So, I was looking at the percentage of votes and the delegates earned in three of the states so far in this election cycle. I'll use the democrats as an example, since there are fewer to compare.
Iowa (44 delegates): vote % precise awarded Clinton 49.6% 21.956 23 Sanders 49.4% 21.824 21 New Hampshire (24 delegates): vote % precise awarded Clinton 38.0% 9.120 9 Sanders 60.4% 14.496 15 Nevada (35 delegates): vote % precise awarded Clinton 52.6% 18.410 19 Sanders 47.3% 16.555 15
So what precise formula leads to these being the number of delegates awarded?
A few things that I would expect an answer to explain are:
- Is the delegate count specifically altered in the winning candidates favor if the rounding leads to a tie?
- Is the winners delegate count always rounded up, even if their precise delegate count calculation comes out to X.01?
(p.s. I tried to make a new tag for
delegates, but it would not let me because I do not have 150 rep on this site currently.)