Iowa and New Hamphshire are both proportionally allocated delegates. Iowa finally selects its national convention delegates at a State Convention Saturday June 16, 2012. Given the vote count with Romney winning by 8 votes the Iowa delegate break down looks somewhat as follows:
Romney 6 delegates Santorum 6 delegates Paul 6 delegates Gingrich 4 delegates Perry 3 delegates Bachmann 0 delegates Huntsman 0 delegates ====================== Pledged 25 delegates Unpledged 3 delegates ======================= Total 28 Iowa National Convention delegates
Just FYI, Iowa delegates will not be chosen until June. This straw vote does not bind anyone to anything.
I got a feeling around convention time we’ll all be saying “Plus don’t forget those 8 votes Santorum got back in Iowa.”