The Green Papers
Republican Detailed Delegate Allocation - 2012


Reference:

"The Rules of the Republican Party" adopted by the RNC 1 September 2008:
http://www.gop.com/images/legal/2008_RULES_Adopted.pdf.


Timing

Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada may begin their delegate selection primaries, caucuses, and conventions on Wednesday 1 February 2012. All other jurisdictions may begin their processes on the Tuesday 6 March 2012 [Rule 15(b)(1)]. All processes must be completed no later than 23 July 2012, 35 days before the National Convention [Rule 19(a)].

  • The computations used to create this document are described in the "The Rules of the Republican Party" adopted during the 2008 Republican 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 (in 2008), Governors (2008-2011), House members (2008-2011), Senators (2006-2011), and state legislatures (2008-2011).

Delegate Allocation

  • 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 [Rule 13(a)(1)].
    • 3 District delegates for each U.S. Representative as established by the 2010 census [Rule 13(a)(3)].
  • For Jurisdictions without Constitutionally Elected Members of Congress [Rule 13(a)(4)]:
    • 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. [Rule 13(a)(2)]
  • Bonus Delegates
    • President: States casting a majority of their 2008 Electoral Votes for the Republican Candidate receive 4.5 + 0.60 the Jurisdiction's Total 2012 Electoral Vote in 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) in bonus delegates. Round any fractions UP to the next whole number. [Rules 13(a)(5) and 13(a)(7)]
    • U.S. Senate: Award 1 bonus delegate for each Republican Senator elected in the 6 year period between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2011. Limit 2. [Rule 13(a)(6)]
    • Governor States electing a Republican Governor between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 receive 1 bonus delegate. Limit: 1. [Rule 13(a)(5)(i)]
    • U.S. House: States electing Republicans to 50% or more of their U.S. House seats between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 receive 1 bonus delegate. Limit 1. [Rule 13(a)(5)(ii)]
    • One Chamber: States electing a Republican majority to one chamber of the state legislature (OR the legislature is presided over by a Republican) between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 receive 1 bonus delegate. Limit 1. [Rule 13(a)(5)(iii)]
    • 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, 2008 and December 31, 2011 receive 1 bonus delegate. Limit 1. [Rule 13(a)(5)(iv)]

[Rule 13 Membership in Convention]

Notes: Nebraska split its 2008 electoral vote awarding 4 votes to McCain and 1 vote to Obama. Since McCain received a majority of the state's 5 electoral votes, Nebraska receives 4.5 + (60% of 5 electoral votes) = 4.5 + 3.0 = 7.5 bonus delegates. Rounded up = 8 Presidential bonus delegates.


Proportional Allocation to Presidential Contenders

Prior to 1 April 2012, any presidential primary, caucus, convention, or other meeting to select National Convention delegates shall allocate delegates on a proportional basis. [Rule 15(b)(2)

A table listing the 2008 allocation method used by each state is here.


Sanctions

No primary, caucus, or convention to elect, select, allocate, or bind delegates to the national convention shall occur prior to Tuesday 6 March 2012 .... Except Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada may begin their processes at any time on or after 1 February 2012) ... [Rule 15(b)]

  • If a state party violates the timing rules before the 1st day of the month in which the state is authorized to begin their process, the number of delegates from that state is reduced by 50%. When computing the revised number of delegates, multiply the number of pre-penalty delegates by 0.5 then round any fractions UP to the next whole number. No member of the Republican National Committee from the offending state is permitted to serve as a delegate or alternate to the national convention. No delegation can be reduced to less than 2 delegates. [Rule 16(a), 16(e)(1)] .
  • There is no appeal from either a finding of a violation or an imposed penalty. [Rule 16(f)].

A table listing the estimated start date for each state is here.

2008 note: Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Wyoming received a 50% penalty for violating the timing rule.

