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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 5 February 2008
Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-All (by district and statewide),
Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
41 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 15 re: 5 congressional districts / 3 party / 13 bonus
A 21 September 2008 article in BatesLine.com reports on adjusting the roll call vote tally:
On 19 September 2008, Tom Josefiak (RNC, Legal) sent an update to Gary Jones (Chairman, Oklahoma GOP) stating that the official GOP Convention delegate vote tally for Oklahoma now reads: "Oklahoma 41 votes, 39 for John McCain, 2 for Ron Paul". The Official Proceedings of the 2008 Convention ("The Green Book") will reflect those numbers.
A 8 September 2008 article in http://www.okgop.com: reports on adjusting the roll call vote tally:
Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Gary Jones, RNC National Committeeman James Dunn, and RNC National Committeewoman Carolyn McLarty have asked the RNC to adjust the official record of the 39th Republican National Convention to reflect Oklahoma's Presidential vote as Senator John McCain (39 votes) to Congressman Ron Paul (2 votes).
"Oklahoma delegates are rightfully concerned that their votes have been reflected correctly. No votes were cast by Senator Inhofe before Oklahoma's microphone was turned off, and the convention staff assumed that all of the Sooner State's votes were being cast for McCain.
Oklahoma's delegates are bound by law to vote for the candidate who won the area they represent - either the state as a whole or the individual congressional district. John McCain won the third, fourth and fifth congressional districts and Oklahoma overall; Governor Mike Huckabee won the first and second congressional districts and later released his delegates. Of those six former Huckabee delegates, who could vote for whichever candidate they chose, four supported McCain and two supported Congressman Ron Paul." - Chairman Gary Jones.
Chairman Gary Jones, outgoing RNC National Committeeman Lynn Windel and outgoing RNC National Committeewoman Bunny Chambers all voted for Senator McCain to reflect Oklahoma's overall preference.
On 7 September 2008 we have received a communication indicating Ron Paul should have received 2 of Oklahoma's 41 votes during the the National Convention. Reference: http://www.batesline.com.
On the basis of this 6 May 2008 media article from http://newsok.com, we have changed our soft count to from McCain 32, Huckabee 6, available 3 to McCain (32+5+3)=40, Paul 1, uncommitted 0. Our hard count remains McCain 32, Huckabee 6, Uncommitted 3-- as originally allocated.
Mike Huckabee has released the delegates he won during the state's presidential primary and has encouraged these 6 delegates to cast their votes for the presumptive nominee, John McCain. Reports state that 5 agreed to vote for McCain but 1 plans to vote for Ron Paul. The state's 3 unbound delegates-- Chairman Gary Jones, RNC National Committeeman Lynn Windel, and RNC National Committeewoman Bunny Chambers support McCain.
OKLAHOMA Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
Tuesday 5 February 2008
38 of Oklahoma's 41 delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Oklahoma Presidential Primary: 15 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 5 congressional district (each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates); 23 delegates allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide. Delegates are allocated to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary at either level.
Here's how we compute the delegate count (based on certified returns from an official source):
Tuesday 5 February 2008: 38 of Oklahoma's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Oklahoma Presidential Primary.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Oklahoma's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
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