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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

President — United States of America

— Republican Party
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About this office

The president oversees the federal executive branch, approves new laws, submits a budget each year to Congress, leads U.S. foreign policy, and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.

Candidates Who Have Suspended Their Campaigns

The following candidates have suspended their campaigns but still appear on Voter's Edge and on the California Republican primary ballot:

Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jim Gilmore, John R. Kasich

You must be registered as a Republican to vote in the Republican presidential primary.

If you are registered as No Party Preference (formerly known as “Decline-to-State”) then you will not be able to vote in the Republican presidential primary. If you want to change your party, you must re-register by May 23.

To register to vote, or re-register with the political party of your choice, click here.

To learn more take a look at: Do you want to vote for president?

Note: "American Independent" is not the same as independent or No Party Preference. It is an actual party and its members are limited to voting for candidates in the American Independent Party.

California Republican Presidential Primary Delegate Allocation

All 172 of California's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential candidates based on the results of the California's presidential primary.

159 district delegates are to be bound to presidential candidates based on the primary results in each of the 53 congressional districts. Each congressional district is assigned 3 national convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's national convention delegates.

13 at-large delegates are to be bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide.

In addition, 3 party leaders -- the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of California's Republican Party -- will attend the convention as pledged delegates.

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Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 15 candidates.

Donald Trump

Republican
Chairman and President, The Trump...
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  2. COMPETENT LEADERSHIP: America needs strong leadership....
  3. JOBS: I will be the greatest job-producing president...
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John R. Kasich

Republican
Businessperson & Elected Official
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  1. Gov. Kasich is running for President to help Americans...
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Ted Cruz

Republican
Attorney & Elected Official
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Ben Carson

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Neurosurgeon
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Jim Gilmore

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Attorney & Elected Official
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John Dowell

Republican
Business Owner: Dowell Development...
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  1. Leadership - by example! Spend less of taxpayer money...
  2. No time or money spent on reelection or political...
  3. Major focus on reform: Reform the electoral system,...
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