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Republican Delegate Allocation - 2008


TheGreenPapers.com will be tracking delegate counts as both "Soft" (here assuming that relevant delegations will remain sanctioned into the National Convention [that is: with half the originally allocated delegates to be seated at the Republican National Convention]) and as "Alternative" (here assuming that the full delegation of an affected jurisdiction- as originally allocated before being sanctioned- is eventually to be seated [that is, at some point before the Convention, sanctions will be lifted]) from now until the Party's National Convention convenes or until no delegation is any longer sanctioned, if this should occur prior to the Convention.

On 8 November 2007, the Republican National Committee voted 121 to 9 to sanction 5 states for beginning their Presidential Nominating Process prior to 5 February 2008 in violation of Party Rule 16. Florida, New Hampshire, Michigan, South Carolina, and Wyoming will each lose half of their delegates to the National Convention.


References:

"The Rules of the Republican Party"adopted by the RNC 30 August 2004:
http://www.gop.com/About/AboutRead.aspx?AboutType=4&Section=16.

Delegate selection primaries, caucuses, and conventions will begin on Tuesday 5 February 2008 and end 35 days before the National Convention (Monday 28 July 2008).

  • The computations used to create this 2008 delegate allocation document are based on the rules established during the 2004 National Convention.
  • Republicans base delegates are determined by the number of U.S. Senators and U.S. House Members elected by each state.
  • Bonus delegates are awarded based on the number of party members elected as Presidential Electors (2004), Governors (2004-2007), House members (2004-2007), Senators (2002-2007), and state legislatures (2004-2007).

Delegate Allocation

Republican Delegate Allocation. (Reference Rule 13 of "The Rules of the Republican Party")

  • For Jurisdictions with Constitutionally Elected Members of Congress:
    • 10 At-Large delegates from each state, that is, 5 at-large delegates for each U.S. Senator.
    • 3 District delegates for each U.S. Representative.
  • For Jurisdictions without Constitutionally Elected Members of Congress:
    • 6 at-large delegates from American Samoa.
    • 16 at-large delegates from the District of Columbia.
    • 6 at-large delegates from Guam.
    • 6 at-large delegates from the Northern Mariana Islands.
    • 20 at-large delegates from Puerto Rico.
    • 6 at-large delegates from Virgin Islands.
  • For all Jurisdictions - 3 party leaders: the national committeeman, the national committee woman, and the chairman of the state Republican Party.
  • Bonus Delegates
    • 2004 Bonus: States casting a majority of their 2004 Electoral Votes for the Republican Candidate receive 4.5 + 0.60 the Jurisdiction's Total 2004 Electoral Vote bonus delegates. Should the District of Columbia cast the majority of their electoral votes for the Republican Candidate, the District will receive 4.5 + (0.30 16) bonus delegates. (Round any fractions UP to the next integer.)
    • U.S. Senate: Award 1 bonus delegate for each Republican Senator elected in the 6 year period (November 5, 2002, November 2, 2004, November 7, 2006) prior to January 1, 2008. (Limit 2)
    • Governor States electing a Republican Governor between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2007 receive 1 bonus delegate. (Limit: 1)
    • U.S. House: States electing Republicans to 50% or more of the their U.S. House seats between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2007 receive 1 bonus delegate. (Limit 1)
    • One Chamber: States electing a Republican majority to one chamber of the state legislature (OR the legislature is presided over by a Republican) receive 1 bonus delegate. (Limit 1).
    • All Chambers: States electing a Republican majority to all chambers of the state legislature (or all chambers are presided over by a Republican) between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2007 receive 1 bonus delegate. (Limit 1).

Sanctions

No presidential primary, caucus, convention, or other meeting may be held for the purpose of voting for a presidential candidate and/or selecting delegates ... to the national convention, prior to the first Tuesday of February (Tuesday 5 February 2008) in the year in which the national convention is held.... [Rule 15 (1)(i)]

  • If a ... state party violates the Rules ... before the call to the national convention is issued, then the number of delegates ... from that state shall be reduced by fifty percent (50%) .... [Rule 15 (a)(1)].
  • If a ... state party violates the Rules ... after the call to the national convention is issued, then the number of delegates ... from that state shall be reduced by ninety percent (90%) .... [Rule 16(2)] .
  • When computing the sanction, round fractions the nearest whole number. [paraphrased Rule 16(a)(3)]. No member of the Republican National Committee from the offending state shall be permitted to serve as a delegate or alternate delegate to the national convention. [Rule 16 (e)(1)]. A state or state party shall have no appeal from either a finding of a violation against it or a penalty imposed upon it under this rule. [Rule 16 (f)].
 

