The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright District of Columbia Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 12 February 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
McCain, John Sidney, III4,198  67.59%16  84.21%19 100.00%
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"1,020  16.42%  
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"494   7.95%  
Romney, Mitt398   6.41%  
Giuliani, Rudolph William101   1.63%  
Uncommitted 3  15.79% 
Total6,211 100.00%19 100.00%19 100.00%

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The vote count above reflects the certified returns as of 10 March 2008. In addition, there were 76 Under Votes and 5 Over Votes.



Tuesday 12 February 2008: 16 of the District of Columbia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to a presidential contender in today's District of Columbia Presidential Preference Primary.

  • 16 National Convention delegates are to be pledged to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman (selected during the caucus) along with the chairman of the District of Columbia's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates.

Delegates remain pledged to a Presidential candidate until they are released by that candidate. Should the winning candidate withdraw, the elected slate becomes uncommitted.


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