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John McCainArizonaRepublican 147,733 33.15%18 75.0%
Mike HuckabeeArkansasRepublican 132,990 29.84%6 25.0%
Fred ThompsonTennesseeRepublican 69,681 15.63%0 0.0%
Mitt RomneyMassachusettsRepublican 68,177 15.30%0 0.0%
Ron PaulTexasRepublican 16,155 3.62%0 0.0%
Rudolph W. GiulianiNew YorkRepublican 9,575 2.15%0 0.0%
YOther (+) - Republican 1,366 0.31%00%
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Election Information:
Contest Type: State-run Primary
Election Date:2008-01-19
Eligible Participants: Open (all voters)
Delegates Awarded in this Contest: 24
Delegates Total: 24
Delegate Allocation Method: Winner-take-all by district and statewide
  • 12 at-large delegates: the candidate receiving the highest number of votes statewide is awarded 12 delegates.
  • 12 district delegates (2 for each of the 6 congressional districts) The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in each congressional district is awarded two delegates.
  • The Republican National Committed has indicated that South Carolina is sanctioned for holding their primary prior to February 5, 2008. This results in a loss of half the original 47 delegates.
Demographic Data

2010 Population:4,625,364Enum.2010 Population Density:59.3persons/km2
2008 Population:4,528,996Est.2008 Population Density:58.1persons/km2
2000 Population:4,012,012Enum.2000 Population Density:51.4persons/km2
Total Delegates:24Delegates Density:188,708persons/Del
Land Area (2000):77,983km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.4%

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  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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