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Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016
February 1 – June 7, 2016
Donald August 19 (cropped).jpg Ted Cruz by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg
Candidate Donald Trump Ted Cruz
Home state New York Texas
Contests won 28 11
Marco Rubio by Gage Skidmore2.jpg Governor John Kasich (cropped2).jpg
Candidate Marco Rubio John Kasich
Home state Florida Ohio
States carried 3 1
Results of the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016

First place (popular vote or delegate count)

     Donald Trump       Ted Cruz       Marco Rubio       John Kasich

This article will show the current results of the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016. The Republican Party presidential primary is a process of choosing delegates, or people that represent someone, to go to the 2016 Republican National Convention. People in each state will vote on who they think will be good for the presidency, and each candidate gets a certain amount of delegates based on the number of votes they receive.

The primaries began on 1 February 2016 in Iowa. As of May 4, 2016, Donald Trump became the unofficial nominee.

Main candidates

The following table shows all the candidates who have/had a major campaign.

Candidate Most recent position Announced Withdrew State
Jeb Bush Governor June 15, 2015 February 20, 2016 Florida
Ben Carson Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery May 4, 2015 March 4, 2016 Maryland
Chris Christie Governor June 30, 2015 February 10, 2016 New Jersey
Ted Cruz Senator March 23, 2015 May 3, 2016 Texas
Carly Fiorina Chief Executive Officer May 4, 2015 February 10, 2016 Virginia
Jim Gilmore Governor July 30, 2015 February 12, 2016 Virginia
Lindsey Graham Senator June 1, 2015 December 21, 2015 South Carolina
Mike Huckabee Governor May 5, 2015 February 1, 2016 Arkansas
Bobby Jindal Governor June 24, 2015 November 17, 2015 Louisiana
John Kasich Governor July 21, 2015 Ohio
George Pataki Governor May 28, 2015 December 29, 2015 New York
Rick Perry Governor June 4, 2015 September 11, 2015 Texas
Rand Paul Senator April 7, 2015 February 3, 2016 Kentucky
Marco Rubio Senator April 13, 2015 March 15, 2016 Florida
Rick Santorum Senator May 27, 2015 February 3, 2016 Pennsylvania
Donald Trump Chairman June 16, 2015 New York
Scott Walker Governor July 13, 2015 September 21, 2015 Wisconsin

Results

As of 21 March 2016

Top seven

Candidates Donald August 19 (cropped).jpg
Donald Trump
Ted Cruz by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg
Ted Cruz
Marco Rubio by Gage Skidmore2.jpg
Marco Rubio
Governor John Kasich (cropped2).jpg
John Kasich
Ben Carson by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Ben Carson
Governor of Florida Jeb Bush at Conservative Political Action Committee CPAC 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland by Michael Vadon 08.jpg
Jeb Bush
Carly Fiorina (16991338093) (cropped).jpg
Carly Fiorina
Total delegates 956 551 173 154 9 4 1
Popular votes 10,128,992 6,918,237 3,475,037 3,675,595 699,512 258,110 35,947
Results
Feb 1 Iowa 24% 28% 23% 2% 9% 3% 2%
Feb 9 New Hampshire 35% 12% 11% 16% 2% 11% 4%
Feb 20 South Carolina 33% 22% 22% 8% 7% 8%
Feb 23 Nevada 46% 21% 24% 4% 5%
March 1 Alabama 43% 21% 19% 4% 10%
Alaska 34% 36% 15% 4% 11%
Arkansas 33% 31% 25% 4% 6%
Georgia 39% 24% 24% 6% 6%
Massachusetts 50% 10% 18% 18% 3%
Minnesota 21% 29% 37% 6% 7%
Oklahoma 28% 34% 26% 4% 6%
Tennessee 39% 25% 21% 5% 8%
Texas 27% 44% 18% 4% 4%
Vermont 33% 10% 19% 30% 4%
Virginia 35% 17% 32% 9% 6%
March 5 Kansas 23% 48% 17% 11%
Kentucky 36% 32% 16% 14%
Louisiana 41% 38% 11% 6%
Maine 33% 46% 8% 12%
March 6 Puerto Rico 13% 9% 71% 1%
March 8 Hawaii 42% 33% 13% 11%
Idaho 28% 45% 16% 7%
Michigan 37% 25% 9% 24%
Mississippi 47% 36% 5% 9%
March 12 District of Colombia 14% 12% 37% 36%
Wyoming 7% 66% 20% 0%
March 15 Florida 46% 17% 27% 7%
Illinois 39% 30% 9% 20%
Missouri 41% 41% 6% 10%
North Carolina 40% 37% 8% 13%
North Marianas 73% 24% 1% 2%
Ohio 36% 13% 3% 47%
March 22 Arizona 47% 25% 10%
Utah 14% 69% 17%
April 1-3 North Dakota  ?% ?%  ?
April 5 Wisconsin 35% 48% 14%
April 7-9 Colorado  ? ?%  ?
April 14-16 Wyoming  ? ?%  ?
April 19 New York 60% 15% 25%
April 26 Connecticut 58% 12% 29%
Delaware 61% 16% 20%
Maryland 54% 19% 23%
Pennsylvania 57% 22% 19%
Rhode Island 64% 10% 24%
% of popular vote 40% 27% 15% 14% 3% 1% 0%

