January 15th, 2008
10:39 PM ET
15 years ago

CNN estimates Romney wins 12 delegates

According to the latest CNN estimate:

Romney will win at least 12 Michigan GOP delegates tonight

McCain will win at least 9 Michigan GOP delegates tonight

9 of 30 Michigan GOP delegates remain to be allocated

Filed under: Michigan
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Todd Jenson

    Give me a break, CNN is so anti-Romney it's embarrassing. Romney wins in Michigan, and all CNN can say is: 'Democrats choose McCain over Romney.' Also, over the past few weeks, CNN has consistently used old, inaccurate polling information to show McCain was ahead of Romney. CNN also referred to Romney as a 'two-time loser' when he is the frontrunner with the most RNC delegate votes. CNN needs to choose whether it wants to lose its credibility or its anti-Romney prejudice.

    January 15, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  2. Sal

    Romney deserve the win. Afterall i see him as the most qualified republican candidate. Not only is he young and vibrant but he seem like a man who can better serve this country. Of course i wont forget the fact that Obama is the best man for the job. I think it will be fun watching Romney/Obama 08.

    January 15, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  3. Kell Kwik

    Why did Huckabee not win (or be allocated) delegates? Did he not win 16% of the votes?

    January 15, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  4. Kell Kwik

    Why did Gov. Huckabee not win (or be allocated) delegates? Did he not win 16% of the Republican votes in Michigan?

    January 15, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  5. Andrew Martinez (R-MI)

    Governor Huckabee won no delegates because the MIGOP delegates will be awarded "Winner-take-all by congressional district".

    Meaning... If Governor Romney beats Senator McCain by one vote in a district he takes all 3 (or if the GOP cutting in half stands, 1.5) delegates for the district.

    Then there should be another 15 delegates awarded to the winner of the state at large, again that is winner take all. (because the GOP cut delegates in half that makes that 7.5 delegates.)

    I have no Idea how they are going workout half a delegate, yet, MI should have 60 but we will only have 30.

    January 16, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  6. sluggo

    It will be hard for the CNN moderator to censor this news.

    January 16, 2008 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  7. Looking for an answer...

    Would someone be kind enough to explain to me how GOP delegates are allocated? And who eventually receives unallocated delegates? Thank you.

    January 16, 2008 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  8. robert, pasadena, ca

    Go Mitt!! By the time you get to sunny California the nomination should be well in hand. Congratulations!

    January 16, 2008 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  9. Tom

    I find it somewhat surprising that Mitt Romney had to battle for Michigan, seeing as he was born there. Your right sal he does deserve the win. but the candidates for either party will be chosen on super tuesday, most of these early primaries dont give out large amounts of delegates, and most of the larger states have more than 3 times as many delegates than michigan.

    January 16, 2008 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  10. Alex

    So why isn't the other 9 being allocated? CNN said they were ALL tied to tonight.

    January 16, 2008 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  11. SilverTLC

    Good job Mitt!! Keep working hard! Too bad the state normally would have given him double the delegates. Mitt and Michigan really deserve full credit for their votes. I can understand why many states feel it is unfair to come so late in the election process year after year and feel ignored! There ought to be a schedule rotation of some kind every 4 years.

    Praying for you Mitt!

    January 16, 2008 02:48 am at 2:48 am |
  12. john

    Romney is the frontrunner, having the most delegates and won in
    Michigan and Wyoming. I sense he will also be the one to beat in
    Nevada. Go Mitt!!!

    January 16, 2008 03:20 am at 3:20 am |
  13. Jason

    Well, the win last night will certainly keep him in the top three in South Carolina now.

    I think it spells doom for Fred Thompson, with another lackluster performance last night, with 2.8% of the vote. With Giuliani putting all of his eggs in one basket in Florida, and failing everywhere else, I think things will now come down to McCain/Huckabee/Romney with Paul being a thorn in everyone's side the whole time.

    January 16, 2008 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  14. Romney Economy

    Its Romney Economy

    McCain Pain More War

    I need a job not a war.

