Republican Delegate Count After South Carolina

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newt Gingrich won nearly all of the delegates
in South Carolina's Republican presidential primary Saturday,
narrowing Mitt Romney's lead in the race for delegates to the party's national convention this summer.

Gingrich, the former House speaker, has won at least 23 delegates of the 25 delegates at stake.

Gingrich and Romney were still battling for the final two delegates.

These are the first delegates Gingrich has won in a primary or
caucus.

In all, Gingrich has 25 delegates, including endorsements from Republican National Committee members who will automatically
attend the convention.

Romney has 33 delegates and Rick Santorum has 14.

The race for delegates is still in the early stages, providing plenty of opportunity for a candidate who gains momentum to seize the lead.

It will take 1,144 delegates to win the GOP nomination.

Only 62 delegates were at stake in Iowa, New Hampshire and South
Carolina, combined.

Florida is up next on Jan. 31, with 50 delegates up for grabs in
a winner-take-all primary.

There will be six contests in February, with a total of 178 delegates at stake.

Super Tuesday is March 6, with more than 400 delegates at stake in 10 states.

South Carolina Republicans awarded 11 delegates to the statewide
winner and two delegates to the candidate who got the most votes in
each of the state's seven congressional districts.

Gingrich was the statewide winner and he won at least six congressional districts.

Romney and Gingrich were locked in a tight battle in the final
congressional district with more than 90 percent of the precincts
reporting.

The South Carolina State Election Commission did not report the vote by congressional district, but The Associated Press was able to tally those votes.

The South Carolina Republican Party said it plans to finalize the congressional district results in the next seven to 10 days.

The Associated Press calculates the number of national
convention delegates won by candidates in each presidential primary
or caucus, based on state and national party rules.

Most primaries and some caucuses are binding, meaning delegates won by the candidates are pledged to support that candidate at the national convention this summer.

Political parties in some states, however, use local caucuses to
elect delegates to state or congressional district conventions, where national delegates are selected.

In these states, the AP uses the results from local caucuses to calculate the number of national delegates each candidate will win, if the candidates maintain the same level of support.


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  • by Andrew on Jan 29, 2012 at 08:42 PM
    It is completely ridicules that RON PAUL is not mentioned. I have not decided who I will vote for but I would like all the information!!!!! Is it legal for the media to shun a candidate?
  • by Truth Location: Florida on Jan 29, 2012 at 08:06 PM
    Why do we have blatant biased against someone who is running for office? Why must your media be completely devoid of truth and facts. Sad.
  • by Adam Haas Location: United States on Jan 29, 2012 at 06:07 PM
    no wonder I've never heard of "WTVY"...just another lousy news source. Ron Paul is going to be our next president and these people don't even have the respect to recognize him. go away wtvy
  • by Joe Smetana Location: Cleveland, OH on Jan 29, 2012 at 05:54 PM
    This story is false. CNN has Romney with 31, Gingrich with 26, Paul with 10, and Santorum with 8. The fact that the story does not even mention Ron Paul who currently leads Santorum in the delegate count should bring up a red flag. http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries.html
  • by xavier Location: earth on Jan 29, 2012 at 05:12 PM
    AP is just like the Washington Post and CNN in that they are blatantly ignoring Ron Paul...remember, Gingrich and Santorum are not on the ballots in all the states---they have no chance of winning...it will be Romney and Paul at the end...Paul knows this..AP knows this, Washington Post knows this, CNN knows this. Let's have some fun!
  • by Kate4ronpaul on Jan 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
    Gingrich can't win, he won't qualify for delegates in 5 states. He is not on the ballot in Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and Illinois. Why is this not in the news?
  • by mystiker Location: USA on Jan 29, 2012 at 04:04 PM
    Here are the delegate counts..look for AP and most of the media to start "dis"ing Paul. As usual they do not want to give him any press. They are afraid of him. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/R-HS.phtml
  • by edger Location: tampa on Jan 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM
    What about Ron Paul? why is he not mentioned? He has some delegates?
  • by DKS Location: tx on Jan 29, 2012 at 10:44 AM
    What the hell? What about Ron Paul? Seriously?
  • by morales on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:59 AM
    Romney for President
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