Republicans: Where the Votes Are

Of the 1,308 delegates who will go to San Francisco in July to choose a G.O.P. presidential candidate, only 541 will have been elected in primaries. Most of the others will come out of state conventions, mostly held in May and June. In these the active party worker, not the ordinary voter, has the final say. Thus, while the conventions have none of the splash of a big primary and rarely attract television cameras, they do manage to generate a good deal of political steam.

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