A Note from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:
Following the 2012 presidential election, we recognized the need to avoid a drawn out primary process and together have worked to change our primary calendar to shorten the process and accommodate an earlier convention.
I’m incredibly pleased with the progress we’ve made to improve our Republican primary process. Our party is headed into the presidential election cycle stronger than ever, and we look forward to supporting our future Republican nominee as we work to take back the White House in 2016.
The nominee will be chosen by primary voters and delegates, as allotted by state parties and RNC rules. Recently, state parties submitted their delegate selection and allocation plans for the 2016 Republican presidential nominating process.
Here’s what you need to know:
How Many Delegates Does Each State Get?
Each state’s delegate allotment is set by national party rules and includes at-large delegates, congressional district delegates, and national party representatives. Apart from the states, the District of Columbia and the five territories are awarded a specified number of at-large delegates.
What Are the Different Kinds of Delegates?
There are three types of delegates: At-Large Delegates (AL), Congressional District Delegates (CD), and Republican National Committee Members.
- At-Large Delegates (AL) are statewide delegates who are residents of that state and are selected at large. Each state receives 10 AL delegates plus additional AL delegates based on the state’s past Republican electoral successes.
(10 delegates + bonus)
- Congressional District (CD) Delegates must be residents of and selected by the congressional district they represent. Each state gets three CD delegates per district.
(3 delegates per district)
- RNC Members are automatically national convention delegates and include the state’s national committeeman, national committeewoman, and state chair.
How Are Delegates Allocated Among Candidates?
Each state assigns its delegates according to its own rules in consultation with the RNC and according to its location in the primary calendar. There are three main allocation methods:
- Proportional methods divide the state’s delegates based on results of their primary vote. Most proportional states have a threshold percentage that a candidate must reach to be eligible for delegates.
Proportional states may also award their delegates on a winner-take-all basis for candidates who receive more than 50% of the vote.
*All States with votes between March 1 and March 14 must have proportional allocation.
- Winner-Take-All method awards all of the state’s delegates to the candidate that wins the highest percentage of the state’s votes.
*States are permitted to award their delegates based on winner-take-all after March 14.
- Hybrid states award delegates based on a combination of methods.
*States are permitted to award their delegates based on winner-take-all after March 14.
For a full primary schedule and delegate breakdown, click here.
It took full control of the House, Senate, and White House for the Democrats to ram through ObamaCare to “find out what’s in it.”
Exactly six years later, President Obama’s signature legislation has proven to be a wholly predictable disaster.
The law has failed to live up to virtually every single one of the promises it was sold on: premiums keep rising, millions have lost their plans, and jobs are further out of reach.
Today it stands as a reminder of this administration’s failed policies and dishonest salesmanship. Even worse, it is emblematic of how President Obama has continually put his far-left agenda ahead of the will of the people.
He forced through this reckless law over the objections of the American people, and refused to sign the Republican-led repeal that landed on his desk this year.
Hillary Clinton is not only dead set on preserving Obama’s policies, but sees them as a foundation for greater government interference in healthcare.
She even boasts that “before it was called ObamaCare, it was called HillaryCare.”
Call it whatever you want. It isn’t working:
Contrary To Obama’s Campaign Promises, Premiums For American Families Are Skyrocketing
Obama promised that his health reforms would save American families $2,500 by the end of his first term. The reality is far different.
Since Obama took office in 2008, annual premiums for families have increased $4,865 on average, or 38 percent.
Many insurers say they are forced to raise premiums due to ObamaCare’s strict provisions. In 2016 alone, many states participating in the Federal Exchange saw double-digit rate hikes.
High Out Of Pocket Costs Are Forcing Some To Delay Care Or Drop Their Insurance
As Americans have been slapped with higher premiums, they have seen no relief in out-of-pocket costs. In fact, average deductibles have increased from $900 in 2010 for an individual plan to above $1,300. One in five workers have a deductible of $2,000 or more.
Costs are so high that some have forgone coverage altogether.
To hear one victim of the law tell it:
“’The deductible, $3,000 a year, makes it impossible to actually go to the doctor,’ said David R. Reines, 60, of Jefferson Township, N.J., a former hardware salesman with chronic knee pain. ‘We have insurance, but can’t afford to use it.'”
This is no accidental side effect of the law. Many looking at the incentives and restrictions within ObamaCare predicted it would drive up costs. That is why every Republican voted against the 2,700 page bill Obama signed into law.
The chasm between the law’s touted purpose of “Affordable Care” and its true effects could not be wider.
No, You Can’t Keep Your Plan …Or Your Doctor
Obama famously promised “if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it.”
That was a lie.
Cancellations and switching plans every year have become the “new normal” as insurers have had to raise premiums or drop out of government-run exchanges.
While Obama and Clinton have encouraged people to “just shop around” to avoid premium hikes, they gloss over the fact that patients will be forced to find new doctors under different plans.
That is cold comfort for consumers upset about losing control over their own healthcare.
ObamaCare Is a Job Killer
According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, over the next 10 years, ObamaCare will cause the loss of millions of jobs. Business owners are having second thoughts about growing because of the burden ObamaCare places on their employee costs:
“For some business owners on the edge of the cutoff, the mandate is forcing them to weigh very carefully the price of growing bigger. There’s kind of a deer-in-headlights moment for those who say, ‘I have this new potential client, but if I bring them on, I have to hire five additional people.’”
Even Hillary admitted that ObamaCare’s employer mandate forces companies to cut employees from full-time to part-time to avoid unaffordable healthcare costs.
Apparently that wasn’t a concern when Clinton was whipping the bill with Nancy Pelosi or when she was pushing for a harsher employer mandate in her own plan.
Surveying the damaging costs of ObamaCare makes it clear exactly what is at stake this election.
If we want to move on from this disastrous law and enact real market-based reforms that put patients first, we must elect a Republican President.
Because if Hillary Clinton has her way, not much will change.
Lincoln Day Dinner ~ Feb. 15, 2016
Radisson Paper Valley, 333 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
5:00PM Cocktail Hour ~ 9:00PM
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Attorney General Brad Schimel are confirmed speakers. Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Robin Vos are invited speakers. $40 per seat/ $400 per table.
Rules for the Republican Party of Wisconsin Caucus
1. Only Republican Party members in good standing shall be eligible to vote. (Good standing is a paid membership)
2. All votes shall be by voice unless a request is made by the chairman for a show of hands, a standing vote, or a written secret ballot
3. All resolutions shall be in writing; whether from the Resolutions Committee or the floor before they may be considered by the caucus.
4. Floor resolutions must have 30 copies and be seconded by two other individuals with their signature to be considered. A person may only bring three (3) resolutions from the floor.
5. To speak you must be recognized by the chairman.
6. No member shall speak more than twice upon the same question or longer than three minutes unless by leave of the caucus.
7. Robert’s Rules of Order (Newly Revised) shall govern this caucus; insofar as they are applicable and not in conflict with the rules of the caucus adopted and the Constitution of the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
8. The Chairman shall appoint a Parliamentarian for this meeting.
Outagamie County Caucus
5355 Schroth Ln, Appleton, WI 54913
January 23, 2016
Four resolutions for presentation at the Outagamie County caucus on January 23rd: