It wasn't so long ago the field of potential Republican presidential nominees was as crowded as a commuter train at rush hour. But the field of candidates for Tuesday's New York primary has been drastically winnowed. Front-runner Mitt Romney is favored to win the majority of the state Republican party's 95 convention delegates.
The New York Times described the adapted process being used to assign Republican delegates for the first time this year:
This year, it [New York] is using a hybrid system that will award two delegates to the winner in each of the state’s 29 Congressional districts. An additional 34 delegates will go to a candidate who gets more than 50 percent of the vote statewide; if no one meets that threshold, those delegates will be distributed proportionally among the candidates who win at least 20 percent of the vote. The final three delegates are top state party officials who decide which candidate to support.
Polls for the Republican-only primary are open.