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2012 Presidential Election:
Primaries and Caucuses

Current delegate counts:

Republicans
Romney
407
Santorum
169
Gingrich
102
Paul
41

* Source: WSJ.com

Date
State
Top Three
Republicans
January 3 Iowa Romney
Santorum
Paul
January 10 New Hampshire Romney
Paul
Huntsman
January 21 South Carolina Gingrich
Romney
Santorum
January 31 Florida Romney
Gingrich
Santorum
February 4 Maine Romney
Paul
Santorum
Nevada Romney
Gingrich
Paul
February 7 Colorado Santorum
Romney
Gingrich
Minnesota Santorum
Paul
Romney
February 28 Arizona Romney
Santorum
Gingrich
Michigan Romney
Santorum
Paul
March 3 Washington Romney
Paul
Santorum
March 6 Alaska Romney
Santorum
Paul
Georgia Gingrich
Romney
Santorum
Idaho Romney
Paul
Santorum
Massachusetts Romney
Santorum
Paul
North Dakota Santorum
Paul
Romney
Ohio Romney
Santorum
Gingrich
Oklahoma Santorum
Romney
Gingrich
Tennessee Santorum
Romney
Gingrich
Vermont Romney
Santorum
Paul
Virginia Romney
Paul
Wyoming Romney
Santorum
Gingrich
March 10 Kansas
March 13 Alabama
Hawaii
March 17 Missouri
March 18 Puerto Rico
March 20 Illinois
March 24 Louisiana
April 3 Maryland
Texas
Wisconsin
Washington, D.C.
April 5 Mississippi
April 24 Connecticut
Delaware
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
May 8 Indiana
North Carolina
West Virginia
May 15 Nebraska
Oregon
May 22 Arkansas
Kentucky
June 5 California
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
South Dakota
June 26 Utah

The candidates who get the most votes in each primary or caucus get the most delegates to the national convention. The candidate who has the most delegates at the national convention is the party's nominee for president in the general election.

Certain members of each of the two major political parties can be designed as pledged delegates, meaning that they can declare themselves to favor one candidate before the primaries and caucuses even start.


 
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