The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Republican PartyIdaho Republican
Primary: Tuesday, May 23, 2000
Convention: Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 24, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Bush, George W.  116,385  73%   28.  100%   22.   79%
Uncommitted  11,798   7%          6.   21%
Keyes, Alan  30,263  19%            
Total  158,446 100%   28.  100%   28.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary, Polls Close at 8 PM MDT (0200 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary

28 total delegates - 6 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 16 bonus

Last modified Saturday, December 23, 2000
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Monday 26 June 2000: Update -- Keyes did not submit a list of proposed delegates by May 12 as required under Idaho law. He did submit a list of 8 names at the time of the State Convention. No names were submitted by individuals desiring to go to the National Convention as "uncommitted" delegates. Consequently, Gov. Bush, received all 22 Primary slate delegates.

The 6 delegates selected at the State Convention were chosen from names submitted by both the Keyes and Bush campaigns. These delegates will go the convention officially "uncommitted". They are tallied as "Uncommitted" in our "Hard Total" but remain "(available)" in the "Soft Total".

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 23 May Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Delegate estimate: Bush receives 74% * 22 = 16.3 delegates, Keyes receives 19% * 22 delegates = 4.2, Uncommitted receives 7% * 22 = 1.5 delegates.

Tuesday 23 May 2000: 22 of Idaho's 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Idaho Presidential Primary.

  • "22 National Convention delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A 5 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates in the Idaho Presidential Primary."

Friday, 23 June to Saturday 24 June 2000: The remaining 6 National Convention delegates are chosen by the Idaho State Republican Convention in Pocatello. These 6 delegates will go to the Republican National Convention officially "Unpledged".

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