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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Nebraska Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 13 May 2008
State Convention: Saturday 12 July 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
McCain, John Sidney, III118,065  87.00%29  87.88%31  93.94%
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"17,647  13.00%  
Uncommitted 4  12.12% 
(not voting)  2   6.06%
Total135,712 100.00%33 100.00%33 100.00%

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7 September 2008 update: National Convention At-Large Delegate Jon Tucker reports that the two delegates, whose votes were not included in the National Convention Floor tally, were Ron Paul supporters. References:

On Saturday 12 July 2008, the State Convention selected 30 pledged delegates to the Republican National Convention: 29 pledged to McCain and 1 uncommitted. In addition, 30 alternate delegates were selected-- 27 for McCain, 2 uncommitted, and 1 for Ron Paul.

13 May 2008 REPUBLICAN ADVISORY PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: John McCain wins; NOTE: pledged National Convention delegates will actually be chosen at a State Convention to be held sometime in July

NEBRASKA PRIMARY returns from an official source

On 16 January 2007 LB460 was introduced. This bill would replace the state's Presidential Primary with a caucus to be held on the second Saturday in February (9 February 2008). [Reference: Sec. 10 Section 32-709 on page 13 of LB460 Change provisions relating to presidential primary elections and political parties].



Tuesday 13 May 2008: Nebraska's National Convention delegates are not bound by the results of today's Presidential Preference Primary.


Saturday 12 July 2008: The Nebraska State Republican Convention convenes. Congressional District Caucuses made up of the State Convention delegates from each of Nebraska's 3 congressional districts choose the 9 district National Convention delegates (3 per congressional district). The State Convention as a whole selects 21 (10 base at-large plus 11 bonus) at-large delegates to the Republican National Convention.

  • Prospective delegates must indicate their Presidential Preference and are bound to vote for that candidate for the first 2 ballots at the National Convention.

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

Reference: CONSTITUTION THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF NEBRASKA as amended 6/26/04, Section 3.


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