May 4, 2000: Reports indicate that all 25 potential
delegates support Bush (the individual delegates will be selected June 9-10). Iowa's
delegates are not bound to any candidate so all 25 delegates are now
listed as "Soft Unpledged" for Bush.
March 1, 2000: Steve Forbes' 8 delegates and Gary
Bauer's 2 delegates have been given to Uncommitted in the "Soft Pledged"
count. Iowa's delegates are not bound to candidates and both of these
candidates have withdrawn.
The Popular Vote above is based on unofficial
returns from the 24 January Caucuses (98% of the Precincts
The "Soft Pledged" count above was computed by allocating the 25
delegates according to the popular vote. That is, Bush received 41% of
the popular vote so he receives 41% of 25 delegates or 10 delegates.
Note that these are only estimates. Delegates will not actually be
chosen until June 2000 (as documented below).
Monday 24 January 2000: Republican Party Caucuses meet in each precinct.
Each Precinct Caucus chooses the precinct's delegates to the County
- "There is no formal system applied in the Precinct Caucuses to
relate the presidential preference of the Caucus participants to the
choice of the precinct's delegates to the Republican Convention of the
County in which the precinct is located (which, despite the media
circus, is all that will be actually decided at the Iowa caucuses!). The
participants at each Precinct Caucus alone determine if presidential
preference is to be a factor in such choice and, if so, how it is to be
applied. (Estimates will, of course, be made by media outlets as well as
the contenders themselves as to how many of Iowa's 25 National
Convention delegates each contender will ultimately be receiving but, of
course, since NO National Convention delegates are actually being chosen
by these caucuses, all such estimates will almost certainly, in the end,
Saturday 4 March 2000: Republican Party County Conventions convene in
each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to both the
Congressional District Conventions and the State Convention.
- "County Conventions choose both the county's delegates to the
Republican Party Convention of the Congressional District the county is
a part of as well as the county's delegates to the Iowa State Republican
Convention. Again, there is no formal system applied in the County
Convention to relate the presidential preference of the County
Convention delegates to the choice of the county's delegates to either
the Republican Convention of the Congressional District in which the
county is located or the Iowa State Republican Convention. The delegates
in attendance at each County Convention alone determine if presidential
preference is to be a factor and, if so, how it is to be applied."
Saturday 29 April 2000: Republican Party District Conventions convene in
each congressional district. As the delegates to the Iowa State
Republican Convention have already been chosen, the sole business of the
District Convention- insofar as the presidential campaign is concerned-
is, apparently, in that of instructing the delegates to the Iowa State
Republican Convention from the counties making up said congressional
district as to the presidential contender most preferred by the
delegates in attendance at the District Convention.
- "Once more, there is no formal system governing how the
District Convention is to go about indicating its presidential
preference to the Iowa State Republican Convention delegates from the
counties making up a given congressional district. It is the delegates
in attendance at the District Convention alone who decide how best to go
Friday 9 June 2000: The Iowa State Republican Convention gathers: at
this time, the delegates to the State Convention from each county making
up a given congressional district meet in separate Congressional
District Caucuses to choose the state's district delegates to the
Republican National Convention.
- "Each of Iowa's 5 congressional districts are assigned 3
National Convention delegates. Thus, a total of 15 district delegates
will be chosen by these Congressional District Caucuses. These 15
delegates to the Republican National Convention will be allocated to the
presidential contenders in such a way as to be determined by each
Congressional District Caucus. (Therefore, the very first time
Republican National Convention delegates from Iowa will be allocated to
presidential contenders officially will be at these 9 June Congressional
Saturday 10 June 2000: The Iowa State Republican Convention officially
convenes. The State Convention chooses the remaining 10 at-large of
Iowa's delegates (6 base at-large delegates plus 4 bonus delegates) to
the Republican National Convention.
- "There is no formal system of allocating these 10 at-large
National Convention delegates to presidential contenders. These
delegates will be allocated according to the vote of the Iowa State
Convention as a whole. (Only as of 10 June will ALL of Iowa's 25
Republican National Convention delegates have been allocated: it is
quite probable that the field of Republican presidential contenders on
10 June might very well be quite different from the same way that field
looked at the time the Iowa Precinct Caucuses took place back on 24
Iowa has 99 counties and 5 congressional districts: all 99 counties are "undivided- that is, they are all wholly within a given congressional district.
- CD # 1: Cedar, Clinton, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott
- CD # 2: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Grundy, Howard, Iowa, Jackson, Mitchell, Tama, Winneshiek and Worth
- CD # 3: Adams, Appanoose, Clarke, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Henry, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Lucas, Mahoska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Page, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Story, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington and Wayne
- CD # 4: Adair, Audubon, Cass, Dallas, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Polk, Pottawatamie and Shelby
- CD # 5: Boone, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury and Wright