American Samoa holds its Democratic caucuses on March 1, 2016 and Republican caucuses on March 22, 2016. 11 delegates are at stake for the Democrats and 9 for the Republicans. American Samoa will not participate in the 2016 general election because it is a territory and not a state, but registered Democrats and Republicans in American Samoa will allowed to participate in the nominating process.
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Why The State Is Significant:
• American Samoa is one of the most remote U.S. territories encompassing several separate islands in the South Pacific. It’s capitol is Pago Pago.
• American Samoa has been a U.S. territory since 1900 and is now home to about 56,000 people.
• In the 2012 Republican caucus, all nine of American Samoa’s delegates chose to support the eventual GOP nominee, Mitt Romney.
• Despite hailing from nearby Hawaii, Barack Obama lost to Hillary Clinton in the American Samoa caucus in 2008 by a decisive margin: 57 percent to 42 percent.