2020 Republican National Convention Delegate Qualifying Form

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Delegates

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Republican National Convention: Monday, August 24 – Thursday, August 27, 2020
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Instructive Materials for the Election of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Rules:

RULE 10 – Selection of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention

A. Exclusive Method for Selection of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to Republican National Convention
All delegates and alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention shall be elected as prescribed by this Rule following the Florida Presidential Preference Primary.

B. All Delegates and Alternate Delegates Awarded to Statewide Winner of Florida Presidential Preference Primary
The Republican presidential candidate receiving the highest number of statewide votes at the Florida Presidential Preference Primary shall be awarded all delegates and alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention. The delegates and alternate delegates shall 9
be elected as prescribed by Rule 10(D). The Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, or his or her designee, shall be bound to count and cast all delegate votes for that presidential candidate during the first three convention ballots unless the convention rules state that delegates are bound for more than three ballots. If the candidate to whom the delegate votes are bound releases the delegates or withdraws his or her candidacy, then the delegate votes will not be bound to any candidate. No delegate, other than the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, or his or her designee, shall be entitled to cast any vote on his or her own behalf until the fourth convention ballot.

C. Submission of Proposed Delegates and Alternate Delegates
No later than one week after the Florida Presidential Preference Primary, each Republican presidential candidate whose name appeared on the ballot shall submit to the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida a list of proposed delegates and alternate delegates from among that candidate’s supporters to be considered as candidates for election as delegates and alternate delegates. The lists of proposed delegates and alternate delegates shall be distributed by the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida to Executive Board of the Republican Party of Florida and to the Chairman of each Congressional District Caucus before the election of delegates and alternate delegates.

D. Election of Delegates and Alternate Delegates
Under the Rules of the Republican Party (as amended), the Republican Party of Florida is entitled to a certain number of delegates and alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention. The Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, the National Committeeman, and the National Committeewoman shall serve as delegates without alternates. The remaining delegates and alternate delegates shall be elected at a meeting duly called by the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida no sooner than one week after the Presidential Preference Primary and no later than 45 days before the time set for the meeting of the Republican National Convention. The delegates and alternate delegates shall be elected as follows:

(1) Three delegates and three alternate delegates shall be elected by each of the Congressional District Caucuses (composed of the State Committeemen, State Committeewomen, and County Chairmen representing any county in each Congressional District). Proxy voting is not permitted.

(2) The remaining delegates and alternate delegates shall be elected as Delegates at Large by the Executive Board of the Republican Party of Florida in accordance with the Rules of the Republican Party (as amended).

(3) Each candidate for election as a delegate or alternate delegate must be a legal resident and registered Republican voter of the State of Florida. Each candidate for election as a delegate or alternate delegate from a Congressional District Caucus must additionally be a legal resident of that Congressional District. Before the election of delegates and alternate delegates, each candidate for election as a delegate or alternate delegate shall certify that he or she is 10
duly qualified to serve under this Rule by filing a qualifying oath or affirmation in a form approved by the General Counsel to the Republican Party of Florida.

(4) No more than seven days after the election of delegates and alternate delegates, the Chairman of each Congressional District Caucus shall certify to the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida the names of each delegate and alternate delegate elected from that Congressional District Caucus. The Chairman and Secretary of the Republican Party of Florida shall certify all delegates and alternate delegates of the Republican Party of Florida and shall file their names and credentials with the Secretary of the Republican National Convention no later than thirty-five days before the time set for the meeting of the national convention.

(5) No candidate for delegate or alternate delegate shall be required to pay an assessment or fee to become a candidate or to serve as the elected delegate or alternate delegate. No candidate for delegate or alternate delegate shall be discriminated against for reasons of sex, race, religion, color, age, national origin or physical disability. As required by the Rules of the Republican Party, the Republican Party of Florida shall endeavor to have equal representation of men and women in its delegation to the Republican National Convention.

E. Vacancies in the National Convention Delegation

If an elected delegate or an alternate delegate is unable to attend the Republican National Convention, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, or his or her designee, shall select his or her replacement. If for any reason the Republican National Convention refuses to seat Florida’s elected delegates, all remaining delegates shall be Delegates at Large and shall be selected by the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida from the original delegation. At least one delegate shall be selected from each Congressional District, with the advice and consent of each Congressional District Caucus Chairman.

