If 100% of the delegates show in Tampa, how many is that?Submitted by DynoMutt on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 18:44
Ok, On the surface I know the answer seems simple 2286 and to win the nomination you need 1144. Ok, so these are the numbers that we all know. However, it occurred to me today that there are, I believe, several states like my own (AZ) which were penalized and half of their delegates were lost before the caucuses even started.
So, with that in mind, if every delegate showed in Tampa how many would that be?? I'm just thinking if Romney has to get 50% of the room on the 1st ballot then that's allot easier to get than say 60% of the room.
Also, do the rules state that the winner has to get 50% + 1 or a hard 1144?
Thanks in Advance