2008 ResultsThe contest in Michigan was only on the Republican side because the Democratic National Party nullified all Michigan delegates due to early primary scheduling. The GOP cut the number of delegates in half.
- Romney - 38.90% vote, 20 delegates
- McCain - 29.66% vote, 7 delegates
- Huckabee - 16.08% vote, 3 delegates
- Paul - 6.27% vote
- Giuliani - 2.84% vote
What Is A Primary?A nominating primary election allows voters to select candidates for a subsequent election. "Primaries" are common in the United States and are conducted by the government on behalf of the Democratic and Republican political parties. Voters can vote in only one primary; they must declare a party affiliation. However, there are no monetary dues to pay to join and the voter can switch parties in the next primary if she so desires.
Minor parties in the United States select nominees in a less formalized and public manner.
Who Participates? And How?Any registered voter can participate in the Michigan primary, but she can vote in only one primary race, either the Republican or Democratic race.
How Do Democrats Select Delegates?
How Do Republicans Select Delebates?
How Did Michigan Vote In Past Elections?
- 2004 : Bush (R) 47.81% ; Kerry (D) 51.23%
- 2000 : Bush (R) 46.14% ; Gore (D) 51.28%
- 1996 : Clinton (D) 51.69% ; Dole (R) 38.48%
- 1992 : Bush (R) 36.38% ; Clinton (D) 43.77%
- 1988 : Bush (R) 53.57% ; Dukakis (D) 45.67%
- 1984 : Reagan (R) 59.23% ; Mondale (D) 40.24%
- 1980 : Reagan (R) 48.99% ; Carter (D) 42.50%
- 1976 : Carter (D) 46.44% ; Ford (R) 51.83