2016: The GOP’s Four Faces

Iowa Delegate Count: Cruz 7, Trump 6, Rubio 6

Good thing this race is all about momentum, because if it were about delegates tonight would be a big bunch of nothing. Iowa awards its 27 pledged delegates (three delegates will attend unpledged) proportionally according to tonight’s caucus results, with no minimum number of votes needed. With 85% in, Cruz would get 7 delegates, Trump 6, and Rubio 6. Carson would get 2, maybe 3, and Paul, Bush, Kasich, Fiorina, Huckabee, and Christie would get 1.

New Hampshire also awards delegates proportionally, so the first contest that matters in the race for delegates is South Carolina.

Henry OlsenMr. Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, an editor at UnHerd.com, and the author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism.

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