Republican Charles Djou explains Hawaii caucus, brokered convention

Republican Charles Djou explains our caucus and a brokered convention

The Republican caucus will be held on March 8, 2016. Former republican representative Charles Djou appeared on Sunrise to talk about how the process works. We are not a winner-take-all state. Instead, each candidate will get a proportional number of our delegates depending on how residents vote in their caucus. Our state has a total of 19 delegates, less than 1 percent of the overall number in the nation.

In order to clinch the nomination, a candidate needs 1237 delegates before the Republican convention this summer. If that does not happen, it will be called a brokered convention and the nomination will be decided there. It's unusual not to have a winner going into the convention, Djou said that it's been more than 100 years since this has happened.

When asked whether he plans to run this election year for the congressional seat currently held by Mark Takai, Djou said that he has no plans of campaigning but"never say never".

If you would like more information about the Republican caucus, go here.

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