The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Republican PartyCalifornia Republican
Primary: Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Bush, George W.  1,725,162  61%  162.  100%  162.  100%
McCain, John  988,706  35%            
Keyes, Alan  112,747   4%            
Forbes, Steve  8,449   0%            
Bauer, Gary  6,860   0%            
Hatch, Orrin  5,997   0%            
Total  2,847,921 100%  162.  100%  162.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary (party only), Polls Close at 8 PM PST (0400 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-All Primary

162 total delegates - 6 base at-large / 156 re: 52 congressional districts / 0 bonus

Last modified Saturday, December 23, 2000
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The Popular Vote above is based on official returns of registered Republican voters from the 7 March Primary. While this is an Open Primary, delegate allocation is based exclusively on the votes of Registered Republicans. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Here's how we estimate the delegate count:

  1. The candidate receiving the highest popular vote receives 162 delegates. Bush has received the greatest number of votes.

Tuesday 7 March 2000: All 162 of California's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to a presidential contender in today's California Presidential Primary.

  • "The 162 National Convention delegates are to be allocated to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide, notwithstanding that candidate's percentage of the total primary vote statewide. This winning candidate will be said to have received the 'final net primary vote'".

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