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State GOP presidential nominees to be based on primary vote

The state Republican Party agreed this weekend in Pasco that its delegates to the national convention will vote for its presidential nominees based on the popular vote in the state primary.

In the past, the party used the voters choices as just a guide when voting for a presidential nominee.

The Washington State Republican Party met in Pasco over the weekend to determine rules for the upcoming state convention and the process of allocating delegates.

The state Republican convention is planned May 19-21 in Pasco, just days before the state primary.

The GOP caucuses are Feb. 20. County GOP conventions will be held in March and April.

State delegates will be elected at the county conventions. National delegates will then be elected at the state convention.

Three delegates will be allocated on a proportional basis for each congressional district, according to a news release. Eleven delegates will be allocated on a proportional basis based on the state vote.

“Our state’s delegates to the national convention will be bound by the decision of the voters,” the news release said.

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