Republican Delegate Allocation - 2008
Sorted by Total Delegates

Rank (sort)
State
Electoral Party
Leaders
Bonus Delegates (sort)
Pre-Penalty
SubTotal
Penalty (sort)
Total
Delegates
At-Large
Delegates
(sort)
District
Delegates
President Governor U.S.
Senate
U.S.
House
One
Chamber
All
Chambers
(sort)
Total
Bonus
1California101593 1    1173 173
2Texas10963251211131140 140
3New York10873    1 1101 101
4Ohio1054317 11112188 88
5Pennsylvania10573  1111474 74
6Georgia1039314121112072 72
7Illinois10573       70 70
8North Carolina1039314 21  1769 69
9Virginia1033313 11111763 63
10Missouri1027312121111858 58
11Indiana1027312111111757 57
12Florida1075321111112611450%57
13Tennessee1027312 2 1 1555 55
14Arizona1024311 21111653 53
15New Jersey10393       52 52
16Alabama1021310121  1448 48
17Louisiana1021310111  1347 47
18Colorado1021310 11  1246 46
19Kentucky1018310 211 1445 45
20Massachusetts10303       43 43
21Minnesota10243 1111 441 41
22Oklahoma101539 211 1341 41
23Wisconsin10243   111340 40
24Iowa101539 111 1240 40
25Washington10273       40 40
26Kansas101239 21111439 39
27Mississippi1012391211 1439 39
28Maryland10243       37 37
29Utah10938121111436 36
30Nevada109381111 1234 34
31Arkansas101239     934 34
32Nebraska10938111  1133 33
33Idaho10637121111332 32
34New Mexico10938 11  1032 32
35Oregon10153  1 1 230 30
36West Virginia10938     830 30
37Connecticut10153 1 1  230 30
38Michigan10453   11 26050%30
39Alaska10337121111329 29
40South Dakota1033711 111127 27
41North Dakota103371  111026 26
42Montana10337  11 925 25
43South Carolina101831012111164750%24
44Puerto Rico20 3       23 23
45Maine1063  2   221 21
46Hawaii1063 1    120 20
47Rhode Island1063 1    120 20
48District of Columbia16 3       19 19
49Delaware1033   11 218 18
50Vermont1033 1    117 17
51Wyoming10337 2111122850%14
52New Hampshire1063  211152450%12
53Virgin Islands6 3       9 9
54Guam6 3       9 9
55American Samoa6 3       9 9
56Northern Marianas6 3       9 9
Totals5601,30516832822503331194832,516 2,380
Rank State At-Large
Delegates
District
Delegates
Party
Leaders
President Governor U.S.
Senate
U.S.
House
One
Chamber
All
Chambers
Total
Bonus
Pre-Penalty
SubTotal
Penalty Total
Delegates
 

Bonus Delegate Detail

Bonus delegates are awarded to states that elect Republicans to office between January 1, 2004 (January 1, 2002 for U.S. Senators) and December 31, 2007. A state may meet a requirement more than one time during this period however the bonus is awarded only once.

 
  1. Alabama, 14 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 9 electoral votes) = 9.9
    • Governor (1): Bob Riley (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Jeff Sessions (re-elected 2002); Richard Shelby (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 5 of 7; January 2007: 5 of 7
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  2. Alaska, 13 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 electoral votes) = 6.3
    • Governor (1): Sarah H. Palin (elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Ted Stevens (re-elected 2002); Lisa Murkowski (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 1 of 1; January 2007: 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 26 of 40
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 26 of 40, Senate12 of 20
         
  3. American Samoa, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  4. Arizona, 16 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (11): 4.5 + (0.6 × 10 electoral votes) = 10.5
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): John McCain (re-elected 2004); Jon L. Kyl (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 6 of 8; January 2007: 4 of 8
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 38 of 60
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 38 of 60, Senate 18 of 30
         
  5. Arkansas, 9 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 6 electoral votes) = 8.1
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  6. California, 1 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Arnold Schwarzenegger (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  7. Colorado, 12 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 9 electoral votes) = 9.9
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Wayne Allard (re-elected 2002)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 4 of 7
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  8. Connecticut, 2 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): M. Jodi Rell (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 3 of 5
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  9. Delaware, 2 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 25 of 41
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  10. District of Columbia, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  11. Florida, 26 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (21): 4.5 + (0.6 × 27 electoral votes) = 20.7
    • Governor (1): Charlie Crist (elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Mel Martinez (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 18 of 25; January 2007: 16 of 25
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 84 of 120
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 84 of 120, Senate 26 of 40
         
