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2012 Republican Delegate Count: Romney Steals a Delegate in Michigan

Chart from the 2012 Republican Delegate Count Graphs page. When a candidate gets down to 0%, they have cinched the nomination. If they get up past 100%, they have been mathematically eliminated. Note that these numbers include estimates of the eventual results of multi-stage caucus processes which will be refined as the later stages occur.

So, everybody expected that 2 of Michigan’s delegates would be allocated proportionately, which meant that unless it was a complete blowout, you’d get one delegate each for the top two candidates statewide. But the Michigan GOP gave both delegates to Romney when they released the official results. They say that the proportional thing was a misunderstanding due to an error in an earlier memo and it was always going to be that way. The Santorum camp is calling shenanigans. More on this here and here. In any case, the result for the day is that Romney gains a delegate and Santorum loses one. It is just one delegate though, so the overall picture remains essentially the same.

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