How Georgia’s Republican Delegates were apportioned.

Courtesy of Insider Advantage:

Mike Huckabee – who won the state 34 percent to 32 percent over John McCain – will get the lion’s share of the delegates: 54. McCain,who now is the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, will get 12 and Mitt Romney, who suspended his campaign and endorsed McCain, will get 6.

Here’s how it works: candidates get 3 delegates for each congressional district they carry, plus the winning statewide candidate gets 30 more, as well as the votes of the three automatic delegates – the state chairman, the national committeeman and the national committeewoman.


  1. ChuckEaton says:

    Let’s assume you are one of the biggest McCain supporters going, but you are elected as a delegate from a district that Huckabee carried or you are one of the 30 statewide delegates.

    Does that mean you are bound to vote for Huckabee?

  2. ChuckEaton says:

    I found the answer to my own question in the Insideradvantage article:

    “State law requires delegates to support the candidate to whom they are pledged for at least two ballots, or until the candidate is either nominated or receives less than 35 percent of the nominating votes. When a candidate withdraws or releases his delegates, they also are free to vote however they choose.”

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