PRESS RELEASE from South
Carolina Republican Party
January 30, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alex Stroman
SC Republican Party Releases Final Delegate
Numbers following 2012 Presidential Primary
Columbia, S.C.-The South Carolina Republican Party today released final
delegate numbers following the January 21, 2012 South Carolina
With 100% of 2,117 precincts reporting, the statewide primary winner
was Newt Gingrich. Gingrich won 11 at-large delegates with 40.43% of
the vote. Mitt Romney finished second, winning no at large delegates
with 27.85% of the vote.
Gingrich also won two delegates in each of the following Congressional
districts: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th (for a total of 12
delegates). Romney won two delegates by winning the first Congressional
The total allocation of South Carolina’s 25 delegates is as follows:
Newt Gingrich 23, Mitt Romney 2.
"I congratulate Speaker Gingrich and Governor Romney on winning
delegates in South Carolina's critically important Presidential
Primary. South Carolina voters turned out in record numbers to help
ensure that Barack Obama is simply the worst one-term president in U.S.
history,” said SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly.
605,710 voters participated in the 2012 primary (21.60%). The previous
record turnout was 573,101 in the 2000 Presidential Primary, with
turnout in the 2008 primary at 445,499.