The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Alaska Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
District Conventions: Tuesday 5 February - Saturday 9 February 2008
Convention: Thursday 13 March - Saturday 15 March 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Mitt5,988  43.70%12  41.38% 
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"2,996  21.86%6  20.69% 
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"2,363  17.24%5  17.24%5  17.24%
McCain, John Sidney, III2,132  15.56%3  10.34%24  82.76%
Unpledged224   1.63%  
Uncommitted 3  10.34% 
Total13,703 100.00%29 100.00%29 100.00%

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Tuesday 5 February - Saturday 9 February 2008: 26 of 29 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District Conventions. In addition, each District chooses delegates to the Alaska State Republican Convention. [Rules of the Alaska Republican Party, Article V. Section 15: (g)(4), (7), (9)]

  • 26 at-large National Convention delegates are to be proportionally allocated to presidential contenders.
    • Delegates to the National Convention are apportioned among the Presidential Candidates by first determining the percentage of support each candidate received at each District Convention then multiplying that number by the number of delegates entitled to attend the State Convention from that district.
    • A fractional share of a delegate for a candidate shall be rounded up to the next full delegate for a candidate receiving the most delegates. Reduce the delegate allocation of the candidate receiving the fewest delegates. Repeat the process beginning with the candidate receiving the greatest number of delegates until all delegates are assigned.
    • If a candidate drops out prior to the State Convention, the percentage of national delegates pledged to that candidate shall be uniformly distributed among the remaining candidates.

Tuesday 5 February 2008 ALASKA Republican District Convention results from a party source.

Mitt Romney has 5,988 Votes, 44% and 12 Delegates
Mike Huckabee has 2,996 Votes, 22% and 6 Delegates
Ron Paul has 2,363 Votes, 17% and 5 Delegates
John McCain has 2,132 Votes, 15% and 3 Delegates
Unpledged has 224 Votes, 0.4% and 0 Delegates
Total Votes Counted: 13,703

Participation is for registered Republicans only. A voter may register or re-registered as a Republican on the day of the convention. More than 4,000 changed their registration to Republican on 5 February 2008.


Thursday 13 March - Saturday 15 March 2008: The Alaska State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention chooses 26 of 29 delegates from Alaska to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the District Conventions.

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

Delegates to the National Convention shall be elected from the Delegates to the State Convention ... [and] ... shall be pledged to support a Qualified Presidential Candidate ... so long as their preferred Candidate maintains an active campaign. After the second round of balloting ... if the Candidate to which the Delegate is pledged is the candidate receiving the fewest number of votes ..., the Delegate is no longer required to support that candidate. [Rules of the Alaska Republican Party, Article V. Section 15: (g)(2) and (9)]


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