2016 United States presidential election in the Northern Mariana Islands

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United States presidential election in the Northern Marianas, 2016
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President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

The Northern Mariana Islands did not participate in the November 8, 2016 general election for President of the United States, because it is a territory and not a state. However, the five non-incorporated territories that send delegates to the House of Representatives participated in the presidential primaries of both major parties.

In the presidential primaries, 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; the caucuses were held in March 2016.

Primary elections[edit]

Republican caucus[edit]

Prior to the Republican caucus, Ralph Torres, the Governor of Northern Mariana Islands, endorsed Donald Trump;[1] the Republican caucus took place on March 15, 2016:

Northern Mariana Islands Republican caucus, March 15, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 343 72.82% 9 0 9
Ted Cruz 113 23.99% 0 0 0
John Kasich 10 2.12% 0 0 0
Marco Rubio 5 1.06% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 471 100.00% 9 0 9
Sources: The Green Papers

Democratic caucus[edit]

On January 11, 2016, Northern Mariana Islander delegate Gregorio Sablan endorsed Hillary Clinton;[2] the Democratic caucus took place on March 12, 2016.

Northern Marianas Democratic caucus, March 12, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 102 53.97% 4 1 5
Bernie Sanders 65 34.39% 2 0 2
Uncommitted 22 11.64% 0 4 4
Total 189 100% 6 5 11
Source: The Green Papers

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheney, Kyle (March 11, 2016). "Trump gains an edge in Northern Marianas". Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kilili endorses Clinton to be next US President". Saipan Tribune. January 11, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.

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