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2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright West Virginia Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 11 May 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Bush, George W.111,109  100.0%27  90.0%30 100.0%
Uncommitted 3  10.0% 
Total111,109  100.0%30 100.0%30 100.0%

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West Virginia Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 11 May Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

WEST VIRGINIA Primary Returns from an official source

All district and all but 1 at-large delegates appearing on the ballot were pledged to Bush. The leading 18 at-large delegates were all pledged to Bush..

Results of the 11 May 2004 Delegate Selection Primary:




Tuesday 11 May 2004: 27 of West Virginia's 30 delegates to the Republican National Convention will be directly elected in the West Virginia Presidential Primary. Delegates are directly elected and listed on the ballot as individuals. This is a "Loophole" type primary in which there is also a presidential preference vote atop the ballot: a so-called "beauty contest", the results of which have no effect on the allocation of National Convention delegates.

  • 9 district delegates (3 delegates from each of the state's 3 Congressional Districts) are to be elected directly and are individually listed on the ballot with their presidential preferences indicated.
  • 18 at-large delegates are to be elected directly and are individually listed on the ballot with their presidential preferences indicated.

Thus, each voter chooses 21 National Convention delegates (the 3 from his or her district plus the 18 at-large delegates).

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

Congressional Districts  

West Virginia has 55 counties and 3 congressional districts: all 55 counties are wholly within a given congressional district and no county is divided among more than one congressional district.

  • CD 1: Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel and Wood.
  • CD 2: Berkeley, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Hampshire, Hardy, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mason, Morgan, Pendleton, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur and Wirt.
  • CD 3: Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster and Wyoming.


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