JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) — The votes are in, and Missouri’s Republican delegates have been split.
Jonathan Prouty, executive director of the state’s Republican Party, says Donald Trump gets 37 and Ted Cruz gets 15.
“We are allocating these delegates by congressional district largely, with a bonus to the statewide winner,” Prouty said. “12 delegates go to Donald Trump for winning the state, and then an additional 5 delegates go to him for winning congressional districts 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8.”
Prouty says it’s a good sign Republican ballots outweighed those of Democrats Tuesday, during what was a record-breaking primary turnout. He doesn’t think many Democrats switched sides to take GOP ballots.
The delegates are required to vote for their bound candidate in the summer convention’s first ballot per Missouri rules, but if it goes beyond that, Prouty says they’re free to vote their conscience.
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