(TOPEKA, Kan.)—The Kansas Republican Party's rules give an edge to the top finishers in the state's GOP presidential caucuses in allocating delegates to the national convention.
Forty delegates are stake in Saturday's Kansas caucuses, taking place at 96 locations around the state. The state GOP is hoping 50,000 to 60,000 people will cast votes.
Three delegates — all Kansas Republican leaders — are pledged to the candidate who wins the statewide vote. Three delegates will be awarded to the top vote-getter in each of the state's four congressional districts.
The remaining 25 delegates will be split proportionally among the presidential hopefuls. But a candidate will qualify for them only if he receives more than 20 percent of the vote statewide.