 

Republican Detailed Delegate Allocation - 2012
Sorted by Total Bonus 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
1Texas101083281211134155 155
2Georgia1042315121112176 76
3Arizona102731212111185850%29
4Tennessee1027312121111858 58
5Alabama1021310121111650 50
6South Carolina102131012111165050%25
7Utah101239121111540 40
8Kansas101239121111540 40
9Louisiana1018310111111546 46
10Mississippi101239121111540 40
11Oklahoma101539121111543 43
12Missouri1024311 11111552 52
13Kentucky1018310 211 1445 45
14Wyoming10337121111329 29
15Nebraska10938111111335 35
16Idaho10637121111332 32
17North Dakota10337111111228 28
18South Dakota10337111111228 28
19Alaska103371 1111127 27
20Arkansas101239 11  1136 36
21Montana10337  1111026 26
22West Virginia10938  1  931 31
23Indiana10273 12111646 46
24Maine1063 12 11524 24
25Wisconsin10243 11111542 42
26Ohio10483 11111566 66
27Pennsylvania10543 11111572 72
28Florida10813 1111159950%50
29New Hampshire1063  111142350%12
30Michigan10423 1 11145950%30
31Nevada10123 111  328 28
32Virginia10333 1 11 349 49
33North Carolina10393  1 11355 55
34Iowa10123 11 1 328 28
35Minnesota10243   111340 40
36Illinois10543  11  269 69
37Colorado10213   11 236 36
38Massachusetts10273  1   141 41
39Hawaii1063   1  120 20
40Vermont1033 1    117 17
41Delaware1033   1  117 17
42New York10813    1 195 95
43New Mexico1093 1    123 23
44New Jersey10363 1    150 50
45California101593       172 172
46Virgin Islands6 3       9 9
47District of Columbia16 3       19 19
48Washington10303       43 43
49Guam6 3       9 9
50Connecticut10153       28 28
51Rhode Island1063       19 19
52Puerto Rico20 3       23 23
53Oregon10153       28 28
54Maryland10243       37 37
55Northern Marianas6 3       9 9
56American Samoa6 3       9 9
Totals5601,30516822130463634293962,429 2,286
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 who elect Republican Senators, Republican President Electors, Republican Governors, Republican U.S. House Members, and Republican controlled state Legislatures.

 
  1. Alabama, 16 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 9 [2012 electoral votes]) = 9.9
    • Governor (1): Robert J. Bentley (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Jefferson B. "Jeff" Sessions (re-elected 2008); Richard C. Shelby (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 4 of 7; January 2011: House 6 of 7
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 66 of 105
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 66 of 105, January 2011: Senate 22 of 35
         
  2. Alaska, 11 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 [2012 electoral votes]) = 6.3
    • Governor (1): Sean R. Parnell (entered office 26 July 2009 upon the resignation of Governor Sarah H. Palin, elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 1 of 1; January 2011: House 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 22 of 40
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 22 of 40, Senate 10 of 20 -- President of the Senate is Gary Stevens (Republican Coalition)
         
  3. American Samoa, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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, 18 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (12): 4.5 + (0.6 × 11 [2012 electoral votes]) = 11.1
    • Governor (1): Janice K. "Jan" Brewer (appointed on 20 January 2009 by Governor Janet Napolitano who resigned upon confirmation as Secretary of Homeland Security, elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Jon L. Kyl (re-elected 2006); John McCain (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 5 of 8
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 35 of 60
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 35 of 60, Senate 18 of 30
         
  5. Arkansas, 11 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 6 [2012 electoral votes]) = 8.1
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): John Nichols Boozman (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 3 of 4
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  6. California, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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)
         
  7. Colorado, 2 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 4 of 7
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 33 of 65
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  8. Connecticut, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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)
         
  9. Delaware, 1 bonus delegate
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  10. District of Columbia, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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, 5 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Richard L. "Rick" Scott (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Marco Rubio (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 15 of 25; January 2011: House 19 of 25
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 76 of 120
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 76 of 120, Senate 26 of 40
         
  12. Georgia, 21 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (15): 4.5 + (0.6 × 16 [2012 electoral votes]) = 14.1
    • Governor (1): Nathan Deal (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Saxby Chambliss (re-elected 2008); John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 7 of 13; January 2011: House 8 of 13
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 105 of 180
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 105 of 180, Senate 34 of 56
         
  13. Guam, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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 delegate
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): 22 May 2010 special election: House 1 of 2
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  15. Idaho, 13 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 4 [2012 electoral votes]) = 6.9
    • Governor (1): C.L. "Butch" Otter (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): James E. "Jim" Risch (elected 2008); Michael D. "Mike" Crapo (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 1 of 2; January 2011: House 2 of 2
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 52 of 70
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 52 of 70, Senate 28 of 35
         
