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69 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

69 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado (28 June primary recap): Senate Class 3: Robert B. Blaha (Republican) - lost Primary; former Aurora City Councilor Ryan Lavar Frazier (Republican) - lost Primary; John Collins "Jack" Graham (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Representative Jon Keyser (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Diana L. DeGette (Democratic) - Renominated; Charles H. "Chuck" Norris (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Scott Randall Tipton (Republican) - Renominated; Alexander "Alex" Beinstein (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn (Republican) - Renominated; Donald Edmundo Martinez (Democratic) - lost Primary; Calandra Vargas (Republican) - lost Primary.

District of Columbia: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Martin Moulton (Libertarian) - added.

Kansas (prepared for 2 August primary): House CD 2: Congressman Lynn Jenkins (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican) - Renominated.

New York (28 June primary recap): House CD 3: Jonathan Charles Clarke (Democratic) - lost Primary; former North Hempstead Supervisor Jon S. Kaiman (Democratic) - lost Primary; North Hempstead Town Councilor Anna M. Kaplan (Democratic) - lost Primary; Suffolk County Legislator Steven Stern (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Ali A. Mirza (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman Nydia Margarita Velázquez (Democratic) - Renominated; Jeffrey Mead "Jeff" Kurzon (Democratic) - lost Primary; Yungman F. Lee (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Congressman Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Nadler (Democratic) - Renominated; Mikhail Oliver Rosenberg (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Carolyn Bosher Maloney (Democratic) - Renominated; Pete Lindner (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Yohanny Caceres (Democratic) - lost Primary; Michael Gallagher (Democratic) - lost Primary; Suzan "Sujay" Johnson Cook (Democratic) - lost Primary; Assemblyman Guillermo Linares (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell, IV (Democratic) - lost Primary; Samuel Howard "Sam" Sloan (Democratic) - lost Primary; Clyde Edward Williams, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Congressman José Enrique Serrano (Democratic) - Renominated; Leonel Baez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Kenneth Del Vecchio (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 19: Andrew Heaney (Republican) - lost Primary; Livingston Town Councilman Will L. Yandik (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 20: Congressman Paul David Tonko (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 22: former Broome County Legislator George Karl Phillips (Republican) - lost Primary; Steven M. "Steve" Wells (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 24: Eric R. Kingson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Steven "Steve" Williams (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Oklahoma (28 June primary recap): Senate Class 3: Dax Ewbank (Libertarian) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine (Republican) - Renominated; Thomas M. "Tom" Atkinson (Republican) - lost Primary; Evelyn L. Rogers (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Markwayne Mullin (Republican) - Renominated; Jarrin Dale Jackson (Republican) - lost Primary; Paul E. Schiefelbein (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Frank D. Lucas (Republican) - Renominated; Desiree Brown (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole (Republican) - Renominated; Shawn M. Roberts (Republican) - lost Primary; Bert Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary; James Taylor (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Steven Dane "Steve" Russell (Republican) - Renominated; Leona Leonard (Democratic) - lost Primary; Frank Pasquale Volpe, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary.

Tennessee (prepared for 4 August primary): House CD 2: Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman James H. S. "Jim" Cooper (Democratic) - Renominated; Ronnie Holden (Republican) - removed. House CD 7: Congressman Marsha Blackburn (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 8: Erika Stotts Pearson (Democratic) - removed.

Utah (28 June primary recap): Senate Class 3: Jonathan Jeffrey Swinton (Democratic) - lost Primary. Governor: Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) - Renominated; Jonathan Johnson (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Republican) - Renominated; Chia-Chi Teng (Republican) - lost Primary.

Tuesday 28 June 2016: State PRIMARIES in CO, NY (US Senate & House only), OK & UT; RUNOFFS in SC
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

COLORADO STATE PRIMARIES (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1300 to 0100 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 7 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
Returns from the Colorado Secretary of State.
AP
Politico.


NEW YORK STATE PRIMARIES (for FEDERAL offices only)

polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM local time [1000 to 0100 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 27 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

NOTE: There will also be a separate set of Primaries for down-ballot offices (such as for nominations for seats in the State Legislature) in NEW YORK on Tuesday 13 September 2016.

Results from
Returns from the New York State Board of Elections.
AP
Politico.


OKLAHOMA STATE PRIMARIES

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 5 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and for the following State-level elective office: 1 of the 3 seats on the Corporation Commission.

If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in a Primary, a Runoff between the top two vote-getters will be scheduled for Tuesday 23 August 2016.

Results from
Returns from the Oklahoma State Election Board.
AP
Politico.


SOUTH CAROLINA RUNOFFS

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1100 to 2300 GMT]

NOTE: No Primaries for elective offices covered by The Green Papers proceeded to runoff in 2016: however, there may be down-ballot offices in your area that did-- please check locally!

Results from
Returns from the South Carolina State Election Commission.
AP
Politico.


UTAH STATE PRIMARIES

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1300 to 0200 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 4 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and for the following State-level elective offices: Governor, Attorney General, Auditor and Treasurer.

Results from
Returns from the State of Utah Elections Office.
AP
Politico.

17 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

17 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 1: state Senator Carlyle Wilmer Begay (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 14: Angel Cardenas (Republican) - added. House CD 53: James "Jim" Ash (Republican) - lost Primary.

Massachusetts: House CD 7: Philip Mitza (Write-in [Constitution]) - added.

Michigan (prepared for 2 August primary): House CD 2: Congressman William P. "Bill" Huizenga (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Justin Amash (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman John Moolenaar (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Michael D. "Mike" Bishop (Republican) - Renominated; Melissa Gilbert (Democratic) - Active. House CD 9: Congressman Sander Martin "Sandy" Levin (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 11: Congressman David A. "Dave" Trott (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 12: Congressman Debbie Dingell (Democratic) - Renominated.

Missouri (prepared for 2 August primary): House CD 7: Mary Myrne (Republican) - removed; Daniel Roy Nelson (Republican) - removed.

South Carolina (prepared for 28 June runoff): House CD 2: former Barnwell School Board Member Philip H. "Phil" Black (Democratic) - lost Primary.

95 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

95 changes to the candidate list:

Florida (filing closed for the 30 August 2016 primary): Senate Class 3: Joe Allen (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Ingram Burke (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Richard M. Coleman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Basil Edward Dalack (No Party Affiliation [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican; Donald J. "D.J." DeRenzo (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jon Bradley Friend (Write-in) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation; Sam Brian Gibbons (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Herman Lee Giger (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Mary Elisabeth Godwin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Sean Patrick Guthrie (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Lateresa Ann "L.A." Jones (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Samuel Kaplan (Write-in) - added; llya Katz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Howard Knepper (Write-in [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican; Josh Larose (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Walter Osborne (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Bradley J. Patrick (Write-in) - added; Paul Vincent Showen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Joseph "Joe" Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Paiboon Sunthonchart Jr. (Write-in) - apparently not a candidate; Charles Frederick Tolbert (Write-in) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation; Angela Marie Walls-Windhauser (Write-in) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation; Todd Wilcox (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Robert Edward "Bob" Blake (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Anitra Nicole Brown (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Gary Fairchild (Republican) - added; Richard Eric Gazlay (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Amanda Kondrat'yev (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Mills (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michelle Ryan (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Marvin D. Savage (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Elizabeth Anne Schrey (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Elizabeth Thomas (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Steve Crapps (Democratic) - added; Walter Dartland (Democratic) - added; Jeff Moran (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Antoine Edward Roberts (Write-in) - added; Michael Williamson (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Ed Emery (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Tom Knapp (Write-in [Libertarian]) - apparently not a candidate, previously listed as Write-in [Libertarian]; Kenneth Randol "Ken" McGurn (Democratic) - added; Elizabeth Karen Esquire "Liz" Touchton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Thomas Beckwith Wells (No Party Affiliation [Democratic]) - added. House CD 4: Henry "AK" Ankenbauer (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; David E. "Dave" Bruderly (Democratic) - added; Julia Fletcher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David Scott Foxx (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Daniel "Danny" Murphy (Write-in) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 5: Michael Reuben Ploeckelmann (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: James Anthony Jusick (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jason H. Kendall (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Brandon Joel Patty (Republican) - Pending. House CD 7: Todd W. Byars (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mike Plaskon (Write-in) - added; Patrick Donovan Weingart (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Jason D. Borders (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Carmelo E. Garcia (Democratic) - added; Terry Howard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; LeRoi Kramer Price (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Jeffrey G. "Jeff" Rabinowitz (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Mark Fleming Fisher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jack Martin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Southwest Florida Water Management District Board Member Kelly S. Rice (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Bruce Ray Riggs (No Party Affiliation) - added; Matthew John "Matt" Schnackenberg (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Damian Stone (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Donald W. "Don" Hackett Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Will Leverson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jean-Paul Piccion (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Sharon Russ (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kimberly H. Walker (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Eddie Adams, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: James Satcher (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Allen L. Ellison (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John W. Sawyer, III (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 18: Michael Keavy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Stephen J. Marks (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 19: Timothy John Rossano (Write-in) - added; Valencia St Louis Larose (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Jay Alan Bonner (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Alan Steinberg (Write-in [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 21: Carlos Fernandez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Sean David Standard, Sr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 22: Joseph "JB" Bensmihen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Stephanie Anderson (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Henry Gari (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Douglas "Doug" Hughes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Mendenhall (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 24: Robert Ingram Burke (Not readily classifiable) - apparently not a candidate; Idson Pierre-Charles (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 27: Thomas Cruz-Wiggins (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Maria Peiro (Republican) - added.

Washington (prepared for the 2 August 2016 primary): House CD 8: Richard Grayson (Green) - removed. Attorney General: Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Democratic) - Renominated.

2016 Democratic Delegate Allocation Update
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Democratic Convention has a total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate (no change).

  • California changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 551 delegate votes.
  • District of Columbia changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 45 delegate votes.
  • North Carolina changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 121 delegate votes.
  • Unassigned changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 0 delegate votes.
4 changes to the candidate list. Congressman Chaka Fattah, Sr. (D, PA H02) resigns.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

4 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: John M. "Raghu" Giuffre (Not readily classifiable) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: James Joseph "Jay" McGovern (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Stephanie Murphy (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 2: Congressman Chaka Fattah, Sr. (Democratic) - Vacant Office.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 247 Republicans, 187 Democrats, and 1 vacant seat (Pennsylvania House CD 2).

15 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 46: Garden Grove Mayor Bao Quoc Nguyen (Democratic) - won Primary; Bob Peterson (Republican) - lost Primary.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Senator Marco Rubio (Republican) - Incumbent to run for re-election; Roque "Rocky" De la Fuenta (Democratic) - added; Reginald Luster (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Steve Kaufman (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis (Republican) - Incumbent to run for re-election - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 3; Patrick "Pat" Mooney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Brandon Joel Patty (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative David Santiago (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 19: Robert M. Neeld, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 4: J. Marshall Jones, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Congressman Robert Matthew Pittenger (Republican) - Renominated; Mark Everette Harris (Republican) - lost Primary.

Rhode Island: House CD 2: Steven "Steve" Archer (Democratic) - added.

19 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

19 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 3: former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 21: Fowler City Councilman Daniel Thomas Parra (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Robert Ingram Burke (No Party Affiliation) - added; Jon Bradley Friend (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 3: Elizabeth Karen Esquire "Liz" Touchton (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Congressman David W. Jolly (Republican) - Incumbent to run for re-election; Paul DeCailly (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman David W. Jolly (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 3. House CD 19: David Francis Byron, II (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Illinois: House CD 3: Ken McGraw, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Jeffrey Leef (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Congressman Joseph John "Joe" Heck (Republican) - Active; Thomas Stuart "Tom" "SAD Tom" Heck (Republican) - lost Primary.

New York: House CD 10: Mikhail Itkis (No Party Affiliation) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Rick Kasa (Independent) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 9: Arthur L. "Art" Halvorson (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican; Adam Sedlock (Write-in [Democratic]) - lost Primary.

Washington: House CD 8: Richard Grayson (Green) - added.

2016 Democratic Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,761, Sanders 1,881.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,746, Sanders 1,876, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,761 (+15), Sanders 1,881 (+5), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 2,180, Sanders 1,797, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 2,196 (+16), Sanders 1,801 (+4), Uncommitted 714.

  • District of Columbia: Soft count changed from Clinton 23, Sanders 2 to Clinton 39 (+16), Sanders 6 (+4). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 26, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Uncommitted 26, Clinton 16 (+16), Sanders 4 (+4).
  • Oregon: Soft count changed from Sanders 38, Clinton 33 to Sanders 39 (+1), Clinton 32 (-1).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

60 changes to the candidate list. Congressman Forbes (VA H04 R) looses primary.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

60 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 8: Bill Stinson (No Party Affiliation) - added; Corry Westbrook (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: Robert Ingram Burke (Not readily classifiable) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 4: David Coffey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John Maxwell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 11: former Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (Independent [Republican]) - previously listed as Independent.

Nevada (14 June primary re-cap): Senate Class 3: former state Assemblywoman Sharron Ott Angle (Republican) - lost Primary; D'nese Louise Davis (Republican) - lost Primary; Edward T. "Eddie" "InLiberty" Hamilton (Republican) - lost Primary; Congressman Joseph John "Joe" Heck (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert X. Leeds (Republican) - lost Primary; Sujeet Narendra "Bobby" Mahendra (Democratic) - lost Primary; Liddo Susan O'Briant-Teague (Democratic) - lost Primary; Carlo "Mazunga" Poliak (Republican) - lost Primary; Juston Jay Preble (Republican) - lost Primary; Allen Anderson Rheinhart (Democratic) - lost Primary; William Paul "Bill" Tarbell (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus (Democratic) - Renominated; Louis James "Lou" "Blulaker" Baker (Republican) - lost Primary; Patrick John Boylan (Democratic) - lost Primary; Freddy A. "Fred" Horne (Republican) - lost Primary; Gary L. "Coach" Johnston (Republican) - lost Primary; Jeffery S. "Jeff" Miller (Republican) - lost Primary; former Clark County School Board Trustee José Angel Solorio (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Vance Steven Alm (Democratic) - lost Primary; Richard Johnathan "Rick" Shepherd (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Kerry Dale Bowers (Republican) - lost Primary; Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (Republican) - lost Primary; Sami Khal (Republican) - lost Primary; Andrew Thomas "Andy" Matthews (Republican) - lost Primary; Barry Michaels (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Michael Craig Roberson (Republican) - lost Primary; Jesse Sbaih (Democratic) - lost Primary; Steven Mitchell Schiffman (Democratic) - lost Primary; Alex Channing Singer (Democratic) - lost Primary; Annette Teijeiro (Republican) - lost Primary; Neil M. Waite (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Cresent Hardy (Republican) - Renominated; former state Assemblyman Morse Arberry, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Brandon John Casutt (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (Democratic) - lost Primary; Suzanne Kelley "Susie" Lee (Democratic) - lost Primary; Michael Ace "Mike" Monroe (Republican) - lost Primary; Daniel Lee Rolle (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Michael "Mike" Schaefer (Democratic) - lost Primary; Rodney C. Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary; Wayne Jeffery Villines (Republican) - lost Primary.

North Dakota (14 June primary re-cap): Governor: Paul J. Sorum (Republican) - lost Primary; Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (Republican) - lost Primary.

South Carolina (14 June primary re-cap): House CD 1: Congressman Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; Jenny A. Horne (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (Republican) - Renominated; Ray Craig (Republican) - lost Primary.

Virgin Islands: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Gordon P. Ackley (Republican) - added.

Virginia (14 June primary re-cap): House CD 2: Charles Patteson "Pat" Cardwell, IV (Republican) - lost Primary; Congressman J. Randy Forbes (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman J. Randy Forbes (Republican) - Lost Primary; Jacqueline K. "Jackee" Kimotho-Gonzalez (Republican) - lost Primary; Chesapeake Councilor Ella Porter Ward (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte (Republican) - Renominated; Harry Griego (Republican) - lost Primary.

Tuesday 14 June 2014: State PRIMARIES in ME, NV, ND, SC, VA & DC (Presidential [Dem only] & local District)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL (DEMOCRATS only) and DISTRICT (for FEDERAL office)

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1300 to 0100 GMT]

Democrats: 20 of 46 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

District of Columbia Primary: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations for the District's delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
Returns from the DC Board of Elections.
AP
Politico.


MAINE PRIMARIES (for FEDERAL office)

polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time [1000 to 0000 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the State's 2 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
AP
Politico.


NEVADA PRIMARIES (for FEDERAL office)

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1400 to 0200 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 4 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
Returns from the Nevada Secretary of State.
AP
Politico.


NORTH DAKOTA PRIMARIES

polls are open from 7 AM to 9 PM local time [1200 to 0200 GMT re: the Central Time Zone; 1300 to 0300 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone]

Important Note: The above-posted are the statutory (as in "open no earlier than/close no later than") polling times: in fact, polls may open as late as Noon local time (especially in local jurisdictions of relatively small population), and close as early as 7 PM, per local option. As a practical matter, just about all the polls in the State will be closed by 8 PM Central Time=7 PM Mountain Time [0100 GMT]: please check locally!

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's At-Large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and for the offices of Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction and 1 of 3 seats on the Public Service Commission.

Results from
Returns from the North Dakota Secretary of State.
AP
Politico.


SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARIES (for FEDERAL office)

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1100 to 2300 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 7 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

If no candidate receives at least a majority of the vote in a primary, a Runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters on Tuesday 28 June.

Results from
Returns from the South Carolina State Election Commission.
AP
Politico.


VIRGINIA PRIMARIES (for FEDERAL office)

polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time [1000 to 2300 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the State's 11 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Parties may choose to nominate candidates by Convention rather than by Primary Election.

Results from
Returns from the Virginia Department of Elections.
AP
Politico.

2016 Democratic Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,746, Sanders 1,876.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,743, Sanders 1,876, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,746 (+3), Sanders 1,876, O'Malley 1.

  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 330, Sanders 206 to Clinton 333 (+3), Sanders 206.
  • District of Columbia: Soft count changed from Clinton 22, Sanders 2 to Clinton 23 (+1), Sanders 2.
  • Iowa: Soft count changed from Clinton 30, Sanders 21 to Clinton 29 (-1), Sanders 21.
  • Louisiana: Soft count changed from Clinton 44, Sanders 14 to Clinton 43 (-1), Sanders 14.
  • Maryland: Soft count changed from Clinton 76, Sanders 36 to Clinton 77 (+1), Sanders 36.
  • Maine: Soft count changed from Sanders 18, Clinton 11 to Sanders 18, Clinton 12 (+1).
  • Montana: Soft count changed from Sanders 11, Clinton 10 to Sanders 12 (+1), Clinton 10.
  • North Carolina: Soft count changed from Clinton 69, Sanders 49 to Clinton 68 (-1), Sanders 49.
  • New York: Soft count changed from Clinton 179, Sanders 108 to Clinton 178 (-1), Sanders 108.
  • Oregon: Soft count changed from Sanders 39, Clinton 32 to Sanders 38 (-1), Clinton 33 (+1).
  • Texas: Soft count changed from Clinton 167, Sanders 75 to Clinton 168 (+1), Sanders 75.
  • Virginia: Soft count changed from Clinton 75, Sanders 33 to Clinton 74 (-1), Sanders 33.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

31 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

31 changes to the candidate list:

American Samoa: Governor: Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga (Nonpartisan) - added as candidate. Delegate to the House of Representatives: Tua'au Kereti Mata'utia, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Abdul Karim Hares (Independent) - added.

