The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Massachusetts Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 2 March 20041
National Convention Delegate Meeting: Saturday 1 May 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.440,964   71.7%80.   66.1%121.  100.0%
Edwards, John108,051   17.6%13.   10.7% 
Kucinich, Dennis J.25,198    4.1%  
Dean, Howard17,076    2.8%  
Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"6,123    1.0%  
Lieberman, Joe5,432    0.9%  
Uncommitted4,451    0.7%28.   23.1% 
Clark, Wesley K.3,109    0.5%  
Gephardt, Richard "Dick"1,455    0.2%  
(write-in/others)1,340    0.2%  
Moseley Braun, Carol1,019    0.2%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.970    0.2%  
Total615,188  100.0%121.  100.0%121.  100.0%

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Massachusetts Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 17. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the Massachusetts Elections Division for the 2 March Primary. Votes for "Write-ins/Others" include: George W. Bush- 91; Hilliary Clinton- 34; Jeremy Robinson-Leon- 155; Ralph Nader- 168, "All others"- 892. There were 5,407 blank ballots. We have listed votes for "No Preference" are listed as "Uncommitted".

State Convention update: As determined by the 9 March primary, the pledged PLEO allocation was Kerry-11, Edwards- 1 and the At-Large allocation was Kerry- 16, Edwards- 4. However, the State Convention elected 10 Kerry pledged PLEO delegates, 2 Edwards pledged PLEO delegates, and 20 Kerry At-Large delegates. Our hard count reflects the results of the primary and our soft count reflects the delegates "as elected".

Results from an official source:

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 2 March 2004: 93 of 121 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Massachusetts 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.

  • 61 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 10 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 6
    • CD 2: 6
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 6
    • CD 5: 6
    • CD 6: 6
    • CD 7: 6
    • CD 8: 7
    • CD 9: 6
    • CD 10: 6
  • In addition, 32 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 20 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 12 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 1 May 2004 - National Convention Delegate Meeting

The remaining 28 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 26 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 11 Democratic National Committee members
    • 12 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 10 Representatives)
    • 0 Governors
    • 3 Distinguished Party Leaders (former DNC Chairman Steve Grossman)
  • 2 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected by the State Party Committee).

