2024 Republican Delegate Allocation Rules by State

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Convention/Other: State will bind delegates to the national convention at a state/territorial convention or by committee. Other conventions will leave the delegation unallocated.

Proportional: State will proportionally allocate delegates based either on the statewide primary/caucus vote or based on the combination of the statewide and congressional district votes.  

Proportional with Trigger: State will follow the above proportional rules but allow for a winner-take-all allocation if a candidate wins a majority (or more) of the vote statewide and/or at the congressional district level. 

Hybrid: States in this category will follow some form of winner-take-most plan. This includes states with winner-take-all by congressional district methods, those that directly elect delegates on the primary ballot and other methods that combine elements of proportional and winner-take-all rules. 

This also includes states with other, more unique hybrid methods. Texas Republicans, for example, planned for their own spin on the old Texas Two-Step Lone Star state Democrats used to utilize. The majority of 2024 delegates will be allocated via the presidential primary preference vote while a segment of the at-large delegates apportioned to the Texas Republican Party equaling 25 percent of the total number of delegates will be allocated based on a vote at the state convention. [See also the primary/caucus hybrid Michigan Republicans will use.]

Winner-take-all: State will award all delegates to the plurality winner of the primary or caucus. Unlike a proportional state with a winner-take-all trigger, a state with truly winner-take-all rules does not require a majority of the vote for a full allocation. States with truly winner-take-all rules are prohibited from holding contests before March 15 without penalty.

State-by-state breakdown

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