The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Republican PartyNew Mexico Republican
Primary: Tuesday, June 6, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Bush, George W.  62,161  83%   21.  100%   21.  100%
McCain, John  7,619  10%            
Keyes, Alan  4,850   6%            
Uncommitted  600   1%            
Total  75,230 100%   21.  100%   21.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary, Polls Close at 7 PM MDT (0100 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary

21 total delegates - 6 base at-large / 9 re: 3 congressional districts / 6 bonus

Last modified Monday, December 25, 2000
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The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 6 June Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Bush is the only candidate to receive 15% of the vote and is likely to receive all the delegates.

Tuesday 6 June 2000: All 21 of New Mexico's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Mexico Presidential Primary.

  • "9 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the state's 3 congressional districts (each congressional district being assigned 3 National Convention delegates). In addition, 12 at-large National Convention delegates (6 base at-large delegates plus 6 bonus delegates) are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level."

New Mexico has 33 counties and 3 congressional districts: 28 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; 5 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD 1: Torrance.
  • CD 2: Catron, Chaves, DeBaca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadelupe, Hidalgo, Lee, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Sierra and Socorro.
  • CD 3: Colfax, Curry, Harding, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Taos and Union.

DIVIDED COUNTIES (split between more than one Congressional District):

  • Bernalillo: CDs 1, 2 and 3
  • Cibola: CDs 2 and 3
  • Sandoval: CDs 1 and 3
  • Santa Fe: CDs 1 and 3
  • Valencia: CDs 1 and 2

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