How delegate apportionment works State by State

Details of GOP delegate allocation
Each state has its own method for allocating delegates. Some will award them according to the proportion of the vote each candidate gets, some will give them all to the winner, and some will award many of their delegates by the candidates’ performance in each of a state’s congressional districts. There are 2,286 delegates up for grabs in 2012, after some states lost half of their delegates for setting their contests too early (in violation of Republican National Committee rules), and a candidate needs 1,144 delegates to win the GOP presidential nomination.
Date
State / Territory
Delegate Allocation
Total Delegates
Detailed Explanation
Jan. 3
Iowa
Non-binding
28
All delegates are unpledged. AP allocated 13 delegates to Romney and 12 delegates to Santorum based on the results of the caucuses. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
Jan. 10
N.H.
Proportional
12
All 12 delegates are allocated proportionally by statewide vote, with candidates needing 10 percent of the vote to earn delegates.
Jan. 21
S.C.
Winner take all
25
11 delegates are awarded to the winner of the statewide vote. 14 delegates are awarded to the winner of each congressional district (2 per district).
Jan. 31
Fla.
Winner take all
50
All 50 delegates are awarded to the winner of the statewide vote.
Feb. 4
Nev.
Proportional
28
13 delegates are awarded proportionally based on the statewide vote. 12 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
Feb. 7
Colo.
Non-binding
36
All delegates are unpledged.
Feb. 7
Minn.
Non-binding
40
All delegates are unpledged.
Feb. 11
Maine
Non-binding
24
All delegates are unpledged.
Feb. 28
Ariz.
Winner take all
29
29 delegates are allocated to the winner of the statewide vote.
Feb. 28
Mich.
Hybrid proportional
30
9 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote. 21 delegates are awarded on a winner-take-all basis to the winner of each congressional district (1.5 per district).
March 3
Wash.
Non-binding
43
10 delegates are allocated at statewide convention. 30 delegates are awarded by district based on caucus results. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
Alaska
Proportional
27
24 delegates are allocated proportionally. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
Ga.
Proportional
76
31 delegates are allocated according to order of finish statewide for everyone over 20 percent of the vote. 42 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district) unless one candidate receives a majority of the vote, in which case they receive all of that district’s 3 delegates. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
Idaho
Non-binding
32
23 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote for everyone getting more than 15 percent of the vote. 6 delegates are unpledged. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
Mass.
Proportional
41
11 delegates are allocated proportionally by statewide vote and 27 are awarded by congressional district, with candidates needing 15 percent of the vote in each case to earn delegates in each case. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
N.D.
Proportional
28
All delegates are unpledged, but are advised based on the caucus results.
March 6
Ohio
Hybrid proportional
66
15 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote to candidates who get at least 20 percent of the vote, or on a winner-take-all basis if one gets a majority of the vote. 48 delegates are awarded on a winner-take-all basis by congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
Okla.
Proportional
43
25 delegates are allocated proportionally statewide and 15 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district) to candidates who get at least 15 percent of the vote, or winner-take-all if one candidate gets a majority of the vote statewide or in a congressional district. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
Tenn.
Proportional
58
28 delegates are allocated proportionally statewide and 27 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district) to candidates who get at least 20 percent of the vote, or winner-take-all if one candidate gets at least 66 percent of the vote statewide or in a congressional district. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
Vt.
Hybrid proportional
17
11 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote to candidates who get at least 20 percent of the vote. 3 delegates are awarded to the winner of the statewide vote. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 6
Va.
Hybrid proportional
49
13 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote to candidates who get at least 15 percent of the vote or on a winner-take-all basis if a candidate gets a majority of the statewide vote, and 33 delegates are awarded on a winner-take-all basis to the winner of each congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 10
Kan.
Hybrid proportional
40
25 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote to every candidate getting at least 20 percent of the vote. 12 delegates are awarded to the winner of each congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 10
N. Mar.
Direct election
9
6 delegates are directly elected at the convention but are unpledged. The other 3 delegates are the territory’s RNC officials.
March 10
Virgin I.
Direct election
9
6 delegates are directly elected at the convention but are unpledged. The other 3 delegates are the territory’s RNC officials.
March 10
Wyo.
Non-binding
29
26 delegates are directly elected state county and state conventions. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 11
Guam
Direct election
9
6 delegates are directly elected at the convention but are unpledged. The other 3 delegates are the territory’s RNC officials.
March 13
Ala.
