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Presidential Nominating Process
39th Republican National Convention: Monday 1 September - Thursday 4 September 2008
Republicans
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
McCain, John Sidney, III9,615,533  46.65%1,331  55.92%2,343  98.45%
Romney, Mitt4,567,127  22.16%146   6.13%2   0.08%
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"4,147,961  20.12%199   8.36% 
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"1,145,138   5.56%20   0.84%15   0.63%
Giuliani, Rudolph William592,391   2.87%  
Thompson, Fred Dalton287,581   1.40%  
(others)65,888   0.32%  
Uncommitted59,358   0.29%519  21.81% 
Keyes, Alan L.56,280   0.27%  
Hunter, Duncan37,880   0.18%  
No Preference22,583   0.11%  
Tancredo, Thomas Gerald "Tom"8,602   0.04%  
Cox, John H.3,351   0.02%  
Brownback, Samuel Dale2,838   0.01%  
Uninstructed850   0.00%  
Unpledged224   0.00%  
(available) 165   6.93% 
(not voting)  20   0.84%
Total20,613,585 100.00%2,380 100.00%2,380 100.00%

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39th Republican National Convention Monday 1 September through Thursday 4 September 2008
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Official Convention website

On 8 November 2007 the Republican National Committee voted 121 to 9 to sanction 5 states for beginning their Presidential Nominating Process prior to 5 February 2008 in violation of Party Rule 16. Florida, New Hampshire, Michigan, South Carolina, and Wyoming will each lose half of their delegates to the National Convention.

TheGreenPapers.com will be tracking delegate counts as both "Soft" (here assuming that relevant delegations will remain sanctioned into the National Convention [that is: with half the originally allocated delegates to be seated at the Republican National Convention]) and as "Alternative" (here assuming that the full delegation of an affected jurisdiction- as originally allocated before being sanctioned- is eventually to be seated [that is, at some point before the Convention, sanctions will be lifted]) from now until the Party's National Convention convenes or until no delegation is any longer sanctioned, if this should occur prior to the Convention.



Republican Vice Presidential Commentary:
HOW THE WEST
MAY YET BE WON
John McCain rolls
his own "dice"

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Friday 29 August 2008



Republican Convention Preview Commentary:
WELL... WHAT WILL JOHN
McCAIN NOW HAVE TO DO?
Whatever he might do, it
has to get underway at
the Republican Convention

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Sunday 31 August 2008



Commentary - Republican Convention Day 1:
IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
The GOP's own "political tightrope"
as a result of Hurricane 'Gustav'
mirrors John McCain's own

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Tuesday September 2, 2008



Commentary - Republican Convention Day 2:
WE NOW RESUME
OUR REGULARLY
SCHEDULED PROGRAM,
ALREADY IN PROGRESS

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Wednesday September 3, 2008



Commentary - Republican Convention Day 3:
PALIN, BY COMPARISON
The vice-presidential nominee
is "talked up" by her Party while
John McCain is formally nominated

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Thursday 4 September 2008

Roll Call Vote - 3 September 2008
JurisdictionVotesMcCainPaulRomney(not voting)
Alabama4848
Alaska129245
American Samoa99
Arizona53passes
Arkansas3434
California173173
Colorado4646
Connecticut3030
Delaware1818
District of Columbia1919
Florida5757
Georgia7272
Guam99
Hawaii2020
Idaho32266
Illinois7070
Indiana5757
Iowa4040
Kansas3939
Kentucky4545
Louisiana4747
Maine21201
Maryland3737
Massachusetts4343
Michigan3030
Minnesota104135610
Mississippi3939
Missouri5858
Montana2525
Nebraska33passes
Nevada34passes
New Hampshire12passes
New Jersey52passes
New Mexico32passes
New York101passes
North Carolina69passes
North Dakota26passes
Northern Marianas9passes
Ohio88passes
Oklahoma41passes
Oregon30passes
Pennsylvania74passes
Puerto Rico23passes
Rhode Island20passes
South Carolina24passes
South Dakota27passes
Tennessee55passes
Texas140passes
Utah36passes
Vermont17passes
Virginia63passes
Virgin Islands9passes
Washington40passes
West Virginia30passes
Wisconsin40passes
Wyoming14passes
After all the States in the Roll have been called, the States which have passed now get to vote.
Arizona5353
Arizona puts John McCain over the top [1,191 needed] with 1,223 votes.
Nebraska33312
Nevada3434
New Hampshire21212
New Jersey5252
New Mexico3232
New York101101
North Carolina69654
North Dakota2626
Northern Marianas99
Ohio8888
Oklahoma94141
Oregon330264
Pennsylvania474731
Puerto Rico2323
Rhode Island2020
South Carolina2424
South Dakota2727
Tennessee55555
Texas140140
Utah636342
Vermont1717
Virginia6363
Virgin Islands99
Washington740364
West Virginia830282
Wisconsin4040
Wyoming1414
Totals 2,380 2,343 15 2 20
JurisdictionVotesMcCainPaulRomney(not voting)


Notes

1 . The 5 Paul votes from Alaska were not announced aloud by the Chair.

