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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 5 February 2008
State Executive Committee: Saturday 1 March 2008
Republicans
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"190,904  34.47%  
McCain, John Sidney, III176,091  31.80% 55 100.00%
Romney, Mitt130,632  23.59%  
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"31,026   5.60%  
Thompson, Fred Dalton16,263   2.94%  
Giuliani, Rudolph William5,159   0.93%  
Uncommitted1,830   0.33%  
Keyes, Alan L.978   0.18%  
Hunter, Duncan738   0.13%  
Tancredo, Thomas Gerald "Tom"194   0.04%  
(available) 55 100.00% 
Total553,815 100.00%55 100.00%55 100.00%

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TENNESSEE Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

Tuesday 5 February 2008

39 of Tennessee's 55 delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Tennessee Presidential Primary: 27 delegates, 3 from each of the State's 9 congressional districts, allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results in that district; 12 delegates allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide. If a candidate receives 66.6% of the vote statewide and 66.6% in each and every congressional district, that candidate receives all of Tennessee's delegates. Otherwise, the statewide and District delegates are allocated according to the rules described below.

References:
1. Information for Potential Delegates OVERVIEW OF 2008 TENNESSEE DELEGATE SELECTION PROCESS
2. Procedures for Election of Tennessee Delegates to the National Party Conventions
3. STATE OF TENNESSEE / 2008 ELECTION SCHEDULE
4. 2008 Republican National Convention Tennessee Delegate Information

Certified 5 February 2008 statewide vote from an official source.


   

Tuesday 5 February 2008: 39 of Tennessee's 55 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Tennessee Presidential Primary.

  • 27 district delegates, 3 from each of the 9 congressional districts, are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results in that district.
  • 12 at-large delegates are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide.

Delegates are allocated to Presidential candidates as follows:

  • If a candidate receives 66.6% of the vote statewide and 66.6% in each and every congressional district, that candidate receives all delegates from Tennessee.
  • If no candidate receives 66.6%, delegates are distributed proportionally. If a candidate receives over half of the votes statewide, they will receive seven delegates. The remaining five will be proportioned out among the other candidates receiving more than 20% of the vote.
  • If no candidate receives 66.6% of the vote in a congressional district, delegates are distributed as follows:
    • The candidate receiving the most votes receives 2 delegates.
    • The candidate receiving the next highest number of votes receives 1 delegate.
 

Saturday 1 March 2008: State Executive Committee meets.

The State Executive Committee elects the 13 remaining at-large delegates.

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


At the National Convention, delegates are bound for at least 2 ballots. TCA 2-13-307(b) and 2-13-308.


 


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