Results of the 2008 Republican Party presidential primaries


Results of the 2008 Republican Party presidential primaries

This article contains the results of the 2008 Republican presidential primaries and caucuses.

The 2008 Republican primaries are the selection processes by which the Republican Party selects delegates to attend the 2008 Republican National Convention. The series of primaries, caucuses, and state conventions culminates in the National Convention to be held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, September 1–4, 2008, where the delegates will vote on and select a candidate. A simple majority of delegate votes in September (1,191 out of 2,380) is required to become the party's nominee; estimates based on delegate pledges had John McCain surpassing this total after the March 4 primaries in Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont.

Candidates

The only candidate with a national campaign is John McCain. Withdrawn candidates who had national campaigns are Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee [CNN [http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/05/huckabee/index.html Huckabee bows to 'inevitable,' ends GOP run] , retrieved 2008-03-05] , Sam Brownback, John H. Cox, Jim Gilmore, Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson, and Tommy Thompson.

Overview of results

The data contained in the row entitled "Actual pledged delegates" is a subset of the data in the row entitled "Estimated pledged delegates". It represents delegates won in contests where the final apportionment of delegates has already been decided, but does not include delegates from contests where the final apportionment depends upon the outcome of further caucuses or conventions. Caveat lector: the below "Estimated total delegates" row totals 2,390 delegates, but there are only 2,380 delegates.-

Notes

*Dashes indicate that a candidate was not on the ballot. For contests that are in progress or upcoming all candidates have dashes.
*note label|estimates|A|AThese delegate numbers are estimates. Delegate will be officially allocated during later caucuses, primaries, or state conventions.
*note label| additional|B|BThese delegations all have three additional delegates (made up of the party leadership) that will attend the national convention as unpledged. In the case of Idaho, three delegates are party leadership and three others are elected at the state convention; all six are unpledged.
*note label|multiple|C|CThese delegations use multiple caucus, primary, or state convention processes to choose national delegates on different days. These processes are explained below.

Results by delegation (chronological order)

Iowa caucuses

Caucus date: January 3, 2008

National delegates determined: 37 (see note below)

Official allocation of delegates will be decided during the state convention on June 14, 2008; until then, delegate allocations are estimates.

According to his campaign Website, Alan Keyes's votes were not counted nor recorded by the Republican Party of Iowa. [cite web |url= http://www.alankeyes.com/articles/080104iowa.php |title= Iowa GOP refuses to report Keyes votes |date=2008-01-04 |accessdate=2008-01-07 |publisher=We Need Alan Keyes for President]

Michigan primary

Primary date: January 15, 2008

National delegates determined: 30

In accordance with Republican National Committee rules, Michigan was stripped of 27 of its 57 delegates for holding primary contests before February 5, 2008.cite web |publisher=Republican National Committee |title=Call for the 2008 Republican National Convention |url=http://www.gop.com/images/2008_Call_FINAL.pdf |format=PDF |date=2007-11-09 |accessdate=2008-01-08]

Louisiana caucuses

Caucus date: January 22, 2008

National delegates determined: 0 (see note below)

The Louisiana caucus is not considered an official race and all the state delegates chosen during the caucuses are nationally uncommitted, but they could run on one or multiple slates. Louisiana chooses 20 national delegates plus 3 PLEO delegates during the state convention on February 16, 2008. All the delegates elected at the state convention are officially considered uncommitted due to state party rules, but the delegation of John McCain is having the majority at the state convention since he won the majority of delegates in the districts 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7. So it is very likely that all 20 + 3 delegates will support John McCain.

The official results have not been released, and some media have reported that John McCain won, that Ron Paul took second, and that Mitt Romney took a distant third. [cite news |url=http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/01/paul-alleges-bo.html |title=Political Radar: Paul Alleges Boondoggle on the Bayou |accessdate=2008-01-28 |date=2008-01-24 |publisher=ABC News] A slate of uncommitted delegates running on a pro-life platform was the overall winner. [cite web |url=http://www.lagop.com/ |title=LAGOP Releases Unofficial Results of Louisiana's Republican Caucus |accessdate=2008-01-24 |date=2008-01-24 |publisher=Republican Party of Louisiana]

Hawaii caucuses

Caucus dates: January 25February 5

National delegates determined: 20

Florida primary

Primary date: January 29, 2008

National delegates determined: 57 (see note below)

In accordance with Republican National Committee rules, Florida was stripped of 57 of its 114 delegates for holding primary contests before February 5, 2008.

Alaska caucuses

Caucus date: February 5, 2008

National delegates determined: 26

California primary

Primary date: February 5, 2008

National delegates determined: 170

Delaware primary

Primary date: February 5, 2008

National delegates determined: 18

Massachusetts primary

Primary date: February 5, 2008

National delegates determined: 40

Montana caucuses

Caucus date: February 5, 2008

National delegates determined: 25

North Dakota caucuses

Caucus date: February 5, 2008

National delegates determined: 26

Utah primary

Primary date: February 5, 2008

National delegates determined: 36Kansas chooses three other delegates during the state committee meeting on May 22, 2008.