  16. Illinois, 2 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Mark Steven Kirk (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 11 of 19
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  17. Indiana, 6 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels, Jr. (re-elected 2008)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Richard G. Lugar (re-elected 2006); Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 6 of 9
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: Senate 33 of 50
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 59 of 100, January 2011: Senate 37 of 50
         
  18. Iowa, 3 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Terry E. Branstad (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 60 of 100
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  19. Kansas, 15 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 6 [2012 electoral votes]) = 8.1
    • Governor (1): Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Pat Roberts (re-elected 2008); Jerry Moran (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 3 of 4; January 2011: House 4 of 4
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 77 of 125
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 77 of 125, Senate 31 of 40
         
  20. Kentucky, 14 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 8 [2012 electoral votes]) = 9.3
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Mitch McConnell (re-elected 2008); Rand Paul (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 4 of 6; January 2011: House 4 of 6
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: Senate 22 of 38
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  21. Louisiana, 15 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 8 [2012 electoral votes]) = 9.3
    • Governor (1): Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (re-elected 2011)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): David Vitter (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 6 of 7; January 2011: House 6 of 7
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 51 of 105
      • All Chambers (1): February 2011: House 52 of 105; Senate 20 of 39
         
  22. Maine, 5 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Paul R. LePage (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Olympia J. Snowe (re-elected 2006); Susan M. Collins (re-elected 2008)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 78 of 151
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 78 of 151, January 2011: Senate 20 of 35
         
  23. Maryland, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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, 1 bonus delegate
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Scott P. Brown (first elected in a special election 19 January 2010 then re-elected to a partial term 2 November 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  25. Michigan, 4 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Rick Snyder (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 9 of 15
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: Senate 21 of 38
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 63 of 110, January 2011: Senate 26 of 38
         
  26. Minnesota, 3 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 4 of 8
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 72 of 134
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 72 of 134, January 2011: Senate 37 of 67
         
  27. Mississippi, 15 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 6 [2012 electoral votes]) = 8.1
    • Governor (1): Phil Bryant (elected 2011)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Trent Lott (re-elected 2006); Roger F. Wicker (elected in a special election 2008); Thad Cochran (re-elected 2008)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 3 of 4
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): November 2011: Senate 29 of 52
      • All Chambers (1): November 2011: House 62 of 122; Senate 30 of 52
         
  28. Missouri, 15 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (11): 4.5 + (0.6 × 10 [2012 electoral votes]) = 10.5
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Roy Blunt (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 5 of 9; January 2011: House 6 of 9
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 89 of 163
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 89 of 163, Senate 23 of 34
         
  29. Montana, 10 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 [2012 electoral votes]) = 6.3
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 1 of 1; January 2011: House 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: Senate 27 of 50
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 68 of 100, January 2011: Senate 28 of 50
         
  30. Nebraska, 13 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (8): 4.5 + (0.6 × 5 [2012 electoral votes]) = 7.5
    • Governor (1): Dave Heineman (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Michael O. "Mike" Johanns (elected 2008)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 3 of 3; January 2011: House 3 of 3
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): The legislature is unicameral and elected nonpartisan. January 2009: Unofficially 32 of 49 Senators are Republicans. Speaker Mike Flood is a Republican.
      • All Chambers (1): The legislature is unicameral and elected nonpartisan. January 2009: Unofficially 32 of 49 Senators are Republicans. Speaker Mike Flood is a Republican.
         
  31. Nevada, 3 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Brian E. Sandoval (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): John Eric Ensign (re-elected 2006)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 2 of 3
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  32. New Hampshire, 4 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Kelly A. Ayotte (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 2 of 2
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 298 of 400
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 298 of 400, Senate 19 of 24
         
  33. New Jersey, 1 bonus delegate
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Christopher J. "Chris" Christie (elected 2009)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  34. New Mexico, 1 bonus delegate
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Susana Martinez (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  35. New York, 1 bonus delegate
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): 8 June 2009: Senate 32 of 60 (2 Democrats voted with 30 Republicans); January 2011: Senate 32 of 60
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  36. North Carolina, 3 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Richard M. Burr (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (0)
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 68 of 120
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 68 of 120, January 2011: Senate 31 of 50
         
  37. North Dakota, 12 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 [2012 electoral votes]) = 6.3
    • Governor (1): John Hoeven (re-elected 2008)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): John Hoeven (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 58 of 94
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 58 of 94, Senate 26 of 47
         
