The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 14
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:
- The candidate with the greatest popular vote in each of the 30 districts receives that district's 3 delegates.
- The candidate with the greatest statewide popular vote receives 34 delegates.
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Tuesday 14 March 2000: All 124 of Texas' delegates to the Republican
National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's
Texas Presidential Primary.
- "90 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential
contenders based on the primary results in each of the 30 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, 34 at-large delegates (6 base at-large delegates plus 28
bonus 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': 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 Texas Presidential Primary. A majority of the
votes, however, is required in order for a presidential contender to be
allocated National Convention delegates in this winner-take-all system
at the statewide level. If the candidate with the highest total of the
votes statewide should fail to get a majority of the vote statewide,
the 6 base at-large National Convention delegates plus 28 bonus
delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the
primary vote statewide. If this proportional system is thus invoked by
a failure of the top vote-getting contender to get a majority of the
votes cast at the statewide level, a 20 percent threshold is required
in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National
Thursday 15 June to Saturday 17 June: The Texas Republican State
Convention meets in Houston.
Texas has 254 counties and 30 congressional districts: 220 counties are each wholly within a given congressional district; 34 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.
UNDIVIDED COUNTIES: (those wholly within one Congressional District):
- CD # 1: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Titus, Upshur and Wood.
- CD # 2: Angelina, Cherokee, Grimes, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler and Walker.
- CD # 4: Fannin, Grayson, Rains, Rockwall and Van Zandt.
- CD # 5: Anderson, Freestone, Henderson, Leon, Limestone, Madison and Robertson.
- CD # 8: Washington.
- CD # 9: Chambers, Galveston and Jefferson.
- CD # 11: Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, McLennan, Milam, Mills and San Saba.
- CD # 13: Archer, Armstrong, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Hemphill, Hutchinson, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lynn, Montague, Motley, Potter, Roberts, Swisher, Wheeler, Wichita and Wilbarger.
- CD # 14: Aransas, Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Colorado, Fayette, Gonzales, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria and Wharton.
- CD # 15: Bee, Brooks, DeWitt, Goliad, Hidalgo, Karnes, Live Oak and San Patricio.
- CD # 17: Borden, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Dawson, Eastland, Erath, Fisher, Haskell, Hood, Howard, Jack, Jones, Kent, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Runnels, Scurry, Shackleford, Somervell, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wise and Young.
- CD # 19: Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Gaines, Hansford, Hartley, Hockley, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Randall, Sherman, Terry and Yoakum.
- CD # 21: Bandera, Burnet, Gillespie, Glasscock, Irion, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Menard, Real, Schleicher and Sterling.
- CD # 23: Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Edwards, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Sutton, Terrell, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, Webb, Winkler and Zavala.
- CD # 24: Navarro.
- CD # 27: Cameron, Kenedy and Nueces.
- CD # 28: Atascosa, Duval, Frio, Jim Hogg, LaSalle, McMullen, Starr, Wilson and Zapata.
DIVIDED COUNTIES (those split between more than one Congressional District):
- Austin: CDs 8 & 14
- Bexar: CDs 20, 21, 23 & 28
- Brazoria: CDs 14 & 22
- Brazos: CDs 5 & 8
- Collin: 3, 4, 26 & 30
- Comal: CDs 21 & 28
- Cooke: CDs 4 & 13
- Dallas: CDs 3, 4, 5, 6, 24, 26 & 30
- Denton: CDs 4, 13 & 26
- Ector: CDs 19 & 23
- Ellis: CDs 6 & 24
- El Paso: CDs 16 & 23
- Fort Bend: CDs 22 & 25
- Gregg: CDs 1 & 4
- Guadelupe: CDs 21 & 28
- Harris: CDs 7, 8, 9, 18, 22, 25 & 29
- Hunt: CDs 1 & 4
- Jim Wells: CDs 15 & 28
- Johnson: CDs 6 & 12
- Kaufman: CDs 4 & 5
- Kleberg: CDs 15 & 27
- Lubbock: CDs 13 & 19
- McCulloch: CDs 11 & 21
- Midland: CDs 19, 21 & 23
- Montgomery: CDs 2 & 8
- Nacogdoches: CDs 1 & 2
- Parker: CDs 6 & 12
- Smith: CDs 4 & 5
- Tarrant: CDs 6, 12, 24 & 26
- Tom Green: CDs 17 & 21
- Travis: CDs 10 & 14
- Waller: CDs 8 & 14
- Willacy: CDs 15 & 27
- Williamson: CDs 14 & 21
CD # 20 is wholly within Bexar County.
CD # 16 is wholly within El Paso County.
CDs # 7, #18 & # 29 are wholly within Harris County.
CD # 10 is wholly within Travis County.