The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Republican PartyMaryland Republican
Primary: Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Bush, George W.  211,439  56%   31.  100%   31.  100%
McCain, John  135,981  36%            
Keyes, Alan  25,020   7%            
Forbes, Steve  1,678   0%            
Bauer, Gary  1,328   0%            
Hatch, Orrin  588   0%            
Total  376,034 100%   31.  100%   31.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Modified Open Primary, Polls Close at 8 PM EST (0100 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-All Primary (by district and statewide)

31 total delegates - 6 base at-large / 24 re: 8 congressional districts / 1 bonus

Last modified Sunday, December 24, 2000
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The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 7 March Primary. 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 with the greatest popular vote in each of the 8 districts receives that district's 3 delegates.
  2. The candidate with the greatest statewide popular vote receives 7 delegates.

Delegates 31  31  0

Tuesday 7 March 2000: All 31 of Maryland's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Maryland Presidential Primary.

  • "24 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the state's 8 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district, notwithstanding that candidate's percentage of the total primary vote in the district, will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates. In addition, 7 at-large delegates (6 base at-large delegates plus 1 bonus delegate) 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': note, however, that it will be possible- by winning delegates at the 'winner-take-all' congressional district level- for a presidential contender other than the one so receiving the final net primary vote statewide to be allocated National Convention delegates in the Maryland Presidential Primary."

Maryland Counties

Maryland has 23 Counties plus the independent City of Baltimore (not part of any County) and 8 Congressional Districts: 18 counties are wholly within one congressional district; 5 counties- along with the independent City of Baltimore- are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (those wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD # 1: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester
  • CD # 2: Harford
  • CD # 5: Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's
  • CD # 6: Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington

DIVIDED COUNTIES (those split among more than one Congressional District)

  • Anne Arundel: CDs 1, 2, 3 and 5
  • Baltimore County [NOTE: this is NOT the City of Baltimore nor does it include the City of Baltimore]: CDs 2, 3 and 7
  • Howard: CDs 3 and 6
  • Montgomery: CDs 4 and 8 [CD # 8 is wholly within Montgomery County]
  • Prince George's: CDs 4 and 5

The independent City of Baltimore is divided among CDs 1, 3 and 7.

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