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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Real 2012 Delegate Count for the Republican Primaries & Caucuses

The GOP delegate count is all over the place but the website linked below appears fairly accurate. There are still 14 primaries left (including IN, WVA and NC today) and many state conventions have not convened to formalize delegate selections to the RNC convention. In MN, IA, LA and WA, Ron Paul is heavily favored to dominate. The delegate count according to this website: Romney 703, Santorum 238, Ron Paul 192, Gingrich 125, unknown/unbound delegates 274. The big issue is the RNC rules relative to whether or not delegates are truly bound/unbound and if Ron Paul delegates can abstain from first round voting. Also, the Santorum/Gingrich delegates could be free agents now that they are out of the race.
May 7, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Ron Paul wins big in Maine and Nevada. In Maine, Congressman Paul wins 21 of the 24 delegate slots in Maine. May 7, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT In Nevada, Paul wins 22 of the 25 delegate slots but there is some controversy here. Currently, under the state rules, when these delegates get to Tampa 20 Nevada delegates are bound to Mitt Romney and 8 are free to vote for Ron Paul. The big question here... as Congressman Paul continues to rack up delegates, will the convention rules be amended in Tampa to "unbind" these delegates?
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The Real 2012 Delegate Count

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