The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Kentucky Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 18 May 20041
State Convention: Saturday 19 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.138,175   60.1%45.   78.9%57.  100.0%
Edwards, John33,403   14.5%4.    7.0% 
Uncommitted21,199    9.2%8.   14.0% 
Lieberman, Joe11,062    4.8%  
Dean, Howard8,222    3.6%  
Clark, Wesley K.6,519    2.8%  
Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"5,022    2.2%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.4,508    2.0%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.1,806    0.8%  
Total229,916  100.0%57.  100.0%57.  100.0%

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Kentucky Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 1. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 18 May Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Congression Distirct 5 update: As determined by the 18 May primary, the district 5 allocation was Kerry-4, Edwards- 1. However, the party elected 5 Kerry delegates in district 5. Our hard count reflects the results of the primary and our soft count reflects the delegates "as elected".

Official returns from the Kentucky State Board of Elections:

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) (candidate's popular vote) (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.


Tuesday 18 May 2004: 49 of 57 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 32 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 6 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 5
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 7
    • CD 4: 4
    • CD 5: 5
    • CD 6: 6
  • In addition, 17 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 11 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 6 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 19 June 2004 - State Convention

The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 7 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members
    • 2 Members of Congress (2 Representatives, 0 Senators)
    • 0 Governors
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the State Convention).

These 8 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Kentucky Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District32932
Pledged PLEO066
Pledged At-Large01111
Total Pledged34649
Alternate Pledged District066
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large022
Total Alternates088
Unpledged  8
Pages  2
Pledged District 1EdwardsJoyce KempPaducah, KY
Pledged District 1KerryMarcus LittleMadisonville, KY
Pledged District 1KerryKay McCollumKuttawa, KY
Pledged District 1KerryPerry StokesGuthrie, KY
Pledged District 1KerryDiana YanceyPaducah, KY
Pledged District 2KerryChris EatonBowling Green, KY
Pledged District 2KerryRichard GottBowling Green, KY
Pledged District 2KerryDonna HaynesPhilpot, KY
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Jean-Marie LawsonBowling Green, KY
Pledged District 2EdwardsJason SauerOwensboro, KY
Pledged District 3KerryAnita GrayLouisville, KY
Pledged District 3KerryWilliam LondriganLouisville, KY
Pledged District 3KerryTimothy LongmeyerLouisville, KY
Pledged District 3KerryWanda Mitchell-SmithLouisville, KY
Pledged District 3KerryTeri MosierLouisville, KY
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Gerald NealLouisville, KY
Pledged District 3KerryCarolyn TandyLouisville, KY
Pledged District 4KerryPauline ApplegateVanceburg, KY
Pledged District 4KerryKathy Black-DennisLouisville, KY
Pledged District 4KerryBradley BurtnerVilla Hills, KY
Pledged District 4EdwardsRobert SandersFt. Mitchell, KY
Pledged District 5KerryToni CanterburySouth Williamson, KY
Pledged District 5KerryRobert CombsPikeville, KY
Pledged District 5KerryMildred LoweRacoon, KY
Pledged District 5KerryGregory MayRacoon, KY
Pledged District 5KerryAllen PriceEubank, KY
Pledged District 6KerryCharlotte ArnoldFrankfort, KY
Pledged District 6KerryDonald LyonsLexington, KY
Pledged District 6KerryGeorge MooreMount Sterling, KY
Pledged District 6KerryBetsy Nowland-CurryLexington, KY
Pledged District 6KerryJames PalumboLexington, KY
Pledged District 6KerryHon. Kathy SteinLexington, KY
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Rocky AdkinsSandy Hook, KY
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Crit LuallenFrankfort, KY
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Jonathan MillerLexington, KY
Pledged PLEOKerryDavid TandyLouisville, KY
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. James WorleyRichmond, KY
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Brent YontsGreenville, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryKeisha CarterLexington, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryLeonard GrayLouisville, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryMargaret GreynoldsGeorgetown, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryDiane LawlessLexington, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryJesus MenendezPaducah, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryJennifer MillerLexington, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryJennifer MooreLouisville, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryJustin MorganLexington, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryPaula PayneBardstown, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerryGeorgia PowersLouisville, KY
Pledged At-LargeKerrySara SidebottomCovington, KY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryCharla DeWittBardstown, KY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryM. FusonCovington, KY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryBobby LacerHenderson, KY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryPaul MillerLouisville, KY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryJ Lee MurphyRichmond, KY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryAngela RogersFrankfort, KY
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryMartha BoothFrankfort, KY
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryDarrell MartinLouisville, KY
Unpledged Add-OnKerryJack AbsherPrestonsburg, KY
Unpledged Congressman
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Ben ChandlerWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Ken LucasWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Moretta BosleyOwensboro, KY
Unpledged DNC Member Bill GarmerFrankfort, KY
Unpledged DNC Member Terry McBrayerLexington, KY
Unpledged DNC Member Kerry MorganBowling Green, KY
Unpledged DNC Member Jo Etta WickliffeHarrodsburg, KY
PageKerryLeslie CaudillWhitesburg, KY
Page Jordan CorwinLexington, KY

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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