I have a few questions for Georgia Republicans…

…Don’t worry, it’s nothing policy related. My questions are in regards to how delegates are elected from Georgia to the Republican National Convention.

Here’s what I know:

I know that it is virtually impossible for anyone to walk in off the street with a bunch of people and get to go to your Party’s national convention. I know that A.) you have to be involved with the GOP and B.) you have to be elected as a delegate at every level (precinct, county, congressional district and/or state).

My question is how exactly does your process work?

How do you have precinct caucuses in large counties such as Fulton that has more than 300 precincts? Do you have them in more than one location? Do you have them in just one location?

What about counties that don’t have a fully constituted Republican Party in them? How are they represented throughout the GOP delegate selection process?

How do you determine how many delegates each county gets to their respective congressional district conventions? Are members of that state Republican committee automatically delegates to the district convention?

Finally, how do you determine how many delegates each county gets to the state Republican convention? And are members of the state Republican committee automatically delegates there as well.

Shoot me an e-mail with the answers to these questions. I’ll be using the info towards a project that I’m working on.

6 comments

  1. Brian from Ellijay says:

    My question is how exactly does your process work?

    How do you have precinct caucuses in large counties such as Fulton that has more than 300 precincts? Do you have them in more than one location? Do you have them in just one location?

    Answer:
    All precincts hold conventions to elect delegates to the county convention. Most large counties choose to only have one location per House District, and a few like Forsyth chooses to have all of them at one location. It is really up to the county. But as long as the rules are followed and each precinct has an election, the State does not care.
    Counties over 80,000 hold theirs separately a month prior to the county convention
    Counties under 80,000 hold theirs an hour before the convention at the same location

    What about counties that don’t have a fully constituted Republican Party in them? How are they represented throughout the GOP delegate selection process?

    Answer:
    All 159 counties have a GOP party set up. Some are less active, but all are set up. If they do not meet or do not follow the rules in any way, they are not sat at the District and State Conventions.
    How do you determine how many delegates each county gets to their respective congressional district conventions? Are members of that state Republican committee automatically delegates to the district convention? Finally, how do you determine how many delegates each county gets to the state Republican convention?
    Answer:
    By votes for the President/county in the General Election.

    And are members of the state Republican committee automatically delegates there as well.
    Answer:

    No, they must be voted on as well. No one (not even elected officials) get an automatic delegate spot to any of our conventions.

    Brian Laurens
    State Committee
    Georgia Republican Party

  2. drjay says:

    i thought there were still a couple of “unorganized counties” from a gop standpoint–esp. smaller more rural ones–it seems like taliferro county did not have delegates at district b/c they “have no gop”

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