HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA – Ron Paul has won 5 delegates and at least 10, possibly 12, alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa on August 27. These “district” candidates were directly elected in yesterday’s primary per the tabulated official election returns with 99% reporting.
The delegates are Tom Boggia (CD-1), Tom Martin (CD-5), Thomas Brown (CD-5), Anthony Antonello (CD-17), and Brian Dougherty (CD-18). The definite alternate delegates are Seth Shoemaker (CD-4), Chad Nagle (CD-4), Dave Talley (CD-4), Mark Brady (CD-5), Nancy Price (CD-10), Holly Anderson (CD-11), James Sheets (CD-14), Andy Maul (CD-14), Chris Donatelli (CD-15), and Ben Bradley (CD-16). Greg Sheeler (CD-17) may have won an alternate delegate spot since two of the winners already won delegate spots. Tony Destro (CD-14) was listed by the Paul campaign as a write-in candidate and likely won the third uncontested alternate delegate spot for CD-4. The state board of elections has not yet announced the delegate results, the results are below and the work I did to calculate each congressional district is in this rough Excel file for any wishing to download and doublecheck my work.
Ron Paul finished a distant second to Mitt Romney in last night’s primary election in Pennsylvania. Ron Paul had 13% of the popular vote while Romney took 58%. Even Rick Santorum had more popular votes than Paul. However, in Pennsylvania the presidential popular vote is just a beauty contest – it means NOTHING in terms of which candidate the delegates will support at the Republican National Convention.