Guam: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Tony Babauta (Democratic) - added; Margaret Metcalfe (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Senate Class 3: Robert D. Garrard (Libertarian) - removed.

Minnesota: House CD 5: Dennis Schuller (Not readily classifiable) - added.

New Hampshire (Filing closed for the 13 September primary): Senate Class 3: Tom Alciere (Republican) - added; Gerard Beloin (Republican) - added; Aaron Day (Independent) - added; John Riggieri (Independent) - added. Governor: Max Abramson (Libertarian) - added; William E. Fortune (Independent) - added; Ian Freeman (Democratic) - added; Michael Gill (Independent) - added; Jonathan "Jon" Lavoie (Republican) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 1: Brendan Kelly (Independent) - added; Robert Lombardo (Independent) - added; Shawn Patrick O'Connor (Independent [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; Robert Risley (Republican) - added. House CD 2: John J. Babiarz (Independent) - added; Gordon Ellis (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Eric P. Estevez (Republican) - added; Len Mannino (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 3: Alex Merced (Libertarian) - added.

Ohio: House CD 7: Daniel George "Dan" Phillip (Independent) - added.

Virgin Islands: Delegate to the House of Representatives: former Island Senator Ronald Russell (Democratic) - added.

Washington: Lieutenant Governor: Mark Greene (Not readily classifiable) - previously listed as Citizens.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: John Eleniewski (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Robert Burke (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Gary E. Schomburg (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,743, Sanders 1,876. Trump 1,537.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,734, Sanders 1,863, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,743 (+9), Sanders 1,876 (+13), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 2,150, Sanders 1,714, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 2,180 (+30), Sanders 1,797 (+83), Uncommitted 714.

  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 329, Sanders 206 to Clinton 330 (+1), Sanders 206.
  • Delaware: Soft count changed from Clinton 22, Sanders 9 to Clinton 23 (+1), Sanders 9.
  • Illinois: Soft count changed from Clinton 102, Sanders 78, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 103 (+1), Sanders 78, O'Malley 1.
  • Massachusetts: Soft count changed from Clinton 65, Sanders 46 to Clinton 66 (+1), Sanders 46.
  • North Dakota: Soft count changed from Clinton 1, Sanders 1 to Sanders 14 (+13), Clinton 6 (+5). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 5, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 9 (+9), Uncommitted 5, Clinton 3 (+3).
  • Washington: Hard count changed from Uncommitted 17, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 74 (+74), Clinton 27 (+27), Uncommitted 17.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,537, Cruz 569, Rubio 166, Kasich 164, Uncommitted 19, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,537, Cruz 569, Rubio 166, Kasich 164, Uncommitted 22 (+3), Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,441, Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 161, Uncommitted 130, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,441, Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 161, Uncommitted 130, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Colorado: Soft count changed from Cruz 33, Trump 1, Uncommitted 0 to Cruz 33, Uncommitted 3 (+3), Trump 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,734, Sanders 1,863. Trump 1,537.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,523, Sanders 1,690, O'Malley 0 to Clinton 2,734 (+211), Sanders 1,863 (+173), O'Malley 1 (+1).
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,934, Sanders 1,541, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 2,150 (+216), Sanders 1,714 (+173), Uncommitted 714.

  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 128, Sanders 42 to Clinton 329 (+201), Sanders 206 (+164). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 75, Clinton 69, Sanders 42 to Clinton 269 (+200), Sanders 206 (+164), Uncommitted 75.
  • Connecticut: Soft count changed from Clinton 44, Sanders 27 to Clinton 43 (-1), Sanders 27.
  • Illinois: Soft count changed from Clinton 104, Sanders 78, O'Malley 0 to Clinton 102 (-2), Sanders 78, O'Malley 1 (+1).
  • Louisiana: Soft count changed from Clinton 45, Sanders 14 to Clinton 44 (-1), Sanders 14.
  • Maine: Soft count changed from Sanders 18, Clinton 12 to Sanders 18, Clinton 11 (-1).
  • Missouri: Soft count changed from Clinton 49, Sanders 35 to Clinton 47 (-2), Sanders 35.
  • Montana: Soft count changed from Sanders 6, Clinton 5 to Sanders 11 (+5), Clinton 10 (+5). Hard count changed from Sanders 6, Uncommitted 6, Clinton 5 to Sanders 11 (+5), Clinton 10 (+5), Uncommitted 6.
  • New Jersey: Soft count changed from Clinton 82, Sanders 46 to Clinton 91 (+9), Sanders 49 (+3). Hard count changed from Clinton 70, Sanders 44, Uncommitted 16 to Clinton 79 (+9), Sanders 47 (+3), Uncommitted 16.
  • New Mexico: Soft count changed from Clinton 23, Sanders 15 to Clinton 26 (+3), Sanders 16 (+1). Hard count changed from Clinton 16, Sanders 15, Uncommitted 9 to Clinton 18 (+2), Sanders 16 (+1), Uncommitted 9.
  • Puerto Rico: Soft count changed from Clinton 43, Sanders 24 to Clinton 42 (-1), Sanders 24.
  • South Dakota: Soft count changed from Clinton 11, Sanders 10 to Clinton 12 (+1), Sanders 10.
  • Virgin Islands: Soft count changed from Clinton 11, Sanders 1 to Clinton 9 (-2), Sanders 1.
  • Vermont: Soft count changed from Sanders 22, Clinton 3 to Sanders 22, Clinton 4 (+1).
  • Wisconsin: Soft count changed from Sanders 49, Clinton 44 to Sanders 49, Clinton 45 (+1).

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,532, Cruz 569, Rubio 166, Kasich 164, Uncommitted 19, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,537 (+5), Cruz 569, Rubio 166, Kasich 164, Uncommitted 19, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,436, Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 161, Uncommitted 130, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,441 (+5), Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 161, Uncommitted 130, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • New Mexico: Soft count changed from Trump 19 to Trump 24 (+5). Hard count changed from Trump 19 to Trump 24 (+5).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

98 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

98 changes to the candidate list:

American Samoa: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: George "Duf" Sundheim (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Senator Phillip D. Wyman (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Joseph "Joe" Montes (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Jared W. Huffman (Democratic) - On Ballot; Erin Azaria Schrode (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman John Raymond Garamendi (Democratic) - On Ballot; Ryan Detert (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Sean White (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Nils Ian Palsson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Paul Cook (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 9: Congressman Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney (Democratic) - On Ballot; Kathryn D. Nance (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Congressman Jeff Denham (Republican) - On Ballot; Michael James "Mike" Barkley (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Barry Hermanson (Green) - lost Primary. House CD 16: Congressman Jim Costa (Democratic) - On Ballot; Madera County Supervisor David Bryan Rogers (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Bob Harlow (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 20: Barbara Honegger (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 22: Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes (Republican) - On Ballot; Teresita Aya "Tess" Andres (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 23: Congressman Kevin McCarthy (Republican) - On Ballot; Ken Mettler (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 25: Jeffrey "Jeff" Bomberger (Write-in [Independent]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Write-in [Independent]. House CD 27: Congressman Judy Chu (Democratic) - On Ballot; Tim Sweeney (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 28: Congressman Adam B. Schiff (Democratic) - On Ballot; Sal Genovese (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 29: Congressman Tony Cárdenas (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 30: Congressman Brad Sherman (Democratic) - On Ballot; Patrea Patrick (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 31: Sean Masaki Flynn (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 32: Congressman Grace Flores Napolitano (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 36: Congressman Raul Ruiz (Democratic) - On Ballot; Stephan "Steven" Wolkowicz (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 37: Congressman Karen R. Bass (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 38: Congressman Linda T. Sánchez (Democratic) - On Ballot; Scott Michael Adams (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 44: Ronald Siegel (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 45: Gregory G. "Greg" Raths (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 46: former state Senator Joseph "Joe" Dunn (Democratic) - lost Primary; Garden Grove Mayor Bao Quoc Nguyen (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 47: Sanford W. Kahn (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 51: Carlos J. Sanchez (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 52: Jacquie Atkinson (Republican) - lost Primary.

Hawaii filing closed for the Saturday 13 August primary): Senate Class 3: Joy Allison (Constitution) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Makani Christensen (Democratic) - added; Charles Collins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Patrick Dalrymple-Collins (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Antonio Gimbernat (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Thane Messinger (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John Mohr (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jacob Olthof (Nonpartisan) - apparently not a candidate; Eddie Pirkowski (Republican) - added. House CD 1: former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Angela Kaaihue (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Lie Sharsh-Davis (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: David Deuter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Craig Farrar (Nonpartisan) - apparently not a candidate; Angela Alani Kaaihue (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 4: Susan Pendergast Sindt (Not readily classifiable) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Jeff Boss (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Mike Berman (Independent) - added; Bill Sihr (Libertarian) - added; Scot-John Tomaszewski (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Eric Beechwood (Independent) - added; Steve Fenichel (Independent) - added; John Ordille (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Lawrence Berlinski (Constitution) - added; James Marcotullio (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Jeremy Marcus (Libertarian) - added; Hank Schroeder (Independent) - added; David Sugarman (Independent) - added. House CD 5: Claudio Belusic (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Rajit Malliah (Green) - added; Judith Shamy (Libertarian) - added; Inder Soni (Independent) - added; Herb Tarbous (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Arthur Haussmann (Conservative) - added; Dan O'Neill (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Dan Delaney (Libertarian) - added; Pablo Olivera (Independent) - added. House CD 9: Jeff Boss (Independent) - added; Diego Rivera (Libertarian) - added. House CD 10: Aaron W. Fraser (Independent) - added; Joanne Miller (Independent) - added. House CD 11: Thomas DePasquale (Independent) - added; Jeff Hetrick (Libertarian) - added. House CD 12: Michael Bollentin (Independent) - added; Thomas Fitzpatrick (Libertarian) - added; Ed Forchion (Independent) - added; Robert Shapiro (Independent) - added; Steve Welzer (Green) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 9: former Union County Commissioner Matthew Todd "Todd" Johnson (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Adam Ward Coker (Democratic) - lost Primary; Mazie Butleer Ferguson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kevin Day Griffin (Democratic) - lost Primary.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,523, Sanders 1,690. Trump 1,532.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,337, Sanders 1,572, O'Malley 1 to presumptive nominee Clinton 2,523 (+186), Sanders 1,690 (+118), O'Malley 0 (-1).
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,764, Sanders 1,424, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,934 (+170), Sanders 1,541 (+117), Uncommitted 714.

  • Alabama: Soft count changed from Clinton 49, Sanders 9 to Clinton 50 (+1), Sanders 9.
  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 58, Sanders 0 to Clinton 128 (+70), Sanders 42 (+42). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 73, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Uncommitted 75 (+2), Clinton 69 (+69), Sanders 42 (+42).
  • Connecticut: Soft count changed from Clinton 43, Sanders 27 to Clinton 44 (+1), Sanders 27.
  • District of Columbia: Soft count changed from Clinton 20, Sanders 2 to Clinton 22 (+2), Sanders 2.
  • Delaware: Soft count changed from Clinton 21, Sanders 9 to Clinton 22 (+1), Sanders 9. Hard count changed from Clinton 12, Uncommitted 10, Sanders 9 to Clinton 12, Uncommitted 11 (+1), Sanders 9.
  • Iowa: Soft count changed from Clinton 30, Sanders 21 to Clinton 30, Sanders 21. Hard count changed from Clinton 15, Sanders 14, Uncommitted 8 to Clinton 15, Sanders 14, Uncommitted 7 (-1).
  • Illinois: Soft count changed from Clinton 102, Sanders 78, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 104 (+2), Sanders 78, O'Malley 0 (-1). Hard count changed from Clinton 79, Sanders 77, Uncommitted 26 to Clinton 79, Sanders 77, Uncommitted 27 (+1).
  • Louisiana: Soft count changed from Clinton 44, Sanders 14 to Clinton 45 (+1), Sanders 14.
  • Maine: Soft count changed from Sanders 18, Clinton 11 to Sanders 18, Clinton 12 (+1).
  • Montana: Soft count Sanders 6 (+6), Clinton 5 (+5). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 6, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 6 (+6), Uncommitted 6, Clinton 5 (+5).
  • North Carolina: Soft count changed from Clinton 69, Sanders 48 to Clinton 69, Sanders 49 (+1). Hard count changed from Clinton 60, Sanders 47, Uncommitted 14 to Clinton 60, Sanders 47, Uncommitted 13 (-1).
  • New Jersey: Soft count changed from Clinton 12, Sanders 2 to Clinton 82 (+70), Sanders 46 (+44). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 16, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 70 (+70), Sanders 44 (+44), Uncommitted 16.
  • New Mexico: Soft count changed from Clinton 7, Sanders 0 to Clinton 23 (+16), Sanders 15 (+15). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 9, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 16 (+16), Sanders 15 (+15), Uncommitted 9.
  • Ohio: Soft count changed from Clinton 95, Sanders 63 to Clinton 97 (+2), Sanders 63.
  • Pennsylvania: Soft count changed from Clinton 127, Sanders 83 to Clinton 126 (-1), Sanders 83. Hard count changed from Clinton 106, Sanders 83, Uncommitted 21 to Clinton 106, Sanders 83, Uncommitted 20 (-1).
  • Puerto Rico: Soft count changed from Clinton 42, Sanders 24 to Clinton 43 (+1), Sanders 24.
  • South Dakota: Soft count changed from Clinton 1, Sanders 0 to Clinton 11 (+10), Sanders 10 (+10). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 5, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 10 (+10), Sanders 10 (+10), Uncommitted 5.
  • Tennessee: Soft count changed from Clinton 49, Sanders 23 to Clinton 51 (+2), Sanders 23.
  • Virginia: Soft count changed from Clinton 75, Sanders 33 to Clinton 75, Sanders 33. Hard count changed from Clinton 62, Sanders 33, Uncommitted 14 to Clinton 62, Sanders 33, Uncommitted 13 (-1).
  • Virgin Islands: Soft count changed from Clinton 9, Sanders 1 to Clinton 11 (+2), Sanders 1.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,234, Cruz 569, Rubio 166, Kasich 164, Uncommitted 19, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to presumptive nominee Trump 1,532 (+298), Cruz 569, Rubio 166, Kasich 164, Uncommitted 19, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,138, Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 161, Uncommitted 130, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,436 (+298), Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 161, Uncommitted 130, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

206 changes to candidate list. Congressman Ellmers (NC H02 R) lost primary. Congressman Davidson (OH H08 R) elected.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

206 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 3: Mikelis Valainis "Mike" Beitiks (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Greg Conlon (Republican) - lost Primary; Thomas G. "Tom" Del Beccaro (Republican) - lost Primary; Pamela Elizondo (Green) - lost Primary; Eleanor García (No Party Preference [Socialist Workers Party]) - lost Primary, previously listed as No Party Preference [Socialist Workers Party]; Tim Gildersleeve (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Cristina Grappo (Democratic) - lost Primary; Clive Grey (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Don J. Grundmann (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Jason Hanania (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Mark Matthew Herd (Libertarian) - lost Primary; Von Hougo (Republican) - lost Primary; Donald "Don" Krampe (Republican) - lost Primary; Jason Kraus (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Jerry Joseph Laws (Republican) - lost Primary; Gail K. Lightfoot (Libertarian) - lost Primary; Ling Ling Shi (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Paul Merritt (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Massie Munroe (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gar Myers (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Thomas Edward "Tom" Palzer (Republican) - lost Primary; John Thompson Parker (Peace And Freedom) - lost Primary; Herbert G. "Herb" Peters (Democratic) - lost Primary; Emory Peretz Rodgers (Democratic) - lost Primary; Karen Roseberry (Republican) - lost Primary; Steve Stokes (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ron Unz (Republican) - lost Primary; Scott A. Vineberg (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Jarrell Williamson (Republican) - lost Primary; George C. Yang (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Doug LaMalfa (Republican) - On Ballot; Gregory Cheadle (Republican) - lost Primary; Jeffrey "Jeff" Gerlach (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Gary Allen Oxley (Republican) - lost Primary; David Peterson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Matthew Robert Wookey (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Thomas "Tom" McClintock (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 5: Congressman C. Michael "Mike" Thompson (Democratic) - On Ballot; Alex Poling (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Doris K. Matsui (Democratic) - On Ballot; Mario Galván (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Delma Jrmar "Jrmar" Jefferson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Yuriy Seretskiy (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Roger Alan LaPlante (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Pinkerton (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Alexander E. "Alex" Appleby (Libertarian) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Robert L. Hodges (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) - On Ballot; Preston Picus (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 17: Congressman Michael M. "Mike" Honda (Democratic) - On Ballot; Ronald H. "Ron" Cohen (Republican) - lost Primary; Peter Kuo (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; San Jose City Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kennita Watson (Libertarian) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Congressman Anna G. Eshoo (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 20: Jack Digby (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Joe Williams (Peace And Freedom) - lost Primary. House CD 21: Congressman David G. Valadao (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 23: Gerald A. Morris (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 24: Steve Wesley Isakson (No Party Affiliation) - lost Primary; Matt T. Kokkonen (Republican) - lost Primary; Benjamin Lucas (Democratic) - lost Primary; William "Bill" Ostrander (Democratic) - lost Primary; Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Uebersax (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 25: Congressman Steve Knight (Republican) - On Ballot; Jeffrey Moffatt (Republican) - lost Primary; Agua Dulce Town Councilman Lou Vince (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 27: Ramon Barajas, III (Write-in [Republican]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Write-in [Republican]. House CD 29: Benito "Benny" Bernal (Democratic) - lost Primary; David Z. Guzman (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 30: Luke Davis (Democratic) - lost Primary; Aejaz "Raji" Rab (Democratic) - lost Primary; Navraj Singh (Republican) - lost Primary; Christopher David "Chris" Townsend (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 31: Congressman Pete Aguilar (Democratic) - On Ballot; Kaisar Ahmed (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Congressman Joe Baca (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 41: Congressman Mark A. Takano (Democratic) - On Ballot; Cody Ryan (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 42: Congressman Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert (Republican) - On Ballot; Kerri Condley (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 44: Christopher Castillo (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael De Mauricio (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Martha C. Delgadillo (Democratic) - lost Primary; Morris F. Griffin (Democratic) - lost Primary; Marcus C. Musante (Democratic) - lost Primary; Sylvia Ortiz (Democratic) - lost Primary; Armando Sotomayor (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 45: Congressman Mimi Walters (Republican) - On Ballot; Max Gouron (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 46: Louie A. Contreras (Republican) - lost Primary; Rodolfo "Rudy" Gaona (Republican) - lost Primary; Nancy Trinidad Marin (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Irvine City Councilwoman Lynn Schott (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 47: Congressman Alan S. Lowenthal (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 48: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Republican) - On Ballot; Robert John Banuelos (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 49: Congressman Darrell Edward Issa (Republican) - On Ballot; Ryan Glenn Wingo (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 50: Congressman Duncan Duane Hunter (Republican) - On Ballot; Scott C. Meisterlin (Republican) - lost Primary; David B. Secor (Democratic) - lost Primary; H. Fuji Shioura (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 51: Congressman Juan C. Vargas (Democratic) - On Ballot; Juan Carlos "Charly" Mercado-Flores (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 52: Congressman Scott Peters (Democratic) - On Ballot; Terry Reagan Allvord (Republican) - lost Primary; Kenneth "Mike" Canada (Republican) - lost Primary; John H. Horst (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 53: Congressman Susan A. Davis (Democratic) - On Ballot; Nicholas "Nick" Walpert (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Iowa: Senate Class 3: former state Senator Thomas L. "Tom" Fiegen (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Robert M. "Rob" Hogg (Democratic) - lost Primary; former state Representative Robert Allen "Bob" Krause (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 1: former state Representative Patrick Joseph "Pat" Murphy (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman David Young (Republican) - Renominated; Desmund Douglas Adams (Democratic) - lost Primary; Joe Grandanette (Republican) - lost Primary; Mike Sherzan (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King (Republican) - Renominated; state Senator Rick Bertrand (Republican) - lost Primary.