These 28 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Massachusetts Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District75461
Pledged PLEO11112
Pledged At-Large02020
Total Pledged88593
Alternate Pledged District01010
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large066
Total Alternates01616
Unpledged  28
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Pledged District 1KerryWilliam BradleyWare, MA
Pledged District 1KerryLee GianettiAmherst, MA
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Carolyn HerrickSunderland, MA
Pledged District 1KerryChad RadockLeominster, MA
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Margaret Johnson WareWilliamstown, MA
Pledged District 1KerryLauren WermanWest Springfield, MA
Pledged District 2KerryEdward CollinsSpringfield, MA
Pledged District 2KerryHon. William FoleySpringfield, MA
Pledged District 2KerryCandy GlazerLongmeadow, MA
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Cheryl RiveraSpringfield, MA
Pledged District 2KerryE. Henry TwiggsSpringfield, MA
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Kateri WalshSpringfield, MA
Pledged District 3KerryEdward AugustusWorcester, MA
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Harriette ChandlerWorcester, MA
Pledged District 3EdwardsRichard LeimsiderAttleboro, MA
Pledged District 3KerryMary OroszkoWorcester, MA
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Joseph RiccaShrewsbury, MA
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Karen SpilkaAshland, MA
Pledged District 4KerryLee BeauvaisTaunton, MA
Pledged District 4KerryHon. Cynthia Stone CreemNewton, MA
Pledged District 4EdwardsEllen GilmoreBrookline, MA
Pledged District 4KerryCameron KerryBrookline, MA
Pledged District 4KerryHon. Marc PachecoTaunton, MA
Pledged District 4KerryElsie SouzaNew Bedford, MA
Pledged District 5KerryKathleen HealyWestford, MA
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Faye MorrisonAyer, MA
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Sharon PollardMethuen, MA
Pledged District 5KerrySamuel PoultenChelmsford, MA
Pledged District 5EdwardsJohn SloanCarlisle, MA
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Rithy UongLowell, MA
Pledged District 6KerryArthur PowellBeverly, MA
Pledged District 6KerryAgnes RickoLynn, MA
Pledged District 6KerryMichael SchulzePeabody, MA
Pledged District 6EdwardsAnn SheinwaldRockport, MA
Pledged District 6KerryStanley SlepoyRowley, MA
Pledged District 6KerryMarcia SweeneyMarblehead, MA
Pledged District 7KerryPatricia DealArlington, MA
Pledged District 7KerryHon. Robert DeleoWinthrop, MA
Pledged District 7KerryHon. Carol DonovanWoburn, MA
Pledged District 7KerryHon. Rachel KaprielianWatertown, MA
Pledged District 7EdwardsDonald LehmanMelrose, MA
Pledged District 7KerryJames ShaerMelrose, MA
Pledged District 8KerryEnerio BarrosJamaica Plain, MA
Pledged District 8KerryFreda BrasfieldDorchester, MA
Pledged District 8KerryRalph CooperDorchester, MA
Pledged District 8KerryHon. Marie St. FleurDorchester, MA
Pledged District 8KerryAlyce LeeDorchester, MA
Pledged District 8KerryHon. Steven TolmanBrighton, MA
Pledged District 8KerryMarie TurleyJamaica Plain, MA
Pledged District 9KerryPatricia ArmstrongMilton, MA
Pledged District 9KerryHon. Michael FlahertySouth Boston, MA
Pledged District 9KerryHenri GreenDorchester, MA
Pledged District 9KerryHon. Lida HarkinsNeedham, MA
Pledged District 9KerryMernaysa RiveraDorchester, MA
Pledged District 9EdwardsWayne WilsonRoslindale, MA
Pledged District 10KerryMichael BerryQuincy, MA
Pledged District 10KerryLinda BroadfordWeymouth, MA
Pledged District 10KerryJanet CoughlinQuincy, MA
Pledged District 10KerryHon. Michael MorrisseyQuincy, MA
Pledged District 10EdwardsLaurie PattersonWest Tisbury, MA
Pledged District 10KerryJohn WalshAbington, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Timothy CahillBoston, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. William GalvinBrighton, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryRobert HaynesMedford, MA
Pledged PLEOEdwardsAlex MacDonaldCambridge, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryMargaret MacKenzieSouth Weymouth, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryRobert McCarthyWatertown, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Joan MenardFall River, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Thomas MeninoHyde Park, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Timothy MurrayWorcester, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Thomas ReillyWatertown, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Robert TravagliniEast Boston, MA
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Dianne WilkersonRoxbury, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryWillie Mae AllenMattapan, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryCarol Ann AloisiEast Boston, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryKathleen CasavantChelsea, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryJovita FontanezBoston, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Gloria FoxBoston, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Dorothy Kelly GaySomerville, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryThelma GoldsteinFalmouth, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryHeather HudsonBrookline, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryJackie Jenkins-ScottBrookline, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryDiana KerryManchester, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryAlpana MalwalSomerville, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryLisa MeadNewburyport, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryJesse MermellBrookline, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Mary K. O'BrienPittsfield, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Lois PinesNewton, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryMary Jane PowellAndover, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryMary RichardsClinton, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryGladys Rodriguez-ParkerWorcester, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryBonnie WinokarMaynard, MA
Pledged At-LargeKerryMary WongBrookline, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryJames CantwellMarshfield, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryErnest CorreiaMarion, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryDiana DellMalden, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryCharles GlickBrighton, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryRoberta GoldmanShrewsbury, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryKathleen MansonWalpole, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryWilliam RosenNorthampton, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryAmy SpoundStow, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryHon. Matthew VenoSalem, MA
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryTela ZasloffWilliamstown, MA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryRussell AshtonWayland, MA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Ruth BalserChestnut Hill, MA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerrySheila Burgess-HillRandolph, MA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryJoseph KaplanMansfield, MA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryFrederick KoedCohasset, MA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. E. Denise SimmonsCambridge, MA
Unpledged Add-on Hon. Martha CoakleyMedford, MA
Unpledged Add-on Hon. A. Joseph DeNucciWest Newton, MA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Michael CapuanoCambridge, MA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. William DelahuntQuincy, MA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Barney FrankWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Stephen LynchAlexandria, VA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Edward MarkeyWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. James McGovernWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Martin MeehanWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Richard NealWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. John OlverWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. John TierneySalem, MA
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Debra DeLeeWashington, DC
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Steve GrossmanSomerville, MA
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Paul KirkBoston, MA
Unpledged DNC Member Virginia AllanHull, MA
Unpledged DNC Member Clinton BenchSwampscott, MA
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Philip JohnstonBoston, MA
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Raymond JordanSpringfield, MA
Unpledged DNC Member Elaine KamarckNew York, NY
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. William KeatingSharon, MA
Unpledged DNC Member Debra KozikowskiChicopee, MA
Unpledged DNC Member David O'BrienConcord, MA
Unpledged DNC Member James RooseveltCambridge, MA
Unpledged DNC Member Alan SolomontNewton, MA
Unpledged DNC Member Margaret XifarasMarion, MA
Unpledged Senator Hon. Edward KennedyWashington, DC
Unpledged Senator Hon. John KerryWashington, DC
Page Jane LaneScituate, MA
Page Robert LeBlancMethuen, MA
Page John McKeanMA

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