Friday, January 20, 2012

Race to 1144: Iowa Caucuses Redux

[An earlier version of the above total showed Mitt Romney with 29,305 votes instead of 29,805 votes.]

Though the newly certified results from the Republican Party of Iowa in no way affect the delegate total from the Hawkeye state, FHQ would like to take the opportunity -- pre-South Carolina primary -- to update both the vote totals from the Iowa caucuses and the delegate totals as they have shifted due to the developments this week.

  • John Huntsman has not issued any public release of his two New Hampshire delegates and as such, those two delegates remain in his column. Again, this [the release] is based on New Hampshire state law
  • Rick Perry also had delegates, but since they were automatic delegates there was no binding mechanism behind their support. [That is true of most automatic delegates.] Unbound as they are, those three delegates are now free agents following Perry's withdrawal from the race; free to choose whomever they please. One, Henry Barbour, has already opted to side with Mitt Romney
  • Newt Gingrich has also picked up an automatic delegate.


Contest Delegates (via contest results)
Automatic Delegates (Democratic Convention Watch)
See also: New Hampshire results

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Anonymous said...

Doesn't Perry himself count as a delegate for Gingrich?

Josh Putnam said...

Perry does not count as a delegate for Gingrich.

Governors are superdelegates on the Democratic side, but are not automatic delegates for the Republicans. The RNC reserves three spots for each state for automatic delegates: the state party chair, the state's national committeeman and the state's national committeewoman. The latter two are the state representatives to the RNC.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I did not know that that was different on the GOP side. I guess that is one reason they have so many fewer delegates.