Montana: Governor: Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) - Renominated; Bill McChesney (Democratic) - lost Primary; Terry Nelson (Republican) - lost Primary.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 3: Stanley Emanuel (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Michael Callis (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Gordon Ellis (Democratic) - added; Walter Kelly (Republican) - added; Jay Mercer (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Congressman Donald W. Norcross (Democratic) - Renominated; Alexander "Alex" Law (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Costantino "Tino" Rozzo (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Jim Keady (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (Republican) - Renominated; Bruce C. MacDonald (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Ernest Scott "Scott" Garrett (Republican) - Renominated; Michael J. Cino (Republican) - lost Primary; Peter Vallorosi (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman Leonard Lance (Republican) - Renominated; Craig P. Heard (Republican) - lost Primary; David Larsen (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Albio Sires (Democratic) - Renominated; Eloy Javier Delgado (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (Republican) - Renominated; LeeAnne Brogowski (Democratic) - lost Primary; Richard McFarlane (Democratic) - lost Primary; Richard Edward "Rick" Van Glahn (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Bonnie Watson Coleman (Democratic) - Renominated; Alexander J. "Alex" Kucsma (Democratic) - lost Primary.

New Mexico: House CD 3: Michael Glenn "Mike" Lucero (Republican) - lost Primary.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Congressman Renee Louise Ellmers (Republican) - Lost Primary; Gregory Joseph "Greg" Brannon (Republican) - lost Primary; Elton Reginald Brewington (Democratic) - lost Primary; Steven Ennis "Steve" Hight (Democratic) - lost Primary; Arunava "Ron" Sanyal (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jane Cornelia Watson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; William Taylor "Taylor" Griffin (Republican) - lost Primary; David Allan Hurst (Democratic) - lost Primary; Philip Joseph "Phil" Law (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Teiji Norman Kimball, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Virginia Ann Foxx (Republican) - Renominated; Patricia Margaret "Pattie" Curran (Republican) - lost Primary; James Henry "Jim" Roberts, Sr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Charles Ronnie "Charlie" Wallin (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker (Republican) - Renominated; Christopher Wesley "Chris" Hardin (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Richard Lane Hudson, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; Timothy Bruce "Tim" D'Annunzio (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Congressman Patrick Timothy McHenry (Republican) - Renominated; Jeffrey Ronald "Jeff" Baker (Republican) - lost Primary; Jeffrey Dale "Jeff" Gregory (Republican) - lost Primary; Albert Lee Wiley, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Thomas Waddell "Tom" Hill (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Alma Shealey Adams (Democratic) - Renominated; state Representative Patricia Ann "Tricia" Cotham (Democratic) - lost Primary; Carla Dellette Cunningham (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ryan Patrick Duffie (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Senator Malcolm R. Graham (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gardenia Mae Henley (Democratic) - lost Primary; Derrick Floyd "Rick" Miller (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Rodney Wayne Moore (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Superior Court Judge Paul Michael Wright (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Congressman George Edward Bell Holding (Republican) - Renominated; Charles Daniel "Dan" Barrett (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative John Marshall Blust (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senatpr Andrew Coley Brock (Republican) - lost Primary; Kay Ryon Daly (Republican) - lost Primary; Kathleen M. "Kathy" Feather (Republican) - lost Primary; Chad Aaron Gant (Republican) - lost Primary; Guilford County Commissioner Paul Henry "Hank" Henning, IV (Republican) - lost Primary; Julia Craven Howard (Republican) - lost Primary; Iredell County Register of Deeds Matthew James "Matt" McCall (Republican) - lost Primary; former Winston-Salem City Councilman Vernon Lucius Robinson, III (Republican) - lost Primary; George Edward Rouco (Republican) - lost Primary; Farren Kent Shoaf (Republican) - lost Primary; James Eugene "Jim" Snyder (Republican) - lost Primary; David W. Thompson (Republican) - lost Primary; Jason Albert Walser (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Harry Joseph Warren (Republican) - lost Primary.

Ohio: House CD 8: Congressman Warren Davidson (Republican) - Incumbent added. House CD 8 Special: Warren Davidson (Republican) - elected.

Puerto Rico: Governor: Resident Commissioner Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia (Partido Nuevo Progresista) - lost Primary.

Virginia: House CD 6: Kai Degner (Democratic) - added; Thomas James "Tom" Howarth (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Ohio: House CD 8 Special.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 247 Republicans and 188 Democrats.

Tue 7 Jun 2016: PRIMARIES(Pres&State) in CA, MT, NJ, NM & SD; State PRIMARY in IA; Federal PRIMARY in NC; OH CD8 Special
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

CALIFORNIA PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1400 to 0300 GMT]

Democrats: 475 of 548 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Republicans: 172 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 53 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
NOTE: California has a "Top-Two" primary system in which all candidates, both party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan Primary and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the General Election.

Results from
Returns from the California Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


IOWA STATE PRIMARIES (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 7 AM to 9 PM local time [1200 to 0200 GMT]

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 4 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
Returns from the Iowa Secretary of State.
AP Statewide.


MONTANA PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1300 to 0200 GMT]

Democrats: 21 of 27 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Republicans: 27 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders Winner Take All in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the State's At-Large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as for Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Results from
Returns from the Montana Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


NEW JERSEY PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time [1000 to 0000 GMT]

Democrats: 126 of 142 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Republicans: 51 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders Winner Take All in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the State's 12 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


NEW MEXICO PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL offices and SECRETARY OF STATE)

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1300 to 0100 GMT]

Democrats: 34 of 43 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Republicans: 24 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the State's 3 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as re: a Special Election this November for Secretary of State.

Results from
Returns from the New Mexico Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


NORTH CAROLINA STATE PRIMARIES (for U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES only)

polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM local time [1030 to 2330 GMT]

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the State's 13 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
NOTE: On 19 February 2016, the North Carolina General Assembly adopted a redrawn map of the State's Congressional Districts and also, at the same time, changed the date of Primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives to Tuesday 7 June 2016: there will be no Runoffs (all Primaries, therefore, will be "First Past the Post").

Results from
Returns from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
AP Statewide.


OHIO SPECIAL ELECTION: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES in the 8th Congressional District

polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM local time [1030 to 2330 GMT]

NOTE: This Special Election is being held to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of former Speaker of the U.S. House John Boehner [Republican] on 31 October 2015.

Results from
Returns from the Ohio Secretary of State.
AP Statewide.


SOUTH DAKOTA PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT re: the Central Time Zone/1300 to 0100 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone]

Democrats: 20 of 25 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Republicans: 29 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders Winner Take All in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's At-Large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
Returns from the South Dakota Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.

2016 Democratic Delegate Allocation Update
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Democratic Convention has a total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.

  • California changed: +2 unpledged PLEO delegates. Total: 550 delegate votes.
  • Delaware changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 32 delegate votes.
  • Illinois changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 183 delegate votes.
  • Iowa changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 51 delegate votes.
  • North Carolina changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 120 delegate votes.
  • Pennsylvania changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 209 delegate votes.
  • Virginia changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 108 delegate votes.
12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Jeffery David "Jeff" Russell (Green) - added.

Michigan: House CD 2: Erwin Haas (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Steve Sluka (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Lorence Wenke (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Ken Proctor (Libertarian) - added. House CD 10: Lisa Lane Gioia (Libertarian) - added. House CD 11: Jonathan Osment (Libertarian) - added. House CD 13: Tiffany Hayden (Libertarian) - added. House CD 14: Gregory Creswell (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Paula Overby (Independence) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Gabriel Brian Franco (Independent) - added.

PR Dem Primary and 2016 Democratic Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,337, Sanders 1,572,
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,298, Sanders 1,548, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,337 (+39), Sanders 1,572 (+24), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,728, Sanders 1,400, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,764 (+36), Sanders 1,424 (+24), Uncommitted 714.

  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 57 to Clinton 58 (+1).
  • Puerto Rico: Soft count changed from Clinton 5, Sanders 0 to Clinton 42 (+37), Sanders 24 (+24). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 7, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 36 (+36), Sanders 24 (+24), Uncommitted 7.
  • Virgin Islands: Soft count changed from Clinton 8, Sanders 1 to Clinton 9 (+1), Sanders 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

19 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

19 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: former state Representative Victoria L. Steele (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Kinsey Remaklus (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Joe Cobb (Write-in [Libertarian]) - added. House CD 8: Richard Grayson (Write-in [Green]) - added.

Florida: House CD 4: Edward Anthony "Ed" Malin (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Daniel J. Bongino (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: Tutz Honeychurch (Democratic) - added; John Mohr (Republican) - added; Art Reyes (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Alexander Edward "Alex" Adkins (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Howard Kim (Democratic) - added; Shirlene "Kilena" Ostrov (Republican) - added; Steve Tataii (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 2: Craig Farrar (Nonpartisan) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Kent Richard Iverson (Independent) - added. House CD 27: Kevin Aleong (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Puerto Rico (5 June primary re-cap): Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: Carlos Ignacio Pesquera (Partido Nuevo Progresista) - lost Primary; island Senator Ángel Rosa (Partido Popular Democrático) - lost Primary.

Rhode Island: House CD 2: Rhue Reis (Republican) - added.

Sunday 5 June 2016: PRIMARIES (Presidential [Dem only] & Commonwealth) in PUERTO RICO
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

the polls will be open from 8 AM to 3 PM local time [1200 to 1900 GMT]

PUERTO RICO Democratic Presidential Primary: 60 of 67 Democratic National Convention delegates from Puerto Rico are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

PUERTO RICO Commonwealth Primary: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations for Governor as well as for Resident Commissioner (the Commonwealth's delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives).

Results from
El Nuevo Dia.
Fox News.
Comisión Estatal de Elecciones.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,298, Sanders 1,548. Trump 1,234. VI 4 June Dem Caucuses
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,279, Sanders 1,542, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,298 (+19), Sanders 1,548 (+6), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,720, Sanders 1,395, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,728 (+8), Sanders 1,400 (+5), Uncommitted 714.

  • Alabama: Soft count changed from Clinton 48, Sanders 9 to Clinton 49 (+1), Sanders 9.
  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 53 to Clinton 57 (+4).
  • Delaware: Soft count changed from Clinton 19, Sanders 9 to Clinton 21 (+2), Sanders 9.
  • Florida: Soft count changed from Clinton 164, Sanders 75 to Clinton 165 (+1), Sanders 75.
  • Hawaii: Soft count changed from Sanders 19, Clinton 14 to Sanders 20 (+1), Clinton 12 (-2).
  • Massachusetts: Soft count changed from Clinton 63, Sanders 46 to Clinton 65 (+2), Sanders 46.
  • Michigan: Soft count changed from Clinton 73, Sanders 67 to Clinton 75 (+2), Sanders 67.
  • Minnesota: Soft count changed from Sanders 49, Clinton 43 to Sanders 49, Clinton 42 (-1).
  • Nebraska: Soft count changed from Sanders 15, Clinton 13 to Sanders 16 (+1), Clinton 13.
  • New Hampshire: Soft count changed from Clinton 15, Sanders 15 to Sanders 16 (+1), Clinton 15.
  • New Jersey: Soft count changed from Clinton 10, Sanders 2 to Clinton 12 (+2), Sanders 2.
  • New Mexico: Soft count changed from Clinton 6 to Clinton 7 (+1).
  • Nevada: Soft count changed from Clinton 24, Sanders 16 to Clinton 25 (+1), Sanders 16.
  • Oregon: Soft count changed from Sanders 38, Clinton 33 to Sanders 39 (+1), Clinton 32 (-1). Hard count changed from Sanders 35, Clinton 26, Uncommitted 13 to Sanders 36 (+1), Clinton 25 (-1), Uncommitted 13.
  • Puerto Rico: Soft count changed from Clinton 4 to Clinton 5 (+1).
  • Virgin Islands (Saturday 4 June 2016 District Caucuses): Soft count changed from Clinton 2, Sanders 0 to Clinton 8 (+6), Sanders 1 (+1). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 5, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 6 (+6), Uncommitted 5, Sanders 1 (+1).
  • West Virginia: Soft count changed from Sanders 19, Clinton 17 to Sanders 20 (+1), Clinton 17.
  • Wyoming: Hard count changed from Clinton 4, Sanders 4, Uncommitted 4 to Clinton 7 (+3), Sanders 7 (+3), Uncommitted 4.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,217, Cruz 573, Rubio 166, Kasich 163, Uncommitted 20, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,234 (+17), Cruz 569 (-4), Rubio 166, Kasich 164 (+1), Uncommitted 19 (-1), Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,139, Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 160, Uncommitted 127, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,138 (-1), Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 161 (+1), Uncommitted 130 (+3), Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Colorado: Soft count changed from Cruz 34, Trump 0 to Cruz 33 (-1), Trump 1 (+1). Hard count changed from Cruz 30, Uncommitted 4 to Cruz 30, Uncommitted 7 (+3).
  • North Dakota: Soft count changed from Cruz 14, Trump 1 to Trump 17 (+16), Cruz 11 (-3).
  • Oklahoma: Soft count changed from Cruz 15, Trump 13, Rubio 12, Uncommitted 3 to Cruz 15, Trump 14 (+1), Rubio 12, Uncommitted 2 (-1).
  • Oregon: Soft count changed from Trump 19, Cruz 5, Kasich 4 to Trump 18 (-1), Cruz 5, Kasich 5 (+1). Hard count changed from Trump 19, Cruz 5, Kasich 4 to Trump 18 (-1), Cruz 5, Kasich 5 (+1).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

45 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

45 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska (filing has closed for the 16 August primary): Senate Class 3: Breck Craig (Independent) - added; Sidney "Sid" Hill (Non Affiliated) - previously listed as Independent; Paul Kendall (Republican) - added; Ray Metcalf (Democratic) - added; Margaret Stock (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Dan Sullivan (Republican) - added; Jed Whittaker (Non Affiliated) - previously listed as Independent. House At-Large: William D. "Bill" Hibler (Democratic) - added; Bernie Souphanavong (Independent) - added; Jesse J. "Messy" Tingley (Republican) - added.

Arizona (filing has closed for the 30 August primary): Senate Class 3: Axel Norberto Bello (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Leonard A. "Lennie" Clark (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Joanne Selena Lopez-Cervantez (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Lester "Skip" Ralph Maul (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Scott Leslie McBean (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John Lewis "J.L." Mealer (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Brian Edward Malnes (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; James Maloney (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Miguel A. "Mike" Olivas (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kayto Sullivan, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Page City Councilman Levi Tappan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Thomas Whipple (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: former state Representative Victoria L. Steele (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Edward G. Tilton, Jr. (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Salvador Giove (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Edna San Miguel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James Villarreal (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Kinsey Remaklus (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Russ Wittenberg (Republican) - added; Geoff Woods (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Cesar Chavez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Clair Van Steenwyk (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Ross Groen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Matthew Douglas Sheldon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 27: Scott Fuhrman (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona (Republican) - added; state Senator Brickwood Galuteria (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former Congressman Colleen Hanabusa (Democratic) - added.

Kansas (filing has closed for the 2 August primary): Senate Class 3: Robert D. Garrard (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1; Robert D. Garrard (Libertarian) - added; DJ Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 2: James Michael "Mike" Pryor (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin (filing has closed for the 9 August primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 1: John Eleniewski (Independent) - Pending. House CD 7: Kelly Westlund (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

16 changes to the candidate list:

Illinois: House CD 18: Junius Rodriguez (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota (filing has closed for the 9 August primary): House CD 6: Robert Randolph "Bob" Helland (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Unaffiliated.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: John Schiess (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: John Eleniewski (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Jason Kraayvanger (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Weldon Carnahan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Gary George (Democratic) - added; Tony Lee (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Julie C. Becker (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Ken Driessen (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Ethel C. Quisler (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Don Raihala (Republican) - added; Philip Peter "Phil" Salamone (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Wendy Gribben (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Ralph Robbie Hoffman (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Jerry Kobishop (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

33 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

33 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 3: Edgar Blatchford (Democratic) - added; Richard "Dick" Grayson (Democratic) - added; Paul Kendall (Write-in [Republican]) - previously listed as Write-in. House At-Large: John R. "Bear" Cox (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Paul Hannan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Stephen T. "Todd" Wright (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Senate Class 3: Al Zahnter (Independent) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 1: Robert Garrard (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: James Houston Bales (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Gordon Bakken (Libertarian) - added; Robert Tillman (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 7: William Thomas Newton (Republican) - lost Primary.

Michigan: House CD 8: Linda Keefe (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 1: Steve Williams (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Steve Carlson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Gene Rechtzigel (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Judy Adams (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. House CD 7: Kevin Birdeen "Bird" Winge (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 22: Martin Babinec (Independent) - previously listed as Write-in [Reform].

Vermont: Lieutenant Governor: Brandon Riker (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Zuckerman (Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic, Progressive.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: Scott Harbach (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Spencer Zimmerman (Not readily classifiable) - added. House CD 4: Weldon Carnahan (Republican) - Pending; Tony Lee (Democratic) - added; Robert Raymond (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Robert Burke (Libertarian) - added; Ken Driessen (Independent) - added. House CD 8: Jerry Kobishop (Democratic) - added; Gary E. Schomburg (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Heath Beaudry (Republican) - added; Jason Adam Senteney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jason Adam Senteney (Republican) - added.

86 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

86 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 2: Michael Williamson (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 11: Mark Fleming Fisher (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: former state Senator John Carroll (Republican) - added; John "Raghu" Giuffre (Not readily classifiable) - added; Jacob Olthof (Nonpartisan) - added. House CD 1: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Leina'ala Ahu-Isa (Democratic) - added; state Senator Brickwood Galuteria (Democratic) - added; Steve Tataii (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Shay Chan Hodges (Democratic) - added; Richard Turner (Nonpartisan) - added.

Indiana: House CD 3: Pepper Snyder (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Matt Wittlief (Libertarian) - added.

Maine: House CD 1: Jim Bouchard (Libertarian) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 1: Thomas T. Simmons (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Matthew D. "Matt" Erickson (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Lee Bauer (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. House CD 6: Patrick Munro (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Amanda Lynn Hinson (Republican) - Pending.

