Iowa GOP allocates delegates for 2024 presidential nomination 1
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Volunteers counted secret ballots collected from participants at a Des Moines precinct location for the 2024 Iowa Republican caucuses on Jan. 15, 2024. (Photo by Robin Opsahl/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

The Iowa Republican Party on Wednesday released the official allocation numbers of delegates for the party’s presidential nomination at the 2024 Republican National Convention.

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Based on the Iowa GOP caucus results,

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20 of the 40 Iowa delegates have been allocated to former President Donald Trump, who won the caucuses with 51%. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who exited the race and endorsed Trump Sunday, earned nine delegates, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who dropped out caucus night, received three Iowa delegates.

Iowa GOP bylaws require that delegates remain bound to a candidate for the first nominating ballot, even if the candidate drops out before the convention. After the first ballot, delegates can switch their support to another candidate. There is another exception to the rule — if only one candidate is up for nomination at the Republican National Convention, all Iowa delegates must support that candidate.

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The most prominent remaining contender for the Republican presidential nomination, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, was allocated eight delegates in Iowa. She won 19.1% in the Iowa caucuses, coming in third behind DeSantis at 21.3%. No other GOP candidates received Iowa delegates.

Trump also won the first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday. Trump won 12 delegates with 54.3% of the vote in New Hampshire, according to Associated Press results, while Haley earned 43.3% of the vote and was allocated nine delegates. With 95% of primary votes reported, there was still one New Hampshire delegate unassigned as of Wednesday.

To become the Republican presidential nominee, a candidate must have the support of at least 1,215 delegates by the Republican National Convention. The 2024 convention is scheduled for July 15-18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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