The 2016 Rhode Island Primary is held on Tuesday, April 26. I’ll be updating the results here on election night as the returns come in. On this page, you’ll also find information on how on many delegates are at stake and how each party awards them.
*** Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win the Rhode Island Primary ***
Rhode Island Presidential Election
Rhode Island Elections
U.S. Presidential Elections
Democratic Delegate Count
Republican Delegate Count Dates
Democratic Primary – Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Republican Primary – Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Delegates
Democratic Primary – 33 Delegates, awarded proportionally except for 9 uncommitted superdelegates
Republican Primary – 19 Delegates, awarded using a modified winner-take-all system Democratic Primary Results
Hillary Clinton: Republican Primary Results
The Rhode Island primary is semi-open. Registered Democrats may only vote in the Democratic primary. Registered Republicans may only vote in the Republican primary. Unaffiliated voters may choose to vote in either primary. Delegate Award Methodology
Pledged delegates (24) are awarded proportionally based on statewide and district level vote totals. A 15% threshold is in place for all delegates. This means that a candidate must win at least 15% of the vote in a district or statewide election to be eligible for any delegates. Rhode Island is also allocated 9 superdelegates which are not pledged based on the primary outcome. Republicans
All Rhode Island delegates (19) are awarded in the Republican primary. The GOP utilizes a modified proportaional system for awarding delegates. Three delegates are awarded in each congressional district (6 total), and 13 at-large delegates (including 3 RNC delegates) are awarded based on the statewide results. District level delegates are awarded as follows.
- If three or more candidates receive at least 10% of the vote, then the top three candidates are each awarded 1 delegate.
- However, if one candidate earns more than 67% of a district vote, then that candidate is awarded at least 2 district delegates.
- If a candidate earns more than 50% of the statewide vote, then that candidate is awarded all 13 at-large delegates.
- If no one gets more than 50% of the vote statewide, then the 13 at-large delegates are awarded proportionally to all candidates who receive at least 10% of the statewide vote.
- If only one candidate earns more than 10% of the statewide vote, then that candidate is awarded all 3 RNC delegates.
- If two candidates earn more than 10% of the statewide vote, then 2 RNC delegates go to the first place finisher and 1 to the second place finisher.
- If three candidates earn more than 10% of the statewide vote, then each candidate receives 1 delegate.
- If more than three candidates earn more than 10% of the statewide vote, then the top three finishers receive 1 delegate each.
Presidential Primaries and ResultsJune Results
06/07: California | Montana | New Jersey | New Mexico | North Dakota (D) | South Dakota May Results
05/24: Washington (R)
05/17: Kentucky (D) | Oregon
05/10: Nebraska (R) | West Virginia
05/03: Indiana April Results
04/26: Connecticut | Delaware | Maryland | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island
04/19: New York
04/09: Wyoming (D)
04/05: Wisconsin March Results
03/26: Alaska (D) | Hawaii (D) | Washington (D)
03/22: Arizona | Idaho (D) | Utah
03/15: Florida | Illinois | Missouri | North Carolina | Ohio
03/12: Wyoming (R)
03/08: Hawaii (R) | Idaho (R) | Michigan | Mississippi
03/06: Maine (D)
03/05: Kansas | Kentucky (R) | Louisiana | Maine (R) | Nebraska (D)
03/01: Alabama | Alaska (R) | Arkansas | Colorado (D) | Georgia | Massachusetts | Minnesota | Oklahoma | Tennessee | Texas | Vermont | Virginia February Results
02/27: South Carolina (D)
02/23: Nevada (R)
02/20: Nevada (D) | South Carolina (R)
02/09: New Hampshire