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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucus: Tuesday 5 February 20081
County Assemblies and Conventions: Wednesday 20 February - Monday 17 March 2008
District Conventions: Saturday 3 May - Friday 16 May 2008
State Convention: Saturday 17 May 2008
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein80,113  66.53%36.0  51.43%55.0  78.57%
Clinton, Hillary Rodham38,839  32.26%19.0  27.14%15.0  21.43%
Uncommitted1,260   1.05%15.0  21.43% 
Edwards, John Reid102   0.08%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.58   0.05%  
Gravel, Mike18   0.01%  
Richardson, William B. "Bill", III17   0.01%  
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.4   0.00%  
Dodd, Christopher J. "Chris"0   0.00%  
Total120,411 100.00%70.0 100.00%70.0 100.00%

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The results above were obtained from a party source for the Tuesday 5 February 2008 COLORADO Democratic Precinct CAUCUSES.


Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 2
9 February 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 4
14 May 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 5
17 May 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 6
28 May 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 7
3 June 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 8
4 June 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 11
6 June 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 12


References: COLORADO DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN FOR THE 2008 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION FINAL PLAN ISSUED BY THE COLORADO DEMOCRATIC PARTY AS APPROVED BY THE STATE DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON APRIL 29, 2007 AND SUBMITTED TO THE DNC FOR APPROVAL ON APRIL 30, 2007 AND AMENDED BY THE COLORADO DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON JULY 21, 2007


   

There are two separate processes in Colorado that are dealt with simultaneously: Caucuses and conventions select Colorado's National Delegates while assemblies designate candidates for nomination at the August Colorado state primary.

During the delegate selection process, a non-binding "straw" poll may be taken before an official poll.


Tuesday 5 February 2008: Caucuses meet in each precinct to choose delegates to the County Conventions in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at said caucuses- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation: during the delegate selection process, a non-binding "straw" poll may be taken before an official poll. (NOTE: It is the Congressional District and the State Conventions [with delegates to both chosen by the aforementioned County Conventions] that will, respectively, actually pledge Democratic National Convention delegates to presidential contenders).


Here is how we estimate the delegate count (based on projected State Convention Delegates elected at the County Conventions as submitted by a reader. Note that no national convention delegates are allocated until the May District Conventions so this is a very rough estimate):

  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 qualify. Clinton and Obama have qualified for delegates.
  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 5 February 2008 Precinct Caucus Estimate
Note that no national convention delegates are allocated until the May District Conventions so this is a very rough estimate.
ContestObamaClintonUnknown
 State
Convention
Delegates
Qualified
State
Convention
delegates
DelState
Convention
Delegates
AllocDelState
Convention
Delegates
AllocDelState
Convention
Delegates
AllocDel
CD175070764643.93842432.062243  
CD287287265773.97042952.0302   
CD377275854703.10032881.900214  
CD471171054773.35932331.64121  
CD549049043342.72731561.2731   
CD678671854463.10632721.894268  
CD763963953843.00532551.9952   
PLEO5,0204,89473,1524.50851,7422.4922126  
At-Large5,0204,894123,1527.72981,7424.2714126  
Delegates  55  36  19   
 

Wednesday 20 February - Monday 17 March 2008 - County Conventions.

  • Congressional District and State Convention delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the County Conventions- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation.
 

Saturday 3 May - Friday 16 May 2008: Congressional District Conventions. 36 of 70 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in Colorado District Conventions. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level.

  • 36 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the convention results in each of the State's 7 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 6 (Saturday 10 May)
    • CD 2: 6 (Saturday 10 May)
    • CD 3: 5 (Friday 16 May)
    • CD 4: 5 (Friday 16 May)
    • CD 5: 4 (Friday 16 May)
    • CD 6: 5 (Saturday 3 May)
    • CD 7: 5 (Saturday 10 May)

Here are the final delegate counts from the election of National Convention Delegates at the Colorado District Conventions.

