Wytheville, VA — Despite Donald Trump winning Virginia on Super Tuesday, two of three delegates elected in the first district convention here are supporters of rival Ted Cruz — which could matter if a second ballot were to take place at the national convention.
In the 9th congressional district, Donald Trump took over 47 percent of the votes on Super Tuesday. In Virginia’s primary for this district, Ted Cruz won only about 19 percent of the votes.
GOP delegates from Virginia are required to vote as allocated by voters in the primary in the first ballot at the national convention, but are able to vote for whoever they choose in successive ballots.
In Virginia’s primary, Trump received 17 delegates, whereas Cruz had only received eight.
In Virginia, each of the 11 congressional districts elect three delegates up until the state convention, where 13 additional delegates are elected.
Virginia will send a grand total of 49 delegates to national convention, which includes 33 delegates from congressional districts, 13 delegates elected at the state convention, the state party chairman, and two national committee leaders.
Virginia’s next congressional district GOP convention will be held April 16 in Ashburn with its 10th congressional district.
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