The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 7
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 8 districts receives that district's 3 delegates.
- The candidate with the greatest statewide popular vote receives 7 delegates.
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Tuesday 7 March 2000: All 31 of Maryland's delegates to the Republican
National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's
Maryland Presidential Primary.
- "24 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential
contenders based on the primary results in each of the state's 8
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, 7 at-large delegates (6 base at-large delegates plus 1 bonus
delegate) 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 Maryland
Maryland has 23 Counties plus the independent City of Baltimore (not part of any County) and 8 Congressional Districts: 18 counties are wholly within one congressional district; 5 counties- along with the independent City of Baltimore- are divided among more than one congressional district.
UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (those wholly within one Congressional District):
- CD # 1: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester
- CD # 2: Harford
- CD # 5: Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's
- CD # 6: Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington
DIVIDED COUNTIES (those split among more than one Congressional District)
- Anne Arundel: CDs 1, 2, 3 and 5
- Baltimore County [NOTE: this is NOT the City of Baltimore nor does it include the City of Baltimore]: CDs 2, 3 and 7
- Howard: CDs 3 and 6
- Montgomery: CDs 4 and 8 [CD # 8 is wholly within Montgomery County]
- Prince George's: CDs 4 and 5
The independent City of Baltimore is divided among CDs 1, 3 and 7.