  12. Georgia, 20 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (14): 4.5 + (0.6 × 15 electoral votes) = 13.5
    • Governor (1): Sonny Perdue (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Saxby Chambliss (elected 2002); Johnny Isakson (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 7 of 13; January 2007: 7 of 13
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 99 of 180
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 99 of 180, Senate 34 of 56
         
  13. Guam, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  14. Hawaii, 1 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Linda Lingle (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  15. Idaho, 13 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 4 electoral votes) = 6.9
    • Governor (1): C.L. "Butch" Otter (elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Larry E. Craig (re-elected 2002); Mike Crapo (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 2 of 2; January 2007: 2 of 2
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 57 of 70
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 57 of 70, Senate 28 of 35
         
  16. Illinois, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  17. Indiana, 17 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (12): 4.5 + (0.6 × 11 electoral votes) = 11.1
    • Governor (1): Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels (elected 2004)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Richard G. Lugar (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 7 of 9
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 52 of 100
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 52 of 100, Senate 33 of 50
         
  18. Iowa, 12 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 7 electoral votes) = 8.7
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Charles Grassley (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 4 of 5
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 51 of 100
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  19. Kansas, 14 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 6 electoral votes) = 8.1
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Pat Roberts (re-elected 2002); Sam Brownback (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 3 of 4; January 2007: 2 of 4
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 83 of 125
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 83 of 125, Senate: 30 of 40
         
  20. Kentucky, 14 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 8 electoral votes) = 9.3
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Mitch McConnell (re-elected 2002); Jim Bunning (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 5 of 6; January 2007: 4 of 6
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: Senate 21 of 38
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  21. Louisiana, 13 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 9 electoral votes) = 9.9
    • Governor (1): Bobby Jindal (elected 2007)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): David Vitter (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 5 of 7; January 2007: 5 of 7
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  22. Maine, 2 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Susan M. Collins (re-elected 2002); Olympia J. Snowe (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  23. Maryland, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  24. Massachusetts, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  25. Michigan, 2 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 9 of 15; January 2007: 9 of 15
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 58 of 110
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  26. Minnesota, 4 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Tim Pawlenty (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Norm Coleman (elected 2002)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 4 of 8
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 68 of 134
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  27. Mississippi, 14 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 6 electoral votes) = 8.1
    • Governor (1): Governor Haley Barbour (re-elected 2007)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Thad Cochran (re-elected 2002); Trent Lott (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 2 of 4; January 2007: 2 of 4
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2007: 26 of 26 with Lt. Governor Tuck (R) breaking a tie
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  28. Missouri, 18 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (12): 4.5 + (0.6 × 11 electoral votes) = 11.1
    • Governor (1): Matt Blunt (elected 2004)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Jim Talent (elected 2002); Christopher "Kit" Bond (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 5 of 9; January 2007: 5 of 9
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 97 of 163
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 97 of 163, Senate 23 of 34
         
  29. Montana, 9 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 electoral votes) = 6.3
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 1 of 1; January 2007: 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2007: House 50 of 100 (1 Constitution)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  30. Nebraska, 11 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (8): 4.5 + (0.6 × 5 electoral votes) = 7.5
    • Governor (1): Dave Heineman (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Chuck Hagel (re-elected 2002)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 3 of 3; January 2007: 3 of 3
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  31. Nevada, 12 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (8): 4.5 + (0.6 × 5 electoral votes) = 7.5
    • Governor (1): James Arthur "Jim" Gibbons (elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): John Eric Ensign (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 2 of 3; January 2007: 2 of 3
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: Senate 12 of 21
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  32. New Hampshire, 5 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): John E. Sununu (elected 2002); Judd Gregg (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 2 of 2
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 253 of 400
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 253 of 400, Senate 16 of 24
         
  33. New Jersey, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  34. New Mexico, 10 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (8): 4.5 + (0.6 × 5 electoral votes) = 7.5
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Pete V. Domenici (re-elected 2002)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 2 of 3; January 2007: 2 of 3
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  35. New York, 1 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: Senate 35 of 62
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  36. North Carolina, 17 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (14): 4.5 + (0.6 × 15 electoral votes) = 13.5
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Elizabeth Dole (elected 2002); Richard M. Burr (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 7 of 13
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  37. North Dakota, 10 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 electoral votes) = 6.3
    • Governor (1): John Hoeven (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 67 of 94
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 67 of 94, Senate 32 of 47
         