New York (prepared for the 28 June 2016 primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Schumer (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Lee Michael Zeldin (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Peter T. "Pete" King (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Kathleen M. Rice (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Gregory Weldon Meeks (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Grace Meng (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Hakeem S. Jeffries (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman Yvette D. Clarke (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 11: Congressman Daniel M. "Dan" Donovan, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 13: Yohanny Caceres (Democratic) - Active. House CD 14: Congressman Joseph "Joe" Crowley (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman Eliot Lance Engel (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 17: Congressman Nita M. Lowey (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 18: Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (Democratic) - Renominated; John Richard Lange (Republican) - removed; Francis Cesidio "Frank" Spampinato (Republican) - removed. House CD 20: Congressman Paul David Tonko (Democratic) - Open Seat. House CD 21: Congressman Elise M. Stefanik (Republican) - Renominated; Robert Michael "Rob" Shaver (Republican) - removed. House CD 23: Congressman Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, II (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 24: Congressman John M. Katko (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 25: Congressman Louise McIntosh Slaughter (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 26: Congressman Brian M. Higgins (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 27: Congressman Christopher Carl "Chris" Collins (Republican) - Renominated.

Ohio: Governor: Attorney General Michael "Mike" DeWine (Republican) - added.

Puerto Rico (prepared for 5 June 2016 primary): Governor: Rafael Bernabe (Partido del Pueblo Trabajador) - added; former Secretary of State David Bernier (Partido Popular Democrático) - added; Manuel Cidre (Independent) - added; Alexandra Lugaro (Independent) - added; Reinaldo Rios (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator Maria de Lourdes Santiago (Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño) - added. Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: Zoe M. Laboy-Alvarado (Partido Nuevo Progresista) - removed; Miguel Hernández Vivoni (Partido Nuevo Progresista) - removed.

Utah (prepared for the 28 June 2016 primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Mike Lee (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Chris Stewart (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Mia B. Love (Republican) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Sean D. Reyes (Republican) - Renominated. Treasurer: Treasurer David Damschen (Republican) - Renominated. Auditor: Auditor John Dougall (Republican) - Renominated.

Vermont: Senate Class 3: Scott Milne (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Boots Wardinski (Liberty Union, Progressive) - previously listed as Liberty Union. Secretary of State: Secretary of State James C. "Jim" Condos (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: H. Brooke Paige (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Beth Pearce (Democratic) - added. Auditor of Accounts: Doug Hoffer (Democratic) - added.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Daniel Cummings (Constitution) - added; Darek Farmer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Charlie Hardy (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Brian James Briggs (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Keenan Wallace Dunham (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Marc Allan Feldman (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Kip Lee (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Bartholomew James "Bart" Lower (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; John David McAfee (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Robert William Milnes (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Nathan Norman (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Patrick Anthony Ockander (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Darryl W. Perry (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Austin Wade Petersen (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; William Jason "Bill" Pruitt (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Derrick Michael Reid (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Jack Burton Robinson, Jr. (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Rhett Rosenquest Smith (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Shawna Joy Sterling (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Dennis Roger Torii, Jr. (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Barbara Joy Waymire (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Mike Wiley (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Libertarians nominate Gary Johnson for President and William Weld for Vice President
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

29 May 2016: Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson won the Libertarian nomination for President at the party's convention in Orlando Florida on the 2nd ballot.

1st Ballot: Gary Johnson 458 (49.5%), Austin Petersen 197 (21.3%), John McAfee 131 (14.2%), Darryl Perry 63 (6.8%), Marc Allen Feldman 58 (6.3%), Kevin McCormick 9 (1.0%), None of the above 5 (0.5%), Ron Paul (Write-in) 1 (0.1%), Vermin Supreme (Write-in) 1 (0.1%), Heidi Zemen (Write-in) 1 (0.1%), Derrick Grayson (Write-in) 1 (0.1%), Totals 925 (100%).

No candidate achieved the majority on the first ballot. McCormick, the lowest vote getter, will be excluded from the 2nd ballot.

2nd Ballot: Gary Johnson 518 (56%), Austin Petersen 203 (21.9%), John McAfee 131 (14.2%), Darryl Perry 52 (5.6%), Marc Allen Feldman 18 (1.9%), Others 3 (0.3%), Totals 925 (100%).

Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William Weld won the Libertarian Party's Vice Presidential nomination on the 2nd ballot.

1st Ballot: William Weld 426 (49.02%), Larry Sharpe 264 (30.38%), William Coley 93 (10.70%), Derrick Grayson 48 (5.52%), Alicia Dearn 29 (3.34%), None of the above 6 (0.69%), Daniel Hogan (Write-in) 1 (0.12%), Austin Petersen (Write-in) 1 (0.12%), Gary Johnson (Write-in) 1 (0.12%), Totals 869 (100%).

No candidate achieved the majority on the first ballot. Dearn, the lowest vote getter, will be excluded from the 2nd ballot. Dearn endorsed Weld. Coley and Grayson withdrew their names and endorsed Sharpe. Due to the Grayson's late withdrawal, his name remains on the ballot.

2nd Ballot: William Weld 441 (50.57%), Larry Sharpe 409 (46.90%), None of the above 12 (1.38%), Derrick Grayson 9 (1.03%), Mark Stewart (Write-in) 1 (0.12%), Totals 872 (100%).

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,279, Sanders 1,542. Trump 1,217.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,279, Sanders 1,541, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,279, Sanders 1,542 (+1), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,721, Sanders 1,394, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,720 (-1), Sanders 1,395 (+1), Uncommitted 714.

  • Maryland: Soft count changed from Clinton 77, Sanders 35 to Clinton 76 (-1), Sanders 36 (+1). Hard count changed from Clinton 61, Sanders 34, Uncommitted 24 to Clinton 60 (-1), Sanders 35 (+1), Uncommitted 24.
  • Puerto Rico: Soft count changed from Clinton 3 to Clinton 4 (+1).

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,176, Cruz 573, Rubio 166, Kasich 163, Uncommitted 17, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,217 (+41), Cruz 573, Rubio 166, Kasich 163, Uncommitted 20 (+3), Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,098, Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 160, Uncommitted 124, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,139 (+41), Cruz 551, Rubio 173, Kasich 160, Uncommitted 127 (+3), Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Washington: Soft count Trump 41 (+41), Uncommitted 3 (+3). Hard count Trump 41 (+41), Uncommitted 3 (+3).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

72 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

72 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 3: Harvey Martin (Veterans Party of America) - added.

Colorado (prepared for 28 June 2016 primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Michael F. Bennet (Democratic) - Renominated; Paul Noel Fiorino (Unaffiliated) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Jared Polis (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter (Democratic) - Renominated.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Richard Lion (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Dan Reale (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 7: Todd Byars (Democratic) - added. House CD 18: Rick Roth (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 19: former Vatican ambassador Francis Rooney (Republican) - added.

Georgia (results of 24 May primary): Senate Class 3: Senator John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson (Republican) - Renominated; Mary Kay Bacallao (Republican) - lost Primary; Cheryl Copeland (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Francis Coyne, III (Democratic) - lost Primary; Derrick Earl "TMOT" Grayson (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Diane Swanson Vann (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Samuel "Sam" Anders (Republican) - lost Primary; Charles Edward "Chip" Flanegan, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard Mix (Republican) - lost Primary; Jim Pace (Republican) - lost Primary; Arnall "Rod" Thomas (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Angela Hicks (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Congressman Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins (Republican) - Renominated; former Congressman Paul C. Broun, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Roger Fitzpatrick (Republican) - lost Primary; Bernard Arthur "Bernie" Fontaine (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael Lee "Mike" Scupin (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman Barry D. Loudermilk (Republican) - Renominated; Hayden Thomas Collins, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Daniel Cowan (Republican) - lost Primary; Billy Davis (Republican) - lost Primary; William Llop (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen (Republican) - Renominated; Joyce Nolin (Democratic) - lost Primary; Eugene Yu (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Congressman John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; Allan Levene (Republican) - lost Primary; Mickey Tuck (Republican) - lost Primary.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Calvin Griffin (Nonpartisan) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: Diane Evelyn Bostow (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Melissa Gilbert (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 4: Nikolay Bey (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Gregg Iverson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. House CD 6: David Snyder (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. House CD 7: Amanda Lynn Hinson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 8: James J. "Jim" Condit, Jr. (Green) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma (prepared for 28 June 2016 primary): Senate Class 3: Senator James Paul Lankford (Republican) - Renominated. Corporation Commissioner 1: Corporation Commissioner Dana L. Murphy (Republican) - Renominated.

Texas (results of 24 May runoff): House CD 15: Edinburg School Board Member Juan "Sonny" Palacios, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Oscar Villarreal (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Regino James "Reggie" Gonzales (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 19: Lubbock Mayor Glen Charles Robertson (Republican) - lost Primary. Railroad Commissioner 1: Cody Garrett (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gary Gates (Republican) - lost Primary.

Vermont: Auditor of Accounts: Dan Feliciano (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 9: Janice Allen Boyd (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; William Carey "Bill" Bunch, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: Senate Class 3: Zach Haller (Independent) - previously listed as No Party Preference; Jeremy Teuton (Not readily classifiable) - previously listed as No Party Preference. Governor: David W. Blomstrom (Not readily classifiable) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 8: Keith Arnold (Not readily classifiable) - previously listed as Independent; Margaret M. Walsh (Not readily classifiable) - previously listed as Independent. Auditor: Mark Wilson (Independent) - previously listed as No Party Preference. Superintendent of Public Instruction: John Patterson Blair (Nonpartisan) - added; Grazyna Prouty (Nonpartisan) - added; Al Runte (Nonpartisan) - added.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Darek Farmer (Republican) - added; Paul O. Paad (Republican) - added; Larry Struempf (Libertarian) - added; Charles T. "Charlie" Tyrrel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tuesday 24 May 2016: GA Primary (for Federal offices), TX Runoffs, WA Presidential Primary (Republican only)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

GEORGIA STATE PRIMARY [for FEDERAL offices only]

the polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1100 to 2300 GMT]

There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 14 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

NOTE: If no candidate receives at least a majority of the votes cast in any Primary, a Runoff between the top two vote-getters is then scheduled for Tuesday 26 July 2016.

Results from
AP Statewide.


TEXAS RUNOFFS

the polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT re: the Central Time Zone; 1300 to 0100 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone]

The Green Papers only deals with Runoffs re: Party nominations for the following elective offices:

  • U.S. House of Representatives:
    • 15th Congressional District Democrat & Republican
    • 18th Congressional District Republican
    • 19th Congressional District Republican
  • Railroad Commissioner (seat 1): Democrat & Republican

However, there may be other Runoffs further "down ballot": please check locally!

Results from
AP Statewide.


WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

Washington votes by mail: to be counted, ballots must have been received by election authorities no later than 8 PM local time [0300 GMT] which is considered to be the "poll closing" time.

all 44 of Washington State's Republican National Convention delegates are bound to presidential contenders based on voting in today's Presidential Primary.

[NOTE: the Democrats: are choosing their National Convention delegates from Washington State through a Caucus/Convention process already underway.]

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,279, Sanders 1,541. Trump 1,176.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,275, Sanders 1,539, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,279 (+4), Sanders 1,541 (+2), O'Malley 1.

  • Illinois: Soft count changed from Clinton 101, Sanders 78, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 102 (+1), Sanders 78, O'Malley 1.
  • North Carolina: Soft count changed from Clinton 68, Sanders 48 to Clinton 69 (+1), Sanders 48.
  • New Jersey: Soft count changed from Clinton 9, Sanders 2 to Clinton 10 (+1), Sanders 2.
  • Oregon: Soft count changed from Sanders 36, Clinton 32 to Sanders 38 (+2), Clinton 33 (+1).

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,168, Cruz 574, Rubio 168, Kasich 163, Uncommitted 22, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,176 (+8), Cruz 573 (-1), Rubio 166 (-2), Kasich 163, Uncommitted 17 (-5), Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Virgin Islands: Soft count changed from Uncommitted 5, Rubio 2, Cruz 1, Trump 1 to Trump 9 (+8), Cruz 0 (-1), Rubio 0 (-2), Uncommitted 0 (-5).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

81 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

81 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Frank Dominic Tamburri (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Edward G. Tilton, Jr. (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: Congressman Curtis J. "Curt" Clawson (Republican) - Open Seat; Congressman Curtis J. "Curt" Clawson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Sanibel City Councilman Chauncey Goss (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: Karla Gottschalk (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Sam Puletasi (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: David Deuter (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Jay Sidie (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 8: Elizabeth Croydon (Green) - lost Primary; Charles T. "Teddy" Galloway, III (Green) - lost Primary.

New York: House CD 2: William Bogardt (Independence) - apparently not a candidate; Kenneth D. Schaeffer (Working Families) - removed. House CD 3: Patricia L. Latzman (Working Families) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator Jack M. Martins (Republican, Conservative, Reform) - previously listed as Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform; Philip Martin "Flip" Pidot (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Congressman Grace Meng (Democratic, Women's Equality) - previously listed as Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families. House CD 7: Congressman Nydia Margarita Velázquez (Democratic, Women's Equality) - previously listed as Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families. House CD 8: Congressman Hakeem S. Jeffries (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families. House CD 12: Congressman Carolyn Bosher Maloney (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families. House CD 13: Yohanny Caceres (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Scott Lloyd Fenstermaker (No Party Affiliation) - added; Assemblyman Guillermo Linares (Democratic) - Pending; Guillermo Linares (Democratic) - removed. House CD 15: Mark Escoffery-Bey (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman José Enrique Serrano (Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families. House CD 16: Derickson K. Lawrence (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Stylo Adonis Sapaskis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 17: Frank Morgenthaler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James C. "Jim" Russell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 19: former Hamden Town Councilman Robert M. "Bob" Bishop (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Gary L. Perry (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 24: Colleen Deacon (Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic, Women's Equality. House CD 25: Noah P. Sargent (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 26: Ross M. Kostecky (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Shelly Schratz (Conservative, Republican) - previously listed as Conservative, Reform, Republican. House CD 27: Diana Kisiel Kastenbaum (Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families.

Vermont: Senate Class 3: Pete Diamondstone (Liberty Union) - added. Governor: Bill "Spaceman" Lee (Liberty Union) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Boots Wardinski (Liberty Union) - added. House At-Large: Erica Clawson (Liberty Union) - added. Secretary of State: Mary Alice "Mal" Hebert (Liberty Union) - added. Attorney General: Rosemarie Jackowski (Liberty Union) - added. Treasurer: V. Murray Ngoima (Liberty Union) - added. Auditor of Accounts: Marina Brown (Liberty Union) - added.

Washington: Senate Class 3: Thor Amundson (Democratic) - added; Pano Kroko Churchill (Not readily classifiable) - added; Pavel Goberman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Zach Haller (No Party Preference) - added; Eric John Makus (Republican) - added; Mohammad H. Said (Democratic) - added; Jeremy Teuton (No Party Preference) - added; Minh Tran (Not readily classifiable) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Johnathan Dodds (Democratic) - added; Christian Pierre Joubert (Not readily classifiable) - added; Javier Lopez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Daniel "Dan" Davies (No Party Preference) - added; Karen Wallace (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: John Orlinski (Republican) - added; Jacob Pernula (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Elizabeth Scott (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Kathleen "Grandma Warrior" Arthur (Democratic) - added; Jennifer Y. "Jenn" Brockmoller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David Alexander Steenson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Glenn Jakeman (Republican) - added; John Anthony "the man" Malan (Democratic) - added; Douglas E. "Doug" McKinley, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Todd A. Bloom (Republican) - added; Stephan Brodhead (Republican) - added; Paul Nuchims (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Carl Cooper (No Party Preference) - added; Craig Keller (Republican) - added; Jeff Stilwell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Jesse Wineberry (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Richard Boyce (No Party Preference) - added. Attorney General: Joshua B. "Josh" Trumbull (Libertarian) - added. Auditor: Auditor Troy Kelley (Democratic) - Open Office; David Golden (No Party Preference) - added; Mark Wilson (No Party Preference) - added. Commissioner of Public Lands: John Stillings (Democratic) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Richard Schrock (Republican) - added.

43 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

43 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 9: Matthew Douglas Sheldon (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 27: Adam Sackrin (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Congressman Kyle Mark "Mark" Takai (Democratic) - Open Seat - Not running for re-election.

Idaho: Senate Class 3: Marvin Thomas "Pro-Life" Richardson (Constitution) - lost Primary.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Everett Corley (Write-in [Republican]) - Pending, previously listed as Republican.

Louisiana: House CD 3: Clay Higgins (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 5: Jack Jones (Libertarian) - added.

Oregon: House CD 3: David W. Walker (Independent Party of Oregon) - previously listed as Independent.

Pennsylvania: House CD 10: Mike Molesevich (Democratic) - added.

Vermont: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Shapleigh "Shap" Smith, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Washington: Senate Class 3: Chuck Jackson (Independent) - added; Donna Rae Lands (Conservative) - added; Mike Luke (Libertarian) - added; Scott Nazarino (Republican) - added; Sam Wright (Independent) - added. Governor: Goodspaceguy (Republican) - added; Bill Hirt (Republican) - added; Jay Inslee (Democratic) - added; Patrick O'Rourke (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Robert J. Sutherland (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Marc Hennemann (Republican) - added; Kari Ilonummi (No Party Preference) - added; Brian Luke (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: state Representative Jim Moeller (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor; L.A. "Worthy" Worthington (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 4: Clint Didier (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Mike Coverdale (No Party Preference) - added; Tyler Myles Vega (Green) - added. House CD 7: Leslie Regier (No Party Preference) - added; Scott Sutherland (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Keith Arnold (Independent) - added; Margaret Walsh (Independent) - added. House CD 9: Jeary Flener (No Party Preference) - added; Daniel Smith (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Kim Wyman (Republican) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Democratic) - added as candidate. Treasurer: state Senator Marko Liias (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Public Lands: Steve McLaughlin (Republican) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler (Democratic) - added as candidate. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Robin Fleming (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; Ron Higgins (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican; KumRoon "Mr. Mak" Maksirisombat (Nonpartisan) - added; former state Representative Larry Seaquist (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,275, Sanders 1,539. Trump 1,168.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,267, Sanders 1,526, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,275 (+8), Sanders 1,539 (+13), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,713, Sanders 1,381, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,721 (+8), Sanders 1,394 (+13), Uncommitted 714.

  • Oregon: Soft count changed from Clinton 24, Sanders 23 to Sanders 36 (+13), Clinton 32 (+8). Hard count changed from Sanders 22, Clinton 18, Uncommitted 13 to Sanders 35 (+13), Clinton 26 (+8), Uncommitted 13.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,152, Cruz 572, Rubio 168, Kasich 162, Uncommitted 27, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,168 (+16), Cruz 574 (+2), Rubio 168, Kasich 163 (+1), Uncommitted 22 (-5), Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,091, Cruz 548, Rubio 173, Kasich 159, Uncommitted 124, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,098 (+7), Cruz 551 (+3), Rubio 173, Kasich 160 (+1), Uncommitted 124, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Guam: Soft count changed from Uncommitted 5, Cruz 1, Trump 0 to Trump 9 (+9), Cruz 0 (-1), Uncommitted 0 (-5).
  • Oregon: Soft count changed from Trump 12, Kasich 3, Cruz 2 to Trump 19 (+7), Cruz 5 (+3), Kasich 4 (+1). Hard count changed from Trump 12, Kasich 3, Cruz 2 to Trump 19 (+7), Cruz 5 (+3), Kasich 4 (+1).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,267, Sanders 1,526. Trump 1,152.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,220, Sanders 1,478, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,267 (+47), Sanders 1,526 (+48), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,667, Sanders 1,332, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,713 (+46), Sanders 1,381 (+49), Uncommitted 714.

