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2012 GOP Primary Tracker (Votes and Delegates by State per Candidate and totals)
JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 8 Feb 2012 | Jeff Head

Posted on 02/08/2012 7:55:36 AM PST by Jeff Head

I have been keeping my own record of the 2012 GOP Primary results, adding each primary as it occurs.

I have created an html/internet version which I have posted here on FR a few times. I have been asked by a number of FR members to post a thread where I can update this file regularly, so this is that thread.

Last night we saw what could be a bell weather for this primary election. Rick Santorum, agruably the most conservative candidate left in the field, had a clean sweep, winning the popular vote in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota...and doing so convincingly. He certainly will, and deserves to make the case that with five out of eight popular vote wins, he could be considered the Romney alternative. Here's the table as it sits today. I have it going out through the Primary in Texas, but will extend it as necessary. I will update it on this thread when the final totals are in for yesterday's (Feb 7, 2012) races as they are 99% and 95% complete now, when the delegates are apportioned (later for each of the last three states), and when other primaries occur.


2012 GOP Presidential Primary Season Tracker (including caucuses)

2012 GOP Primaries Date Romney Gingrich Santorum Paul Huntsman Perry Bachman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7 16,163 13.33% 4 29,839 24.61% 7 26,036 21.47% 7 739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 25
New Hampshire 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 23,291 9.50% 0 23,362 9.53% 0 56,872 23.20% 3 41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Carolina 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2 244,133 40.44% 23 102,492 16.98% 0 78,362 12.98% 0 1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 534,040 31.96% 0 223,208 13.36% 0 117,410 7.03% 0 6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24%   3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 6,956 21.15% 6 3,277 9.96% 3 6,175 18.77% 5 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main                                                   0 24
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00%   8,394 12.84%   26,372 40.35%   7,713 11.80%   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 65,354 36
Minnesota   8,096 16.97%   5,134 10.76%   21,436 44.94%   13,030 27.32%   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 47,696 40
Missouri   63,826 26.24%   9,859 4.05%   138,957 57.12%   30,641 12.59%   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 243,283  
Airzona 2/28/2012                                                   29
Michigan                                                     30
Washington 3/3/2012                                                   43
Alaska 3/6/2012                                                   27
Georgia (Super Tues)                                                   76
Idaho                                                     32
Massachusetts                                                     41
North Dakota                                                      28
Ohio                                                     66
Oklahoma                                                     43
Tennessee                                                     58
Vermont                                                     17
Virginia                                                     49
Wyoming                                                     29
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                   40
Guam                                                     9
Virgin Islands                                                     9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                   50
Am Somoa                                                     9
Hawaii                                                     20
Mississippi                                                     40
MIssouri 3/17/2012                                                   52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                   23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                   69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                   46
DC 4/3/2012                                                   19
Maryland                                                     37
Wisconsin                                                     42
Texas                                                     155
                                                       
At large Del's       19     2     1     0     0     0     0         22
TOTALS   1,182,900 39.06% 99 847,970 28.00% 35 568,943 18.79% 11 336,239 11.10% 15 49,894 1.65% 2 23,628 0.78% 0 10,854 0.36% 0 10,036 0.33% 0 3,028,620 1450



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Hope you guys enjoy this...lots of analysis can be done off of these overall numbers.
1 posted on 02/08/2012 7:55:51 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jim Robinson; JohnHuang2; DollyCali; Travis McGee; Squantos; Eaker; betty boop; Grampa Dave; LS; ...
I will update this file on this thread as the primaries move along. Right now, if things continue as they are, Santorum will have my vote here in Idaho. Though all of them have their problems, right now Santorum reflects my own positons and values the closest.

Newt has a lot of pizzass and can get a crowd energized, and a lot of good ideas. Romney will probably draw more independents and moderates. Paul is very constitutional in his approach to money and economics and foreign policy, but his achillies heel for me is his stance on Iran where he would in essence ignore their nuclear efforts and allow them to proceed unhindered. Santorum has waged a campaign of hard work and faith, and more and more people are coming around. Not "stellar" and a not a lot of glitter...but steady.

If you have a mind, please ping others to this Tracker thread.

2 posted on 02/08/2012 8:04:18 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head
You should * the Florida and give the alternative count. FYI t-shirt information. Click on rule 15-B-2 to read the rule.

Michael Steele said on numerous channels, that the rule was passed during his tenure and no exception was made for FL The current President of the RNC said he had written a letter to FL in December telling them their delegates should be distributed.

It may not be until the rules committee meets just days before the convention, but the total now being distributed is not accurate. Again a MSM GOPEe meme to dishearten conservatives. -----------------------------------------------

After NV
Delegate tally approximately
Romney 51 Newt 45
when FL vote divided per RNC rules!

