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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Updated Primary Standings, 4/4

Here are the latest Republican Primary standings, now factoring in Mitt Romney's sweep last night, though all of the evening's delegates are not yet allocated. I'll update these standings as those websites update theirs.

As you probably know, none of the results last night were a surprise to this blog, with the predicted percentages remarkably close.

Nominating rules for GOP Primary
Total Delegates: 2,286 (Pledged: 1,871; Unpledged: 415)
Number needed to earn nomination: 1,144 (50% + 1)

Republican Delegate Estimates (as of April 4)
CNN Standings
1. Romney--659
2. Santorum-275
3. Gingrich--140
4. Paul--71

Delegates projected: 1145
Remaining delegates: 1141
Remaining delegates Romney needs for nomination: 485
Percentage of remaining delegates Romney needs: 42.5

Real Clear Politics Standings
1. Romney--655
2. Santorum--272
3. Gingrich--134
4. Paul--67

Delegates projected: 1128
Remaining delegates: 1158
Remaining delegates Romney needs for nomination: 492
Percentage of remaining delegates Romney needs: 42.5

Official (or "hard count")**
1. Romney--536
2. Santorum--202
3. Gingrich--132
4. Paul--26

Hard delegates allocated: 896
Remaining delegates: 1390
Remaining delegates Romney needs for nomination: 608
Percentage of remaining delegates Romney needs: 43.6

** From TheGreenPapers.com.  It counts only pledged, bound delegates; does not count RNC members, superdelegates, or unbound delegates from caucuses like Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Maine, and Washington.

When will Romney reach 1,144?:  Read this.

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