Here's an idea suggested by Devilman88 regarding possible bonuses in the next round of primaries after each set of results is released.
I think it might be a good idea to give bonus to candidates who placed in the top four in a primary. For example:
Let take the Iowa Results:
Hudson came in first so she would get a 100% bonus toward NH
Cooper can in second so he would get a 75% bonus toward NH
Vasquez came in third so he would get a 50% bonus toward NH
Spencer came in fourth so he would get a 25% bonus toward NH
I would probably make a few changes, however. How about each candidate receives a percentage bonus equal to the vote share they won in the previous primary? This way, it would take into account large margins of victory, or relatively small victories like we just saw in Iowa.
Also, I would make it so that the momentum bonuses are only valid for the next stage only. So the bonuses from the Iowa results would only be valid for New Hampshire, and New Hampshire's momentum bonuses would only be valid for Nevada, etc.
And lastly, the results of multi-state primaries would be averaged out for the next stage, as if it had only been one single state.
So, your thoughts?