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3 posted on 02/08/2012 8:05:20 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Jeff Head

The correct term is bellwether, not bell weather. It refers to a leader of a flock of sheep, usually male, wearing a bell that the other sheep follow.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 8:07:27 AM PST by PaForBush
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To: Jeff Head

Still a long way to go. So the Romney victory is not a sure thing. For me - anyone but Romney.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 8:07:51 AM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for this post and format. It will be useful.

Iowa’s delegates are not bound to vote for any candidate at the National Convention.

According to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Republican Party of Iowa, “no delegate shall be bound by any pre-convention caucus and each county shall cast its vote by polling its delegation at the [state] convention.”


6 posted on 02/08/2012 8:11:33 AM PST by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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To: Jeff Head
Thx for the super spreadsheet!!! It's a great tool and really helps clarify the current status of the candidates.

Regards,

-Geoff

7 posted on 02/08/2012 8:12:01 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: PaForBush

Thanks...bellwether it is.


8 posted on 02/08/2012 8:14:06 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

that was a lot of trouble i am bookmarking it

tks


9 posted on 02/08/2012 8:15:27 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030

I’ll update the candidates delegate count as they firm up. Right now, a lot of them are really up in the air. They certainly can and will change come convention time depending on what the numbers show at that time.


10 posted on 02/08/2012 8:15:27 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: wardaddy

Thanks, I will update it as new primaries and caucuses are held, and as the delegate counts firm up.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 8:18:27 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks Jeff. This is a great tool. Appreciated.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 8:54:47 AM PST by amom
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To: amom

Thank you, amom! I will keep it updated here on this thread as time goes on.


13 posted on 02/08/2012 10:13:57 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

I think Romney probably has the Idaho vote, large LDS population and all.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 10:22:28 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay

I’m LDS and he doesn’t have mine...or a lot of the people I know around here in SW Idaho.

So, he may well win here, but not as overwhelmingly as he might think.

If he were the nominee, I would support him over Obama...but he has too many moderate and changed positions to vote for him over folks like Santorum.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 11:41:37 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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16 posted on 02/08/2012 12:57:10 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Jeff Head

The Ron Paul campaign sees things differently...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2844082/posts


17 posted on 02/08/2012 1:23:58 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Jeff Head; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer

Very much appreciate your work. BTTT


18 posted on 02/08/2012 2:07:58 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Sopater

My file did not award any delegates for those three votes because they have not been chosen yet. That’s why I do not show any. The popular vots for the primary and caucuses from last night will not equal the delegate count. If a campaign is better orgnized to get into the caucuses and do well there, they can disporportionately command more delegates than the vote they got.

Those are the rules these states set up for themselves and every candidate knew that was how it worked going in...so the fight over delegates is yet to come.

Romney, I am sure, believes he will do better in the Michigan and Arizona primaries where the vote count and the delegate count will mean what they say and you can bet he is putting his money there...like he did in Florida and Nevada. I suspect he will try and organize in the three states past to get as many of those delegates as he can, just as Paul is doing.

But Santorum made a big show last night...make no mistake about it. In making it a sweep, he made it clear that his message is taking hold and he will try and take advantage of that politically and, very important for him, financially.

Newt is pushing for his big hit to come in the next debate and then following it up on Super Tuesday and then in Texas. That will tell whether or not he comes through and I am sure he will not abide a Santorum plea to get behind Rick until after that...wherein if he does really well, he in turn will make the case back to Santorum.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 2:17:26 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: onyx

No probs...glad to do so and hope it helps.


20 posted on 02/08/2012 2:46:39 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

This is a nice reference for the delegates. I’ll be bookmarking it and watching it at your homepage.

Thanks for your efforts.


21 posted on 02/08/2012 3:10:10 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Jeff Head; onyx; DJ MacWoW

Great job. Thanks for the spreadsheet and the thread.


22 posted on 02/08/2012 3:21:00 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for doing this. :-)


23 posted on 02/08/2012 4:00:32 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Sopater
Glad to do so. I will update the single sheet on my home page (GOP Primary Tracker), and add a new post with the latest spread sheet here as I update it.
24 posted on 02/08/2012 4:07:36 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thank you both. Hope it helps. I will keep updating it here on FR and on my site.


25 posted on 02/08/2012 4:10:56 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head
Oops! That link should be:

GOP Primary Tracker

26 posted on 02/08/2012 4:14:47 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head
I know the weather is good out there and all, but I don't believe it is called "Airzona" ;-), but I could be wrong!

Good job!

27 posted on 02/08/2012 6:37:06 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Oops...better fix that.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 9:09:20 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you for posting this. I have been on Santorum’s case for calling Social Security privatization a NEW entitlement program (since it “entitles” people to keep money the government would otherwise take from them!), but he holds the correct position on the (other) social issues. (Note to Rick Santorum, if you ever read this: our tax code, including assessments for entitlement programs such as SS, does not exactly help struggling families, so please get a clue about the relation of fiscal policy to social policy.) If you vote for Santorum there in Idaho, I hope he comes out ahead of Rommey.


