The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Montana Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 June 20041
State Convention: Sunday 13 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.63,611   68.0%15.   71.4%21.  100.0%
Kucinich, Dennis J.9,686   10.4%  
Edwards, John8,516    9.1%  
(No Preference)6,899    7.4%  
Clark, Wesley K.4,081    4.4%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.750    0.8%  
Uncommitted 6.   28.6% 
Total93,543  100.0%21.  100.0%21.  100.0%

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Montana 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 results obtained from the Montana Secretary of State for the 8 June Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

8 June 2004 primary returns 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 8 June 2004: 15 of 21 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Montana 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.

  • 10 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results of the primary. For the purposes of electing delegates, Montana's single congressional district is divided into an Eastern-District and a Western District with each district choosing 5 delegates.
  • In addition, 5 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 3 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

The Western district consists of Montana's "old 1980 CD 1" (when Montana had 2 Congressional districts). The region includes: Beaverhead, Broadwater, Silver Bow, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Gallatin, Glacier, Granite, Jefferson, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Madison, Mineral, Missoula, Park, Powell, Ravalli, and Sanders counties.

The Eastern district consists of Montana's "old 1980 CD 2" (when Montana had 2 Congressional districts). The region includes: Big Horn, Blaine, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Garfield, Golden Valley, Hill, Judith Basin, Liberty, McCone, Meagher, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, and Yellowstone counties.


Sunday 13 June 2004 - State Convention

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members
    • 1 Members of Congress (1 Senators and 0 Representatives)
    • 0 Governors
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the State Convention).

These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Montana Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District1010
Pledged PLEO22
Pledged At-Large33
Total Pledged1515
Alternate Pledged District33
Alternate Pledged PLEO00
Alternate Pledged At-Large11
Total Alternates44
Unpledged 6
Pages 2
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Sue BartlettHelena, MT
Pledged District 1KerryKathleen DriscollHamilton, MT
Pledged District 1KerryJohn KaleczycHelena, MT
Pledged District 1KerryHaley NelsonBozeman, MT
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Ray PeckHelena, MT
Pledged District 2KerryTom CurryBillings, MT
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Janet KellyMiles City, MT
Pledged District 2KerryPatrick KellyMiles City, MT
Pledged District 2KerryDarrell LaMereBillings, MT
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Betsy ScanlinRed Lodge, MT
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Monica LindeenHuntley, MT
Pledged PLEOKerryGeorge ParisotHelena, MT
Pledged At-LargeKerryDiane Kamp ClaytonBig Timber, MT
Pledged At-LargeKerryGene FendersonHelena, MT
Pledged At-LargeKerryStan JuneauBrowning, MT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryClaire ColemanBillings, MT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryDaniel KemmisMissoula, MT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryMariya PeckButte, MT
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryKevin FureyMissoula, MT
Unpledged Add-on Treas GlinnwaterRonan, MT
Unpledged DNC Member Jean Lemire DahlmanForsyth, MT
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Carol JuneauBrowning, MT
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Bob ReamHelena, MT
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Ed TinsleyHelena, MT
Unpledged Senator Hon. Max BaucusWashington, DC
Page Ann BrodskyHelena, MT
Page Neal UllmanHelena, MT

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


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