The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright South Dakota Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 June 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
McCain, John Sidney, III42,788  70.19%24  88.89%27 100.00%
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"10,072  16.52%  
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"4,328   7.10%  
Romney, Mitt1,990   3.26%  
Uncommitted1,786   2.93%3  11.11% 
Total60,964 100.00%27 100.00%27 100.00%

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HB 1272, which would move the Presidential Primary from the last Tuesday in June to the last Tuesday in January failed in the South Dakota House of Representatives on 7 and 8 February 2007.


Tuesday 3 June 2008: 24 of South Dakota's 27 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's South Dakota Presidential Primary.

  • 24 delegates to the National Convention are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A 20% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

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


Tuesday 3 June 2008 ResultsSource: South Dakota Secretary of State
Delegates  24  24   


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