29 posted on 02/08/2012 9:26:09 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for putting this together. Good work. It will certainly get a workout.


30 posted on 02/08/2012 9:38:48 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Jeff Head
I will keep it updated here on this thread as time goes on.

Thanks Jeff. 8)

31 posted on 02/09/2012 12:37:27 AM PST by amom
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you so much for your hard work and time. I am saving this! good job!


32 posted on 02/09/2012 3:49:22 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: amom; All
Latest, with projected delegates in Colorado and Minnesota, and with Main:


2012 GOP Primaries Date Romney Gingrich Santorum Paul Huntsman Perry Bachman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7 16,163 13.33% 2 29,839 24.61% 8 26,036 21.47% 7 739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 24
New Hampshire 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 23,291 9.50% 0 23,362 9.53% 0 56,872 23.20% 3 41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Carolina 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2 244,133 40.44% 23 102,492 16.98% 0 78,362 12.98% 0 1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 534,040 31.96% 0 223,208 13.36% 0 117,410 7.03% 0 6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24%   3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 6,956 21.15% 6 3,277 9.96% 3 6,175 18.77% 5 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main   2,190 39.65% 11 349 6.32% 0 989 17.90% 3 1,996 36.13% 7 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 5,524 21
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00% 13 8,394 12.84% 1 26,372 40.35% 17 7,713 11.80% 1 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 65,354 32
Minnesota   8,096 16.97% 2 5,134 10.76% 2 21,436 44.94% 6 13,030 27.32% 4 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 47,696 14
Missouri   63,826 26.24%   9,859 4.05%   138,957 57.12%   30,641 12.59%   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 243,283  
Airzona 2/28/2012                                                   29
Michigan                                                     30
Washington 3/3/2012                                                   43
Alaska 3/6/2012                                                   27
Georgia (Super Tues)                                                   76
Idaho                                                     32
Massachusetts                                                     41
North Dakota                                                      28
Ohio                                                     66
Oklahoma                                                     43
Tennessee                                                     58
Vermont                                                     17
Virginia                                                     49
Wyoming                                                     29
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                   40
Guam                                                     9
Virgin Islands                                                     9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                   50
Am Somoa                                                     9
Hawaii                                                     20
Mississippi                                                     40
MIssouri 3/17/2012                                                   52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                   23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                   69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                   46
DC 4/3/2012                                                   19
Maryland                                                     37
Wisconsin                                                     42
Texas                                                     155
                                                       
At large Del's       18     4     0     0     0     0     0         22
TOTALS   1,185,090 39.03% 124 848,319 27.94% 38 569,932 18.77% 37 338,235 11.14% 27 49,894 1.64% 2 23,628 0.78% 0 10,854 0.36% 0 10,036 0.33% 0 3,035,988 1450
                                                       

33 posted on 02/11/2012 10:12:08 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks again Jeff. This will be interesting.


34 posted on 02/12/2012 5:40:16 PM PST by amom
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To: amom

Once Newt throws in behind Santorum, or Santorum throws in behind Newt, they win. Through all nine contests now, they are averaging 47% between them with Romney around 39% and Paul arounf 11%,

That need to happen sooner rather than later.


35 posted on 02/12/2012 5:53:04 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: hoosiermama
Newt got ripped off in Fla. Looks like the RNC is going to give it to Romney. I haven't heard a word about this on the news. Last I did hear ..the Fla AG was looking into it.

in many polls they are already counting delegates for Santorum in states where none was awarded yet. Looks like they use fuzzy math.

36 posted on 02/25/2012 3:03:31 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks Jeff:) good job.


37 posted on 02/25/2012 3:08:23 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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Newt's lawyers have filed the appropriate legal work to challenge the distribution of delegates. It will not be heard until the committee meets which is a couple of days before the convention. OTOH Both Michael Steele and Priuse have spoken out in favor of distributing the delegates proportionately. Newt won the most counties and would therefore win the bulk of the delegates.
There is no new news, therefore it will not be reported on until closer to the convention.
38 posted on 02/25/2012 3:11:31 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Jeff Head

I had to vote for 14 out of maybe 40 delegates here in TN and whether they were committed to a candidate or not. This can get confusing. Thanks for your work. (TN has early voting as well as Voter ID in place)


39 posted on 02/25/2012 3:13:58 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Jeff Head

I found this site - but it is not as thorough as yours (no delegate numbers) only popular vote counts.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/republican_vote_count.html

Check your thread every day;) Good work and thank you.


40 posted on 02/29/2012 5:14:05 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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Thanks. As soon as 100% of the vote count is in, I will be publishing last night's results and impact. Here on FR, and HERE ON MY SITE.
41 posted on 02/29/2012 10:38:49 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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I just updated and added the following to my GOP Primary Tracker Site:
2012 GOP PRIMARY CAMPAIGN TRACKER
JLHNews
, March 1, 2012

I have been keeping my own record of the 2012 GOP Primary results, adding each primary as it occurs and I have created an html/internet version which I have posted here for others to see and track.

