At the Newton County caucus, we will elect 22 delegates and 22 alternates, by slate, one slate for each of the following conventions:
7th Congressional District - April 30, 2016 convening at 10AM-pending location
Missouri State Convention – May 20-21, 2016– Branson Convention Center.
The 7th Congressional District Convention will elect 3 national delegates and 3 alternates who are bound by the March 15 Presidential primary results to vote for Ted Cruz on the first ballot at the national convention.
The Missouri State Convention will elect 9 national delegates and 9 alternates who are bound by the March 15 Presidential primary results to vote for Donald Trump on the first ballot. The convention will also adopt the Missouri Republican Platform. (see below for a link to the draft platform).
Only strong and faithful Republican voters, residing and registered to vote in Newton County, shall be allowed to participate in the caucus. Residents must show a photo identification to be allowed to vote at the caucus. All Newton County Caucus attendees will need to be credentialed at the Lampo Building Saturday morning before 10AM. Plan to arrive early.
Nick Myers, Chairman
The Agenda for the Caucus follows:
1. Call to Order.
2. Reading of portions of the Call to Convention. A temporary Secretary may read pertinent sections of the Missouri Republican State Committee’s 2016 Call to Convention.
3. Certification of list of qualified voters. The Credentials Committee shall report to the Secretary those individuals present and qualified to vote at the Caucus. The Chair shall announce the number of qualified voters.
4. Election of Caucus Chair. The Temporary Chair shall conduct an election of a Caucus Chair who will immediately assume the chair. For this vote and all subsequent votes of the entire Caucus, the Chair may conduct a voice vote or show of hands vote. After the Chair declares the vote outcome, if no more than five voters rise to request a division of the vote, the Chair’s decision is final. The Chair may appoint such other officers, as is necessary.
5. Election of Caucus Secretary. The Caucus Chair shall conduct an election of a Caucus Secretary.
6. Election of Delegates and Alternates. Election shall take place to determine Delegates and Alternates to the Congressional District Convention(s) and Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention. In accord with the rules adopted by the Missouri Republican Party, the caucus shall elect delegates and alternates by slate. (See link below for complete rules). Only full and complete slates of both Delegates and Alternates composed entirely of registered voters in the local caucus area will be considered. To be considered full, the name, address, city, and ZIP code of each proposed delegate or alternate must be provided. Nominated slates found to be in proper order shall be presented to the caucus body for a vote. If a slate receives a majority of votes cast, that slate shall be elected. If no slate receives a majority of votes cast, the Caucus Chairman shall place before the caucus the two slates that received the most votes. The slate receiving the most votes in the second round of voting shall be elected[W1]. No person shall be nominated or listed on any slate without his or her prior approval. A person does not have to be present to be nominated or listed on a slate.
7. Platform Discussion. The Caucus Chair shall ask for any additions, deletions, or changes to the Missouri Republican Party’s proposed platform. All suggested amendments must be typed or printed and include the name, signature, registered voting address, and telephone number of the person submitting the motion. Only suggestions receiving a majority vote of the caucus will be forwarded to the Missouri Republican State Committee’s Platform Committee and the Congressional District Convention(s) of the local caucus area.
Missouri GOP announces tentative national delegate allocation tally as of March 16, 2016
Following the Missouri presidential preference primary, the Missouri Republican Party announced the party’s tentative national convention delegate allocation tally.
Because no candidate won more than 50% of the votes cast, Missouri’s 52 delegates were allocated to the top vote-getter in each Congressional District with a bonus to the top vote-getter statewide.
The following candidates won delegates in Missouri: Donald Trump: 37 (12 for the statewide win, 5 each for Congressional Districts 1, 2, 3, 6 & 8)