Hawaii Republican Caucuses 2012

On March 13, 2012, the Hawaii Republican Party hosted its first-ever presidential caucuses. Four candidates — Mitt Romney, New Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul — paid $5,000 each to get on the ballot here. The caucuses decided 17 of Hawaii's 20 delegates to the Republican National Convention. The other three are "superdelegates" sent by the party itself, including party chair David Chang. Going into the caucuses, the Hawaii Republican Party had about 20,000 registered members. Participants had to join the party in order to participate in the caucuses.

Here are the final results from the Republican Party:

State Total: 10228 votes cast

  • Romney: 4548
  • Santorum: 2589
  • Paul: 1975
  • Gingrich: 1116

CD1 Total: 4007 votes cast

  • Romney: 1742
  • Santorum: 1160
  • Paul: 631
  • Gingrich: 474

CD2 Total: 6221 votes cast

  • Romney: 2806
  • Santorum: 1429
  • Paul: 1344
  • Gingrich: 642

The RNC delegate allocation is:

  • CD1: Romney 2, Santorum 1
  • CD2: Romney 2, Santorum 1
  • State: Romney 5, Santorum 3, Paul 3

Total Delegates:

  • Romney 9
  • Santorum 5
  • Paul 3

Total Alternates:

  • Romney 9
  • Santorum 5
  • Paul 3

Sister Island Requirement:

  • Romney 3
  • Santorum 2
  • Paul 1 (Hawaii GOP Rule 215-F)

Read Civil Beat coverage of the caucuses from throughout the state:

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