Legend:      1st place

  • Only states that voted with pledged delegates are shown. The states/territories that voted for unpledged delegates are North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming and Virgin Islands.

Statistics

Republican Party presidential primaries results by county, 2016
Results by county:     Donald Trump     Ted Cruz     Marco Rubio     John Kasich     Ben Carson

Early states

Iowa

Iowa Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
Results of the Iowa Republican caucus, 2016      Ted Cruz      Donald Trump      Marco Rubio      Tie

Date: 1 February 2016

Iowa Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Ted Cruz 51,666 27.6%
2 Donald Trump 45,429 24.3%
3 Marco Rubio 43,228 23.1%
4 Ben Carson 17,349 9.3%
5 Rand Paul 8,481 4.5%
6 Jeb Bush 5,238 2.8%
7 Carly Fiorina 3,485 1.9%
8 John Kasich 3,474 1.9%
9 Mike Huckabee 3,345 1.8%
10 Chris Christie 3,284 1.8%

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
Results of the New Hampshire Primary, 2016      Donald Trump

Date: 9 February 2016

New Hampshire Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 100,406 35.3%
2 John Kasich 44,909 15.8%
3 Ted Cruz 33,189 11.7%
4 Jeb Bush 31,310 11.0%
5 Marco Rubio 30,032 10.6%
6 Chris Christie 21,069 7.4%
7 Carly Fiorina 11,706 4.1%
8 Ben Carson 6,509 2.3%
9 Rand Paul 1,900 0.7%
10 Other Write-ins 1,775 0.6%

South Carolina

South Carolina Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary Election Results by County, 2016.      Donald Trump      Marco Rubio

Date: 20 February 2016

South Carolina Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 239,851 32.5%
2 Marco Rubio 165,883 22.5%
3 Ted Cruz 164,791 22.3%
4 Jeb Bush 31,310 7.8%
5 John Kasich 56,207 7.6%
6 Ben Carson 53,327 7.2%
7 All other candidates dropped out
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Nevada

Nevada Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
Nevada Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016.      Donald Trump      Ted Cruz

Date: 23 February 2016

Nevada Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 34,531 45.9%
2 Marco Rubio 17,940 23.9%
3 Ted Cruz 16,079 21.4%
4 Ben Carson 3,619 4.8%
5 John Kasich 2,709 3.6%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday will take place on March 1, 2016. 14 states will participate: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.

Alabama

Alabama Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Alabama Republican presidential primaries, 2016      Donald Trump
Alabama Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 371,736 43.4%
2 Ted Cruz 180,606 21.1%
3 Marco Rubio 159,805 18.7%
4 Ben Carson 87,515 10.2%
5 John Kasich 37,970 4.4%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Alaska

Alaska Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by State House District, 2016
County results of the Alaska Republican presidential primaries, 2016      Donald Trump      Ted Cruz      Ben Carson
Alaska Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Ted Cruz 7,971 36.3%
2 Donald Trump 7,347 33.5%
3 Marco Rubio 3,321 15.1%
4 Ben Carson 2,399 10.9%
5 John Kasich 892 4.1%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Arkansas

