United States presidential primaries in Puerto Rico, 2016

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United States presidential election in Puerto Rico, 2016
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President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

Although Puerto Rico did not participate in the November 8, 2016, general election because it is a territory and not a state, the five non-incorporated territories that send delegates to the United States House of Representatives participated in the presidential primaries.

In the presidential primaries, Puerto Rico voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic and Republican parties' respective nominees for president. Registered members of each party only voted in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated chose any one primary in which to vote. There were 60 Democratic delegates[1] and 23 Republican delegates[2] to be allocated.

Primary elections[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

The Republican primary took place on March 6, 2016:[3] Twelve candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot, with only four still possessing active campaigns:[4] Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich

Sen. Marco Rubio carried the primary with 73.8% of the vote and was awarded all 23 delegates due to the territory's 50% winner-take-all threshold.[4]

Puerto Rico Republican primary, March 6, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Marco Rubio 28,937 70.24% 23 0 23
Donald Trump 5,474 13.29% 0 0 0
Ted Cruz 3,610 8.76% 0 0 0
Other 1,540 3.74% 0 0 0
John Kasich 582 1.41% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 375 0.91% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 296 0.72% 0 0 0
Ben Carson (withdrawn) 168 0.41% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 77 0.19% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 48 0.12% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 36 0.09% 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) 30 0.07% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 23 0.06% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 41,196 100% 23 0 23
Source: The Green Papers

Democratic caucus[edit]

The Democratic caucus took place on June 5, 2016.

Puerto Rico Democratic caucuses, June 5, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 52,658 59.74% 36 7 42
Bernie Sanders 33,368 37.85% 24 0 24
Rocky De La Fuente 300 0.35%
Total 88,149 100% 60 7 67
Source: The Green Papers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puerto Rico Democratic Delegation 2016". Thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  2. ^ Adams, Jonathan (2016-03-05). "Puerto Rico GOP Primary 2016: Date, Voting Hours & Info". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Republican Presidential Primary in Puerto Rico Shows Pictures of All Candidates | Ballot Access News". Ballot-access.org. 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  4. ^ a b Bradner, Eric (2016-03-07). "Bernie Sanders tops Hillary Clinton in Maine caucuses; Rubio wins Puerto Rico primary - CNNPolitics.com". Cnn.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 

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