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No, the Republican Party's does not give elected officials and party leaders an automatic vote in the presidential primary process; however, politicians and party leaders can be elected to be delegates(pledged or otherwise).

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Where can you find a list of the number of delegates each state has in the presidential primaries?

State delegates are three per congressional district. This does not include so-called "super delegates"


How many votes does a super delegate have?

Only one...they are only called super delegates because they are famous (actors, politicians etc.)...the fact that they are called "Super Delegates" in no way denotes that they are more intelligent, qualified or otherwise significant.


What is the history of super delegates?

http://www.b12partners.net/mt/archives/2008/02/brief-history-of-super-delegates.html


What is Super Tuseday?

In the United States, Super Tuesday, in general, refers to the Tuesday in February or March of a presidential election year when the greatest number of states hold primary elections to select delegates to national conventions at which each party's presidential candidates are officially nominated. More delegates can be won on Super Tuesday than on any other single day of the primary calendar, and, accordingly, candidates seeking the presidency traditionally must do well on this day to secure their party's nomination. In 2008, Super Tuesday was February 5; 24 states held primaries or caucuses on this date, with 52% of all pledged Democratic Party delegates and 41% of the total Republican Party delegates at stake.[1] The 2012 Super Tuesday will be March 6, 2012.[2]Since Super Tuesday primaries are held in a large number of states from geographically and socially diverse regions of the country, Super Tuesday typically represents a presidential candidate's first test of national electability. Convincing wins in Super Tuesday primaries have usually propelled candidates to their party's nomination. The particular states holding primaries on Super Tuesday have varied from year to year.


How many delegates does a Republican need to win the nomination?

A Candidate needs to have a majority of the delegates to win. The race is over if any one candiate gets 1245 delegates, for that means they have slightly over 50% of the delegates and therefor a guarenteed majority.Here is a bunch of info from www.republicansource.comTotal Number of Delegates: 2488The allocation of delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention, which will be held September 1-4, 2008 in a city to be announced in early 2007, is determined as follows:BASE DELEGATES Each state selects six at-large delegates. American Samoa, Virgin Islands & Guam have four at-large delegates each; Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have fourteen at-large delegates.DISTRICT DELEGATES Each state also selects three delegates for each member it has in the U.S. House of RepresentativesBONUS DELEGATES Each state can earn additional delegates by meeting one or more of the following requirements: the state cast a majority of its votes for the Republican presidential candidate in the previous presidential election, the state elected Republicans to the U.S. House or Senate, selected a Republican Governor or state legislative majorities, and / or the state holds its presidential primary election after March 15th (this is to discourage states from holding early primaries).Bonus delegates are awarded based on the number of party members elected as Presidential Electors (2004), Governors (2004-2007), House members (2004-2007), Senators (2002-2007), and state legislatures (2004-2007).Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2007. Republican unpledged delegate counts are determined by state (or equivalent) party rules and assume that the policies of 2004 will apply in 2008.When an individual formally releases delegates already pledged to him or her - a withdrawing candidate must specifically free his/her own delegates to vote for whomever they might choose during the Convention - it is not a requirement for those delegates to vote for another candidate who is endorsed by the withdrawing candidate.However, history has demonstrated that most, if not all, delegates pledged to a candidate who has released them will follow that candidate's lead and vote for the candidate he/she has endorsed. Nevertheless, a withdrawing candidate may not release delegates pledged to him/her so long as the presidential nomination is still undetermined (after all, these delegates can be a valuable bargaining chip for future considerations). Even where a nomination is already determined, a presidential candidate who represents the Party fringe might hold onto his delegates as long as possible in order to get concession.Please refer to the related link for more information.

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How many delegates will each state contribute on super Tuesday?

I believe around 2,105 delegates are at stake in total.


Why do Democrats and Republicans need a different number of delegates to win the nomination?

Because they have established different rules within their party. Democrats need 2382 delegates while Republicans need 1236 delegates.


How many super delegates does Wisconsin have?

74 delegates plus 18 super delegates democratic. 40 delegates republican


How many delegates to the conventions does Texas have?

Texas has a total of 228 democratic delegates, 126 delegates will be chosen proportionately according to the primary vote, 67 delegates will be chosen by the caucus process, and 35 delegates will be "Super Delegates". The caucus process begins at the precinct conventions and is completed at the Texas Democratic State Convention. So if you live in Texas you must go to the primary and caucus.


What is the major difference between how the Democrats and the Republicans select their delegates to the national convention?

OBAMA =)


How many electoral college delegates are there for Oregon?

The answer is 65. They have 52 regular delegates and 13 super delegates.


What are superdelagates?

At the time of the DNC Convention, each candidate will have had the opportunity to win as many delegates as are practical. All committed delegates are supposedly required to vote for their candidate on the first ballot. If there is no victor, they move to a second ballot. Everybody is allowed to switch. At the time of the voting, the super delegates come into play. They are the party loyalists who are selected by the politically powerful within the Democrat Party. For example, every Democrat in each house is a super delegate. The votes of the committed delegates are clear, prior to the voting. In the Democrat Party, the committed delegates can change their mind prior to the first ballot. The super delegates have votes that are not tied to the elected delegates. The super delegates are required to vote as they are told or face party discipline. These super delegates have votes that are above and beyond the numbers tallied by the contestants. That is, they are 'ADDED TO the totals already there.' It is because of these super delegates one can surmise the standard bearer will be the distaff candidate. Source: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080303102945AA1a828


Where can you find a list of the number of delegates each state has in the presidential primaries?

State delegates are three per congressional district. This does not include so-called "super delegates"


What was the DNC ruling in Florida?

The most notable DNC ruling in Florida history has concerned delegates. The DNC ruled they will pledge 185 delegates and 26 super delegates.


What policy of John Quincy Adams offended many Republicans?

One policy that offended many Republicans was JQAdams' decision to send delegates to the Pan-American Conference. Haiti, a free Black country, was represented at the conference. This was the reason for the Republicans' outcry.


In the primaries why do the democrats need more delegates than the republicans?

Because the rich talk the poor into voting for republicans, when really there just fraud's, making the democrats scapegoats, and they are actually very convincing.


How many votes does a super delegate have?

Only one...they are only called super delegates because they are famous (actors, politicians etc.)...the fact that they are called "Super Delegates" in no way denotes that they are more intelligent, qualified or otherwise significant.