F. Notice of Delegate Election Procedures
A copy of this Rule, as adopted, shall be filed with the Department of State within seven days after its adoption and shall become a public record. The Republican Party of Florida shall also publish notice on its website of these delegate election procedures and of the time, place, and manner of the election of delegates and alternate delegates.

RNC RULE NO. 14

Membership in Convention

Subject to the provisions of Rule No. 17, the membership of the next national convention shall consist of:

(a) Delegates. 16 of 43

(1) Ten (10) delegates at large from each of the fifty (50) states.

(2) The national committeeman, the national committeewoman and the chairman of the state Republican Party of each state and American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

(3) Three (3) district delegates for each Representative in the United States House of Representatives from each state.

(4) Six (6) delegates at large from American Samoa, sixteen (16) delegates at large from the District of Columbia, six (6) delegates at large from Guam, six (6) delegates at large from the Northern Mariana Islands, twenty (20) delegates at large from Puerto Rico, and six (6) delegates at large from the Virgin Islands; provided, however, that if Puerto Rico shall become a state prior to the next national convention, the number of delegates from Puerto Rico shall be calculated in accordance with the same formula used for the other states.

(5) From each state having cast its electoral votes, or a majority thereof, for the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the last preceding election: four and one-half (4 1/2) delegates at large plus a number of the delegates at large equal to sixty percent (60%) of the number of electoral votes of that state; provided, however, that if Puerto Rico shall become a state prior to the next national convention, it shall be presumed that it would have cast its electoral votes, or a majority thereof, for the Republican nominee in the last preceding election. (In the computation of the number of delegates at large, any sum of the four and one-half (4 1/2) plus the sixty percent (60%) representing a fraction shall be increased to the next whole number.).

(6) In addition, one (1) delegate at large shall be awarded to a state for any and each of the following public officials elected by such state in the year of the last preceding presidential election or at any subsequent election held prior to January 1 of the year in which the next national convention is held:

(i) A Republican governor, provided that no such additional delegate at large awarded to any state shall exceed one (1);

(ii) Membership in the 17 of 43 Republican Party of at least one-half (1/2) of the representatives representing a state in the United States House of Representatives; provided that no such additional delegate at large awarded to any state shall exceed one (1);

(iii) Membership in the Republican Party of a majority of the members of any chamber of a state legislature, if such chamber has been organized, and is presided over (if the presiding officer is elected by the chamber), by Republicans; provided that no such additional delegate at large awarded to any state shall exceed one (1);

(iv) Membership in the Republican Party of a majority of all chambers of a state legislature, if all such chambers are presided over (if the presiding officer is elected by the chamber), by a Republican; provided that no such additional delegate at large awarded to any state shall exceed one (1).

(7) In addition, one (1) delegate at large shall be awarded to a state for any and each Republican United States Senator elected by such state in the six (6) year period prior to January 1 of the year in which the next national convention is held; provided that no such additional delegate at large awarded to any state shall exceed two (2).

(8) In addition, if the District of Columbia shall have cast its electoral votes, or a majority thereof, for the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the last preceding presidential election: four and one-half (4 1/2) delegates at large plus the number of delegates at large equal to thirty percent (30%) of the sixteen (16) delegates at large allotted to the District of Columbia. In the computation of the number of delegates at large, any sum of the four and one-half (4 1/2) plus the thirty percent (30%) representing a fraction shall be increased to the next whole number.

(b) Alternate Delegates.
One (1) alternate delegate for each delegate to the national convention, except that no alternates shall be selected for Republican National Committee members.

(c) Any state Republican Party may set the date for any primary, caucus, convention, or meeting for the purpose of voting for a presidential candidate and/or electing, selecting, allocating, or binding delegates to the national convention subject to the 18 of 43 scheduling provisions in Rule No. 16. To the extent a state Republican Party’s rules are in conflict with its state’s laws with respect to this rule, the provisions of this rule and the state Republican Party’s rules shall control. To the extent the provisions of the rule are inconsistent with the provisions of Rule No. 16, the provisions of this rule shall be controlling for all purposes.

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