The networks are calling Virginia for Mitt Romney — a victory that gets a little easier when there’s only one other name on the ballot.
There’s a good chance that Romney will get all 46 delegates at stake today. The rules:
46 of 49 of Virginia’s delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today’s Virginia Presidential Primary.
33 district delegates are to be bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 11 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district’s National Convention delegates.13 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 3 bonus delegates) are to be bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide. Compute percentages to 3 decimal places, that is, 50.000%. The delegates are allocated to the presidential contenders as follows:If a candidate receives 50.001% or more of the vote, that candidate is allocated all 13 at-large delegates.If no candidate receives 50.001% or more of the vote, the 13 at-large delegates are allocated proportionally among those candidates receiving 15.000% or more of the vote. Rounding rules: Beginning with the candidate receiving the largest number of votes, round the fraction to the next whole number of delegates. Continue this process with the next highest vote getter and repeat until all the delegates are allocated.
With 12.5 percent of precincts reporting, Romney has 59 percent of the vote.