After the Feb 7, 2012 primaries which saw Rick Santorum sweep all three and establish himself as the top tier candidate de jour to challenge Mitt Romney, all eyes were on the February 28 primaries in Michigan (Romney's native state), and in Arizona. Arizona was winner take all, and Michigan was proportional. Earlier Romney was expected to easily win Michigan, but after Santorum's February 7th wins, he surged to a double digit lead in Michigan, trailing badly in Arizona. Many analysts felt that a loss in Michigan would strongly weaken Romney and establish Santorum for a big Super Tuesday. Romney won the caucus in Maine before Feb 28th.

Romney fought back and coupled with a poor debate showing and gaffes by Santorum, his lead in Michigan dwindled. Romney ended up winning both. In Michigan he won by about 3 1/2% and in Arizona he won by over 20%. All of Arisona's 29 delegates went to Romney. He had Santorum split 30 delegates in Michigan. Newt Gingrich did not really contest either Arizona or Michigan. He's campaigning in Georgia, a must win for him, and conducting a comeback strategy for super Tuesday involving Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma. By the way, Romney also won Wyoming, meaning he has won the last four contests.

In Michigan we saw again that Santorum's and Gingrich's votes combined defeat Romney. While in Arizona, Florida and Nevada Romney's lead was too great to allow it, still, in other contests, a united strong conservative candidate would have beat him casuing the delegate count to be much closer. As it is, Romney has won 7 of the 12 races with 181 delegates. Rick Santorum has won four contests for 61 delegates. Newt Gingrich has won one for 39 delegates. Ron Paul has not one any but has 33 delegates.

Super Tuesday, March 6th will see ten states vote. Romeny is expected to win Mass (his home state), Vermont, Virginia (Gingrich and Santorum are not on that ballot), and Idaho. He wants to win Ohio, a critical swing state in November. Santorum is challenging him there and the race is close. Santorum is also battling Newt for Tennessee and Oklahoma, and Newt is expected to win Georgia (his home state) and battle for Tennessee and Oklahoma based on his southern strategy. Alaska is up for grabs. The proportionality of these races means that each candidate will win some delegates.

Nonetheless, if Romney wins Mass, Vermont, Virginia, Idaho, and Ohio (fully half of the states on Super Tuesday) and Gingrich and Santorum split the rest, Romney will clearly be in the driver's seat and be positioned for a chance to win the nomination outright. On the other hand, if a united Santorum and Gingrich vote would beat Romney in some states, then a clear strategy for either Gingrich or Santorum to throw in with the other will be the only path to stop Romney and have a stronger conservative potentially win the nomination.

In my opinion, the tough primary is strengthening the candidates, keeping the GOP message in the news (despite attacks on each other), and preparing the nominee to fight Obama. Any of the four would be orders of magnitude better than Barack Obama and his dimsal failures. So, here's the table as of March 1st, 2012. I have it going out through the Primary in Texas, but will extend it if necessary.


2012 GOP Presidential Primary Season Tracker (including caucuses) - LAST UPDATE: March 1, 2012

2012 GOP Primaries Date Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Ron Paul Ron Huntsman Rick Perry Michele Bachman Herman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7   16,163 13.33% 2   29,839 24.61% 7 1 26,036 21.47% 7   739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 23
New Hamp 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 1 23,291 9.50% 0   23,362 9.53% 0   56,872 23.20% 3   41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Caro 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2   244,133 40.44% 23 1 102,492 16.98% 0   78,362 12.98% 0   1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 2 534,040 31.96% 0   223,208 13.36% 0   117,410 7.03% 0   6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24%   3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 3 6,956 21.15% 6   3,277 9.96% 3   6,175 18.77% 5   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main   2,190 39.65% 9 4 349 6.32% 0   989 17.90% 3   1,996 36.13% 7   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 5,524 19
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00% 13   8,394 12.84% 1   26,372 40.35% 17 2 7,713 11.80% 1   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 65,354 32
Minnesota   8,096 16.97% 2   5,134 10.76% 2   21,436 44.94% 6 3 13,030 27.32% 4   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 47,696 14
Missouri   63,826 26.24% 0   9,859 4.05% 0   138,957 57.12% 0 4 30,641 12.59% 0   0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%   0 0.00% 0 243,283 0
Arizona 2/28/2012 216,805 47.99% 29 5 74,110 16.40% 0   122,088 27.03% 0   38,753 8.58% 0   0 0.00% 0   0.00% 0   0.00%   0 0.00%   451,756 29
Michigan   409,899 42.34% 15 6 65,016 6.72% 0   377,521 38.99% 15   115,712 11.95% 0   0 0.00% 0   0.00% 0   0.00%   0 0.00%   968,148 30
Washington 3/3/2012                                                           0
Wyoming   822 38.99% 10 7 165 7.83% 1   673 31.93% 9   439 20.83% 6   3 0.14%   2 0.09%   2 0.09%   2 0.09%   2,108 26
Alaska 3/6/2012                                                           27
Georgia S                                                           76
Idaho u                                                           32
Massachusetts p                                                           41
North Dakota  e                                                           28
Ohio r                                                           66
Oklahoma                                                             43
Tennessee T                                                           58
Vermont u                                                           17
Virginia e                                                           49
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                           40
Guam                                                             9
Virgin Islands                                                             9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                           50
Am Somoa                                                             9
Hawaii                                                             20
Mississippi                                                             40
Missouri 3/17/2012                                                           52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                           23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                           69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                           46
DC 4/3/2012                                                           19
Maryland                                                             37
Wisconsin                                                             42
Texas                                                             155
                                                               
