Delegate count recalculated after Rubio suspends

ANCHORAGE - Ted Cruz and Donald Trump will each have 14 delegates assigned to them, now that Sen. Marco Rubio has suspended his campaign.
According to Alaska Republican Party rules, (Article 5, Section 15, Paragraph 9) if a presidential candidate drops out before the state convention, the percentage of national delegates pledged to that candidate "shall be reapportioned among the Qualified Presidential Candidates." The delegate count is recalculated according to a mathematical formula.

"For those who wondered why it was so important that we determine which district they were in before they voted in the Presidential Preference Poll, it's for exactly this type of scenario, where we have to recalculate the 28 bound votes," said Peter S. Goldberg, Party chairman. "Marco Rubio has suspended his campaign, but we have not yet chosen delegates. All we have done at this point is recalculate."

"The vote was close and while Sen. Cruz had the total vote overall, when it was recalibrated, Cruz got 14.39 and Trump got 13.61, and, by our historically used method, we round to the nearest whole number," Goldberg said.

Prior to that recalculation, Ted Cruz would have had 12 delegates, Donald Trump 11, and Marco Rubio 5.

FINAL NUMBERS: 23,010 Alaska Republicans took part in the Presidential Preference Poll -- one out of six Republicans.

Cruz: 8,369
Trump: 7,740
Rubio: 3,488
Carson: 2,492
Kasich: 918

The party state convention takes place in Fairbanks, April 28-30. The national convention is in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21.

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