The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Kentucky Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 20 May 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
McCain, John Sidney, III142,918  72.26%42  93.33%45 100.00%
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"16,388   8.29%  
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"13,427   6.79%  
Uncommitted10,755   5.44%3   6.67% 
Romney, Mitt9,206   4.65%  
Giuliani, Rudolph William3,055   1.54%  
Keyes, Alan L.2,044   1.03%  
Total197,793 100.00%45 100.00%45 100.00%

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20 May 2008 official results from an official source.

References: OFFICIAL RULES, REPUBLICAN PARTY OF KENTUCKY, Revised November 6, 2004, National Convention Delegate Selection Process


Tuesday 20 May 2008: 42 of 45 of Kentucky's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky Presidential Primary.

  • 42 delegates to the National Convention are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A 15% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

Delegates to the national convention are bound for the first ballot. If a candidate dies or withdraws, any delegates allocated to that candidate become uncommitted.

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

Reference: Official Rules of the Republican Party of Kentucky 8.04, KRS 118.641(1)(a), KRS 118.641(2).

Tuesday 20 May 2008 Official Primary ResultsSource: Kentucky State Board of Elections
Delegates  42  42   


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