  38. Northern Marianas, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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, 5 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): John Richard Kasich (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Robert Jones "Rob" Portman (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 13 of 18
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: Senate 21 of 33
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 59 of 99, January 2011: Senate 23 of 33
         
  40. Oklahoma, 15 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 7 [2012 electoral votes]) = 8.7
    • Governor (1): Mary C. Fallin (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): James M. "Jim" Inhofe (re-elected 2008); Tom Coburn (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 4 of 5; January 2011: House 4 of 5
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 61 of 101
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 61 of 101, Senate 26 of 48
         
  41. Oregon, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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)
         
  42. Pennsylvania, 5 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Tom Corbett (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 12 of 19
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: Senate 29 of 50
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 112 of 203, January 2011: Senate 30 of 50
         
  43. Puerto Rico, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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)
         
  45. South Carolina, 16 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (10): 4.5 + (0.6 × 9 [2012 electoral votes]) = 9.9
    • Governor (1): Nikki Randhawa Haley (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Lindsey Olin Graham (re-elected 2008); James W. "Jim" DeMint (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 4 of 6; January 2011: House 5 of 6
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 71 of 124
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 71 of 124, Senate 27 of 46
         
  46. South Dakota, 12 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 [2012 electoral votes]) = 6.3
    • Governor (1): Dennis M. Daugaard (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): John Thune (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 46 of 70
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 46 of 70, Senate 20 of 35
         
  47. Tennessee, 18 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (12): 4.5 + (0.6 × 11 [2012 electoral votes]) = 11.1
    • Governor (1): William "Bill" Haslam (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr. (elected 2006); Lamar Alexander (re-elected 2008)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 7 of 9
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 50 of 99. Presided over by Speaker Kent Williams (Republican)
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 50 of 99, Senate 19 of 33
         
  48. Texas, 34 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (28): 4.5 + (0.6 × 38 [2012 electoral votes]) = 27.3
    • Governor (1): Rick Perry (re-elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Kay Bailey Hutchison (re-elected 2006); John Cornyn (re-elected 2008)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 20 of 32; January 2011: House 23 of 32
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 76 of 150
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 76 of 150, Senate 19 of 31
         
  49. Utah, 15 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (9): 4.5 + (0.6 × 6 [2012 electoral votes]) = 8.1
    • Governor (1): Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (re-elected 2008); Gary R. Herbert (as Lieutenant Governor, on 11 August 2009 succeeded to the Governorship upon the resignation of Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. [Republican]; elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Orrin G. Hatch (re-elected 2006); Mike Lee (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 2 of 3; January 2011: House 2 of 3
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 53 of 75
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 53 of 75, Senate 21 of 29
         
  50. Vermont, 1 bonus delegate
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): James H. "Jim" Douglas (re-elected 2008)
    • 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
    • 2008 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, 3 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell (elected 2009)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 8 of 11
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 53 of 100
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  53. Washington, 0 bonus delegates
    • 2008 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, 9 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (8): 4.5 + (0.6 × 5 [2012 electoral votes]) = 7.5
    • Governor (0)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (0)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 2 of 3
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (0)
      • All Chambers (0)
         
  55. Wisconsin, 5 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (0)
    • Governor (1): Scott Walker (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (1): Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson (elected 2010)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2011: House 5 of 8
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2011: House 60 of 99
      • All Chambers (1): January 2011: House 60 of 99, Senate 19 of 33
         
  56. Wyoming, 13 bonus delegates
    • 2008 Presidential Election (7): 4.5 + (0.6 × 3 [2012 electoral votes]) = 6.3
    • Governor (1): Matt Mead (elected 2010)
    • U.S. Senate Delegation (2): Craig L. Thomas (re-elected 2006); Michael B. "Mike" Enzi (re-elected 2008); John A. Barrasso (elected in a special election 2008)
    • U.S. House Delegation (1): January 2009: House 1 of 1; January 2011: House 1 of 1
    • Republican Control of State Legislature
      • One Chamber (1): January 2009: House 41 of 60
      • All Chambers (1): January 2009: House 41 of 60, Senate 23 of 30
         

Penalty Detail

State parties must not begin selecting their National Convention Delegates before Wednesday 1 February 2012 (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada) and Tuesday 6 March 2012 (all other jurisdictions). If a state party violates the rule, that jurisdiction's delegation is reduced by 50% [Rule 15(b)].

