, St. Thomas-St. John District, uncommitted
  • April Newland, St. Thomas-St. John District, uncommitted
  • Humberto O'Neal, Saint Croix District, uncommitted

Chosen by party[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Virgin Islands Territorial Meeting Results. New York Times. Online: http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/results/states/VI.html
  2. ^ Stokes-Gifft, Fiona. "V.I. Republicans pick six delegates for national convention in Minnesota." The Virgin Islands Daily News Monday, April 7th 2008. http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17622861
  3. ^ New York Times.
  4. ^ Stokes-Gifft.