    I watch the democrats for laughs Bam Bam and Hillarious, I hope they campaign at circus circus thats where those two belong. .

    January 16, 2008 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  15. Wayne, Greenville TX

    I'm looking for each of these GOP candidates to show their true colors as the unqualified buffoons they are. This will be happening in the next few weeks as their race remains close and gets even nastier than it is today.

    None of these clowns should ever be anywhere NEAR the White House, except as tourists.

    January 16, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  16. Replace the Establishment

    Looks like Ron Paul beat Giuliani and Thompson in Michigan!

    January 16, 2008 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  17. Timothy Cole

    Paul gets over twice the votes of Giuliani. Again. Paul gets half again as many votes as Thompson. Again. Yet no mention of his name. The Rodney Dangerfield of the candidates. How many times does he have to beat these lower-tier candidates before he gets some respect from the press? Wolf Blitzer seems to be the only media person to treat Paul with the respect due to an actual candidate for President.

    Jason: "Just a thorn in everyone's side"??? – Come on, Paul is the ONLY candidate from either party who has any sort of sense when it comes to government spending. The problem with both parties is that they think the solution to every issue is to increase government involvement and spending. Placate everyone by pandering more, borrowing more, and spending more. Yes, Paul is a thorn in their side. Someone needs to be.

    The ONLY reason this man is not a "top tier" candidate is because the media has pre-decided it – the same reason that any third-party candidate will go nowhere. If Paul got half as much respectful press as Romney, McCain, or Huckabee, he would be evenly competing with them.

    January 16, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  18. MIKE, NC

    Senator Clinton lives by the use of racism and the Clintons will lose by their use of racism.

    Hillary barely beat the uncommitted voter; not a good sign for her.

    But then again what has Senator Obama done - NOTHING!!!

    The top 3 democrats all have the same problems:

    They never ran a private business
    They never ran a state or local government
    They never saw a tax they did not like
    They never saw a government program they did not like
    They all hate the military
    They all blame America first
    They are all for big government
    They are for amnesty for illegals
    They are all weak on national security
    They all play the race card
    They all play the class envy card
    They all believe in Al Gores (lies) vision of global warming

    This is the best the Democrats have to offer, is this what the Democratic party has come too?

    Vote for Mitt Romney he is not a Washington insider like the rest of them, Mitt will implement the right change and fix Washington government.

    January 16, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  19. steve wilmington

    Mitt crushed McCain, but all the media went for is the advertising ... and heralding a must-win situation...meanwhile, voters chose the candidate they wanted. McCain was a hero, but failed on immigration. No one wants the existing stand-still in government.

    January 16, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  20. Big Mowma

    Timothy Cole, you are right on it!!! The media determines who gets elected, they know it, and they don't want this country functioning normally. Dysfunctional politics makes headlines.

    January 16, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  21. Johnny

    I haven't experienced any anti-Romney CNN. The polls are just polls, and the statement about McCain was not made by CNN. CNN projected Romney's win very early last night.

    They all love the military.
    They are all for big buisness.
    They all believe Al Gores vision of global warming is lies.

    January 16, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  22. arfisher, Midlothian, VA

    This is the most wonderful news since the elections began! Thank you Michigan for voting your hearts and conscience, ignoring religious prejudice, and economic pessimism. Some people attack challenges with vigor and optimism and consequently are successful others play the blame game. Romney is one of these winners who has been a tremendous success overall because of his attitude. I love it.

    January 16, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  23. arfisher, Midlothian, VA

    I have been very disappointed with CNN. Very anti-Romney. I was shocked when they cut off Tom Tancredo's concession speech right as he was to endorse Romney. Unbelieveable!

    January 16, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  24. guitargeebie

    CNN – Concealing Non-biased News

    January 16, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. Nomad

    CNN – you're such screw ups! But, who else do we turn to that ISN'T biased!!! Certainly not those nuts on MSNBC. Why don't all of you just let the voters decide - stop trying to predict - you know, like in the old days!!! GO, MITT!!! Let's ram it down their throats!

    January 16, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
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