 
Penalty Pre-penalty
Delegates
Reduction Post-penalty
Delegates
Alabama
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 13 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty50050
50%50-2525
Alaska
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty27027
50%27-1314
American Samoa
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 13 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty909
50%9-45
Arizona
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 28 February 2012
50% penalty
No penalty58058
50%58-2929
Arkansas
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 22 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty36036
50%36-1818
California
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 June 2012
No penalty
No penalty1720172
50%172-8686
Colorado
Delegate Selection Begins: Thursday 12 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty36036
50%36-1818
Connecticut
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 24 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty28028
50%28-1414
Delaware
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 24 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty17017
50%17-89
District of Columbia
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 3 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty19019
50%19-910
Florida
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 31 January 2012
50% penalty
No penalty99099
50%99-4950
Georgia
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty76076
50%76-3838
Guam
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 10 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty909
50%9-45
Hawaii
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 13 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty20020
50%20-1010
Idaho
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty32032
50%32-1616
Illinois
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 20 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty69069
50%69-3435
Indiana
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 8 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty46046
50%46-2323
Iowa
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 16 June 2012
No penalty
No penalty28028
50%28-1414
Kansas
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 10 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty40040
50%40-2020
Kentucky
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 22 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty45045
50%45-2223
Louisiana
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 24 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty46046
50%46-2323
Maine
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 5 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty24024
50%24-1212
Maryland
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 3 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty37037
50%37-1819
Massachusetts
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty41041
50%41-2021
Michigan
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 28 February 2012
50% penalty
No penalty59059
50%59-2930
Minnesota
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 31 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty40040
50%40-2020
Mississippi
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 13 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty40040
50%40-2020
Missouri
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 2 June 2012
No penalty
No penalty52052
50%52-2626
Montana
Delegate Selection Begins: Thursday 14 June 2012
No penalty
No penalty26026
50%26-1313
Nebraska
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 14 July 2012
No penalty
No penalty35035
50%35-1718
Nevada
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 4 February 2012
No penalty
No penalty28028
50%28-1414
New Hampshire
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 10 January 2012
50% penalty
No penalty23023
50%23-1112
New Jersey
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 June 2012
No penalty
No penalty50050
50%50-2525
New Mexico
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 June 2012
No penalty
No penalty23023
50%23-1112
New York
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 24 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty95095
50%95-4748
North Carolina
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 8 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty55055
50%55-2728
North Dakota
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty28028
50%28-1414
Northern Marianas
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 10 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty909
50%9-45
Ohio
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty66066
50%66-3333
Oklahoma
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty43043
50%43-2122
Oregon
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 15 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty28028
50%28-1414
Pennsylvania
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 24 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty72072
50%72-3636
Puerto Rico
Delegate Selection Begins: Sunday 18 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty23023
50%23-1112
Rhode Island
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 24 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty19019
50%19-910
South Carolina
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 21 January 2012
50% penalty
No penalty50050
50%50-2525
South Dakota
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 5 June 2012
No penalty
No penalty28028
50%28-1414
Tennessee
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty58058
50%58-2929
Texas
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 29 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty1550155
50%155-7778
Utah
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 26 June 2012
No penalty
No penalty40040
50%40-2020
Vermont
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty17017
50%17-89
Virgin Islands
Delegate Selection Begins: Saturday 10 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty909
50%9-45
Virginia
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty49049
50%49-2425
Washington
Delegate Selection Begins: Wednesday 30 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty43043
50%43-2122
West Virginia
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 8 May 2012
No penalty
No penalty31031
50%31-1516
Wisconsin
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 3 April 2012
No penalty
No penalty42042
50%42-2121
Wyoming
Delegate Selection Begins: Tuesday 6 March 2012
No penalty
No penalty29029
50%29-1415
Penalty Pre-penalty
Delegates
Change Post-penalty
Delegates
 
 

Penalty Summary

  • No Penalty: 51 jurisdictions: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, 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, Wyoming.
  • 50% Penalty: 5 jurisdictions: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, South Carolina.
 
 
 


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