The 2024 primary season officially began in January in Iowa and will continue through June. To secure the nomination, candidates will need to amass the support of party delegates by winning or performing well in each state’s primary or caucus.
Delegates will be awarded to candidates based on how many votes they received from those participating in the primaries or caucuses.
A Republican candidate will need to get 1,215 of the 2,429 delegates to get the nomination of the party at this summer’s convention.
A Democratic candidate will need to win 1,969 of the 3,936 pledged delegates to become the nominee.
The Republican National Convention will take place from July 15 to July 18 in Milwaukee, while the Democratic National Convention is set for Aug. 19 through Aug. 22 in Chicago.
The delegate count as of Jan. 24 is:
- Donald Trump – 31
- Nikki Haley – 16
- *Ron DeSantis – 9
- *Vivek Ramaswamy – 3
*DeSantis and Ramaswamy suspended their runs for the Republican nomination.
The results of the delegates awarded to Democrats from the Iowa caucuses will be announced in March.
As for New Hampshire delegates, the Democratic National Committee said the state violated the party’s rules by holding its contest earlier than allowed, so none of the state’s delegates were up for grabs.
President Joe Biden was not on the ballot but won the primary on write-in voting.
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