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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright North Dakota Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Caucus: Tuesday 5 February 2008
State Convention: Friday 28 March - Sunday 30 March 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Mitt3,490  35.82%8  30.77% 
McCain, John Sidney, III2,224  22.83%5  19.23%26 100.00%
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"2,082  21.37%5  19.23% 
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"1,947  19.98%5  19.23% 
Uncommitted 3  11.54% 
Total9,743 100.00%26 100.00%26 100.00%

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Tuesday 5 February 2008

Presidential Caucus Results as posted on 7 February 2008.

BISMARCK, ND The North Dakota Republican Party announces the statewide results for the 2008 Presidential Preference Caucus:

  • Governor Mitt Romney: 3,490 votes, 35.82%
  • Senator John McCain: 2,224 votes, 22.83%
  • Ron Paul: 2,082 votes, 21.37%
  • Governor Mike Huckabee: 1,947 votes, 19.98%
  • Alan Keyes: 0 votes, 0%

9785 votes were cast.

This means the following number of delegates goes to each candidate:

  • Governor Mitt Romney: 35.82% of 23 = 8.23 rounds to 8
  • Senator John McCain: 22.83% of 23 = 5.25 rounds to 5
  • Ron Paul: 21.37% of 23 = 4.91 rounds to 5
  • Governor Mike Huckabee: 19.98% of 23 = 4.95 rounds to 5

Reference: Rule 21: Presidential Preference Caucus Rules


Tuesday 5 February 2008: 23 of 26 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's North Dakota Republican Party Caucuses.

  • If one candidate receives more than 2/3 of the statewide vote, that candidate receives all 26 delegates. Otherwise, delegates are allocated proportionally to those candidates receiving 15% or more of the vote.

Three party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the North Dakota's Republican Party, will attend the convention as uncommitted delegates by virtue of their position.

Delegates are bound for the first ballot at the Republican National Convention.


Friday 28 March - Sunday 30 March 2008: The North Dakota State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention elects delegates from North Dakota to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the caucuses.


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