Wednesday, March 7, 2012
G.V. First ever Caucus!
In the news~
In an unprecedented showing of over 44,000 Idaho Republicans participating in the Gem State's first-ever GOP Presidential Caucuses, Mitt Romney walked away with all of the state's 32 delegates.
Though both Rick Santorum and Ron Paul picked up a few wins [Paul won Bonner, Boundary, Camas, Idaho, Latah and Nez Perce counties while Santorum won Benewah, Clearwater, Kootenai, Lewis, Owyhee, Shoshone and Washington counties], Article VI, Section 5 of the Rules of the Idaho Republican Party have awarded all of the state's 32 delegates to Romney, because he won over 50 percent of the total counties' proportion of delegates.
In Ada County, where more than 9,000 packed into Boise State's Taco Bell Arena (the largest caucus turnout in the nation thus far in 2012), Romney won with 4,223 votes, trailed by Santorum with 1,866, Paul with 1,766 and Newt Gingrich with 307.
In Canyon County, where more than 4,500 participated at the Idaho Center, two rounds of voting were necessary before Romney won with 51.8 percent of the vote, followed by Santorum's 32,6 percent and Paul's 15.5 percent.