Posted: 9:44 am Sunday, March 13th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
From Columbus, Ohio –
Overshadowed by the campaign work going on for Tuesday’s primaries in five states, Republicans selected more delegates for their national convention on Saturday, and the winner was not Donald Trump, as he picked up only a single delegate from Wyoming, Washington, D.C., and Guam.
Instead, the overall victor was Marco Rubio, who added 11 delegates, followed by Ted Cruz at 10, and John Kasich at 9. There were also 9 delegates left uncommitted.
March 12th delegates (Guam; D.C.; Wyoming's county conventions):
uncommitted 9 pic.twitter.com/TovuJGYSWq
— Taniel (@Taniel) March 13, 2016
As the numbers show, Rubio won Washington, D.C., while Cruz won in Wyoming and Guam – though in Guam, most of the delegates remained uncommitted.
So DC hates Trump but despises Cruz the most. Both miss the 15% delegate threshold. And DC is Rubio's second #Rule40 contest.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) March 13, 2016
The single delegate day for Trump – he won just 1 of 40 – means that he has now received about 42 percent of the GOP delegates so far.
That certainly could go up on Tuesday with the following five states:
Florida – 99 delegates – Winner-take-all
North Carolina – 72 delegates – Proportional
Illinois – 69 delegates – Overall winner takes 15 delegates, others handed out by individual delegate elections in 18 Congressional districts.
Ohio – 66 delegates – Winner-take-all
Missouri – 52 delegates – Overall winner gets 12 statewide delegates, the rest handed out to winner in each of 8 Congressional districts.
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.