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February 6th, 2012
 

TIR’s GOP National Delegate Counter

A candidate needs to pick up 1144 delegates in order to clinch the GOP nomination. So far, none of the candidates are anywhere close to reaching that goal. TheIowaRepublican.com will update its delegate counter following each primary/caucus event on the GOP calendar. Our counter differs somewhat from other media outlets. Read our explanations below the graph:

TheIowaRepublican.com’s Delegate Counter

Candidate State / Total Delegates Delegates Awarded Allocation
Mitt Romney Iowa-28  9 (estimated)* Non-binding
New Hampshire-12  7 Proportional
South Carolina-25  2 Winner take all**
Florida-50 50 Winner take all
Nevada-28 14 Proportional
  Minnesota-40  7 (estimated)*** Non-binding
  Colorado-36 13 (estimated)*** Non-binding
Total 219 102
Candidate State / Total Delegates Delegates Allocation
Newt Gingrich Iowa-28  3 (estimated)* Non-binding
New Hampshire-12  0 Proportional
South Carolina-25 23 Winner take all**
Florida-50  0 Winner take all
Nevada-28  6 Proportional
  Minnesota-40  4 (estimated)*** Non-binding
  Colorado-36  5 (estimated)*** Non-binding
Total 219 41
Candidate State / Total Delegates Delegates Awarded Allocation
Ron Paul Iowa-28  7 (estimated)* Non-binding
New Hampshire-12  3 Proportional
South Carolina-25  0 Winner take all
Florida-50  0 Winner take all
Nevada-28  5 Proportional
  Minnesota-40 10 (estimated)***
  Colorado-36  4 (estimated)***
Total 219 30
Candidate State / Total Delegates Delegates Awarded Allocation
Rick Santorum Iowa-28  9 (estimated)* Non-binding
New Hampshire-12  0 Proportional
South Carolina-25  0 Winner take all
Florida-50  0 Winner take all
Nevada-28  3 Proportional
  Minnesota-40 19 (estimated)*** Non-binding
  Colorado-36 14 (estimated)*** Non-binding
Total 219 45

* Most media outlets project all or almost all of Iowa’s delegates going to Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. TheIowaRepublican.com’s projection is based more closely on the percentage of votes the candidates received in the Iowa Caucus.

** Romney’s two delegates from South Carolina come from winning one of the state’s congressional districts.

*** Minnesota and Colorado totals are estimates based mainly on the percentage of votes the candidates received.

**** Rick Santorum won the Missouri primary with more than 55% of the vote on February 7, but that state still has a non-binding caucus on March 17. The caucus will be a better indicator of delegate disbursement.

***** Jon Huntsman picked up two delegates in New Hampshire.



About the Author

Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall brings almost two decades of journalistic experience to TheIowaRepublican. Starting in college as a radio broadcaster, Hall eventually became a television anchor/reporter for stations in North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa. During the 2007 caucus cycle, Hall changed careers and joined the political realm. He was the northwest Iowa field director for Fred Thompson's presidential campaign. Hall helped Terry Branstad return to the governor's office by organizing southwest Iowa for Branstad's 2010 campaign. Hall serves as a reporter/columnist for TheIowaRepublican.com.




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