The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright New Jersey Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Bush, George W.211,218  100.0%52 100.0%52 100.0%
Total211,218  100.0%52 100.0%52 100.0%

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New Jersey Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the New Jersey Division of Elections or the 8 June Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

All 52 delegates, appearing on the ballot and directly elected in this loophole primary, are pledged to President Bush.

Returns from an official source:


Tuesday 8 June 2004: 49 of New Jersey's 52 delegates to the Republican National Convention will be directly elected in the New Jersey Presidential Primary, in which delegates are listed on the ballot as slates pledged to a presidential contender. This is a "Loophole" type primary in which there is also a presidential preference vote atop the ballot: a so-called "beauty contest", the results of which have no effect on the allocation of National Convention delegates.

  • Each of the State's 13 congressional districts is assigned 3 National Convention delegates: a total of 39 district delegates to be directly elected by the voters and appearing on the ballot as slates of delegates with their presidential preferences indicated.
  • In addition, 13 at-large delegates top the slates on the ballot and are also to be elected directly, a vote for the first name on the at-large plus district delegate slate being a vote for the entire slate. The 3 party leaders delegates, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the New Jersey's Republican Party, are elected as pledged at-large delegates.

Thus, each voter chooses a slate of 15 National Convention delegates (the 3 from his or her district plus the 13 at-large delegates).


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