At large Del's       23       4       1       0       0     0     0         22
TOTALS   1,812,616 40.66% 181 7 987,610 22.15% 39 1 1,070,214 24.01% 61 4 493,139 11.06% 33 0 49,897 1.12% 2 23,630 0.53% 0 10,856 0.24% 0 10,038 0.23% 0 4,458,000 1450

Right now, Santorum has my vote here in Idaho. Though all of them have their problems, Santorum reflects my own positons and values more closely, though I will support any of these GOP candidates, whichever wins the nomination against the abject marxist ideolog, Obama.

Newt has a lot of great idaes and excites people. Romney will probably draw more independents and moderates and knows economic issues from the private sector standpoint better than any other. Paul is very constitutional in his approach to money and economics and foreign policy, but his achillies heel for me is his stance on Iran where he would in essence ignore their nuclear efforts and allow them to proceed unhindered. Santorum has waged a campaign of hard work and faith. He's not "stellar" and does not project a lot of glitter...but he's very steady.

If you have a mind, please ping others to this GOP PRimary Tracker page.

America is at the crossroads of history and we must choose aright
(http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm)

Jeff Head
March 1, 2012

42 posted on 03/01/2012 8:30:44 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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Here's the tracker after the Washington caucus with those delgates added.

Once agaion, a combined more conservative vote would have defeated Romney. As it is, he took the lion's share of the delegates.


2012 GOP Presidential Primary Season Tracker (including caucuses) - LAST UPDATE: March 4, 2012

2012 GOP Primaries Date Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Ron Paul Ron Huntsman Rick Perry Michele Bachman Herman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7 0 16,163 13.33% 2 0 29,839 24.61% 7 1 26,036 21.47% 7 0 739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 23
New Hamp 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 1 23,291 9.50% 0 0 23,362 9.53% 0 0 56,872 23.20% 3 0 41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Caro 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2 0 244,133 40.44% 23 1 102,492 16.98% 0 0 78,362 12.98% 0 0 1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 2 534,040 31.96% 0 0 223,208 13.36% 0 0 117,410 7.03% 0 0 6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24% 0 3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 3 6,956 21.15% 6 0 3,277 9.96% 3 0 6,175 18.77% 5 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main   2,190 39.65% 9 4 349 6.32% 0 0 989 17.90% 3 0 1,996 36.13% 7 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 5,524 19
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00% 13 0 8,394 12.84% 1 0 26,372 40.35% 17 2 7,713 11.80% 1 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 65,354 32
Minnesota   8,096 16.97% 2 0 5,134 10.76% 1 0 21,436 44.94% 25 3 13,030 27.32% 9 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 47,696 14
Missouri   63,826 26.24% 0 0 9,859 4.05% 0 0 138,957 57.12% 0 4 30,641 12.59% 0 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 243,283 0
Arizona 2/28/2012 216,805 47.99% 29 5 74,110 16.40% 0 0 122,088 27.03% 0 0 38,753 8.58% 0 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 451,756 29
Michigan   409,899 42.34% 16 6 65,016 6.72% 0 0 377,521 38.99% 14 0 115,712 11.95% 0 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 968,148 30
Washington 3/3/2012 19,111 38.99% 30 7 5,221 10.65% 0 0 12,089 24.66% 5 0 12,594 25.69% 5 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 49.015 40
Wyoming   822 38.99% 10 8 165 7.83% 1 0 673 31.93% 9 0 439 20.83% 6 0 3 0.14% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2,108 26
Alaska 3/6/2012                                                           27
Georgia S                                                           76
Idaho u                                                           32
Massachusetts p                                                           41
North Dakota  e                                                           28
Ohio r                                                           66
Oklahoma                                                             43
Tennessee T                                                           58
Vermont u                                                           17
Virginia e                                                           49
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                           40
Guam                                                             9
Virgin Islands                                                             9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                           50
Am Somoa                                                             9
Hawaii                                                             20
Mississippi                                                             40
Missouri 3/17/2012                                                           52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                           23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                           69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                           46
DC 4/3/2012                                                           19
Maryland                                                             37
Wisconsin                                                             42
Texas                                                             155
                                                               
At large Del's       24       4       2       1       0     0     0         22
TOTALS   1,831,727 40.64% 213 8 992,831 22.03% 39 1 1,082,303 24.01% 85 4 505,733 11.22% 44 0 49,897 1.12% 2 23,630 0.53% 0 10,856 0.24% 0 10,038 0.23% 0 4,458,000 1450

43 posted on 03/04/2012 10:11:41 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jim Robinson; Noumenon; joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; RobFromGa; k.trujillo; ...
Here's the tracker after the Washington caucus with those delgates added.