  38. Northern Marianas, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  39. Ohio, 21 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (17): 4.5 + (0.6 × 20 electoral votes) = 16.5
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): George V. Voinovich (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 12 of 18; January 2007: 11 of 18
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 61 of 99
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 61 of 99, Senate 22 of 33
         
  40. Oklahoma, 13 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 7 electoral votes) = 8.7
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): James M. Inhofe (re-elected 2002); Tom Coburn (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 4 of 5; January 2007: 4 of 5
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 57 of 101
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  41. Oregon, 2 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Gordon Smith (re-elected 2002)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 33 of 60
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  42. Pennsylvania, 4 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Arlen Specter (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 12 of 19
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 110 of 203
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 110 of 203, Senate 30 of 50
         
  43. Puerto Rico, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  44. Rhode Island, 1 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Donald L. Carcieri (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  45. South Carolina, 16 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 8 electoral votes) = 9.3
    • Governor (1): Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Lindsey Graham (elected 2002); Jim DeMint (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 4 of 6; January 2007: 4 of 6
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 74 of 124
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 74 of 124, Senate 27 of 46
         
  46. South Dakota, 11 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 electoral votes) = 6.3
    • Governor (1): Mike Rounds (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): John Thune (elected 2004)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 51 of 70
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 51 of 70, Senate 25 of 35
         
  47. Tennessee, 15 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (12): 4.5 + (0.6 × 11 electoral votes) = 11.1
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Lamar Alexander (elected 2002); Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr. (elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: Senate 17 of 33
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  48. Texas, 31 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (25): 4.5 + (0.6 × 34 electoral votes) = 24.9
    • Governor (1): Rick Perry (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): John Cornyn (elected 2002); Kay Bailey Hutchison (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 21 of 32; January 2007: 19 of 32
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 87 of 150
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 87 of 150, Senate 19 of 31
         
  49. Utah, 14 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (8): 4.5 + (0.6 × 5 electoral votes) = 7.5
    • Governor (1): Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (elected 2004)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Robert F. Bennett (re-elected 2004); Orrin G. Hatch (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 2 of 3; January 2007: 2 of 3
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 56 of 75
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 56 of 75, Senate 21 of 29
         
  50. Vermont, 1 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): James H. "Jim" Douglas (re-elected 2004)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  51. Virgin Islands, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  52. Virginia, 17 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (13): 4.5 + (0.6 × 13 electoral votes) = 12.3
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): John W. Warner (re-elected 2002)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 8 of 11; January 2007: 8 of 11
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 61 of 100
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 61 of 100, Senate 24 of 40
         
  53. Washington, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  54. West Virginia, 8 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (8): 4.5 + (0.6 × 5 electoral votes) = 7.5
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  55. Wisconsin, 3 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 4 of 8
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 60 of 99
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 60 of 99, Senate 19 of 33
         
  56. Wyoming, 12 bonus delegates
    • 2004 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 electoral votes) = 6.3
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Michael B. Enzi (re-elected 2002); Craig L. Thomas (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2005: 1 of 1; January 2007: 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2005: House 46 of 60
      • All Chambers (1): January 2005: House 46 of 60, Senate 23 of 30
         

Penalty Detail

State parties must not begin selecting their National Convention Delegates before Tuesday 5 February 2008. If a state party violates the rules before the call to the national convention is issued, that jurisdiction's delegation is reduced by 50%. If the violation occurs after the call to the national convention is issued, the reduction is 90%.