Louisiana primary

Primary date: February 9, 2008

National delegates determined: 20 (see note below)

Party rules in Louisiana would give the winner (with more than 50%) of the primary all 20 delegates as pledged delegates, chosen at the primary February 9, 2008. Since no candidate won the primary with this majority, the 20 delegates selected at the state convention will be official uncommitted delegates to the RNC. In addition, Louisiana holds an unofficial caucus on January 22, 2008 where in a each of the seven districts 15 delegates where chosen to the state convention. Each district delegation is choosing three pledged delegates for the RNC. John McCain received the majority in the districts 1,2,3,6 and 7, so he won 15 pledged delegates.cite news |url=http://thepage.time.com/letter-from-louisiana-gop-chair/ |title=The Page - by Mark Halperin - Time |accessdate=2008-02-10 |publisher=TIME]

Washington caucuses

Caucus date: February 9, 2008

National delegates determined: 18

Washington's 18 delegates chosen at the caucus are not bound to a candidate.Washington chooses 19 other delegates during a primary on February 19, 2008.

District of Columbia primary

Primary date: February 12, 2008

National delegates determined: 16

Louisiana state convention

Convention date: February 16, 2008

National delegates determined: 23 (see note below)

Since there was no majority of votes (more than 50% for one candidate) primary on February 9, 2008, the right of determin the 20n delegates went to the state convention. Due to party state rules these 20 delegates will be going to the RNC as uncommitted delegates. In addition, Louisiana held an unofficial caucus on January 22, 2008, where 21 other delegates were selected .

Washington primary

Primary date: February 19, 2008

National delegates determined: 19 (see note below)

Washington chooses 18 other delegates during caucuses on February 9, 2008.

Northern Mariana Islands caucuses

Convention date: February 23, 2008

National delegates determined: 9 [http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jBJivKnpthOXkianlSM5_k5dywOQD8V03GQ00]

Rhode Island primary

Primary date: March 4, 2008

National delegates determined: 17

Guam caucuses

Caucus date: March 8, 2008

National delegates determined: 6

Pennsylvania primary

Primary date: April 22, 2008

National delegates determined: 62 (see note below)

* Delegates are essentially elected as unpledged to the national convention in the Pennsylvania primary.

Minnesota district conventions

Convention dates: May 3, 2008May 24, 2008

National delegates determined: 24 (see note below)

Minnesota chooses 14 other delegates during the state convention on June 7, 2008. In addition, Minnesota holds non-binding caucuses on February 5, 2008.

Indiana primary

Primary date: May 6, 2008

National delegates determined: 27 (see note below)

Indiana chooses 27 other delegates during the state convention from June 9 to June 10, 2008.cite web |url=http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P08/IA-R.phtml |title=Indiana Republican Delegation 2008 |accessdate=2008-01-28 |publisher=The Green Papers]

North Carolina primary

Primary date: May 6, 2008

National delegates determined: 69

Nebraska primary

Primary date: May 13, 2008

National delegates determined: 33

West Virginia primary

Primary date: May 13, 2008

National delegates determined: 9 (see note below)

West Virginia chooses 18 other delegates during caucuses on February 5, 2008.

Kentucky primary

Primary date: May 20, 2008

National delegates determined: 45

New York state committee meeting

Meeting dates: May 20, 2008May 21, 2008

National delegates determined: 11 (see note below)

New York chooses 87 other delegates during a primary on February 5, 2008.

Oregon primary

Primary date: May 20, 2008

National delegates determined: 30

Kansas state committee meeting

Meeting date: May 22, 2008

National delegates determined: 10

Kansas chooses 26 other delegates during a primary on February 9, 2008.

Colorado district conventions

Convention dates: May 24, 2008June 7, 2008

National delegates determined: 21 (see note below)

Colorado chooses 22 other delegates during caucuses on February 5, 2008.

Idaho primary

Primary date: May 27, 2008

National delegates determined: 26

Wyoming state convention

Convention date: May 31, 2008

National delegates determined: 2 (see note below)

Wyoming held county conventions on January 5, 2008 to choose 12 other delegates. Also, in accordance with Republican National Committee rules, Wyoming was stripped of half of its 28 delegates for holding primary contests before February 5, 2008.

outh Dakota primary

Primary date: June 3, 2008

National delegates determined: 24

New Mexico primary

Primary date: June 3, 2008

National delegates determined: 29

Pennsylvania state committee meeting

Meeting dates: June 6, 2008June 7, 2008

National delegates determined: 9 (see note below)

Pennsylvania chooses 62 other delegates during a primary on April 22, 2008.

Illinois state convention

Convention date: June 7, 2008

National delegates determined: 10 (see note below)

Illinois chooses 57 other delegates during a primary on February 5, 2008.

Minnesota state convention

Convention date: June 7, 2008

National delegates determined: 14 (see note below)

Minnesota chooses 24 other delegates during district conventions from May 3 to May 24, 2008. In addition, Minnesota holds non-binding caucuses on February 5, 2008.

Indiana state convention

Convention dates: June 9, 2008June 10, 2008

National delegates determined: 27 (see note below)

Indiana chooses 27 other delegates during a primary on May 6, 2008.

Nebraska state convention

Convention date: July 12, 2008

National delegates determined: 33 (see note below)

Nebraska's National Convention delegates are not bound by the results of the Presidential Preference Primary held on May 13, 2008.cite web |url=http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P08/NE-R.phtml |title=Nebraska Republican Delegation 2008 |accessdate=2008-04-10 |publisher=The Green Papers]

ee also

*Super Tuesday (2008)
*Results of the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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