Once agaion, a combined more conservative vote would have defeated Romney. As it is, he took the lion's share of the delegates.


2012 GOP Presidential Primary Season Tracker (including caucuses) - LAST UPDATE: March 4, 2012

2012 GOP Primaries Date Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Ron Paul Ron Huntsman Rick Perry Michele Bachman Herman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7 0 16,163 13.33% 2 0 29,839 24.61% 7 1 26,036 21.47% 7 0 739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 23
New Hamp 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 1 23,291 9.50% 0 0 23,362 9.53% 0 0 56,872 23.20% 3 0 41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Caro 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2 0 244,133 40.44% 23 1 102,492 16.98% 0 0 78,362 12.98% 0 0 1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 2 534,040 31.96% 0 0 223,208 13.36% 0 0 117,410 7.03% 0 0 6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24% 0 3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 3 6,956 21.15% 6 0 3,277 9.96% 3 0 6,175 18.77% 5 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main   2,190 39.65% 9 4 349 6.32% 0 0 989 17.90% 3 0 1,996 36.13% 7 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 5,524 19
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00% 13 0 8,394 12.84% 1 0 26,372 40.35% 17 2 7,713 11.80% 1 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 65,354 32
Minnesota   8,096 16.97% 2 0 5,134 10.76% 1 0 21,436 44.94% 25 3 13,030 27.32% 9 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 47,696 14
Missouri   63,826 26.24% 0 0 9,859 4.05% 0 0 138,957 57.12% 0 4 30,641 12.59% 0 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 243,283 0
Arizona 2/28/2012 216,805 47.99% 29 5 74,110 16.40% 0 0 122,088 27.03% 0 0 38,753 8.58% 0 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 451,756 29
Michigan   409,899 42.34% 16 6 65,016 6.72% 0 0 377,521 38.99% 14 0 115,712 11.95% 0 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 968,148 30
Washington 3/3/2012 19,111 38.99% 30 7 5,221 10.65% 0 0 12,089 24.66% 5 0 12,594 25.69% 5 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 49.015 40
Wyoming   822 38.99% 10 8 165 7.83% 1 0 673 31.93% 9 0 439 20.83% 6 0 3 0.14% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2,108 26
Alaska 3/6/2012                                                           27
Georgia S                                                           76
Idaho u                                                           32
Massachusetts p                                                           41
North Dakota  e                                                           28
Ohio r                                                           66
Oklahoma                                                             43
Tennessee T                                                           58
Vermont u                                                           17
Virginia e                                                           49
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                           40
Guam                                                             9
Virgin Islands                                                             9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                           50
Am Somoa                                                             9
Hawaii                                                             20
Mississippi                                                             40
Missouri 3/17/2012                                                           52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                           23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                           69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                           46
DC 4/3/2012                                                           19
Maryland                                                             37
Wisconsin                                                             42
Texas                                                             155
                                                               
At large Del's       24       4       2       1       0     0     0         22
TOTALS   1,831,727 40.64% 213 8 992,831 22.03% 39 1 1,082,303 24.01% 85 4 505,733 11.22% 44 0 49,897 1.12% 2 23,630 0.53% 0 10,856 0.24% 0 10,038 0.23% 0 4,458,000 1450

44 posted on 03/04/2012 10:18:49 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the ping!


45 posted on 03/04/2012 10:26:47 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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Here's my analysis from my latest update to my GOP Primary Tracker Site:
Super Tuesday is now over. 10 States held primaries or caucuses. Mitt Romney won 6 of the 10. Rick Santorum won 3 of the 10, and Newt Gingrich one 1 of 10, his home state of Georgia.. A majority was won by a single candidate in only tree of the states. All by Mitt Romney with Mass at 72%, Idaho at 62% and Virginia at 60%. Of the total of 23 contests held to date, Romney has won an absolute majority 4 times, adding Nevada to the above at just over 50%. The only other majority win was Santorum in Missouri with 57%. To date, Romney has won 14 contests, Santorum has won 7 contests, and Newt Gingrich has won 2 contests. Ron Paul has not won any.

In the popular vote, to date Romney leads with over 3.2 million votes which is right at 40%. Santorum is second with 2 million votes or 26% , Gingrich is third with 1.8 million votes or 22% and Ron Paul is fourth with 900 thousand votes or 11%.