District Convention Results
Saturday 3 May 2008 CD 6
Saturday 10 May 2008 CDs 1, 2 and 7
Friday 16 May 2008 CDs 3, 4 and 5
Source: Colorado Democratic Party
ContestClintonObama
 State
Convention
delegates
Qualified
State
Convention
delegates
DelState
Convention
delegates
AllocDelState
Convention
delegates
AllocDel
CD1  6  2  4
CD2  6  2  4
CD3  5  2  3
CD4  5  2  3
CD5  4  1  3
CD674174152621.76824793.2323
CD7  5  2  3
Delegates  36  13  23
 

Saturday 17 May 2008: State Convention. 19 of 70 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the preferences of convention participants as a whole. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

  • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
  • 7 Pledged PLEOs

The remaining 15 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 14 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 5 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 4 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Roy Romer).
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the State Convention).

These 15 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Here are the final delegate counts from the election of National Convention Delegates at the Colorado State Convention.

Saturday 17 May 2008 State Convention ResultsSource: Colorado Democratic Party
ContestClintonObama
 State
Convention
delegates
Qualified
State
Convention
delegates
DelState
Convention
delegates
AllocDelState
Convention
delegates
AllocDel
PLEO  70 20 5
At-Large  120 40 8
Delegates  19  6  13
 

Delegation to the National Convention

Colorado Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 18 July 2008)

RoleClintonObama(total)
Pledged District132336
Pledged PLEO257
Pledged At-Large4812
Total Pledged193655
Alternate Pledged District077
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large022
Total Alternates099
Unpledged  15
Credentials Committee  2
Platform Committee  3
Rules Committee  3
Pages  2
 
