North Dakota Republican caucuses, 2012

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North Dakota Republican caucuses, 2012
North Dakota
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Candidate Rick Santorum Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Pennsylvania Texas
Delegate count 6 2
Popular vote 4,510 3,186
Percentage 39.7% 28.1%

  Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Newt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Candidate Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Georgia
Delegate count 20 0
Popular vote 2,691 962
Percentage 23.7% 8.5%

The 2012 North Dakota Republican caucuses were held on March 6, 2012.[1] North Dakota has 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention;[2] despite Rick Santorum's nominal win in the preference poll conducted during the caucuses, the majority of the delegates elected by the state party convention later in March said they supported Romney.[3]


North Dakota Republican caucuses, 2012[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates [1]
Rick Santorum 4,510 39.7% 6
Ron Paul 3,186 28.1% 2
America Symbol.svg Mitt Romney 2,691 23.7% 20
Newt Gingrich 962 8.5% --
Unprojected delegates 0
Totals 11,349 100.0% 28

Convention controversy[edit]

North Dakota Republican Party had its state convention from Friday March 30 to Sunday April 1 where twenty-five unbound National Convention delegates were elected. Rick Santorum had won the strawpoll at the Legislative Districts caucuses on Super Tuesday with a large margin to Ron Paul in second place and Mitt Romney in third place. The party leaderships recommended slate of delegates was to reflect this strawpoll result. According to Santorum and Paul supporters the slate did not live up to this requirement, but gave Romney a large majority of the delegates. Former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth called the vote undemocratic and a railroad job on the Say Anything Blog.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "North Dakota Republican Delegation 2012". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  2. ^ Nate Silver (March 4, 2012). "Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Santorum delegate plan hits wall in North Dakota. Associated Press. 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-04-08.
  4. ^ "Live Caucus Results". NDGOP Presidential Caucus Information. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Former NDGOP Chairman Calls National Delegate Selection "A Railroad Job"". Say Anything Blog. March 31, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 

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