The effectiveness of Romney's campaign however, can be measured in his delegate count. Although he has only one 40% of the popular vote, this has translated to date into 431 delgates or 54% of the total delegates awarded to date. Santorum follows with 176 delegates or 21%, Gingrich with 126 or 15% and Paul with 79 delegates or 10%. At this rate, Romney has a good chance of winning the delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention, but it will go on until late in the season.

So, after Santorum's three win in February, Romney bounced back with five straight wins. On March 6th, Super Tuesday, Romney added six more wins, Santorum three more, and Gingrich one more. Romney is estatic about coming from behind and winning Ohio, though it was a near thing. Because of the closeness of the Ohio votes, and his other three wins, Santorum vows to stay in. Gingrich because of his strong win in his home state of Georgia also vows to stay in, and there was never any question, even with no wins, that Ron Paul will stay in on principle.

In my opinion, the tough primary season, despite pundents prognostications, continues to strengthen the candidates, keeping the GOP message at the top of the news cycle, and preparing the nominee to fight Obama. Any of the four would be orders of magnitude better than Barack Obama and his dismal failures. Here's the GOPTracking results now after Super Tuesday.


2012 GOP Presidential Primary Season Tracker (including caucuses) - LAST UPDATE: March 7, 2012

2012 GOP Primaries Date Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Ron Paul Ron Huntsman Rick Perry Michele Bachman Herman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7 - 16,163 13.33% 2 - 29,839 24.61% 7 1 26,036 21.47% 7 - 739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 23
New Hamp 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 1 23,291 9.50% 0 - 23,362 9.53% 0 - 56,872 23.20% 3 - 41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Caro 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2 - 244,133 40.44% 23 1 102,492 16.98% 0 - 78,362 12.98% 0 - 1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 2 534,040 31.96% 0 - 223,208 13.36% 0 - 117,410 7.03% 0 - 6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24% 0 3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 3 6,956 21.15% 6 - 3,277 9.96% 3 - 6,175 18.77% 5 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main   2,190 39.65% 9 4 349 6.32% 0 - 989 17.90% 3 - 1,996 36.13% 7 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 5,524 19
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00% 13 - 8,394 12.84% 1 - 26,372 40.35% 17 2 7,713 11.80% 1 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 65,354 32
Minnesota   8,096 16.97% 2 - 5,134 10.76% 1 - 21,436 44.94% 25 3 13,030 27.32% 9 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 47,696 14
Missouri   63,826 26.24% 0 - 9,859 4.05% 0 - 138,957 57.12% 0 4 30,641 12.59% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 243,283 0
Arizona 2/28/2012 216,805 47.99% 29 5 74,110 16.40% 0 - 122,088 27.03% 0 - 38,753 8.58% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 451,756 29
Michigan   409,899 42.34% 16 6 65,016 6.72% 0 - 377,521 38.99% 14 - 115,712 11.95% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 968,148 30
Washington 3/3/2012 19,111 37.65% 30 7 5,221 10.28% 0 - 12,089 23.81% 5 - 12,594 24.81% 5 - 924 1.82% 0 437 0.86% 0 198 0.39% 0 190 0.37% 0 50,764 40
Wyoming   822 38.99% 10 8 165 7.83% 1 - 673 31.93% 9 - 439 20.83% 6 - 3 0.14% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2,108 26
Alaska 3/6/2012 4,285 32.52% 8 9 1,856 14.09% 3 - 3,860 29.30% 7 - 3,175 24.10% 6 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 13,176 24
Georgia S 225,926 25.18% 15 - 417,364 47.81% 47 2 172,473 19.76% 10 - 57,125 6.54% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 872,888 76
Idaho u 27,514 61.61% 32 10 940 2.11% 0 - 8,115 18.17% 0 - 8,086 18.11% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 44,655 32
Massachusetts p 260,509 73.29% 41 11 16,756 4.71% 0 - 43,6114 12.27% 0 - 34,575 9.735 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 355,455 41
N. Dakota  e 2,691 23.71% 7 - 961 8.48% 2 - 4,510 39.74% 11 5 3,186 28.07% 8 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 11,349 28
Ohio r 453,927 38.93% 32 12 174,606 14.78% 10 - 441,908 37.42% 20 - 110,633 9.37% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 1,181,074 66
Oklahoma   80,291 28.34% 13 - 78,686 27.77% 13 - 96,759 34.15% 14 6 27,572 9.73% 13 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 283,208 43
Tennessee T 153,889 28.46% 18 - 132,142 24.43% 12 - 204,978 37.90% 26 7 49,782 9.21% 2 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 540,791 58
Vermont u 22,533 41.01% 9 13 4,606 8.39% 0 - 13,401 24.39% 4 - 14,407 26.22% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 54,949 17
Virginia e 158,050 59.52% 44 14 0 0.00% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 - 107,470 40.48% 5 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 265,520 49
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                           40
Guam                                                             9
Virgin Islands                                                             9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                           50
Am Somoa                                                             9
Hawaii                                                             20
Mississippi                                                             40
Missouri 3/17/2012                                                           52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                           23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                           69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                           46
DC 4/3/2012                                                           19
Maryland                                                             37
Wisconsin                                                             42
Texas                                                             155
                                                               