  • Kentucky: Soft count changed from Clinton 2, Sanders 0 to Clinton 30 (+28), Sanders 27 (+27). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 5, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 28 (+28), Sanders 27 (+27), Uncommitted 5.
  • Oregon (partial results): Soft count changed from Clinton 6, Sanders 1 to Clinton 24 (+18), Sanders 23 (+22). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 13, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 22 (+22), Clinton 18 (+18), Uncommitted 13.
  • Virgin Islands: Soft count changed from Clinton 1, Sanders 1 to Clinton 2 (+1), Sanders 0 (-1).

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,140, Cruz 570, Rubio 168, Kasich 159, Uncommitted 27, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,152 (+12), Cruz 572 (+2), Rubio 168, Kasich 162 (+3), Uncommitted 27, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,079, Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 156, Uncommitted 124, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,091 (+12), Cruz 548 (+2), Rubio 173, Kasich 159 (+3), Uncommitted 124, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Oregon (partial results): Soft count Trump 12 (+12), Kasich 3 (+3), Cruz 2 (+2). Hard count Trump 12 (+12), Kasich 3 (+3), Cruz 2 (+2).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

82 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

82 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Treasurer John Chiang (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer John Chiang (Democratic) - Open Office.

Connecticut: House CD 3: Angel Luis Cadena, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: former Congressman Richard Anthony "Ric" Keller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: former state Representative Ricardo Rangel (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 18: Michael Keavy (Republican) - added.

Idaho (results of 17 May primary): House CD 1: Congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador (Republican) - Renominated; Gordon Joe Counsil (Republican) - lost Primary; Shizandra Fox (Democratic) - lost Primary; Isaac M. Haugen (Republican) - lost Primary; Staniela Radkova Nikolova (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson (Republican) - Renominated.

Kentucky (results of 17 May primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Rand Paul (Republican) - Renominated; James R. Gould (Republican) - lost Primary; Rory Houlihan (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jeff Darrell Kender (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ronald Allen "Ron" Leach (Democratic) - lost Primary; Tom Recktenwald (Democratic) - lost Primary; Grant T. Short (Democratic) - lost Primary; Stephen Howard "Steve" Slaughter (Republican) - lost Primary; Sellus Wilder (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts (Republican) - lost Primary; Miles A. Caughey, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael J. "Mike" Pape (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Everett Corley (Republican) - lost Primary; former McCreary County School Board Member Robert L. "Bob" DeVore, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers (Republican) - Renominated; John Gunther Burk, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Garland "Andy" Barr (Republican) - Renominated; Roger Q. Brill (Republican) - lost Primary; Geoffrey M. "Geoff" Young (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Michigan: House CD 8: Jeff Wood (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Matthew Orlando (Libertarian) - added.

Missouri: House CD 7: Mary Myrne (Republican) - added; Daniel Roy Nelson (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy (Democratic) - added.

Oregon (results of 17 May primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden (Democratic) - Renominated; Samuel Stephen "Sam" Carpenter (Republican) - lost Primary; Daniel "Dan" Laschober (Republican) - lost Primary; Marvin J. Sandnes (Independent Party of Oregon) - lost Primary; Faye Stewart (Republican) - lost Primary; Medford City Councilmember Kevin Howard Stine (Democratic) - lost Primary; Paul B. Weaver (Democratic) - lost Primary. Governor: Governor Kate Brown (Democratic) - Renominated; Allen H. Alley (Republican) - lost Primary; Patrick W. Barney (Independent Party of Oregon) - lost Primary; Julian W. Bell (Democratic) - lost Primary; Chet E Chance, Sr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Bruce A. Cuff (Republican) - lost Primary; Kevin M. Forsythe (Democratic) - lost Primary; Bob L. Forthan (Republican) - lost Primary; Steve B. Johnson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Robert H. "Bob" Niemeyer (Republican) - lost Primary; David W. "Dave" Stauffer (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Suzanne M. Bonamici (Democratic) - Renominated; Jonathan E. Burgess (Republican) - lost Primary; Delinda Morgan (Republican) - lost Primary; Shabba Woodley (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden (Republican) - Renominated; Paul J. Romero, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio (Democratic) - Renominated; Joseph McKinney (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jo Rae Perkins (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Kurt Schrader (Democratic) - Renominated; Seth Allan (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Representative Dave McTeague (Democratic) - lost Primary; Earl D. Rainey (Republican) - lost Primary; Benjamin "Ben" West (Republican) - lost Primary. Secretary of State: state Senator Richard Devlin (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Val Hoyle (Democratic) - lost Primary; Lane County Commissioner Sidney W. "Sid" Leiken (Republican) - lost Primary.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: state Representative Karen L. MacBeth (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Vermont: Senate Class 3: Cris Ericson (Democratic) - previously listed as Marijuana. Governor: Cris Ericson (Democratic) - previously listed as Marijuana. Treasurer: Richard M. Dunne (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Michael Joseph Del Rosso (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Andrew Griffin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James K. "Jim" McKelvey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Joe Whited (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Michael David "Mike" Webb (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: John Michael Wolfe (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: House CD 1: Scott Stafne (Libertarian) - added.

Tues 17 May 2016: PRIMARIES in ID[Federal only], KY[Federal and Presidential(D only)]& OR[Fed/State and Presidential]
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

IDAHO PRIMARIES (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM local time [1400 to 0200 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone; 1500 to 0300 GMT re: the Pacific Time Zone]

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 2 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
Returns from the Idaho Secretary of State.
AP Statewide.


KENTUCKY PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 6 AM to 6 PM local time [1000 to 2200 GMT re: the Eastern Time Zone; 1100 to 2300 GMT re: the Central Time Zone]

Democrats: 55 of 60 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

[NOTE: the Republicans: are choosing their National Convention delegates through a Caucus/Convention process already underway.]

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the Commonwealth's 6 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
Unofficial returns from the Kentucky State Board of Elections.
AP Statewide
Politico.


OREGON PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE

Oregon votes by mail: to be counted, ballots must have been received by election authorities no later than 8 PM local time [0200 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone; 0300 GMT re: the Pacific Time Zone] which is considered to be the "poll closing" time.

Democrats: 61 of 74 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Republicans: 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 5 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and for the following State-level elective offices: Governor (re: a Special Election this November for the remainder of the current Term of Office), Attorney General, Secretary of State and Treasurer.

Results from
Unofficial returns from the Oregon Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,667, Sanders 1,332. Trump 1,140.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,657, Sanders 1,314, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,667 (+10), Sanders 1,332 (+18), Uncommitted 714.

  • Alaska: Hard count changed from Uncommitted 4, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 13 (+13), Uncommitted 4, Clinton 3 (+3).
  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 52 to Clinton 53 (+1).
  • District of Columbia: Soft count changed from Clinton 21, Sanders 2 to Clinton 20 (-1), Sanders 2.
  • Idaho: Soft count changed from Sanders 20, Clinton 7 to Sanders 20, Clinton 6 (-1).
  • Massachusetts: Soft count changed from Clinton 62, Sanders 46 to Clinton 63 (+1), Sanders 46.
  • Nevada: Hard count changed from Clinton 13, Sanders 10, Uncommitted 8 to Clinton 20 (+7), Sanders 15 (+5), Uncommitted 8.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,133, Cruz 570, Rubio 168, Kasich 157, Uncommitted 26, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,140 (+7), Cruz 570, Rubio 168, Kasich 159 (+2), Uncommitted 27 (+1), Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,074, Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 121, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,079 (+5), Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 156 (+2), Uncommitted 124 (+3), Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • New York: Soft count changed from Trump 90, Kasich 5 to Trump 89 (-1), Kasich 6 (+1). Hard count changed from Trump 90, Kasich 5 to Trump 89 (-1), Kasich 6 (+1).
  • West Virginia: Soft count changed from Trump 24, Kasich 0, Uncommitted 0 to Trump 32 (+8), Kasich 1 (+1), Uncommitted 1 (+1). Hard count changed from Trump 24, Kasich 0, Uncommitted 0 to Trump 30 (+6), Uncommitted 3 (+3), Kasich 1 (+1).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

43 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

43 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 5: former Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Greory D. "Greg" Bailey (Unaffiliated) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Paul Stanton (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Julia Fletcher (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Gregory Michael "Greg" Goode, Sr. (Republican) - added.

Maine (prepared for 14 June primary): House CD 1: Congressman Chellie M. Pingree (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Bruce L. Poliquin (Republican) - Renominated.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: former state Representative Jim Lawrence (Republican) - added.

Utah: Governor: Gary R. Van Horn (Independent American) - apparently not a candidate.

Vermont: Attorney General: Deborah T. "Deb" Buckman (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: Justin Fairfax (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Dustin Willow (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Joel Ray Hawks (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: J.D. Thorpe (Libertarian) - added.

Washington: Governor: David W. Blomstrom (Independent) - added; James Robert Deal (Democratic) - added; Javier Lopez (Republican) - added; Mary Martin (Socialist Workers Party) - added; Steve Rubenstein (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Paul Addis (Libertarian) - added; Mark Greene (Citizens) - added; Marty McClendon (Republican) - added; Bill Penor (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Alex Storms (Independent) - added. House CD 5: David Kay (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Wilson (Independent) - added. Secretary of State: Tim Turner (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer James L. "Jim" McIntire (Democratic) - Open Office; John Comerford (Democratic) - added; former Seattle Port Commissioner Alec Fisken (Democratic) - added. Auditor: Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy (Democratic) - added; Jeff Sprung (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Public Lands: Public Lands Commissioner Peter James Goldmark (Democratic) - Open Office; former Bainbridge Island City Councilwoman Hilary Franz (Democratic) - added; Steven Nielson (Libertarian) - added; King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (Democratic) - added; former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner (Democratic) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Justin Murta (Libertarian) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Robin Fleming (Democratic) - added; Ron Higgins (Republican) - added; former state Representative Larry Seaquist (Democratic) - added; David Spring (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 7: Mary Hoeft (Democratic) - added.

38 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

38 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: David Summer Pizer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Thomas Whipple (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Salvadore Giove (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Derek James Armstrong-Stoner (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Jeff DeWit (Republican) - Open Office.

Colorado: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Basil Edward Dalack (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Marvin D. Savage (Democratic) - added; Elizabeth Thomas (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Deborah Katz Pueschel (Republican) - previously listed as Write-in. House CD 6: Malcolm Anthony (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: John Morning (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Christopher L. Duncan, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Thuy Lowe (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 5. House CD 12: Robert Matthew Tager (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Evelio Gonzalez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 27: David Andrew Adams (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 26.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: Ted Metz (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Len Ware (Independent) - added.

Kansas: House CD 2: Britani Potter (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Miranda Allen (Independent) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 1: Tom Osborne (Democratic) - removed.

Michigan: House CD 13: Kenneth M. Garner (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: Treasurer: state Senator Dan W. Brown (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Andy Shambaugh (Libertarian) - lost Primary; Jeffrey Lynn Stein (Libertarian) - lost Primary.

Nevada (prepared for 14 June primary): House CD 2: Congressman Mark Eugene Amodei (Republican) - Renominated; Congressman Mark Eugene Amodei (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 2: James Keenan, Jr. (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3: Steve Perry (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Zachary Michael Nickerson (Independent) - added. House CD 9: Adam Sedlock (Write-in [Democratic]) - added. House CD 13: Armond W. James (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Lenny McAllister (Republican) - previously listed as Write-in [Republican].

Tennessee: House CD 7: Travis Page (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: James R. "Jim" Coffman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Palmer Lee Harris (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ernest Lunati (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,220, Sanders 1,478. Trump 1,133.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,209, Sanders 1,460, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,220 (+11), Sanders 1,478 (+18), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,646, Sanders 1,296, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,657 (+11), Sanders 1,314 (+18), Uncommitted 714.

  • West Virginia: Soft count changed from Clinton 6, Sanders 1 to Sanders 19 (+18), Clinton 17 (+11). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 8, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 18 (+18), Clinton 11 (+11), Uncommitted 8.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,073, Cruz 570, Rubio 168, Kasich 157, Uncommitted 26, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,133 (+60), Cruz 570, Rubio 168, Kasich 157, Uncommitted 26, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,014, Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 121, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,074 (+60), Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 121, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

36 changes to the candidate list. NE and WV Primaries.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

36 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: House CD 1: Darrell Dinges (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Gaylon Kent (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Bruce Griffith (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Mike McRedmond (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Norm Olsen (Libertarian) - added.

District of Columbia (prepared for 14 June 2016 primary): Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Democratic) - Renominated.

Florida: House CD 1: Michelle Ryan (Independent) - previously listed as Republican.

Michigan: House CD 11: former Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (Independent) - added.

Nebraska (10 May 2016 Primary): House CD 2: former state Senator Chip Maxwell (Republican) - lost Primary.

South Carolina (prepared for 14 June 2016 primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Harold W. "Trey" Gowdy, III (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: state Representative John King (Democratic) - removed. House CD 6: Congressman James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Hugh T. "Tom" Rice, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated.

Virginia (prepared for 14 June 2016 primary): House CD 1: Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 10: Congressman Barbara Jean Comstock (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 11: Congressman Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly (Democratic) - Renominated.

West Virginia (10 May 2016 Primary): Governor: Booth Goodwin (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Jeffrey V. "Jeff" Kessler (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney (Republican) - Renominated; Tom Payne (Democratic) - lost Primary; Harvey D. Peyton (Democratic) - lost Primary; Marc Savitt (Republican) - lost Primary; Cory Simpson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Robert "Robin" Wilson, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant (Democratic) - Renominated; Barry Holstein (Republican) - lost Primary; state Delegate Patsy Samuel Trecost, II (Democratic) - lost Primary. Treasurer: Larry W. Faircloth (Republican) - lost Primary. Auditor: Jason Pizatella (Democratic) - lost Primary; Robin Righter (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Tuesday 10 May 2016: PRIMARIES in NE & WV- Presidential (NE: R only) and State/Federal
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

NEBRASKA PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 8 AM Central Time and 7 AM Mountain Time to 8 PM Central Time and 7 PM Mountain Time [1300 to 0100 GMT]

Republicans: 36 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound Winner Take All to a presidential contender in today's Presidential Primary.

[NOTE: The Democrats are choosing their National Convention delegates through a Caucus/Convention process already underway.]

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the State's 3 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


WEST VIRGINIA PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE

polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM local time [1030 to 2330 GMT]

Democrats: 29 of 37 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Republicans: 34 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary. [Please note: 31 of these delegates are elected directly by the voters: there are a total of 9 delegates from each Congressional District (3 delegates per District) and 22 at-large (statewide) delegates [the remaining 3 delegates are the State's top Republican Party leaders serving as delegates ex officio]; there are geographical restrictions in relation to the election of at-large delegates (with the exception of the top vote-getter among all at-large delegate-candidates [who is elected in any event], no more than 2 can be from the same county and no more than 7 from the same Congressional District)].

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the State's 3 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and for the following State-level elective offices: Governor, Agriculture Commissioner, Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State and Treasurer.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,209, Sanders 1,460. Trump 1,073.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,202, Sanders 1,455, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,209 (+7), Sanders 1,460 (+5), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,635, Sanders 1,275, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,646 (+11), Sanders 1,296 (+21), Uncommitted 714.

  • Guam: Soft count changed from Clinton 3, Sanders 0 to Clinton 9 (+6), Sanders 3 (+3). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 5, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Uncommitted 5, Clinton 4 (+4), Sanders 3 (+3).
  • Idaho: Soft count changed from Sanders 20, Clinton 6 to Sanders 20, Clinton 7 (+1).
  • Maine: Soft count changed from Sanders 17, Clinton 12 to Sanders 18 (+1), Clinton 11 (-1). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 5, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 17 (+17), Clinton 8 (+8), Uncommitted 5.
  • Mississippi: Soft count changed from Clinton 35, Sanders 6 to Clinton 34 (-1), Sanders 7 (+1). Hard count changed from Clinton 32, Uncommitted 5, Sanders 4 to Clinton 31 (-1), Sanders 5 (+1), Uncommitted 5.
  • West Virginia: Soft count changed from Clinton 4, Sanders 1 to Clinton 6 (+2), Sanders 1.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,057, Cruz 570, Rubio 173, Kasich 157, Uncommitted 37, Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,073 (+16), Cruz 570, Rubio 168 (-5), Kasich 157, Uncommitted 26 (-11), Carson 7, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 1,014, Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 121, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,014, Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 121, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • American Samoa: Soft count changed from Uncommitted 9, Trump 0 to Trump 9 (+9), Uncommitted 0 (-9).
  • Louisiana: Soft count changed from Cruz 18, Trump 18, Rubio 5, Uncommitted 5 to Trump 25 (+7), Cruz 18, Uncommitted 3 (-2), Rubio 0 (-5).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

9 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

9 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Jerry Eller (Write-in [Republican]) - Pending, previously listed as Republican; former Aurora City Councilor Ryan Lavar Frazier (Republican) - Pending. House CD 7: Martin L. Buchanan (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 4: David Scott Foxx (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6; Hans Tanzler, III (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 1: Alan LaPolice (Independent [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican.

Minnesota: House CD 2: David James Benson-Staebler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David Adam Gerson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Gene Alan Rechtzigel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

21 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

21 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Robert B. Blaha (Republican) - Pending. House CD 2: Cliff Willmeng (Green) - added. House CD 6: Robert Lee Worthey (Green) - added.

Indiana: Governor: Adam Adkins (Write-in [Independent]) - removed.

Michigan: House CD 13: Tom Bagwell (Libertarian) - removed.

New Hampshire: Governor: Derek Dextraze (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent.

New York: House CD 22: Martin Babinec (Write-in [Reform]) - previously listed as Independence; former Oneida County Legislator David Joseph "Dave" Gordon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Adam Ward Coker (Democratic) - removed.

North Dakota (prepared for 14 June 2016 primary): Senate Class 3: Senator John Hoeven (Republican) - Renominated. House At-Large: Congressman Kevin Cramer (Republican) - Renominated. Treasurer: Treasurer Kelly L. Schmidt (Republican) - Renominated. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Kirsten Baesler (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - Renominated, previously listed as Nonpartisan [Republican]. Public Service Commissioner 1: Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak (Republican) - Renominated.

Ohio (prepared for 7 June 2016 primary): House CD 8 Special: Robert Coogan (Libertarian) - removed.

South Dakota (prepared for 7 June 2016 primary): Senate Class 3: Senator John R. Thune (Republican) - Renominated. House At-Large: Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem (Republican) - Renominated.

Virginia: House CD 9: Janice Allen Boyd (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 10: Jim Postma (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9.

Presidential Candidates: Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Victor Williams (Republican) - added.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,202, Sanders 1,455. Trump 1,057, Cruz 570, Rubio 173.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,163, Sanders 1,411, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,202 (+39), Sanders 1,455 (+44), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,596, Sanders 1,231, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,635 (+39), Sanders 1,275 (+44), Uncommitted 714.

