NDGOP Sees A 26% Increase In Registered Delegates For 2012 Convention
A couple of weeks ago North Dakota Democrats were only able to scrape together just barely 2,000 people to attend their statewide convention which featured no less a personage than former President Bill Clinton. Their number of actual delegates in attendance (as opposed to non-Democrats who just came to see Clinton speak) never got over 1,000.
Contrast that with figures released by the NDGOP for their convention this weekend. They’ve got 1,940 delegates and alternate delegates signed up, a 26% increase over their last convention and a 72% increase over the last presidential election cycle.
Their press release is below.
Now, all 1,940 of these delegates won’t be in attendance at the convention in Bismarck this weekend. The actual floor count of delegates is always less than the number registered, and obviously the alternates will only show up if a delegate isn’t on hand. Even so, that’s a big number for the party.
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NDGOP PREPARES FOR 70% INCREASE IN DELEGATES AT STATE CONVENTION
Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Republican Party announced today that 1,940 delegates and alternate-delegates have registered for the State Endorsing Convention this weekend at the Bismarck Civic Center Arena.
“1,940 delegates along with Republicans all over the state are ready to rally behind our endorsed candidates this weekend. The level of excitement within our entire party could not be higher, and it will be on full display in Bismarck.” said NDGOP Spokesman Matt Becker. “With 70 percent more delegates than the last Presidential election year and a set of statewide races more competitive than ever, this convention is going to be a blockbuster from start to finish.”
The amount of delegates expected in 2012 represents a full 72% increase on the last Presidential election year, 2008, during which 1,126 delegates participated. It is also a 26% increase on the numbers seen at the 2010 convention (1,538). In addition, four out of eight statewide races are competitive, with two or more candidates seeking the party’s endorsement.
The public is welcome to attend the 2012 NDGOP State Convention free of charge, with seating available first-come, first-served. Visitors should enter through the main ticketing doors of the Civic Center Arena. More information on the convention including visitor passes can be found at www.ndgop.org/convention.