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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Connecticut Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 24 April 2012
State Committee Meeting: Friday 18 May 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Willard "Mitt"40,171  67.43%25  89.29%28 100.00%
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"8,032  13.48%  
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"6,135  10.30%  
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"4,072   6.83%  
Uncommitted1,168   1.96%3  10.71% 
Total59,578 100.00%28 100.00%28 100.00%

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Unpledged delegate preferences as of
16 April 2012: Romney 1.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

The delegate selection processes herein was updated on 5 October 2012.

Connecticut Republican State Centeral Committee Rules and ByLaws (revised 27 September 2011)

24 April 2012 primary returns from an official source. Updated 27 June 2013.


Any elector enrolled as a member of the Republican Party shall be eligible to vote in primaries ... [Connecticut Republican State Central Committee Rules and Bylaws. Article V, Section 1. (a)]

Tuesday 24 April 2012: 25 of Connecticut's 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Connecticut Presidential Primary. [Article I, Section 17]

  • 15 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 5 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates. [Article I, Section 17. (b)]
  • 10 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 0 bonus delegates) are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide primary vote. [Article I, Section 17. (a)(f)]
    • If one candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 10 of the at-large delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote, each presidential candidate receiving 20% or more of the statewide vote shall be allocated delegates accordingly based on their percentage of the vote total of those candidates who met the 20% threshold. Round fractional proportions of a delegate to the nearest whole number. If rounding results in too few delegates being allocated, the candidate receiving the most votes receives an additional delegate.

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

The delegates ... shall be committed ... unless released by the candidate, shall vote for the candidate on the first ballot, and shall not change their vote during the course of that ballot. [Article I, Section 17 (a)]

Tuesday 24 April 2012 Primary
CD111,24037,35265.409%31,57213.986% 1,35712.073% 7406.584% 2191.948% 
CD213,19438,47564.234%31,92814.613% 1,39110.543% 1,0798.178% 3212.433% 
CD37,92735,00363.113%31,25815.870% 85110.735% 6828.604% 1331.678% 
CD413,691310,37275.758%31,38510.116% 1,0978.013% 5734.185% 2641.928% 
CD513,52638,96966.309%31,88913.966% 1,43910.639% 9987.378% 2311.708% 
Statewide59,5781040,17167.426%108,03213.481% 6,13510.297% 4,0726.835% 1,1681.960% 
Delegates 25  13            
Statewide 50% threshold winner take all: Romney (10 delegates).
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State (referenced 27 June 2013)

Friday 18 May 2012: State Committee Meeting. Presidential candidates submit slates of registered Republicans to serve as National Convention Delegates according to the results of the primary. The slates require the approval of the State Committee. [Section 17. (d)]


On 8 July 2011, Governor Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy (Democratic) signed HB 6532. The bill moves the state's Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February to the last Tuesday in April.

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