Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Keeping Track of the 2012 Republican Delegate Race

I whipped up a little tool to help us keep everything straight with the Republican nomination race. This spreadsheet of the Republican delegates will attempt to keep track of pledged and unpledged (or Super) delegates that have either endorsed or been awarded to candidates based on voting. You'll notice that I've gone ahead and 'awarded' Iowa delegates even though the actual delegates won't be known until June 16 as the Iowa State Convention wraps up.

This is going to be a lot of work to keep accurate, up-to-date, and clean, so please help me out. If you notice any inaccuracies, chances for an update, or if you have some questions about a judgment call, please let me know in the comments.
I focused on trying to keep a consistent description of how delegates will be split up, for instance, whether awarded proportionally across the At-Large (A-L) statewide level or within each Congressional District (CD). The contests are organized by scheduled date. Caucus events are listed separately to reflect when delegates are actually pledged to a candidate. After all, Santorum's supporters who were elected at the precinct caucuses could decide to back other candidates at the next level if he decides to drop out. The level of fluidity in the race means that even activists who have cast their lot with a campaign might become convinced that their vote could be more important tactically in support of another candidate.

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