Updating the calendars on the website and facebook page, I was wondering how exactly North Carolina was going to fare against the other states in the upcoming primary season. I know they have changed the rules and have said it changes NC’s relevancy but I didnt believe the impact until I put numbers on paper.
Starting on March 15th, the date of NC primary, delegate disbursement switches back to winner take all. NC’s 72 delegates could potentially solidify this years GOP Presidential nominee.
A candidate needs 1,144 delegates to win. Listed are the states broken down by dates. The number after the state is delegate count for that state. The numbers in parenthesis is the total daily count of delegates handed out that day followed by the total cumulative delegate distribution at that point in time.
Going into March 15th, 1,098 delegates will have been distributed. Most done on a proportional basis so there may not be a clear cut winner. That is only 46 delegates shy of the required amount to win the nomination so you can see how valuable NC’s 72 delegates actually will be to this election cycle.
New Hampshire 23
South Carolina 50
PROPORTIONAL VOTING BEGINS
Puerto Rico 23
Washington DC 19
WINNER TAKE ALL VOTING BEGINS – 1,144 Delegates needed to win nomination.
NORTH CAROLINA 72
North Marianas Islands 9