2. After the Chair announced 12 votes for New Hampshire, the delegation announced that they cast 24 votes for McCain. At this point, the Chair announced 12 votes for McCain.

3. After the Chair announced 30 votes for Oregon, the delegation announced that they cast 26 votes for McCain and 4 votes for Paul. At this point, the Chair announced 26 votes for McCain. The 4 Paul votes were not announced aloud by the Chair.

4. After the Chair announced 74 votes for Pennsylvania, the delegation announced that they cast 73 votes for McCain. At this point, the Chair announced 74 votes for McCain.

5. The livestock auctioneer from Tennessee said "George S. McCain".

6. The Utah chairman originally called Mitt Romney "George Romney" then quickly corrected himself. The 2 Romney votes from Utah were announced aloud by the Chair.

7. After the Chair announced 40 votes for Washington, the delegation announced that they cast 36 votes for McCain and 4 votes for Paul. At this point, the Chair announced 36 votes for McCain. The Chair sounded like she was going to repeat the Paul vote but was cut off by Secretary Inman who immediately called for West Virginia.

8. After the Chair announced 30 votes for West Virginia, the delegation announced that they cast 28 votes for McCain and 2 votes for Paul. At this point, the Chair announced 30 votes for McCain. The repeating Secretary almost said "Ron McCain".

9. 21 September 2008 Update: During the roll call vote, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe's microphone was turned off before he could announce Oklahoma's vote: Senator John McCain- 39, Congressman Ron Paul- 2. No votes were actually cast by Senator Inhofe and the convention staff assumed that all of the state's votes were being cast for McCain. Attempts to get the attention of the Chair were unsuccessful. On 19 September, the RNC informed the Oklahoma Republican Party that the Official Proceedings of the 2008 Convention, "The Green Book" would indicate McCain: 39, Paul: 2.

10. 7 January 2010 Update. The 6 Minnesota delegates tallied as "not voting" apparently voted for Ron Paul. Governor Tim Pawlenty was cut off after he reported the 35 votes for John McCain so the 6 votes for Ron Paul were not heard. Here is the 15 May 2009 letter from Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Ron Carey to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele requesting a correction to the official record.


We get a total of 2,343 for McCain, 15 for Paul, and 2 for Romney as announced from the floor. If the 30 votes from West Virginia and the 74 votes from Pennsylvania are all counted for McCain: the total is 2,346 for McCain, 13 for Paul, and 2 for Romney.

The 5 Paul votes from Alaska, 4 from Oregon, 4 from Washington, and 2 from West Virginia were not at all announced aloud by the Chair, but the 2 for Romney from Utah were. Indeed, none of the votes for Paul were announced from the Chair and Paul lost 2 votes between the floor and the Chair (re: West Virginia).

The 6 Paul votes from Minnesota were neither heard from the floor nor announced from the chair.

The final tally as announced from the Chair was: McCain 2,372, Romney 2, and Paul 5. This totals to 2,379.



Commentary - Republican Convention Day 4:
THE FIGHT IS ON!
John McCain claims his
Prize and begins his final,
maverick push for the Presidency

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Friday 5 September 2008



Commentary - Republican Convention wrap-up:
BUT... DID JOHN McCAIN DO
WHAT HE HAD TO DO?
What the Republican
Convention did, and
did not, accomplish

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Saturday 6 September 2008



Reference: CALL FOR THE 2008 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION - November 9, 2007


   

Monday 1 September - Thursday 4 September 2008: 39th Republican National Convention, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

The 39th REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION will have a total of 2,380 delegates, with 1,191 (a majority) necessary in order for a Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidate to be nominated.

The rules for the 2008 Republican National Convention call for the following formula for determining the number of delegates:

  • For the 50 states:
    • 10 at-large delegates for each state
    • 3 delegates for each congressional district in the state
    • "Bonus" delegates are awarded to states which cast their electoral vote for the 2004 Republican presidential nominee (George W. Bush), such states receiving 4.5 delegates plus 60 percent of their 2004 electoral vote.
    • States are also given one "bonus" delegate for each of the following:
      • a Republican United States Senator;
      • a delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives which is at least half Republican;
      • a Republican Governor;
      • a house of the state's Legislature controlled by Republicans or in which the Republican membership has increased by at least 25 percent of the total number of seats;
      • Republican control of both houses of the state's Legislature.
  • 6 at large delegates for American Samoa
  • 16 at large delegates for the District of Columbia
  • 6 at large delegates for Guam
  • 20 at large delegates for Puerto Rico
  • 6 at large delegates for the Virgin Islands
  • For all 50 states, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands - 3 party leaders: the national committeeman, the national committee woman, and the chairman of the state Republican Party

 


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