  • Indiana: Soft count changed from Clinton 7, Sanders 0 to Clinton 46 (+39), Sanders 44 (+44). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 9, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 44 (+44), Clinton 39 (+39), Uncommitted 9.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 1,000, Cruz 570, Rubio 173, Kasich 157, Uncommitted 35, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,057 (+57), Cruz 570, Rubio 173, Kasich 157, Uncommitted 37 (+2), Carson 7 (-2), Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 957, Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 121, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,014 (+57), Cruz 546, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 121, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Indiana: Soft count Trump 57 (+57). Hard count Trump 57 (+57).
  • Nevada: Soft count changed from Trump 14, Rubio 7, Cruz 6, Carson 2, Kasich 1, Uncommitted 0 to Trump 14, Rubio 7, Cruz 6, Uncommitted 2 (+2), Kasich 1, Carson 0 (-2).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

57 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

57 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 13: Eric Lynn (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Indiana (3 May primary): Senate Class 3: Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Peter J. Visclosky (Democratic) - Renominated; Willie "Faithful And True" Brown (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Jackie Swihart Walorski (Republican) - Renominated; Douglas M. Carpenter (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jeff Petermann (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Mark Willard Baringer (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator Elizabeth "Liz" Brown (Republican) - lost Primary; former Wisconsin state Senator Pamela Gail "Pam" Galloway (Republican) - lost Primary; former Allen County Councilor Kevin "SGT" Howell (Republican) - lost Primary; Todd Alan Nightenhelser (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Forrest Roberson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kip E. Tom (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita (Republican) - Renominated; Kevin Jay Grant (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Susan W. Brooks (Republican) - Renominated; Mike Campbell (Republican) - lost Primary; Allen Ray Davidson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Stephen M. MacKenzie (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Allen Lucas "Luke" Messer (Republican) - Renominated; Lexington Township Trustee Danny Frank Basham, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; George Thomas Holland (Democratic) - lost Primary; Charles "Chuck" Johnson, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Bruce W. Peavler (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jeff Smith (Republican) - lost Primary; Ralph Spelbring (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman André D. Carson (Democratic) - Renominated; Curtis D. Godfrey (Democratic) - lost Primary; Wayne Edward "Gunny" Harmon (Republican) - lost Primary; J.D. Miniear (Republican) - lost Primary; Pierre Quincy Pullins (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Larry D. Bucshon (Republican) - Renominated; Richard Marc Moss (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Robert Hall (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator Erin Houchin (Republican) - lost Primary; Bob Kern (Democratic) - lost Primary; James R. McClure, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; William Joseph "Bill" Thomas (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Darryl Brent "Brent" Waltz, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Attorney General Gregory Francis "Greg" Zoeller (Republican) - lost Primary.

New Jersey (prepared for 7 June primary): House CD 2: Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (Republican) - Renominated; Edward Enes (Republican) - removed. House CD 3: Congressman Thomas "Tom" MacArthur (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 7: Chris Faraone (Democratic) - removed; Craig P. Heard (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 10: Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated.

New Mexico (prepared for 7 June primary): House CD 1: Congressman Michelle Lujan Grisham (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Ben Ray Luján (Democratic) - Renominated; Jerald Steve McFall (Republican) - removed.

New York: Governor: Congressman Christopher Patrick "Chris" Gibson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 1: Claude Lawrence "C. L." Cooke (Libertarian) - Active. House CD 2: Adam Ward Coker (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tuesday 3 May 2016: PRIMARIES (Presidential, Federal and State) in INDIANA
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

INDIANA PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL and some STATEwide offices)

polls are open from 6 AM to 6 PM local time [1000 to 2200 GMT re: the Eastern Time Zone; 1100 to 2300 GMT re: the Central Time Zone]

Republicans: 57 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 83 of 92 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 9 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the following Statewide elective office: Governor.

Results from
Returns from the Indiana Election Division.
AP Statewide
Politico.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,163, Sanders 1,411. Trump 1,000, Cruz 570, Rubio 173.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,152, Sanders 1,412, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,163 (+11), Sanders 1,411 (-1), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,580, Sanders 1,218, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,596 (+16), Sanders 1,231 (+13), Uncommitted 714.

  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 48 to Clinton 52 (+4).
  • Guam: Soft count changed from Clinton 2 to Clinton 3 (+1).
  • Iowa: Hard count changed from Uncommitted 8, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 15 (+15), Sanders 14 (+14), Uncommitted 8.
  • Massachusetts: Soft count changed from Clinton 62, Sanders 46 to Clinton 62, Sanders 46. Hard count changed from Clinton 46, Sanders 45, Uncommitted 25 to Clinton 46, Sanders 45, Uncommitted 24 (-1).
  • Maryland: Soft count changed from Clinton 77, Sanders 35 to Clinton 77, Sanders 35. Hard count changed from Clinton 61, Sanders 34, Uncommitted 23 to Clinton 61, Sanders 34, Uncommitted 24 (+1).
  • Missouri: Soft count changed from Clinton 47, Sanders 35 to Clinton 49 (+2), Sanders 35.
  • New Mexico: Soft count changed from Clinton 5 to Clinton 6 (+1).
  • New York: Soft count changed from Clinton 178, Sanders 108 to Clinton 179 (+1), Sanders 108.
  • Ohio: Soft count changed from Clinton 94, Sanders 64 to Clinton 95 (+1), Sanders 63 (-1). Hard count changed from Clinton 80, Sanders 63, Uncommitted 17 to Clinton 81 (+1), Sanders 62 (-1), Uncommitted 17.
  • West Virginia: Soft count changed from Clinton 3, Sanders 1 to Clinton 4 (+1), Sanders 1.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 988, Cruz 566, Rubio 173, Kasich 157, Uncommitted 28, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 1,000 (+12), Cruz 570 (+4), Rubio 173, Kasich 157, Uncommitted 35 (+7), Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 956, Cruz 547, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 118, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 957 (+1), Cruz 546 (-1), Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 121 (+3), Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • North Dakota: Soft count changed from Cruz 10, Trump 1 to Cruz 14 (+4), Trump 1.
  • Pennsylvania: Soft count changed from Trump 48, Cruz 4, Kasich 3, Uncommitted 0 to Trump 59 (+11), Uncommitted 5 (+5), Cruz 4, Kasich 3.
  • Rhode Island: Soft count changed from Trump 11, Kasich 5, Cruz 3 to Trump 12 (+1), Kasich 5, Cruz 2 (-1). Hard count changed from Trump 11, Kasich 5, Cruz 3 to Trump 12 (+1), Kasich 5, Cruz 2 (-1).
  • Wyoming: Soft count changed from Cruz 23, Rubio 1, Trump 1, Uncommitted 1 to Cruz 24 (+1), Uncommitted 3 (+2), Rubio 1, Trump 1. Hard count changed from Cruz 23, Rubio 1, Trump 1, Uncommitted 1 to Cruz 23, Uncommitted 4 (+3), Rubio 1, Trump 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

2016 Democratic Delegate Allocation Update. The DNC updated their delegate allocations on 15 April 2016.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Democratic Convention has a total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.

  • Maryland changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 119 delegate votes.
  • Massachusetts changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 115 delegate votes.
11 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

11 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: House CD 2: Richard Tietjen Longstreth, III (Libertarian) - added.

Iowa (prepared for 7 June primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Rodney Leland "Rod" Blum (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack (Democratic) - Renominated.

Kansas: House CD 1: Kerry Scott Burt (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Roger Kittelson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Douglas James "Doug" Daggett (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Frank Drake (Republican) - added.

Montana (prepared for 7 June primary): House At-Large: Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Tim Fox (Republican) - Renominated.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: state Representative Pamela Z. "Pam" Tucker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

26 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

26 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 6: Geoff Woods (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Akinyemi Olabode Agbede (Democratic) - removed. House CD 7: Congressman Amerish "Ami" Bera (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 11: Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 13: Congressman Barbara Lee (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 14: Congressman Jackie Speier (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 15: Congressman Eric Michael Swalwell (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 19: Congressman Zoe Lofgren (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 26: Congressman Julia Brownley (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 27: Ramon Barajas, III (Write-in [Republican]) - added. House CD 33: Congressman Ted W. Lieu (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 34: Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) - On Ballot; Kenneth Mejia (Write-in [Democratic]) - added. House CD 35: Congressman Norma J. Torres (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 39: Congressman Edward R. "Ed" Royce (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 40: Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 43: Congressman Maxine Waters (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 44: Analila Joya (Democratic) - removed.

Florida: House CD 1: Robert Edward Blake (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Abhay Patel (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Gina Bufe (Write-in) - added.

Virginia: House CD 6: Thomas James "Tom" Howarth (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Michael Robert "Mike" Dickinson (Independent Greens) - previously listed as Democratic, Independent Greens. House CD 11: John Michael Wolfe (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Chuck Smith (Republican) - added.

Washington: Commissioner of Public Lands: Karen Porterfield (Democratic) - added.

Commentary: LONG SPOONS MEASURING DESPERATION - The Rep Party and its pres contenders now at their respective Rubicons
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
LONG SPOONS MEASURING DESPERATION
The Republican Party and its
presidential contenders
now at their respective "Rubicons"

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

It was late in the evening session of the third day of the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida when the Roll Call of the States on Presidential Nomination began: although various and sundry GOP operatives and allies of former Vice-President Richard Nixon's campaign for President had, early that day, publicly predicted a relatively easy victory on the First Ballot for the losing 1960 GOP standard-bearer with, perhaps, more than 700 votes from among the assembled delegates (at least 33 more than the 667 Nixon would need in order to be nominated), the inner circle within Nixon's own campaign was not quite so sure as the Convention Secretary first called out "Alabama! 26 votes!" and the chair of the Republican delegation from 'the Heart of Dixie' began to publicly announce the presidential preferences of its delegation (splitting the ....

42 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

42 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 6: Brian Sinuk (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Robert B. Blaha (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former Aurora City Councilor Ryan Lavar Frazier (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Lateresa Ann "L.A." Jones (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Democratic; Roger Stone (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Dwight Young (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 2: Rob Lapham (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Randall Duvalle (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 4: Danny Murphy (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 13: Sharon Russ (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Jan Schneider (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: Henry Gari (Democratic) - added; Lyle Milstein (No Party Affiliation) - added.

New York: House CD 6: Danniel Maio (Conservative, Republican) - added; Congressman Grace Meng (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 7: Jeff Kurzon (Democratic) - added; Allan Romaguera (Conservative, Republican) - added; Congressman Nydia Margarita Velázquez (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 8: Daniel Cavanagh (Conservative) - added; Congressman Hakeem S. Jeffries (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 9: Alan Bellone (Conservative) - added; Congressman Yvette D. Clarke (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Jaime Sanders (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Congressman Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Nadler (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Philip Jeffrey Rosenthal (Republican, Conservative, Independence) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 11: Congressman Daniel M. "Dan" Donovan, Jr. (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican; Lawrence E. Gilder (Reform) - apparently not a candidate; Richard Reichard (Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic, Working Families. House CD 12: Robert Ardini (Republican) - added; David Eisenbach (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Carolyn Bosher Maloney (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - added as candidate. House CD 13: Yohanny Caceres (Democratic) - added; Martin Chicon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Anthony "Tony" Evans, Jr. (Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican; Guillermo Linares (Democratic) - added; Samuel Howard "Sam" Sloan (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Congressman Joseph "Joe" Crowley (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Frank Spotorno (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 15: Mark Escoffery-Bey (Democratic) - added; Eduardo Ramirez (Conservative) - added; Congressman José Enrique Serrano (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Alejandro Vega (Republican) - added.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,152, Sanders 1,412. Trump 988, Cruz 566, Rubio 173, Kasich 157.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 2,134, Sanders 1,387, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,152 (+18), Sanders 1,412 (+25), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,567, Sanders 1,193, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,580 (+13), Sanders 1,218 (+25), Uncommitted 714.

  • Connecticut: Soft count changed from Clinton 42, Sanders 26 to Clinton 43 (+1), Sanders 27 (+1). Hard count changed from Clinton 27, Sanders 26, Uncommitted 16 to Clinton 28 (+1), Sanders 27 (+1), Uncommitted 16.
  • Delaware: Soft count changed from Clinton 17, Sanders 9 to Clinton 19 (+2), Sanders 9.
  • Pennsylvania: Soft count changed from Clinton 112, Sanders 59 to Clinton 127 (+15), Sanders 83 (+24). Hard count changed from Clinton 94, Sanders 59, Uncommitted 21 to Clinton 106 (+12), Sanders 83 (+24), Uncommitted 21.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 957, Cruz 562, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 28, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 988 (+31), Cruz 566 (+4), Rubio 173, Kasich 157 (+3), Uncommitted 28, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 956, Cruz 547, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 118, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 956, Cruz 547, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 118, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Pennsylvania: Soft count changed from Trump 17, Cruz 0, Kasich 0 to Trump 48 (+31), Cruz 4 (+4), Kasich 3 (+3).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

14 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

14 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 7: Evangeline Martinez "Eve" Nunez (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 25: Jeff Bomberger (Write-in [Independent]) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Tisha Trinette Casida (Unaffiliated) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Richard Paul Dembinsky (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Deborah Katz Pueschel (Write-in) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Lucy Brenton (Libertarian) - added; M. Brent Pittman (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Donna Dunn (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Steve Mayoras (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Rich Turvey (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Andrew Thompson (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Drew Thompson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Andrew Horning (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Russell Brooksbank (Libertarian) - added.

GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz names former rival Carly Fiorina as his running mate
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Calling an 'audible' taken right out of the playbook of his mentor, Ronald Reagan (who had done pretty much the same thing 40 years ago in his own- at the time, seemingly desperate- attempt to wrest the Republican presidential nomination from the apparent front-runner), Senator Ted Cruz [R-Texas] today named former Hewlett-Packard CEO (and one-time contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination herself) Carly Fiorina as his choice for the vice-presidential slot on this year's Republican national ticket should it turn out Cruz, indeed, ends up as the GOP standard-bearer at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this coming July.

It remains to be seen, of course, whether or not this latest gambit by the current runner-up in the GOP presidential nomination race will advance his presidential campaign any better than that of Reagan back in 1976 (Reagan ended up failing to wrest any delegates away from incumbent President Ford with his having named then-Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker as his running mate ahead of the Bicentennial year's Republican National Convention: of course, Reagan would go on to become the Republican standard-bearer four years later and would, in the end, be elected to two terms as President of the United States).

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 2,134, Sanders 1,387. Trump 957, Cruz 562, Rubio 173, Kasich 154, Uncommitted 28.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,924, Sanders 1,245, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 2,134 (+210), Sanders 1,387 (+142), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,362, Sanders 1,052, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,567 (+205), Sanders 1,193 (+141), Uncommitted 714.

  • Connecticut: Soft count changed from Clinton 15, Sanders 0 to Clinton 42 (+27), Sanders 26 (+26). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 16, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 27 (+27), Sanders 26 (+26), Uncommitted 16.
  • District of Columbia: Soft count changed from Clinton 20, Sanders 2 to Clinton 21 (+1), Sanders 2.
  • Delaware: Soft count changed from Clinton 5, Sanders 0 to Clinton 17 (+12), Sanders 9 (+9). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 10, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 12 (+12), Uncommitted 10, Sanders 9 (+9).
  • Illinois: Soft count changed from Clinton 100, Sanders 78, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 101 (+1), Sanders 78, O'Malley 1. Hard count changed from Clinton 78, Sanders 78, Uncommitted 26 to Clinton 79 (+1), Sanders 77 (-1), Uncommitted 26.
  • Maryland: Soft count changed from Clinton 16, Sanders 1 to Clinton 77 (+61), Sanders 35 (+34). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 23, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 61 (+61), Sanders 34 (+34), Uncommitted 23.
  • Ohio: Soft count changed from Clinton 94, Sanders 63 to Clinton 94, Sanders 64 (+1). Hard count changed from Clinton 81, Sanders 62, Uncommitted 17 to Clinton 80 (-1), Sanders 63 (+1), Uncommitted 17.
  • Pennsylvania: Soft count changed from Clinton 18, Sanders 0 to Clinton 112 (+94), Sanders 59 (+59). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 21, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 94 (+94), Sanders 59 (+59), Uncommitted 21.
  • Rhode Island: Soft count changed from Clinton 9, Sanders 0 to Clinton 20 (+11), Sanders 13 (+13). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 9, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 13 (+13), Clinton 11 (+11), Uncommitted 9.
  • Texas: Soft count changed from Clinton 166, Sanders 75 to Clinton 167 (+1), Sanders 75.
  • West Virginia: Soft count changed from Clinton 1, Sanders 1 to Clinton 3 (+2), Sanders 1.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 847, Cruz 559, Rubio 173, Kasich 149, Uncommitted 28, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 957 (+110), Cruz 562 (+3), Rubio 173, Kasich 154 (+5), Uncommitted 28, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 846, Cruz 544, Rubio 173, Kasich 149, Uncommitted 64, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 956 (+110), Cruz 547 (+3), Rubio 173, Kasich 154 (+5), Uncommitted 118 (+54), Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

110 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

110 changes to the candidate list:

Delaware: Lieutenant Governor: La Mar Gunn (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 23: Donald E. "Don" Endress, Jr. (No Party Affiliation) - added; David Mendenhall (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Independent.

Idaho: House CD 2: Lisa Marie (America First) - previously listed as Republican.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: Christopher Parry "Chris" Chaffee (Republican) - lost Primary; Sean P. Connor (Republican) - lost Primary; Freddie Donald Dickson, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Richard James Douglas (Republican) - lost Primary; Congressman Donna Fern Edwards (Democratic) - lost Primary; John R. Graziani (Republican) - lost Primary; Gregory "Greg" Holmes (Republican) - lost Primary; Joseph David "Joe" Hooe (Republican) - lost Primary; Ralph Jaffe (Democratic) - lost Primary; Chrysovalantis P. "Chrys" Kefalas (Republican) - lost Primary; Mark McNicholas (Republican) - lost Primary; Lynn Richardson (Republican) - lost Primary; Theresa C. Scaldaferri (Democratic) - lost Primary; Anthony Seda (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard Shawver (Republican) - lost Primary; Charles Ulysses Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary; Violet Scheryl Staley (Democratic) - lost Primary; Blaine Taylor (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ed Tinus (Democratic) - lost Primary; David D. "Dave" Wallace, II (Republican) - lost Primary; Garry Thomas Yarrington (Republican) - lost Primary; Lih Young (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Andrew P. "Andy" Harris (Republican) - Renominated; Jonathan Marvin Goff, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Salisbury City Councilman Jim Ireton (Democratic) - lost Primary; Sean M. Jackson (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Delegate Michael D. "Mike" Smigiel, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Bill Heine (Republican) - lost Primary; Carl H. Magee, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Yuripzy Morgan (Republican) - lost Primary; Mark Gerald Shell (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman John Peter Spyros Sarbanes (Democratic) - Renominated; Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris (Republican) - lost Primary; John Rea (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Robert "BRO" Broadus (Republican) - lost Primary; Rob Buck (Republican) - lost Primary; Warren Christopher (Democratic) - lost Primary; Matthew Fogg (Democratic) - lost Primary; Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Frederick Ivey (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Delegate Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk (Democratic) - lost Primary; Terence Michael Strait, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; David Therrien (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Steny Hamilton Hoyer (Democratic) - Renominated; Christopher T. "Kristin" Beck (Democratic) - lost Primary; Charles Sam "Sam" Faddis (Republican) - lost Primary; Debbie F. Wilson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman John K. Delaney (Democratic) - Renominated; Washington County Commissioner Terry L. Baker (Republican) - lost Primary; Xiangfei "Scott" Cheng (Republican) - lost Primary; Robin K. A. Ficker (Republican) - lost Primary; Frank Howard (Republican) - lost Primary; Christopher James "Chris" Mason (Republican) - lost Primary; Harold Walton Painter, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Tony Puca (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Delegate David E. Vogt, III (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (Democratic) - Renominated; Ray Bly (Republican) - lost Primary; Adrian Petrus (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: David M. "Dave" Anderson (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Delegate Kumar P. Barve (Democratic) - lost Primary; Dan Bolling (Democratic) - lost Primary; William "Will" Jawando (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jeffrey W. "Jeff" Jones (Republican) - lost Primary; Liz Matory (Republican) - lost Primary; Kathleen Matthews (Democratic) - lost Primary; Joel Martin Rubin (Democratic) - lost Primary; Aryeh Shudofsky (Republican) - lost Primary; Shelton "Shelly" Skolnick (Republican) - lost Primary; state Delegate Ana Sol-Gutierrez (Democratic) - lost Primary; David Trone (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Ohio: House CD 12: J. Baumeister (Write-in [Republican]) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Braddock Mayor John Kart Fetterman (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Joseph John "Joe" Vodvarka (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Chaka Fattah, Sr. (Democratic) - Lost Primary; Lower Merion Township Commissioner Brian Anthony Gordon (Democratic) - lost Primary; Daniel "Dan" Muroff (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; Stanley "Stan" Casacio (Republican) - lost Primary; William "Bill" Golderer (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Marcantony "Marc" Duome (Republican) - lost Primary; Shaughnessy M. Naughton (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Bucks County Commissioner Andrew L. "Andy" Warren (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Congressman William Franklin "Bill" Shuster (Republican) - Renominated; Arthur L. "Art" Halvorson (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Steven B. "Steve" Larchuk (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Congressman Michael F. "Mike" Doyle (Democratic) - Renominated; Janis C. Brooks (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 16: Chester Omar "Chet" Beiler (Republican) - lost Primary; Gary Steven Wegman (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 17: Glenn A. Geissinger (Republican) - lost Primary; Brian Kelly (Write-in [Democratic]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Write-in [Democratic]. Attorney General: Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli (Democratic) - lost Primary; Joseph C. "Joe" Peters (Republican) - lost Primary; Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, II (Democratic) - lost Primary. Treasurer: Albert Baker Knoll (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Utah: Senate Class 3: William R. Gaskill (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jade Tuan Quoc Vo (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Vaughn R. Cook (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Nate G. Jensen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ken Larsen (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Carlos J. Tavares, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: David Yu-lin Chiu (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Jeremy M. Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Merrill Cook (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: House CD 8: Tony Ventrella (Democratic) - added.

