American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands are territories of the US. Therefore they do not participate in federal elections, have no voting Representatives in the House, and no Senators. However, they do have delegates to the Republican National Convention, they can participate in selecting the Republican nominee, but can’t vote for them when they run for President.
With the exception of Puerto Rico, they are each given 9 delegates for a total of 36. Puerto Rico is given 23 delegates. Between all of them they are given 59 delegates giving them the power of such large states like Arizona (53), Florida (57), Indiana (57), Michigan (60 pre-penalty), Missouri (58), Tennessee (55), or Virginia (63).
We’ve got something the size of a big state that we aren’t giving much attention to. Looking at the Ron Paul Forums I don’t see anything in their forums so I’m calling all Ron Paul supporters from territories out there to see if they are active and aware they have delegates to the RNC. I want to encourage all of you to contact the local Republican party and find out how you can participate in your territory’s primary. I will be doing the same so I can get my table up to date, but I can’t vote in the primary, you can.