|The Green Papers|
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
District of Columbia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 13 January 2004
Ward Caucus: Saturday 14 February 20041
District Conventions: Saturday 6 March 2004
State Committee: Thursday 29 April 2004
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus, Polls close 8:00p EST (0100 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Advisory Primary
39 total delegate votes - 10 district / 4 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 21 Unpledged PLEOs; 2 Unpledged add-ons
26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 8. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.
The results of the Saturday 14 February 2004 District Ward Caucuses were obtained from the District of Columbia State Committee.
Here is now we determine the delegate count:
Tuesday 13 January 2004: District of Columbia Democratic non-binding Primary. Today's primary has no effect on delegate allocation. (Democratic Party Rule 10A requires that all states- with the exception of Iowa and New Hampshire- not begin their delegate selection procedures until on or after Tuesday 3 February 2004).
As of Monday 10 November 2003, Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe Lieberman, John Kerry, Dick Gephardt, Wesley Clark, and John Edwards have withdrawn from the 13 January non-binding Primary.
Official results of the non-binding primary:
Results from an official source: http://www.dcboee.org/information/elec_2004.shtm
These numbers would have given Dean about 9 delegates and Sharpton about 7.
Saturday 14 February 2004: 10 of 39 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed in today's District of Columbia post-primary Presidential Ward Caucus.
10 district delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results in each of the District's 2 municipal districts (each consisting of 4 of the city's 8 wards. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the municipal district or citywide level.
Saturday 6 March 2004 - District Conventions. District Delegates are elected according to to the Presidential Preferences expressed at the 14 February Caucuses.
Thursday 29 April 2004 - State Committee Meeting. 6 of 39 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed at the 6 March Convention. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the citywide level.
The remaining 23 National Convention delegates consist of
These 23 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|Delegation to the National Convention|
District of Columbia Delegation (as posted by dems2004.org, 4 July 2004)
|Alternate Pledged District||0||3||0||3|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||0||0||1||1|
|Pledged District 1||Dean||Charles Allen||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 1||Dean||Katherine Boettrich||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 1||Sharpton||Hon. Robert King||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 1||Kerry||Linda Lingle||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 1||Kerry||Hon. Andy Litsky||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 1||Kerry||Hon. Betty Smalls||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 2||Kerry||James Bubar||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 2||Kerry||Claire Lucas||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 2||Sharpton||Desa Ruffin||Washington, DC|
|Pledged District 2||Kerry||Keith Washington||Washington, DC|
|Pledged PLEO||Kerry||Wanda Alston||Washington, DC|
|Pledged PLEO||Sharpton||Ron Magnus||Washington, DC|
|Pledged At-Large||Kerry||Ron Bitondo||Washington, DC|
|Pledged At-Large||Dean||Hon. Philip Pannell||Washington, DC|
|Pledged At-Large||Sharpton||Harry Thomas, Jr.||Washington, DC|
|Pledged At-Large||Kerry||Mary Washington||Washington, DC|
|Alternate Pledged District||Kerry||Cathleen Harrington||Washington, DC|
|Alternate Pledged District||Kerry||John Morton||Washington, DC|
|Alternate Pledged District||Kerry||Kurt Vorndran||Washington, DC|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Sharpton||Anita Bonds||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Add-on||Hon. Ray Browne||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Add-on||George Fenderson||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Morton Bahr||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||A. Scott Bolden||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Donna Brazile||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Mary Eva Candon||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Yolanda Caraway||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Arrington Dixon||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Maria Echaveste||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Patricia Elwood||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hartina Flournoy||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Harold Ickes||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Ben Johnson||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Minyon Moore||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Mirian Saez||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Barbara Lett Simmons||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Elizabeth Smith||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Christine Warnke||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||James Zogby||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Mayor of DC |
|Hon. Anthony Williams||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Shadow Senator||Hon. Florence Pendleton||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Shadow Senator||Hon. Paul Strauss||Washington, DC|
|Page||Derrell Simpson||Washington, DC|
|Page||April York||Washington, DC|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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