The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Republican PartyDelaware Republican
Party-run Primary: Tuesday, February 8, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Bush, George W.  15,250  51%   12.  100%   12.  100%
McCain, John  7,638  25%            
Forbes, Steve  5,883  20%            
Keyes, Alan  1,148   4%            
Bauer, Gary  120   0%            
Hatch, Orrin  21   0%            
Total  30,060 100%   12.  100%   12.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary, Polls Close at 8 PM EST (0100 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-All Primary

12 total delegates - 6 base at-large / 3 re: 1 congressional district / 3 bonus

Last modified Saturday, December 23, 2000
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The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 8 February Primary. George Bush received all 12 delegates in this winner-take-all primary.

Tuesday 8 February 2000: All 12 of Delaware's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to a presidential contender in today's Delaware Presidential Primary.

(NOTE: The date for the Delaware Republican Primary, Tuesday 8 February 2000, puts it into conflict with Delaware State Law, which requires that the state's presidential Primary be held on the Saturday immediately following the New Hampshire Presidential Primary (currently this would be Saturday 5 February 2000). As a result, the Delaware Republican Primary will have to be operated by the local Republican Party and not the state. According to the Republican Party of Delaware, the reason for its non-compliance with state law is as follows: "...the Republican Party of Delaware exercised its option under state law to opt out of the state-run primary because of the Democrats' unwillingness to make necessary changes to prevent a candidate boycott of Delaware. Because of this change, the primary will be paid for not by Delaware taxpayers, but by the Republican Party of Delaware.")

  • "The 12 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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