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How will Florida's delegates be selected? We explain



Unlike in most years, the delegates to the national conventions may play a bigger role in the presidential nominations in 2016. So PolitiFact National took a look at the nuts and bolts of the process.

Here’s how it’ll unfold in the Sunshine State.

Florida will send 99 delegates to the Republican convention and 246 to the Democratic gathering in July. Beyond the three party leader delegates on the GOP side and 32 superdelegates on the Democratic side, voters, candidates and the party all have a say in who will represent the state.

Following the March primary, Republican presidential candidates submitted lists of supporters to be considered for delegate slots. Aspiring GOP delegates can also file aform with the state party.

Between March 22 and June 3, Republicans in each of Florida’s 27 congressional districts will caucus to choose three delegates a piece.

Tampa Bay’s 12th, 13th and 14th district elections all take place April 16 in Clearwater.

Keep reading Linda Qiu's article from PolitiFact Florida.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 3:44pm]


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