The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Arkansas Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 18 May 2004
District Conventions: Saturday 22 May 2004
State Convention: Saturday 12 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Bush, George W.37,234   97.1%35 100.0%35 100.0%
Uncommitted1,129    2.9%  
Total38,363  100.0%35 100.0%35 100.0%

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Arkansas Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the Arkansas Secretary of State for the 18 May Primary. The certified vote notes 1 overvote and 10,386 undervotes. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Returns from an official source:


Tuesday 18 May 2004: All of Arkansas' delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Arkansas Presidential Primary.

  • 35 delegates to the National Convention are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A 20% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level. Delegates to the national convention are bound for the first ballot.

Saturday 22 May 2004 - District Conventions.


Saturday 12 June 2004 - State Convention.


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