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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Indiana Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 May 2012
State Convention: Friday 8 June - Saturday 9 June 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Willard "Mitt"410,635  64.61%27  58.70%46 100.00%
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"98,487  15.50%  
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"85,332  13.43%  
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"41,135   6.47%  
(available) 19  41.30% 
Total635,589 100.00%46 100.00%46 100.00%

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Unpledged delegate preferences as of
13 March 2012: Romney 1.
15 March 2012: Romney 2.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

The delegate selection processes herein was updated 28 November 2011.

State Party Rules 2011-2012 - This revision contains all changes approved as of September 21, 2011 RULES OF THE INDIANA REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE

8 May 2012 returns from an official source.


Tuesday 8 May 2012: 27 of Indiana's 46 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Indiana Presidential Primary.

  • 27 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 9 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. [Rule 9-29]

In addition, each county directly elects delegates to the State Convention. [Rule 9-3, IC 3-10-1-4]

Tuesday 8 May 2012 Primary
CD136,962324,43466.106%37,07819.149% 3,5499.602% 1,9015.143% 
CD264,593341,35164.018%310,24215.856% 9,27414.358% 3,7265.768% 
CD383,041352,61463.359%311,82114.235% 14,12317.007% 4,4835.399% 
CD490,391356,06262.022%314,70816.272% 13,11514.509% 6,5067.198% 
CD589,102359,29566.547%313,11714.721% 11,06812.422% 5,6226.310% 
CD683,259354,22565.128%311,90014.293% 11,11413.349% 6,0207.230% 
CD758,676339,06266.572%39,84816.784% 6,18310.538% 3,5836.106% 
CD859,367338,20464.352%38,60414.493% 8,18313.784% 4,3767.371% 
CD970,182345,38364.665%311,16515.909% 8,71912.423% 4,9157.003% 
Delegates 27  27         
Source: Indiana Secretary of State - Elections Division,
County Results interpolated into Congressional Districts

Friday 8 June - Saturday 9 June 2012: 16 delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 6 bonus delegates) are chosen by the Indiana State Republican Convention. These 16 delegates are not required to reflect, in any way, the results of the primary voting; it has been determined that these delegates will go to the Republican National Convention officially "Unpledged". [Rule 9-30]

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Indiana's Republican Party, will attend the National Convention as unbound delegates by virtue of their position. [Rules 10-4, 10-5]

Note: The district delegates are elected on 8 June [Rule 9-29] and the at-large delegates are held on 9 June [Rule 9-30].

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