Delegates After First Ballot

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  1. saturneptune

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    If Romney fails to win a majority of delegates after the first ballot, are his pledged delegates obligated to vote for him a second or third round?
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    Usually the delegates are free to choose after the first ballot. But I would be surprised if Romney doesn't win big on the 1st ballot. The Republicans are hoping to present a solid front in order to beat President Obama so they will select a person on the first ballot.
     
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    It depends upon the States rules who they are representing. Here in Texas, we just changed it where the delegates are free to choose after the first ballot. However, up until this year, our delegates were bound until the THIRD ballot.

    Most Caucas states, the delegates are not bound at all. They can vote for whomever they choose, right out of the box. In fact some states that have bound delegates, still have a certain number of unbound delegates that are free to choose whomever they wish on the first ballot.

    More than 1/4 of the total delegates, about 550, are actually free to vote for whomever they wish on the FIRST ballot...
     
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    That is a hopeful sign. A feeling of general unease about Mitt Romney could easily sweep the convention.
     

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