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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 27 May 2008
State Convention: Thursday 12 June - Saturday 14 June 2008
Republicans
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
McCain, John Sidney, III87,367  69.95%17  53.12%26  81.25%
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"29,749  23.82%6  18.75% 
None of the Names Shown7,792   6.24%  
Uncommitted 9  28.12% 
(available)   
(not voting)  6  18.75%
Total124,908 100.00%32 100.00%32 100.00%

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27 May 2008 Primary returns from an official source.


2 June 2007: The Idaho Republican Party voted 88-58 to hold a closed (only party members may participate) Presidential Primary in 2008. Media article.

Idaho Republican Lawsuit to Obtain a Closed Presidential Preference Primary

Grassroots Idaho GOP: The Idaho GOPís Grassroots effort to secure Party Registration and our 1st Amendment Right to Free Association


Reference: RULES FOR SELECTION OF DELEGATES TO REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION AND THE REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION


   

Prior to the Primary, the Republican party provides the Secretary of State with a list of delegates and alternates pledged to Presidential contenders. At the State Convention, the pledged delegates (who comprise 80% of the delegates and 80% of the alternates) are chosen are off this list according to the results of the primary.

Tuesday 27 May 2008: 80% (24 of 29) of Idaho's delegates to the Republican National Convention are proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders based on today's statewide Presidential primary vote. A 5% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates.

  • When computing 80%, do not include the 3 party leader delegates. Round up any fraction to the next largest whole number [(32 - 3) × 0.80 = 23.2, round up to 24].
  • When computing the delegate allocation, round any fractions to the nearest whole number. If rounding results in an unallocated delegate, award the delegate to the candidate receiving the highest number of votes. If rounding results in more delegates than are available for allocation, subtract a delegate from the candidate receiving the least number of votes.
Tuesday 27 May 2008 Primary Results
As of 11:00a 28 May 2008 with 100% of the precincts reporting.
Source: Idaho Secretary of State
ContestMcCainPaul(none of the names shown)
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide124,897124,8972487,36769.951%1729,74923.819%67,7816.230%1
Delegates  24  17  6  1
 

Thursday 12 June - Saturday 14 June 2008: The Idaho State Republican Convention convenes.

The remaining 8 delegates are unpledged and are selected as follows:

  • 5 National Convention delegates are chosen by the convention as a whole. These 5 delegates will go to the Republican National Convention officially "Unpledged".
  • 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Idaho's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.

Delegates are bound to vote for the candidate who nominated them on the first ballot taken at the Republican National Convention. Delegates selected as "uncommitted" are free to cast their vote for any candidate whose name has been placed in nomination before the Republican National Convention. In the event of death, withdrawal, or release of delegates by a candidate prior to the first ballot, those delegates become uncommitted.

Reference: RULES FOR SELECTION OF DELEGATES TO REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION AND THE REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION, Amended June 2, 2007, ARTICLE V.


 


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