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Understanding the delegate count in Iowa, many don't understand or are confused : Read this

There are a total of 25 NATIONAL delegates that goto the convention to nominate the republican to be on the ballot to represent the republican party for the general election.

Delegates in IA are not bound by anything like in other states, they are free to vote for who they wish hence being called ( soft delegates )

IA doesn't have any super delegates because they are bound by nothing, the only reason that states have a few super delegates is to avoid violating the unit rule in the RNC call which states that no state will enforce the unit rule meaning ( no state can force all the delegates to vote a certian way )even in a winner take all state.




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Shouldn't this be a sticky? I

Shouldn't this be a sticky? I see lots of people asking questions about delegates in IA, it would serve DP well if this info was readily available.

I will cover NH later tonight, but I am focused on the vote at the moment.

Why

is CNN reporting that Mittens has 18?

I thought the Iowa delegates were split proportionally according to popular vote. (even if they are unbound)

Last I had read, they got 6 each, Ging got 2, Perry 1, and so on.
(or something like that)

Unbound delegates are not

Unbound delegates are not required to vote for any candidate regardless even if they win 100% of the vote. They are free to vote for whoever they wish.

you can't trust what any of the media says usually because they state Romney got 18 just to make him look better, it's propaganda, in IA it is up to the candidates to make sure their supporters become delegates for them, otherwise they could get no delegate votes come the convention.