The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Indiana Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 May 2008
State Convention: Sunday 1 June - Monday 2 June 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
McCain, John Sidney, III320,308  77.62%27  47.37%57 100.00%
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"41,173   9.98%  
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"31,611   7.66%  
Romney, Mitt19,581   4.74%  
Uncommitted 30  52.63% 
Total412,673 100.00%57 100.00%57 100.00%

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INDIANA Primary Returns from an official source

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. The candidate receiving the most votes in each CD is awarded 3 delegates.
Tuesday 6 May 2008 Primary
Source: Preliminary returns from the
Indiana Secretary of State as of 22 May 2008.
We do not have a breakdown by CD from the Secretary of State.
These numbers are created by interpolating from county to CD
meaning this a very ROUGH estimate.
CD124,262318,39475.814%32,1038.668% 2,79111.504% 9744.015% 
CD232,539324,57275.516%33,55410.922% 2,9619.100% 1,4524.462% 
CD350,652335,71370.507%36,18512.211% 5,81611.482% 2,9385.800% 
CD462,111348,99978.889%36,1569.911% 4,0246.479% 2,9324.721% 
CD576,849360,42378.626%37,0019.110% 5,5537.226% 3,8725.038% 
CD659,338346,18177.827%36,10210.283% 4,2147.102% 2,8414.788% 
CD734,050328,20382.828%32,2156.505% 1,9975.865% 1,6354.802% 
CD835,505327,72578.088%34,05111.410% 2,3926.737% 1,3373.766% 
CD936,867329,65780.443%33,76010.199% 1,8855.113% 1,5654.245% 
Delegates 27  27         

NOTE: In any Primary election in INDIANA, voters state which Party they are affiliated with by asking the poll workers for the ballot of that Party in a given Primary. A voter's party affiliation is determined solely by his or her Primary voting record; the state's voter registration form does NOT provide a place for the voter to state Party affiliation.

Even though the history of a voter's Party affiliation- solely as determined by the individual voter's Primary voting record- is part of the public record, the informaton is NOT available at the polling place. Any voter, however, may challenge another voter's Party affiliation at the polls:

In such a case, the voter making the challenge (the "challenger") fills out an affidavit that the voter being challenged (the "challengee") has not, in fact, voted in the Party's Primaries in the past, an assertion against which the challengee must fill out a counter-affidavit, asserting that they intend to vote for a majority of the candidates of the challengee's Party of choice in the next General Election. If the challengee fills out this counter-affidavit, the challengee is allowed to vote in the Primary; however, if the challengee refuses, he or she is not allowed to vote in the Primary.

Nevertheless, since General Election ballots are cast in secret, the intention expressed in the counter-affidavit by the challengee is impossible to enforce.



Tuesday 6 May 2008: 27 of Indiana's 57 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.

Sunday 1 June - Monday 2 June 2008: 27 delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 17 bonus delegates) are chosen by the Indiana State Republican Convention. These 27 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 1 June (?). Elections for the 27 at-large delegates are held on 2 June (?).



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