Arkansas Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Arkansas Republican presidential caucuses, 2016.      Ted Cruz      Donald Trump      Marco Rubio
Arkansas Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 133,145 32.8%
2 Ted Cruz 123,871 30.5%
3 Marco Rubio 101,238 24.9%
4 Ben Carson 23,171 5.7%
5 John Kasich 15,098 3.7%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Georgia

Georgia Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Georgia Republican presidential primaries, 2016      Donald Trump      Marco Rubio
Georgia Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 501,708 38.8%
2 Marco Rubio 315,982 24.4%
3 Ted Cruz 305,107 23.6%
4 Ben Carson 80,501 6.2%
5 John Kasich 72,303 5.6%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Massachusetts

Massachusetts Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Massachusetts Republican presidential primaries, 2016      Donald Trump
Massachusetts Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 311,314 49.3%
2 John Kasich 113,783 18.0%
3 Marco Rubio 112,825 17.6%
4 Ted Cruz 60,471 9.6%
5 Ben Carson 16,275 2.6%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Minnesota

Minnesota Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Minnesota Republican presidential primaries, 2016      Marco Rubio      Ted Cruz
Minnesota Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Marco Rubio 41,129 36.5%
2 Ted Cruz 32,682 29.0%
3 Donald Trump 24,019 21.3%
4 Ben Carson 8,231 7.3%
5 John Kasich 6,488 5.8%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Oklahoma Republican presidential caucuses, 2016.      Ted Cruz      Donald Trump      Marco Rubio
Oklahoma Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Ted Cruz 157,939 34.4%
2 Donald Trump 130,142 28.3%
3 Marco Rubio 119,565 26.0%
4 Ben Carson 28,570 6.2%
5 John Kasich 16,515 3.6%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Tennessee

Tennessee Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Tennessee Republican presidential primaries, 2016      Donald Trump      Marco Rubio
Tennessee Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 332,703 38.9%
2 Ted Cruz 211,157 24.7%
3 Marco Rubio 180,992 21.2%
4 Ben Carson 64,844 7.6%
5 John Kasich 45,243 5.3%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Texas

Texas Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Texas Republican presidential caucuses, 2016.      Ted Cruz      Donald Trump
Texas Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Ted Cruz 1,239,393 43.8%
2 Donald Trump 757,628 26.8%
3 Marco Rubio 502,227 17.7%
4 John Kasich 120,257 4.3%
5 Ben Carson 117,780 4.2%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Vermont

Vermont Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Vermont Republican presidential primaries, 2016.      Donald Trump      John Kasich
Vermont Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 19,969 32.7%
2 John Kasich 18,543 30.4%
3 Marco Rubio 11,781 19.3%
4 Ted Cruz 5,927 9.7%
5 Ben Carson 2,542 4.2%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Virginia

Virginia Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Virginia Republican presidential caucuses, 2016.      Donald Trump      Marco Rubio
Virginia Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 355,961 34.7%
2 Marco Rubio 327,045 31.9%
3 Ted Cruz 173,191 16.9%
4 John Kasich 96,519 9.4%
5 Ben Carson 60,091 5.9%
6 All other candidates dropped out
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Early-March states

Kansas

Kansas Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Ted Cruz 35,207 48.2%
2 Donald Trump 17,062 23.3%
3 Marco Rubio 12,189 16.7%
4 John Kasich 7,795 10.7%
5 All other candidates dropped out
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Kentucky

Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Kentucky Republican presidential caucuses, 2016      Ted Cruz      Donald Trump
Kentucky Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 82,494 35.9%
2 Ted Cruz 72,501 31.6%
3 Marco Rubio 37,582 16.4%
4 John Kasich 33,129 14.4%
5 All other candidates dropped out
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Louisiana

Louisiana Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Louisiana Republican presidential caucuses, 2016      Ted Cruz      Donald Trump
Louisiana Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Donald Trump 124,819 41.4%
2 Ted Cruz 113,947 37.8%
3 Marco Rubio 33,807 11.2%
4 John Kasich 19,350 6.4%
5 All other candidates dropped out
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Maine

Maine Republican Presidential Caucuses Election Results by County, 2016
County results of the Maine Republican presidential primaries, 2016      Ted Cruz
Maine Top 10
Place Candidate Popular vote Percentage
1 Ted Cruz 8,550 45.9%
2 Donald Trump 6,070 32.6%
3 John Kasich 2,270 12.2%
4 Marco Rubio 1,492 8.0%
5 All other candidates dropped out
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