 
Penalty Pre-penalty
Delegates
Reduction Post-penalty
Delegates
Alabama
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty48048
50%48-2424
90%48-435
Alaska
Delegate Selection Begins: Thursday 13 March 2008
No penalty
No penalty29029
50%29-1415
90%29-263
American Samoa
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 23 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty909
50%9-45
90%9-81
Arizona
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty53053
50%53-2627
90%53-485
Arkansas
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty34034
50%34-1717
90%34-313
California
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty1730173
50%173-8687
90%173-15617
Colorado
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 24 May 2008
No penalty
No penalty46046
50%46-2323
90%46-415
Connecticut
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty30030
50%30-1515
90%30-273
Delaware
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty18018
50%18-99
90%18-162
District of Columbia
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 12 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty19019
50%19-910
90%19-172
Florida
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 29 January 2008
50% penalty
No penalty1140114
50%114-5757
90%114-10311
Georgia
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty72072
50%72-3636
90%72-657
Guam
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 8 March 2008
No penalty
No penalty909
50%9-45
90%9-81
Hawaii
Delegate Selection Begins: Friday 16 May 2008
No penalty
No penalty20020
50%20-1010
90%20-182
Idaho
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 27 May 2008
No penalty
No penalty32032
50%32-1616
90%32-293
Illinois
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty70070
50%70-3535
90%70-637
Indiana
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 May 2008
No penalty
No penalty57057
50%57-2829
90%57-516
Iowa
Delegate Selection Begins: Friday 11 July 2008
No penalty
No penalty40040
50%40-2020
90%40-364
Kansas
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 9 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty39039
50%39-1920
90%39-354
Kentucky
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 20 May 2008
No penalty
No penalty45045
50%45-2223
90%45-405
Louisiana
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 9 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty47047
50%47-2324
90%47-425
Maine
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 3 May 2008
No penalty
No penalty21021
50%21-1011
90%21-192
Maryland
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 12 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty37037
50%37-1819
90%37-334
Massachusetts
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty43043
50%43-2122
90%43-394
Michigan
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 15 January 2008
50% penalty
No penalty60060
50%60-3030
90%60-546
Minnesota
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 29 March 2008
No penalty
No penalty41041
50%41-2021
90%41-374
Mississippi
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 11 March 2008
No penalty
No penalty39039
50%39-1920
90%39-354
Missouri
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty58058
50%58-2929
90%58-526
Montana
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty25025
50%25-1213
90%25-223
Nebraska
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 12 July 2008
No penalty
No penalty33033
50%33-1617
90%33-303
Nevada
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 26 April 2008
No penalty
No penalty34034
50%34-1717
90%34-313
New Hampshire
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 8 January 2008
50% penalty
No penalty24024
50%24-1212
90%24-222
New Jersey
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty52052
50%52-2626
90%52-475
New Mexico
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 3 June 2008
No penalty
No penalty32032
50%32-1616
90%32-293
New York
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty1010101
50%101-5051
90%101-9110
North Carolina
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 May 2008
No penalty
No penalty69069
50%69-3435
90%69-627
North Dakota
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty26026
50%26-1313
90%26-233
Northern Marianas
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 23 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty909
50%9-45
90%9-81
Ohio
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 4 March 2008
No penalty
No penalty88088
50%88-4444
90%88-799
Oklahoma
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty41041
50%41-2021
90%41-374
Oregon
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 20 May 2008
No penalty
No penalty30030
50%30-1515
90%30-273
Pennsylvania
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 22 April 2008
No penalty
No penalty74074
50%74-3737
90%74-677
Puerto Rico
Delegate Selection Begins: Sunday 24 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty23023
50%23-1112
90%23-212
Rhode Island
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 4 March 2008
No penalty
No penalty20020
50%20-1010
90%20-182
South Carolina
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 19 January 2008
50% penalty
No penalty47047
50%47-2324
90%47-425
South Dakota
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 3 June 2008
No penalty
No penalty27027
50%27-1314
90%27-243
Tennessee
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty55055
50%55-2728
90%55-496
Texas
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 4 March 2008
No penalty
No penalty1400140
50%140-7070
90%140-12614
Utah
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty36036
50%36-1818
90%36-324
Vermont
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 4 March 2008
No penalty
No penalty17017
50%17-89
90%17-152
Virgin Islands
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 5 April 2008
No penalty
No penalty909
50%9-45
90%9-81
Virginia
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 12 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty63063
50%63-3132
90%63-576
Washington
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 19 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty40040
50%40-2020
90%40-364
West Virginia
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty30030
50%30-1515
90%30-273
Wisconsin
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 19 February 2008
No penalty
No penalty40040
50%40-2020
90%40-364
Wyoming
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 5 January 2008
50% penalty
No penalty28028
50%28-1414
90%28-253
Penalty Pre-penalty
Delegates
Change Post-penalty
Delegates
 
 

Penalty Summary

  • No Penalty: 51 jurisdictions: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
  • 50% Penalty: 5 jurisdictions: Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Wyoming.
  • 90% Penalty: 0 jurisdictions
 
 
 


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