The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright New Hampshire Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 27 January 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Bush, George W.53,962   79.6%29  90.6%32 100.0%
(write-in/others)9,274   13.7%  
Bosa, Richard P.841    1.2%  
Buchanan, John836    1.2%  
Rigazio, John Donald803    1.2%  
Haines, Robert Edward579    0.9%  
Callis, Michael388    0.6%  
Ashby, Blake264    0.4%  
Howard, Millie239    0.4%  
Laughlin, "Tom"154    0.2%  
Wyatt, "Bill"153    0.2%  
Taylor, Jim124    0.2%  
Harnes, Mark "Dick"87    0.1%  
O'Connor, Cornelius E.77    0.1%  
Gostigian, George52    0.1%  
Uncommitted 3   9.4% 
Total67,833  100.0%32 100.0%32 100.0%

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New Hampshire Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


Tuesday 27 January 2004

NEW HAMPSHIRE Republican Presidential Primary

29 of the State's 32 delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be allocated among the contenders for that Party's presidential nomination as a result of the voting in this Primary.

With 100% of the precincts reporting, President Bush is the only candidate to receive more than 10% of the vote and will receive the 29 pledged delegates. We assume the 3 RNC party leader delegates will support the President.

Write-ins and others include: Bateman (Democrat): 3; Moseley Braun (Democrat): 6; Carter (Democrat): 1; Clark (Democrat): 1,467; Dean (Democrat): 1,888; Edwards (Democrat): 916; Gephardt (Democrat): 3; Kerry (Democrat): 3,009; Kucinich (Democrat): 43; LaRouche (Democrat): 6; Lieberman (Democrat): 941; Linnell (Democrat): 1; O'Donnell (Democrat): 1; Penna (Democrat): 1; Sharpton (Democrat): 15; Scatter: 973.


Tuesday 27 January 2004: 29 of 32 of New Hampshire's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire Primary.

  • 29 National Convention delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A 10 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

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

Date of Presidential Primary (Reference RSA 653:9):

  • The presidential primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in March or on a Tuesday selected by the secretary of state which is 7 days or more immediately preceding the date on which any other state shall hold a similar election, whichever is earlier, of each year when a president of the United States is to be elected or the year previous. Said primary shall be held in connection with the regular March town meeting or, if held on any other day, at a special election called by the secretary of state for that purpose.

Delegate computation (Reference RSA 659:93):

  • Candidates must receive at least 10% of the statewide vote to be allocated any delegates.
  • Allocate delegates based on the 29 × candidate's vote ÷ statewide vote. Round any fractional allocation to the nearest whole number of delegates.
  • Any delegate positions that remain open (as a result of threshold or rounding) are awarded to the candidate with the highest statewide vote total.

National Committeeman and Committeewoman (References from: Bylaws of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, Article III)

  • The National Committeeman and Committeewoman shall be elected by a majority vote of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee at the Republican State Committee meeting immediately prior to the Republican National Convention.
  • The National Committeeman and Committeewoman shall have the same responsibility along with the Chairman to represent New Hampshire’s interest on the National Committee and to work to preserve our first in the nation primary. During all Presidential and State Primaries the Committeeman and Committeewoman must remain strictly neutral and may not publicly or privately support, assist or endorse any one candidate over another.


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