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Proposal ID809
Proposal2016 PNC Apportionment
PresenterApportionment Tabulation Committee
Floor ManagerTamar Yager
PhaseClosed
Discussion01/26/2016 - 02/07/2016
Voting02/08/2016 - 02/14/2016
ResultAdopted
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum42 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes

Background

CONTACT: Audrey Clement, aclement65@hotmail.com, 571-830-8889
 
SUBJECT/TITLE: 2016 Presidential Nominating Convention Size and Delegate Apportionment
 
TYPE OF PROPOSAL, EXPECTED APPROVAL THRESHOLD: Two Thirds
 
REQUESTED PROPOSAL DECISION-MAKING TIMELINE: Two weeks discussion/one week vote
 
BACKGROUND:
 
GPUS Rules and Procedures, ARTICLE VIII, NATIONAL COMMITTEE SIZE AND DELEGATE APPORTIONMENT, requires that the National Committee be apportioned every two years in the odd numbered year.
 
To that end Section 8-2.3 Membership and Structure, requires:
 
8-2.3(a) Between November 15th and December 15th of every even-numbered year, the Steering Committee shall appoint seven people to the Apportionment Tabulation Committee.
 
Section 8-3.1 further requires:
 
8-3.1 The Apportionment Tabulation Committee shall convene 30 days after the November General Election in the even numbered year, review the information available in the GPUS Elections Database and put out a call to state parties to request that they review the same information and offer any corrections to the Apportionment Tabulation Committee no later than 75 days after the November General Election.
 
Section 8-3.3 further requires:
 
8-3.3 No later than 100 days after the November General Election, the Apportionment Tabulation Committee shall determine the number of delegates allocated to each state party using the Delegate Apportionment Formula and forward a proposal to the National Committee for approval.
 
The Rules of the Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party of the United States, ARTICLE III. APPORTIONMENT OF DELEGATES, requires that the Presidential Nominating Convention (PNC) consist of 400 delegates 2, comprising representatives of states and territories of the Unites States and accredited caucuses, to be allocated on the basis of the NC apportionment:
 
3-2.3 The tabulation method to determine the allocation of delegates to the National Committee, as outlined in Article 8, Section 6 of the GPUS Rules and Procedures, shall be used to allocate the number of Presidential Nominating Convention delegates to the various states with accredited and active state parties, except that: a) the number of delegates to be allocated (D) shall be 400 minus the number of delegates assigned to caucuses, territories, and states without affiliated and active state parties; b) the minimum percentage threshold shall be {4 / (D)} * 100%.
 
Section 3-3.1 directs the Apportionment Tabulation Committee (ATC) appointed to perform the NC apportionment in the odd year preceding the election to perform the PNC apportionment for the next succeeding presidential election year:
 
3-3.1 Beginning in the year 2015, the Apportionment Tabulation Committee as defined in Article 8 of GPUS Rules and Procedures is authorized and directed to perform the tabulation for allocation of delegates to the Presidential Nominating Convention in the odd years preceding presidential election years, for the presidential election year next succeeding.
 
The Steering Committee did not appoint an ATC in November, 2014 as required by GPUS Rules and Procedures, 8-2.3(a) cited above.
 
In fact it did not appoint an ATC to perform the 2015 NC apportionment until October, 2015 almost a year later.

When the ATC finally convened in October, 2015, it could not come to agreement on several issues including: how to direct the caucus chairs to fulfill the requirements of GPUS Rules and Procedures, Article VIII, Section 8-2.2(c); and how to get all the data needed to compute the apportionment formula stipulated in Article VIII, Section 8-5 Delegate Apportionment Categories.
 
Thus the ATC could not complete the task of apportioning the 2015 NC.

Proposal

Insofar as the NC has not been apportioned in the year preceding the PNC, and insofar as the PNC apportionment depends on the NC apportionment, the Green Party National Committee hereby

1) directs the ATC to apportion the 2016 PNC according to the 2013 NC apportionment; and based on that apportionment,

2) approves the following allocation of delegates to the 2016 Presidential Nominating Convention:

Alabama - 4
Alaska - 4
Arizona - 6
Arkansas - 9
California - 63
Colorado - 5
Connecticut - 7
Delaware - 4
District of Columbia - 4
Florida - 7
Georgia - 4
Hawaii - 4
Idaho - 4
Illinois - 23
Indiana - 4
Iowa - 4
Kansas - 4
Kentucky - 4
Louisiana - 4
Maine - 11
Maryland - 6
Massachusetts - 10
Michigan - 15
Minnesota - 7
Mississippi - 4
Missouri - 4
Montana - 4
Nebraska - 4
Nevada - 4
New Hampshire - 4
New Jersey - 5
New Mexico - 4
New York - 18
North Carolina - 4
North Dakota - 4
Ohio - 9
Oklahoma - 4
Oregon - 8
Pennsylvania - 9
Rhode Island - 4
South Carolina - 8
South Dakota - 4
Tennessee - 4
Texas - 23
Utah - 4
Vermont - 4
Virginia - 4
Washington - 5
West Virginia - 4
Wisconsin - 8
Wyoming - 4
Puerto Rico - 2
Guam - 2
Northern Mariana Islands - 2
United States Virgin Islands - 2
Lavender Caucus - 2
Black Caucus - 2
Women's Caucus - 2
Youth Caucus - 2
Latinx Caucus - 2
TOTAL - 400

 
RESOURCES:
 
REFERENCES:
GPUS Rules and Procedures, ARTICLE VIII, NATIONAL COMMITTEE SIZE AND DELEGATE APPORTIONMENT
http://gpus.org/rules-procedures/#08
 
Rules of the Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party of the United States, ARTICLE III. APPORTIONMENT OF DELEGATES
http://gpus.org/convention-rules/#03
 
Minutes, Steering Committee Meeting, October 11, 2015
http://gpus.org/october-11-2015/
 
2016 PNC Apportionment Spreadsheet
https://www.dropbox.com/home/gpus/Apportionment/2016

2013 Apportionment of Green National Committee
https://secure.gpus.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=704

2012 Presidential Nominating Convention Size and Delegate Apportionment
https://secure.gpus.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=644

2011 Apportionment of Green National Committee
https://secure.gpus.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=629

Resources

 
 

References

GPUS Rules and Procedures, ARTICLE VIII, NATIONAL COMMITTEE SIZE AND DELEGATE APPORTIONMENT
http://gpus.org/rules-procedures/#08
 
Rules of the Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party of the United States, ARTICLE III. APPORTIONMENT OF DELEGATES
http://gpus.org/convention-rules/#03
 
Minutes, Steering Committee Meeting, October 11, 2015
http://gpus.org/october-11-2015/
 
2016 PNC Apportionment Spreadsheet
https://www.dropbox.com/home/gpus/Apportionment/2016

2013 Apportionment of Green National Committee
https://secure.gpus.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=704

2012 Presidential Nominating Convention Size and Delegate Apportionment
https://secure.gpus.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=644

2011 Apportionment of Green National Committee
https://secure.gpus.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=629

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