The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Kentucky Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 18 May 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Bush, George W.108,603   92.5%43  93.5%46 100.0%
Uncommitted8,776    7.5%3   6.5% 
Total117,379  100.0%46 100.0%46 100.0%

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The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 18 May Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Official returns from the Kentucky State Board of Elections: Last update: 12 June 2004

President George Bush is the only Republican candidate to file for the Presidential Primary. Bush, the only candidate to file, will receive all 43 delegates.

References: (Section 8.04),


Tuesday 18 May 2004: 43 of 46 of Kentucky's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky Presidential Primary.

  • 43 delegates to the National Convention are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A 15% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level. Delegates to the national convention are bound for the first ballot.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Kentucky's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.


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