The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Indiana Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 4 May 2004
State Convention: Monday 7 June - Tuesday 8 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Bush, George W.469,528  100.0%27  49.1%55 100.0%
Uncommitted 28  50.9% 
Total469,528  100.0%55 100.0%55 100.0%

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Indiana Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the Indiana Secretary of State for the 4 May Primary. 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:

President George W. Bush, the only candidate on the 4 May 2004 ballot, will receive all 27 district delegates.


Tuesday 4 May 2004: 27 of Indiana's 55 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Indiana Presidential Primary.

  • 27 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 9 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates.

Monday 7 June - Tuesday 8 June 2004: 25 delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 15 bonus delegates) are chosen by the Indiana State Republican Convention. These 25 delegates are not required to reflect, in any way, the results of the primary voting; it has been determined that these delegates will go to the Republican National Convention officially "Unpledged".

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Indiana's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.

Note: Elections for the 27 district delegates are held on 7 June. Elections for the 25 at-large delegates are held on 8 June.


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