Proportional
50
26 delegates are awarded proportionally based on the statewide vote to everyone receiving at least 20 percent of the vote or on a winner-take-all basis if one candidate gets a majority of the vote. 21 delegates are awarded by congressional district (3 per district), with the winner of each district getting 2 delegates and second-place finisher receiving 1, or on a winner-take-all basis if the winner receives a majority of the districtwide vote. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 13
Am. Sam.
Direct election
9
6 delegates are directly elected at the convention but are unpledged. The other 3 delegates are the territory’s RNC officials.
March 13
Hawaii
Proportional
20
11 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote. 6 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 13
Miss.
Proportional
40
25 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote and 12 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district), with candidates needing to get 15 percent of the vote in each case in order to win delegates. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 17
Mo.
Non-binding
52
All delegates are unpledged.
March 18
P.R.
Winner take all
23
20 delegates are allocated to the winner of the statewide vote. The other 3 delegates are the territory’s RNC officials.
March 20
Ill.
Direct election
69
12 delegates are directly elected statewide, and 54 delegates are directly elected by congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
March 24
La.
Proportional
46
25 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote to candidates receiving at least 25 percent of the vote. 18 delegates are selected by congressional district but are unpledged. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
April 3
D.C.
Winner take all
19
16 delegates are allocated to the winner of the statewide vote. The other 3 delegates are the district’s RNC officials.
April 3
Md.
Winner take all
37
10 delegates are allocated to the winner of the statewide vote, and 24 delegates are awarded to the winner of each congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
April 3
Tex.
Proportional
155
44 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote. 108 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district), unless only one candidate receives more than 20 percent of the vote in a district. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
April 3
Wis.
Winner take all
42
15 delegates are awarded to the winner of the statewide vote. 24 delegates are awarded to the winner of each congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
April 24
Conn.
Proportional
28
10 delegates are allocated proportionally according to the statewide vote or on a winner-take-all basis if one candidate receives a majority of the vote. 15 delegates are awarded to the winner of each congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
April 24
Del,
Winner take all
17
14 delegates are awarded to the winner of the statewide vote. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
April 24
N.Y.
Proportional
95
Some combination of 92 delegates will be allocated proportionally according to the statewide vote and proportionally by congressional district (either 2 or 3 per district, depending on the outcome of redistricting), with candidates needing to reach 20 percent of the vote to win delegates, or on a winner-take-all basis if a candidate receives a majority of the vote in the state or a given district. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
April 24
Penn.
Direct election
72
15 delegates are directly elected at a state committee meeting, and 54 delegates are directly elected on the primary ballot. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
April 24
R.I.
Proportional
19
10 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote, with candidates needing to get 15 percent of the vote to win delegates. 6 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
May 8
Ind.
Hybrid winner take all
46
16 delegates are elected at the statewide convention and are unpledged. 27 delegates are allocated to the winner of each congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
May 8
N.C.
Proportional
55
52 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
May 8
W. Va.
Direct election
31
19 delegates are directly elected on the statewide ballot, and 9 delegates are directly elected by congressional district. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
May 15
Neb.
Advisory
35
23 delegates are elected statewide and 9 are elected by congressional district (3 per district) at the state convention, with the statewide primary vote used as on an advisory basis. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
May 15
Ore.
Proportional
28
10 delegates are awarded proportionally by statewide vote, and 15 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
May 22
Ark.
Proportional
36
21 delegates are awarded statewide as follows: Each candidate who takes at least 15 percent of the vote gets 1 delegate, while the remaining delegates are awarded proportionally to the top three finishers or on a winner-take-all basis if one candidate gets a majority of the statewide vote. 12 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district) or on a winner-take-all basis if one candidate takes a majority of the district’s vote. Another 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
May 22
Ky.
Proportional
45
24 delegates are allocated proportionally by statewide vote, and 18 delegates are awarded proportionally by congressional district (3 per district), with candidates needing 15 percent of the vote to win delegates in each case. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
June 5
Calif.
Winner take all
172
10 delegates are allocated to the winner of the statewide vote, and 159 delegates are awarded to the winner of each congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
June 5
Mont.
Non-binding
26
All delegates are unpledged.
June 5
N.J.
Winner take all
50
11 delegates are awarded to the winner of the statewide vote, and 36 delegates are awarded to the winner of each congressional district (3 per district). The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
June 5
N.M.
Proportional
23
20 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote, with a candidate needing 15 percent of the vote to win delegates. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
June 5
S.D.
Proportional
28
25 delegates are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote, with a candidate needing 20 percent of the vote to win delegates. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
June 26
Utah
Winner take all
40
37 delegates are allocated based on the winner of the statewide vote. The other 3 delegates are the state’s RNC officials.
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