Trump Wins The Final Delegates From New Hampshire

Jamiesfeast – Former President Donald Trump secures final delegate from New Hampshire, solidifying a 13-9 delegate lead over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Granite State.

The final delegate was allocated by The Associated Press based on the latest vote results from the Jan. 23 primary, following the state’s unique rules for assigning Republican delegates.

In contrast to the Democratic presidential primaries, the allocation of Republican delegates is not a standardized process across all states. Each state has its own set of rules. In the state of New Hampshire, for instance, a total of 22 Republican delegates are up for grabs, and they are awarded to candidates based on the proportion of votes they receive in the statewide primary. To illustrate, if a candidate secures 50% of the primary vote, they will be entitled to 50% of the delegates, which in this case would be 11 delegates. Furthermore, it is important to note that a candidate must achieve a minimum of 10% of the primary vote to qualify for any delegates.

In the New Hampshire primary, only two candidates managed to secure more than 10% of the vote. Donald Trump emerged as the frontrunner with a little over 54%, while Haley garnered just over 43%. Typically, the delegate allocation process involves multiplying these percentages by the total number of delegates available, accounting for decimals. However, in New Hampshire, the initial step is to round the vote percentages to the nearest whole number. Consequently, Trump’s percentage is rounded to 54%, while Haley’s stands at 43%. These whole percentages are then multiplied by the total number of Republican delegates at stake in New Hampshire, which amounts to 22.

After the calculations, Trump ends up with approximately 12 delegates, while Haley receives around 9 delegates.

In New Hampshire, Donald Trump emerges as the top vote-getter, securing 21 out of the state’s 22 delegates. This is commonly known as a “winner’s bonus,” where any unallocated delegates are awarded to the candidate who achieves the highest number of votes.

The allocation of delegates in New Hampshire has been determined according to the rules, resulting in a final tally of 13 delegates for Trump and 9 delegates for Haley.

To secure the Republican presidential nomination, a candidate must garner a majority of delegate votes, totaling 1,215, at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee this summer. At present, Trump is ahead of Haley in the overall delegate count, with a score of 33 to 17 after the Iowa and New Hampshire contests.

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