Delaware - February Primaries cause problems for both parties.
Tuesday, October 12, 1999
The Delaware Democratic Primary is currently scheduled for Saturday 5 February 2000 to fulfill the requirements of Delaware State Law that the state's presidential Primary be held on the Saturday immediately following the New Hampshire Presidential Primary [now to be held on Tuesday 1 February 2000]; however, this date for the Delaware Democratic Primary places it out of compliance with Rule 10A of the Democratic Party rules requiring that all states- with the exception of Iowa and New Hampshire- not begin their delegate selection procedures until on or after Tuesday 7 March 2000.)
The date for the Delaware Republican Primary, Tuesday 8 February 2000, puts it into conflict with Delaware State Law, which requires that the state's presidential Primary be held on the Saturday immediately following the New Hampshire Presidential Primary (currently this would be Saturday 5 February 2000). As a result, the Delaware Republican Primary will have to be operated by the local Republican Party and not the state and, therefore, the results will be non-binding.)