Tuesday 26 April 2016: Presidential Primaries in CT, DE, MD, PA & RI [State also in MD & PA]
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

CONNECTICUT PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time [1000 to 0000 GMT]

Republicans: 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 55 of 71 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


DELAWARE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

Republicans: 16 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 21 of 31 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


MARYLAND PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL offices)

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

Republicans: 38 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 95 of 118 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the State's 8 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

Republicans: 17 of 71 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary; the remaining 54 delegates are elected directly by the voters in each Congressional District (3 delegates per District): these District delegates are unbound as their presidential preferences are not indicated on the ballot.

Democrats: 189 of 210 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary:: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate [Class 3 seat] as well as to the Commonwealth's 18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and for the following Commonwealth-level elective offices: Attorney General, Auditor General and Treasurer.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.


RHODE ISLAND PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]
[NOTE: polls may open as late as Noon (1600 GMT) in some places by local option]

Republicans: 19 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 24 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.

Commentary: LOOKING AHEAD - Part Two: the DEMOCRATS
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
LOOKING AHEAD Part Two: the DEMOCRATS
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Likewise, it may seem equally hard to believe that, exactly three months from the day this one is posted (in fact, the next time the 25th of a month will fall on a Monday), the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be first gaveled into session in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In Part One of LOOKING AHEAD, I noted the following:

The Democrats have ever been what they say they are: champions of democracy as unfettered as possible-- letting as many amongst The People, regardless of station or status, participate as directly as possible in the political process and generally (with admittedly some exceptions, mainly those that oxymoronically "prove the rule") supporting such things as ....

36 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

36 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 5: Talia Fuentes (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 2: Steven Todd (Write-in [Democratic]) - added. House CD 3: Gordon Bronson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Stephen Marc "Steve" Sheldon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Larry Johnson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Donald Edmundo Martinez (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Kyle Bradell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Perry Haney (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Bruce Baker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Jack C. Orchulli (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Joe Allen (No Party Affiliation) - added. Governor: Joe Allen (No Party Affiliation) - added; Kyle "KC" Gibson (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 7: William Calvin "Bill" Phillips, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: James "Jim" Knox (Democratic) - removed. House CD 1: Congressman Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated; Bobby L. Scott (Republican) - removed. House CD 4: Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman John R. Lewis (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (Republican) - Renominated; Kurt Wilson (Republican) - removed. House CD 7: Congressman William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 10: Congressman Jody B. Hice (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 13: Congressman David Albert Scott (Democratic) - Renominated.

Indiana: Governor: Christopher Stried (Write-in) - added. House CD 7: Andrew Thompson (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8.

New York: House CD 1: Kenneth Schaeffer (Working Families) - added. House CD 25: Gates Town Supervisor Mark W. Assini (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Independence, Reform.

Texas: House CD 3: Matthew Alan Lougee (Not readily classifiable) - added.

Virgin Islands: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Stacey Plaskett (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Washington: House CD 1: Jacob Pernula (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Krystol McGee (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Santiago Ramos (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jerry White (Socialist Equality) - added; Jerry White (Socialist Equality) - added.

72 changes to the candidate list. FL CD 2: Congressman Graham (D) not running for re-election.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

72 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 1: Rebekah Johansen Bydlak (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Gwendolyn "Gwen" Graham (Democratic) - Open Seat; House CD 5: Congressman Corrine Brown (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10. House CD 20: Michael Steinberg (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 2: East Baton Rouge Mayor Melvin L. "Kip" Holden (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 1: Frederick "Fritz" Mayock (Independent) - added.

Michigan: House CD 5: Terry Whitney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Bruce Allen Gidner (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Linda Keefe (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Frank Accavitti, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: John-Paul Valle (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Bart N. Velarde (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Howard Klausner (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Governor: Martin Lindstedt (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 3: James Emanuele (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Rafael Arden Jones, Sr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Wendy Long (Republican, Conservative, Reform) - previously listed as Republican; Joseph Charles Prince (Independence) - apparently not a candidate; Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Schumer (Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality) - previously listed as Democratic; Robin Laverne Wilson (Green) - added. House CD 1: Suffolk Planning Commissioner David L. "Dave" Calone (Democratic, Independence) - previously listed as Democratic [Independence]; Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst (Democratic, Women's Equality) - previously listed as Democratic; Congressman Lee Michael Zeldin (Republican, Conservative, Reform) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 2: William Bogardt (Independence) - added; DuWayne Gregory (Democratic, Independence, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Congressman Peter T. "Pete" King (Republican, Conservative, Reform) - previously listed as Republican; Kenneth D. Schaeffer (Working Families) - added. House CD 3: Brad Gerstman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Patricia L. Latzman (Working Families) - added; state Senator Jack M. Martins (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican, Conservative, Independence; Suffolk County Legislator Robert "Rob" Trotta (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Francis X. Becker, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David "Bull" Gurfein (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican; Congressman Kathleen M. Rice (Democratic, Women's Equality) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 5: Frank Francois (Green) - added; Nathan Martin Lawrence (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Gregory Weldon Meeks (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Michael O'Reilly (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 11: Hank Bardel (Green) - added. House CD 13: Danny Vila (Green) - added. House CD 16: Congressman Eliot Lance Engel (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 17: Congressman Nita M. Lowey (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Frank Morgenthaler (Republican) - added; Jim Russell (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Sakima Brown (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former Orange County Legislator Dan Castricone (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Diana Hird (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (Democratic, Independence, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Phil Oliva, Jr. (Republican, Conservative, Reform) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 19: former state Assemblyman John J. Faso (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican; John Patrick Kehoe (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Congressman Paul David Tonko (Democratic, Independence, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Francis Joseph "Joe" Vitollo (Republican, Conservative, Reform) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 21: William Mike "Mike" Derrick (Working Families, Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic; Congressman Elise M. Stefanik (Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 22: Broome County Legislator Kim A. Myers (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Aaron Price (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (Republican, Conservative, Reform) - previously listed as Republican, Conservative. House CD 23: Gary L. Perry (Republican) - added; John Plumb (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Congressman Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, II (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 24: Colleen Deacon (Democratic, Women's Equality) - previously listed as Democratic; Congressman John M. Katko (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican; Mimi C. Satter (Working Families) - added. House CD 25: Gates Town Supervisor Mark W. Assini (Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican; Noah P. Sargent (Democratic) - added; Congressman Louise McIntosh Slaughter (Democratic, Working Families, Women's Equality) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 26: Congressman Brian M. Higgins (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Ross M. Kostecky (Republican) - added; Shelly Schratz (Conservative, Reform, Republican) - added. House CD 27: Congressman Christopher Carl "Chris" Collins (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) - previously listed as Republican; Diana Kisiel Kastenbaum (Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic.

Vox Populi 21 Apr 2016: A Republic to Represent the People
by Paul Swanson

Vox Populi- A Letter to the Editor:
A Republic to Represent the People
by Paul Swanson

Thank you for your calculated approval of the republican process! Many people don't understand the reasoning behind this process, but it is this reasoning that led to the signing of the Bill of Rights itself; after all, at times, the numbers do not back the people. In the case of a contested Convention, when less than fifty percent of the people have chosen to back any given candidate, it is only right to take a look at what the ....

Vox Populi 20 Apr 2016: Representative Democracy in Party Politics
by Henry Dreifus

Vox Populi- A Letter to the Editor:
Representative Democracy in Party Politics
by Henry Dreifus

As a republic, this country's leadership selection process is inherently, and by definition, proxy or indirect representation- starting with the Electoral College. Thankfully, we have had a stable dominant two-party process...

2016 Dem and GOP Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,924, Sanders 1,245. Trump 847, Cruz 559, Rubio 173, Kasich 149.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,787, Sanders 1,137, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 1,924 (+137), Sanders 1,245 (+108), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,223, Sanders 944, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,362 (+139), Sanders 1,052 (+108), Uncommitted 714.

  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 49 to Clinton 48 (-1).
  • New York: Soft count changed from Clinton 40, Sanders 0 to Clinton 178 (+138), Sanders 108 (+108). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 44, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 139 (+139), Sanders 108 (+108), Uncommitted 44.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 758, Cruz 558, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 847 (+89), Cruz 559 (+1), Rubio 173, Kasich 149 (+5), Uncommitted 28, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 757, Cruz 543, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 64, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 846 (+89), Cruz 544 (+1), Rubio 173, Kasich 149 (+5), Uncommitted 64, Carson 9, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Georgia: Soft count changed from Trump 43, Cruz 17, Rubio 16 to Trump 42 (-1), Cruz 18 (+1), Rubio 16. Hard count changed from Trump 43, Cruz 17, Rubio 16 to Trump 42 (-1), Cruz 18 (+1), Rubio 16.
  • New York: Soft count Trump 90 (+90), Kasich 5 (+5). Hard count Trump 90 (+90), Kasich 5 (+5).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

19 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

19 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 1: state Senator Greg Evers (Republican) - added; Michelle Ryan (Republican) - added. House CD 4: state Representative Lake Ray (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: Joy Allison (Nonpartisan) - added; Charles Collins (Republican) - added; Patrick Dalrymple-Collins (Democratic) - added; Antonio Gimbernat (Democratic) - added; Michael Kokoski (Libertarian) - added; Thane Messinger (Republican) - added; John Roco (Republican) - added; Miles Shiratori (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Alexander Edward "Alex" Adkins (Democratic) - added; Angela Kaaihue (Republican) - added; Alan Yim (Libertarian) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Eric Conklin (Independent) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 3: Jon Tollefson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Aaron Davies (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. Corporation Commissioner 1: Corporation Commissioner Dana L. Murphy (Republican) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 2: Jordan Taylor (Independent) - Pending, previously listed as Democratic.

Tuesday 19 April 2016: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES (both Major Parties) in NEW YORK State
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

polls are open in NEW YORK State from 6 AM to 9 PM local time [1000 to 0100 GMT]

New York State DEMOCRATIC Presidential PRIMARY

247 of 291 National Convention delegates are pledged to Democratic presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

New York State REPUBLICAN Presidential PRIMARY

95 National Convention delegates are bound to Republican presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.

Commentary: LOOKING AHEAD - Part One: the REPUBLICANS
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
LOOKING AHEAD
Part One: the REPUBLICANS

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

It may seem hard to believe- at least to those of you reading this piece within a short time of its posting- but, exactly three months from the day this one is posted (in fact, the next time the 18th of a month will fall on a Monday), the 2016 Republican National Convention will be first gaveled into session in Cleveland, Ohio. How long ago- as I now type this- the Iowa Caucuses of this past 1 February now seem; how long into the future the Conventions of both Major Parties here in the United States also now seem: yet, soon enough, these very events will be upon us and, by the end of July, we will know ....

48 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

48 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 3: Sidney Hill (Independent) - added; Karen Perry (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jed Whittaker (Independent) - added. House At-Large: Jerry Heikes (Republican) - added; Jim McDermott (Libertarian) - added; Jon Briggs Watts (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Eiizabeth Schrey (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 4: former Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford (Republican) - Pending.

Kentucky: House CD 2: Congressman Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman John A. Yarmuth (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Thomas H. Massie (Republican) - Renominated.

Michigan: House CD 9: Christopher "Chris" Morse (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Kenneth Garner (Democratic) - added; Jeff Gorman (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 3: Terri Bonoff (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Assemblyman Guillermo Linares (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3: Mark Beard (Independent) - added; Sean Braddy (Independent) - added; Dax Eubank (Libertarian) - added; Robert T. Murphy (Libertarian) - added; Steve Perry (Democratic) - added; Mike Workman (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Tom Atkinson (Republican) - added; David Matthew Hullum (Independent) - added; Evelyn L. Rogers (Republican) - added. House CD 2: John McCarthy (Independent) - added; Paul Schiefelbein (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Desiree Brown (Republican) - added; Frankie Robbins (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Christina Owen (Democratic) - added; Bert Smith (Democratic) - added; Sevier White (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Zachary Knight (Libertarian) - added; Leona Leonard (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 14: Lenny McAllister (Write-in [Republican]) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Geoffery Suhmer Smith (Republican) - Pending.

Wisconsin: House CD 6: William Michael Slattery (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Darrell Castle of Tennessee received the Constitution Party's Nomination. Roland G. Aranjo (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Brian James Briggs (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Darrell Castle (Constitution) - Active; Arlon Scott Copeland (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Gerald John "Jerry" Jennings, II (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Perry Merriel (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; J.R. Myers (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Lawrence Obern (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Stephen Rovics, Sr. (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Owen Shuler (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; James Curtis "Curt" Woolsey (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,787, Sanders 1,137. Trump 758, Cruz 558, Rubio 173, Kasich 144.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,787, Sanders 1,132, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 1,787, Sanders 1,137 (+5), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,215, Sanders 937, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,223 (+8), Sanders 944 (+7), Uncommitted 714.

  • California: Soft count changed from Clinton 47 to Clinton 49 (+2).
  • Colorado: Soft count changed from Sanders 38, Clinton 36 to Sanders 41 (+3), Clinton 34 (-2). Hard count changed from Sanders 38, Clinton 28, Uncommitted 12 to Sanders 41 (+3), Clinton 25 (-3), Uncommitted 12.
  • Idaho: Hard count changed from Sanders 18, Clinton 5, Uncommitted 4 to Sanders 12 (-6), Uncommitted 4, Clinton 3 (-2).
  • Indiana: Soft count changed from Clinton 6 to Clinton 7 (+1).
  • Maryland: Soft count changed from Clinton 17, Sanders 0 to Clinton 16 (-1), Sanders 1 (+1).
  • Nevada: Hard count changed from Uncommitted 8, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 13 (+13), Sanders 10 (+10), Uncommitted 8.
  • Oregon: Soft count changed from Clinton 6, Sanders 0 to Clinton 6, Sanders 1 (+1).

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 759, Cruz 544, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 758 (-1), Cruz 558 (+14), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 9 (+1), Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 758, Cruz 516, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 64, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 757 (-1), Cruz 543 (+27), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 64, Carson 9 (+1), Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Colorado: Hard count changed from Cruz 17, Uncommitted 4 to Cruz 30 (+13), Uncommitted 4.
  • North Carolina: Soft count changed from Trump 30, Cruz 27, Kasich 9, Rubio 6, Carson 0 to Trump 29 (-1), Cruz 27, Kasich 9, Rubio 6, Carson 1 (+1). Hard count changed from Trump 30, Cruz 27, Kasich 9, Rubio 6, Carson 0 to Trump 29 (-1), Cruz 27, Kasich 9, Rubio 6, Carson 1 (+1).
  • Wyoming: Soft count changed from Cruz 9, Rubio 1, Trump 1, Uncommitted 1 to Cruz 23 (+14), Rubio 1, Trump 1, Uncommitted 1. Hard count changed from Cruz 9, Rubio 1, Trump 1, Uncommitted 1 to Cruz 23 (+14), Rubio 1, Trump 1, Uncommitted 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

8 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

8 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: House CD 5: Calandra Vargas (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 4: William A. McClure (Republican) - added. House CD 6: former Congressman Richard "Ric" Keller (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Steve Hohe (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: House CD 10: David VanAssche (Republican) - added.

Oregon (prepared for the 17 May Primary): House CD 3: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum (Democratic) - Renominated.

Washington: Senate Class 3: Minh Tran (Not readily classifiable) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 3: Bob Lochner (Republican) - added.

Arizona: House CD 1: Kayto Sullivan, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 4: Congressman Ander M. Crenshaw (Republican) - Open Seat - not running for re-election. House CD 6: David Scott Foxx (Republican) - added.

Idaho (prepared for 17 May primary): Senate Class 3: Senator Michael D. "Mike" Crapo (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Jennifer Martinez (Democratic) - re-added; Amy America Tamayo (Democratic) - removed.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: Andy Martin (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Larry Crim (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 7: Joel Andrew Lewis (Democratic) - added; Philip Peter "Phil" Salamone (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Ralph Robbie Hoffman (Independent) - added.

Tuesday 12 April 2016: RUNOFFS scheduled for today in ALABAMA
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

ALABAMA RUNOFFS

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT]

NOTE: There are no runoffs for elective offices covered by The Green Papers. However, please check locally for any down-ballot offices which might have gone to runoff.

29 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

29 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Axel Norberto Bello (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Charles Joseph "Charlie" Ehler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jerry Eller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Tom Janich (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Kinlaw (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; El Paso County Commissioner Peg Lorraine Littleton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Greg Lopez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jerry Natividad (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator Timothy Patrick "Tim" Neville (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jefferson County Commissioner Donald Preston Rosier, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Erik Underwood (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: former state Senator Peter Williams (Democratic) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: Jilletta Jarvis (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Len Mannino (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 9: former Paterson Mayor Jeffery Jones (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 25: Anthony "Tony" D'Orazio, III (Libertarian) - previously listed as Independent.