At large Del's       23       4       1       0       0     0     0         28
TOTALS   3,221,342 39.61% 431 14 1,820,751 22.39% 124 2 2,071,921 25.48% 183 7 921,744 11.33% 78 0 50,821 1.13% 2 24,067 0.53% 0 11,054 0.25% 0 10,228 0.23% 0 8,131,928 814
To Date % of Delegates Romney 53% Gingrich 15% Santorum 21% Paul 10% Huntsman <1% Perry 0% Bachman 0% Cain 0%

In my estimation, Super Tuesday though certainly not a "knock out" by any means, represented a moderatley strong showing and victory for Romney. He took six states and the lion's share of delegates and is on a path to outright win the nomination. Santorum had a decent night, but it had to be disappointing. If he had won Ohio and his margins had been better in Okalahoma and Tennessee, he would have had an outstanding night. Newt Gingrich has to be strongly disappointed. He won his home state by 20 ponits (but to be fair, Romney won his true home state by 60 points), but then Newt finished 3rd or fourth in all other contests and had a much smaller delegate count to show for it. For Paul, it has to be a huge disappointment. Though finishing second in a couple of races, his overall delegate count, even in the caucus states was meager at best. He was hoping to win North Dakota and gain more delegates overall, but none of that happened.

Romney will most probably at this point begin to pivot and focus more and more on going head to head with Obama and concentrating on finding a VP pick that will solidify as much of the party and base as he can for the general election.

Only by uniting, can Santorum and Gingrich now prevent Romney from having a real strong chance of winning the nomination outright. At this point I think the best they can hope for is a brokered convention...otherwise, mathematically, I believe Romney will ultimately eak out a win...probably at the 50-55% range of delegates needed. It seems at this point, for whatever reason, that Gingrich and Santorum are unwilling to unite, so they will continue to split the more conservative vote and allow Romney to win more contests and win a larger proportion of delegates in so doing. In the end, I will support any of the GOP candidates, whichever wins the nomination against the abject marxist ideolog, Obama, as any one of them will be far better than Barack Obama. Four more years of his horrific leadership and fundamental change could easily put this nation in a economic, debt, foreign policy, and energy hole we will have a very difficult and very painful time of digging our way out of...and at the cost of decades of heavy burden placed on our children and grandchildren.

If you have a mind, please ping others to this GOP Primary Tracker page.

America is at the crossroads of history and we must choose aright
(http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm)

Jeff Head
March 7, 2012

46 posted on 03/07/2012 12:15:15 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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Time for Santorum and Gingrich to maybe meet at a hotel business room somewhere, no reporters, one or two aides a piece perhaps for notetaking, and have a heart-to-heart "discussion" about the future of this and the party and truly knocking out Obama by first knocking out Mitt and the RINO elites. There is nothing illegal about this, nothing collusive in my book as far as I know, if the greater good is to somehow unite ASAP and figure out a way to stop Romney. It is too much in the heighth of politics to ask this though, and regardless whom you support, it generally is a world of big egos and lots of cash but lots of emotions. Maybe a "neutral", (truly neutral) bona fide national conservative figure can act as a neutral, go-between ombudsman to arbitrate this?

For pete's sake, the two of them are combined getting nearly 50% of the popular vote added together, and Romney barely gets past 39%.

The Democrats did this in 1972 and 1976 against George Wallace. Classic reverse case. A conservative, anti establishment candidate was racking up a terrible storm in state by state, taking on the moderate/liberal Dem. ESTABLISHMENT, so they got behind closed doors and they said "you take Wallace on this state and the rest of us will stay out", and "you take Wallace down in this state (i.e. Carter), and the rest stay out", etc. etc. It was called the ABW movement. Anybody but Wallace. And for all intents and purposes, it worked.

47 posted on 03/07/2012 6:33:05 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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The “ABW” strategy within the Democrat Party may well have been in 1976 rather than in 1972, I forget which, although I do know in 1972 he was stopped by an assailant in a shopping center. So I assume their anti-Wallace powows were in 76.


48 posted on 03/07/2012 6:39:17 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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Thanks for this summary and update Jeff. Interesting.


49 posted on 03/08/2012 9:03:16 AM PST by amom
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Good stuff, and exactly the type of thing I have been discussing on other threads about what Santorum and Gingrich must do if they have a chance of one or the other getting the nomination and stopping Romney.

Right now with the delegate count, Romney is playing a disciplined and smart campaign for himself, ammassing over 50% of the delegates with just 40% of the vote. the two of them together (Newt and Rick) could stop that if they come together and one of them steps back for the betterment of the country.

50 posted on 03/08/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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