North Dakota (filing close for the 14 June primary): Senate Class 3: state Representative Eliot Glassheim (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic. Governor: state Representative Marvin E. Nelson (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic; Paul J. Sorum (Republican) - added. House At-Large: Chase Iron Eyes (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic. Treasurer: Tim Mathern (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Eric Olson (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of Insurance: Ruth Buffalo (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Kirsten Baesler (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - added as candidate; Joe Chiang (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican. Public Service Commissioner 1: Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak (Republican) - added as candidate; Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - added.

Washington: House CD 8: Alida Skold (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: Paul Nehlen, III (Republican) - added.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,787, Sanders 1,132. Trump 759, Cruz 544, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,779, Sanders 1,120, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 1,787 (+8), Sanders 1,132 (+12), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,211, Sanders 933, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,215 (+4), Sanders 937 (+4), Uncommitted 714.

  • District of Columbia: Soft count changed from Clinton 20, Sanders 1 to Clinton 20, Sanders 2 (+1).
  • Hawaii: Soft count changed from Sanders 18, Clinton 14 to Sanders 19 (+1), Clinton 14.
  • Maryland: Soft count changed from Clinton 16 to Clinton 17 (+1).
  • Minnesota: Soft count changed from Sanders 48, Clinton 43 to Sanders 49 (+1), Clinton 43.
  • Mississippi: Soft count changed from Clinton 35, Sanders 5 to Clinton 35, Sanders 6 (+1).
  • Virgin Islands: Soft count changed from Clinton 1, Sanders 0 to Clinton 1, Sanders 1 (+1).
  • Wyoming: Soft count changed from Clinton 4, Sanders 0 to Clinton 11 (+7), Sanders 7 (+7). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 4, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Clinton 4 (+4), Sanders 4 (+4), Uncommitted 4.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 759, Cruz 531, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 759, Cruz 544 (+13), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Colorado: Soft count changed from Cruz 21 to Cruz 34 (+13).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,779, Sanders 1,120. Trump 759, Cruz 531, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,777, Sanders 1,120, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 1,779 (+2), Sanders 1,120, O'Malley 1.

  • Connecticut: Soft count changed from Clinton 14 to Clinton 15 (+1).
  • Minnesota: Soft count changed from Sanders 48, Clinton 44 to Sanders 48, Clinton 43 (-1).
  • Ohio: Soft count changed from Clinton 93, Sanders 63 to Clinton 94 (+1), Sanders 63.
  • Tennessee: Soft count changed from Clinton 50, Sanders 23 to Clinton 49 (-1), Sanders 23.
  • Wisconsin: Soft count changed from Sanders 49, Clinton 42 to Sanders 49, Clinton 44 (+2).

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 759, Cruz 514, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 759, Cruz 531 (+17), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 758, Cruz 505, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 60, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 758, Cruz 516 (+11), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 64 (+4), Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Colorado: Soft count changed from Cruz 6 to Cruz 21 (+15). Hard count changed from Cruz 6, Uncommitted 0 to Cruz 17 (+11), Uncommitted 4 (+4).
  • North Dakota: Soft count changed from Cruz 8, Trump 1 to Cruz 10 (+2), Trump 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

52 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

52 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: House CD 3: former state Senator Gail Sheridan Schwartz (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Steven K. Specht (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 15: Leonel Baez (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee (filing closed for the 4 August primary): House CD 1: Robert D. Franklin (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Stuart Starr (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Michael Friedman (Democratic) - added; Topher Kersting (Independent) - added; Allan Levene (Republican) - added; George Ryan Love (Democratic) - added; Cassandra Mitchell (Independent) - added; Geoffery Suhmer Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Rick Tyler (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Erran Persley (Republican) - added; Steven Reynolds (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Jody Ball (Republican) - added; Dylan Scott Forest (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John "Big John" Smith (Republican) - added; Stacy Ries Snyder (Republican) - added. House CD 6: former state Representative Joe S. Carr (Republican) - added; Tommy N. Hay (Republican) - added; David W. Kent (Democratic) - added; Flo Matheson (Democratic) - added; Timothy Roberts (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; David Ross (Independent) - added; Donald Strong (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Tharon Chandler (Democratic) - added; Leonard D. Ladner (Independent) - added; Travis Page (Independent) - added. House CD 8: Hunter Baker (Republican) - added; Kurt Budke (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; James R. "Jim" Coffman (Democratic) - added; Gregory Alan Frye (Democratic) - added; Shelia L. Godwin (Independent) - added; James Hart (Independent) - previously listed as Republican; Rickey Hobson (Democratic) - added; Raymond Honeycutt (Republican) - added; George B. Howell (Republican) - added; Michael McCusker (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John John Mills (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Erika Stotts Pearson (Democratic) - added; Mark J. Rawles (Independent) - previously listed as Republican; Karen Free Spirit Talley-Lane (Independent) - added; David Vinciarelli (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Wharton (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Wayne Alberson (Republican) - added; Steve Cohen (Democratic) - added; Paul Cook (Independent) - added; Larry Crim (Democratic) - added; Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford (Democratic) - added; Palmer Lee Harris (Republican) - added; Ernest Lunati (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 7: Donovan Lamont Rivers (Democratic) - added.

2016 Democratic Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,777, Sanders 1,120,
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,776, Sanders 1,115, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 1,777 (+1), Sanders 1,120 (+5), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,210, Sanders 929, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,211 (+1), Sanders 933 (+4), Uncommitted 714.

  • Arizona: Soft count changed from Clinton 49, Sanders 33 to Clinton 47 (-2), Sanders 35 (+2). Hard count changed from Clinton 44, Sanders 31, Uncommitted 10 to Clinton 42 (-2), Sanders 33 (+2), Uncommitted 10.
  • Kansas: Soft count changed from Sanders 24, Clinton 10 to Sanders 23 (-1), Clinton 11 (+1). Hard count changed from Sanders 24, Clinton 9, Uncommitted 4 to Sanders 23 (-1), Clinton 10 (+1), Uncommitted 4.
  • Wisconsin: Soft count changed from Sanders 45, Clinton 40 to Sanders 49 (+4), Clinton 42 (+2). Hard count changed from Sanders 45, Clinton 36, Uncommitted 10 to Sanders 48 (+3), Clinton 38 (+2), Uncommitted 10.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

26 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

26 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: House At-Large: Steve Lindbeck (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: House CD 5: former Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Erik Underwood (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Dan Carter (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Ann E. Brookes (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Bill Stevens (Republican) - added.

Delaware: House At-Large: state Representative Bryon Hall Short (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 1: James Zumwalt (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 3: Angela Pendley (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Lincoln Nunnally (Independent) - added.

Kansas: House CD 2: Mike Pryor (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska (readied for 10 May primary): House CD 1: Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Brad Ashford (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Adrian M. Smith (Republican) - Open Seat; Steven Mitchell "Steve" Schiffman (Democratic) - removed.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Brandon Gene Hudock (Independent) - added.

Virginia: House CD 3: Congressman Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 4: Chesapeake Councilor Ella Porter Ward (Democratic) - Active.

Washington: House CD 9: Douglas Michael "Doug" Basler (Republican) - added.

West Virginia (readied for 10 May primary): House CD 1: Congressman David Bennett McKinley (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Evan H. Jenkins (Republican) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Barry Holstein (Republican) - Active. Attorney General: Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey (Republican) - Renominated. Treasurer: Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue (Democratic) - Renominated. Commissioner of Agriculture: Agriculture Commissioner Walter Dolph "Walt" Helmick (Democratic) - Renominated.

Wisconsin: House CD 8: Outagamie County Executive Thomas M. "Tom" Nelson (Democratic) - added.

Vox Populi: Vox Populi 6 April 2016 on GOP Rules
by Lance Menthe

Vox Populi - A Letter to the Editor:
Further continuing the discussion
on GOP Rules

by Lance Menthe

While I don't personally support this idea, if those who oppose Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention mount a serious attempt to alter the minutiae of Rule 40, I wonder if those who support Trump might then make a simple counter proposal ....

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,776, Sanders 1,115. Trump 759, Cruz 514, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,739, Sanders 1,070, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 1,776 (+37), Sanders 1,115 (+45), O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,174, Sanders 884, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,210 (+36), Sanders 929 (+45), Uncommitted 714.

  • Kansas: Soft count changed from Sanders 24, Clinton 9 to Sanders 24, Clinton 10 (+1).
  • Wisconsin: Soft count changed from Clinton 4, Sanders 0 to Sanders 45 (+45), Clinton 40 (+36). Hard count changed from Uncommitted 10, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 45 (+45), Clinton 36 (+36), Uncommitted 10.

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 753, Cruz 478, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 759 (+6), Cruz 514 (+36), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 752, Cruz 469, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 60, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 758 (+6), Cruz 505 (+36), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 60, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

  • Wisconsin: Soft count Cruz 36 (+36), Trump 6 (+6). Hard count Cruz 36 (+36), Trump 6 (+6).

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

24 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

24 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: House CD 3: Gordon Bronson (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Christopher David "Chris" Cataldo (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: Vanessa M. Moss (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 3: Steven Mitchell "Steve" Schiffman (Democratic) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: Richard E. "Rich" Ashooh (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Eric Beechwood (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Edward Enes (Republican) - added. House CD 3: John A. Vrana (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Jun Choi (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: York Cook (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Chris Faraone (Democratic) - added; Craig P. Heard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Agha Khan (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Michael J. Wildes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Aaron Walter Fraser (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David H. Pinckney (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Lisa McCormick (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

North Dakota: Senate Class 3: state Representative Eliot Glassheim (Democratic) - added. Governor: state Representative Rick C. Becker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House At-Large: Chase Iron Eyes (Democratic) - added. Auditor: Brian Kroshus (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Joe Chiang (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Lindy Li (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: state Representative Karen L. MacBeth (Republican) - added.

Tuesday 5 April 2016: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES (both Major Parties) in WISCONSIN
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

polls are open in WISCONSIN from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1200 to 0100 GMT]


Wisconsin DEMOCRATIC Presidential PRIMARY

86 of 96 delegates are pledged to Democratic presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.


Wisconsin REPUBLICAN Presidential PRIMARY

42 delegates are bound to Republican presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,739, Sanders 1,070. Trump 753, Cruz 478, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,738, Sanders 1,070, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 1,739 (+1), Sanders 1,070, O'Malley 1.

  • New York: Soft count changed from Clinton 39 to Clinton 40 (+1).

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 752, Cruz 470, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 753 (+1), Cruz 478 (+8), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 752, Cruz 469, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 32, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 752, Cruz 469, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 60 (+28), Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

Vox Populi: Further continuing the discussion on GOP Rules
by Virgilio Perez Pascoe

Vox Populi - A Letter to the Editor:
Further continuing the discussion
on GOP Rules

by Virgilio Pérez Pascoe

[EDITOR's NOTE: This is in response to the chain of vox Populi submissions ....]

The Rules of the Republican Party as adopted by the 2012 Republican Convention on August 27, 2012 and its amendments are in force until the new rules are approved in the National Convention in Cleveland. Rule 12 does say that rules 1-11 and 13-25 can be modified, but it places a very high bar for these ....

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Count Update. Clinton 1,738, Sanders 1,070. Trump 752, Cruz 470, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28.
by TheGreenPapers Staff

The Democratic Convention has total of 4,765 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Clinton 1,739, Sanders 1,070, O'Malley 1 to Clinton 1,738 (-1), Sanders 1,070, O'Malley 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Clinton 1,166, Sanders 867, Uncommitted 714 to Clinton 1,174 (+8), Sanders 884 (+17), Uncommitted 714.

  • Hawaii: Hard count changed from Uncommitted 10, Clinton 0, Sanders 0 to Sanders 17 (+17), Uncommitted 10, Clinton 8 (+8).
  • New York: Soft count changed from Clinton 40 to Clinton 39 (-1).

The Republican Convention has total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.
Soft delegate count changed from Trump 752, Cruz 464, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 752, Cruz 470 (+6), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 28, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.
Hard delegate count changed from Trump 752, Cruz 463, Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 32, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1 to Trump 752, Cruz 469 (+6), Rubio 173, Kasich 144, Uncommitted 32, Carson 8, Bush 4, Fiorina 1, Huckabee 1, Paul 1.

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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:

15 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

15 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 3: Cean Stevens (Libertarian) - added.

California: House CD 48: former state Assemblyman Scott Baugh (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 53: Nicholas "Nick" Walpert (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Michael B. "Mike" Cooke (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jim Keady (Democratic) - added; former Burlington County Freeholder Joanne Schwartz (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Bruce C. MacDonald (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Peter Vallorosi (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 11: Lee Ann Brogowski (Democratic) - added; Joseph M. Wenzel (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Alexander J. Kucsma (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 21: Robert Michael "Rob" Shaver (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19.

Ohio: House CD 10: Thomas McMasters (Unaffiliated) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Melody Shekari (Democratic) - added.

Vox Populi: GOP Rule 40 and nominations of presidential candidates
by Paul Lukasiak

Vox Populi - A Letter to the Editor:
Continuing the Discussion
on GOP Rules

by Paul Lukasiak

[EDITOR's NOTE: This is a follow-on to Mr. Lukasiak's vox Populi of 1 April 2016 and Mr. Berg-Andersson's response to same.]

Would you agree, Mr. Berg-Andersson, that while it is true that Rule 42 designates Rules 26-42 as "the temporary rules for the next convention", it is also true that the rules passed in 2012 included Rule 13, which stipulates that the Republican National Committee [RNC] had to ....

21 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

21 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 3: Eleanor Garcia (No Party Preference [Socialist Workers Party]) - previously listed as Socialist Workers Party; Barack Obama Mandela (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Scott A. Vineberg (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 14: Angel Cardenas (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Barbara Honegger (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 24: Jeff Oshins (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 36: Stephan "Steven" Wolkowicz (Republican) - added.

Indiana (sync'd for Tuesday 3 May Primary): Governor: Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence (Republican) - Renominated; Christopher Stried (Write-in [Independent]) - removed. House CD 1: John Meyer (Republican) - removed. House CD 3: Toby Lamp (Democratic) - removed. House CD 4: Ryan Farrar (Democratic) - removed. House CD 8: Rachel Covington (Republican) - removed. House CD 9: James R. "Jim" Pfaff (Republican) - removed.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Michael "Mike" Coblenz (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Virginia: House CD 2: Shaun Brown (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Jacqueline Gonzalez (Republican) - added; Chesapeake Councilor Ella P. Ward (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Stephen C. Harmon (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Danny Clay Pugh (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Julien Modica (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Vox Populi: GOP Rule 40 and nominations of presidential candidates
by Paul Lukasiak

Vox Populi - A Letter to the Editor:
GOP Rule 40 and
nominations of presidential candidates

by Paul Lukasiak

[EDITOR's NOTE: This vox Populi is in response to that of Virgilio Pérez Pascoe on 24 March 2016]

Where Mr. Pérez Pascoe writes "What I cannot find, is where it says that these delegates can place in nomination for Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidate anyone they want at the outset. ":

Rule 40(b) does NOT require that eight states be won. Rather it requires that ....

107 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

107 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 3: Mikelis Valainis "Mike" Beitiks (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent; Jerry Leon Carroll (Not readily classifiable) - apparently not a candidate; Pamela Elizondo (Green) - added; John Estrada (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Mary Elisabeth Godwin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; President Cristina Grappo (Democratic) - added; Clive Grey (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent; Don J. Grundmann (No Party Preference) - added; Jason Hanania (No Party Preference) - added; Mark Matthew Herd (Libertarian) - added; Phillip Marcel House (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Albert Howard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Timothy Charles "Tim" Kalemkarian (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Don Krampe (Republican) - added; Jason Kraus (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent; Temperance Lance-Council (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Bob Larivee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Paul Merritt (No Party Preference) - added; Mukund Martand Moharir (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Gar Myers (No Party Preference) - added; John Thompson Parker (Peace And Freedom) - added; Herbert G. "Herb" Peters (Democratic) - added; Douglas Howard Pierce (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Steven M. Pybrum (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Al Ramirez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Logan Graham Robertson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Karen Roseberry (Republican) - added; Ling Ling Shi (No Party Preference) - added; Jason Alan Swaim (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Douglas Scott Van Raam (Not readily classifiable) - apparently not a candidate; George C. Yang (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Jeffrey "Jeff" Gerlach (No Party Preference) - added; Dan Levine (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Gary Allen Oxley (Republican) - added; Douglas A. "Doug" Wright (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Andy Caffrey (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Matthew Robert Wookey (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 4: David Peterson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Sean White (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Alex Poling (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Mario Galvan (No Party Preference) - added; Yuriy Seretskiy (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 8: Sandra Queen Noble (Not readily classifiable) - apparently not a candidate; John Pinkerton (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Robert Leo Silva, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Robert Hodges (Republican) - added; David Mawby (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Preston Picus (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 17: Kennita Watson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 19: G. Burt Lancaster (Republican) - added; Alum Rock Union School Board of Trustees Member Khanh Tran (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Jack Digby (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 22: Teresita Aya "Tess" Andres (Republican) - previously listed as Unaffiliated; Alberto Zuniga Santiago (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 24: Benjamin Lucas (Democratic) - added; John Uebersax (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 25: Venice Jaymes Gamble, II (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jeffrey Moffatt (Republican) - added. House CD 27: Ramon Barajas, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Tim Sweeney (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 28: Sal Genovese (Democratic) - added; Casey Logsdon Gray (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Yuriy Seretskiy (Nonparty) - apparently not a candidate; Lenore Solis (Republican) - added. House CD 29: David Z. Guzman (Democratic) - added. House CD 30: Luke Davis (Democratic) - added; Mark Reed (Republican) - added; Navraj Singh (Republican) - added; Christopher David Townsend (Republican) - added. House CD 31: Kaisar Ahmed (Democratic) - added. House CD 32: Armando Barajas (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Gordon E. Fisher (Republican) - added. House CD 35: Shon Pieters (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 36: Paul Whitehead (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 37: Mervin Leon Evans (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 38: Scott Michael Adams (No Party Preference) - added; Benjamin "Ben" Campos (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ryan Downing (Republican) - added. House CD 40: Roman Gabriel Gonzalez (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 41: Cody Ryan (Republican) - added. House CD 42: Kerri Condley (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 44: Michael DeMauricio (No Party Preference) - added; Martha Delgadillo (Democratic) - added; Charlotte Diane "Sadiyah" Gibson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Morris F. Griffin (Democratic) - added; Analila Joya (Democratic) - added; Sylvia Ortiz (Democratic) - added; Ronald Siegel (Republican) - added; Armando Sotomayor (Democratic) - added. House CD 45: Robert Edmund Lauten (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 46: Nancy Trinidad Marin (No Party Preference) - added; Irvine City Councilwoman Lynn Schott (Republican) - Pending. House CD 47: Sanford W. Khan (Republican) - added. House CD 49: David Klutts (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Ryan Glenn Wingo (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 50: Scott C. Meisterlin (Republican) - added; David Secor (Democratic) - added; H. Fuji Shioura (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 51: Juan "Charly" Mercado-Flores (Democratic) - added. House CD 52: Fred Joseph Simon, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 53: Matthew James "Matt" Mendoza (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Hampshire: Governor: state Senator Jeanie Forrester (Republican) - added; former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 19: Stylo Sapaskis (Republican) - removed. House CD 25: Anthony "Tony" D'Orazio, III (Independent) - previously listed as Libertarian.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Benjamin Richard "Ben" Garves (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: House CD 2: Michael Edward Lapointe (Democratic) - added.