Role(s)PreferenceNameResidence
Pledged District 1ObamaCrisanta DuranDenver, CO
Pledged District 1ObamaAnthony E. GravesDenver, CO
Pledged District 1ObamaAllegra HaynesDenver, CO
Pledged District 1ClintonDaniel KaganEnglewood, CO
Pledged District 1ClintonAwilda R. MarquezDenver, CO
Pledged District 1ObamaSeth E. MasketDenver, CO
Pledged District 2ClintonOdell C. BarryWestminster, CO
Pledged District 2ObamaShawn L. ColemanBoulder, CO
Pledged District 2ObamaRichard "Dick" R. GardnerBoulder, CO
Pledged District 2ObamaSarah R. KihmCentennial, CO
Pledged District 2ClintonSacha MillstoneBoulder, CO
Pledged District 2ObamaJessica C. WittmerBoulder, CO
Pledged District 3ObamaJayne M. BilberryMontrose, CO
Pledged District 3ObamaBrian T. O'DonnellDurango, CO
Pledged District 3ObamaBlanca U. O'LearyAspen, CO
Pledged District 3ClintonMary Beth B. PyleGrand Junction, CO
Pledged District 3ClintonJoe I. TorresPueblo, CO
Pledged District 4ObamaPaul AndersonFort Collins, CO
Pledged District 4ClintonKathleen Y. EnszGreeley, CO
Pledged District 4ObamaSharon A. MalloyLongmont, CO
Pledged District 4ClintonStan T. MatsunakaLoveland, CO
Pledged District 4ObamaNathan E. VanderschaafLongmont, CO
Pledged District 5ClintonBrenda S. KrauseColorado Springs, CO
Pledged District 5ObamaMichael J. MadayColorado Springs, CO
Pledged District 5ObamaBenjamin N. TaberColorado Springs, CO
Pledged District 5ObamaLynn M. YoungColorado Springs, CO
Pledged District 6ObamaMarzette Bedford-BillinghurstM.Greenwood Vlg, CO
Pledged District 6ObamaRobert C. KihmCentennial, CO
Pledged District 6ClintonHon. Rebecca L. McClellanCentennial, CO
Pledged District 6ObamaPaula E. NoonanLittleton, CO
Pledged District 6ClintonJohn S. PettyAurora, CO
Pledged District 7ObamaWilliam J. BeaverLakewood, CO
Pledged District 7ObamaAllison M. CottonAurora, CO
Pledged District 7ObamaDorian N. DelongArvada, CO
Pledged District 7ClintonJere A. KennedyLakewood, CO
Pledged District 7ClintonMonisha M. MerchantLakewood, CO
Pledged PLEOObamaVeronica BarelaDenver, CO
Pledged PLEOObamaTerrance D. CarrollDenver, CO
Pledged PLEOClintonJessica A. ClarkParker, CO
Pledged PLEOObamaPaul D. LopezDenver, CO
Pledged PLEOObamaRosemary E. MarshallDenver, CO
Pledged PLEOClintonMona H. MerchantLakewood, CO
Pledged PLEOObamaVivian Y. StovallDenver, CO
Pledged At-LargeClintonPolly B. BacaDenver, CO
Pledged At-LargeObamaMorgan L. CarrollAurora, CO
Pledged At-LargeClintonRichard B. GonzalesBasalt, CO
Pledged At-LargeObamaJulia A. HicksWestminster, CO
Pledged At-LargeObamaErica R. HixsonThornton, CO
Pledged At-LargeClintonSonya J. LewisLafayette, CO
Pledged At-LargeObamaSusan L. McMahonParker, CO
Pledged At-LargeObamaJonathan S. SingerLongmont, CO
Pledged At-LargeObamaJacqueline St. JoanDenver, CO
Pledged At-LargeObamaJames TuckerColorado Springs, CO
Pledged At-LargeObamaDunbar T. Watson, Jr.Thornton, CO
Pledged At-LargeClintonGordon W. WilliamsLakewood, CO
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaMark W. ThrunDenver, CO
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaWendy S. WilsonWestminster, CO
Alternate Pledged District 3ObamaNeil C. IsenbergGlenwood Springs, CO
Alternate Pledged District 4ObamaHon. Pamela A. ShaddockGreeley, CO
Alternate Pledged District 5ObamaJason DeGrootColorado Springs, CO
Alternate Pledged District 6ObamaCarmine J. IadarolaLittleton, CO
Alternate Pledged District 7ObamaSaoirse A. Charis -GravesGolden, CO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaJeffrey S. HartDenver, CO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Cary KennedyDenver, CO
Unpledged
Delegation Vice Chair
 Dan SlaterCanon City, CO
Unpledged
Delegation Chair
 Patricia WaakDenver, CO
Unpledged Add-On Federico F. PenaDenver, CO
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Diana DeGetteWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Ed PerlmutterLakewood, CO
Unpledged Congressman Hon. John SalazarWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Mark UdallDenver, CO
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Hon. Roy RomerWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Maria HandleyLafayette, CO
Unpledged DNC Member Debbie MarquezEdwards, CO
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Ramona MartinezDenver, CO
Unpledged DNC Member Jonathan W. PostalDenver, CO
Unpledged DNC Member Mannie RodriguezDenver, CO
Unpledged Governor Hon. William Ritter, Jr.Denver, CO
Unpledged Senator Hon. Ken SalazarWashington, DC
Credentials CommitteeObamaKaren HartCentennial, CO
Credentials CommitteeClintonHon. Wellington E. WebbDenver, CO
Platform CommitteeClintonMary Alyce DriverBoulder, CO
Platform CommitteeObamaHon. Mark FerrandinoDenver, CO
Platform Committee Hon. Peter GroffDenver, CO
Rules CommitteeObamaHon. Collis M. CallihanGunnison, CO
Rules CommitteeObamaBrandy JohnsonCanon City, CO
Rules Committee Wilma WebbDenver, CO
Page Ashley MatesGrand Junction, CO
Page Nichola Smiley-KallasParker, CO

Congressional Districts  

COLORADO
Congressional Districts re: Counties

County District(s)
Adams CDs 1, 2 & 7
Alamosa CD 3
Arapahoe CDs 1, 6 & 7
Archuleta CD 3
Baca CD 4
Bent CD 4
Boulder CDs 2 & 4
Chaffee CD 5
Cheyenne CD 4
Clear Creek CD 2
Conejos CD 3
Costilla CD 3
Crowley CD 5
Custer CD 3
Delta CD 3
Denver (coterminous with the city of Denver) CDs 1 & 6
Dolores CD 3
Douglas CD 6
Eagle CD 2
Elbert CD 6
El Paso CD 5
Fremont CD 5
Garfield CD 3
Gilpin CD 2
Grand CDs 2
Gunnison CD 3
Hinsdale CD 3
Huerfano CD 3
Jackson CD 3
Jefferson CDs 1, 2, 6 & 7
Kiowa CD 4
Kit Carson CD 4
Lake CD 5
La Plata CD 3
Larimer CD 4
Las Animas CD 3
Lincoln CD 4
Logan CD 4
Mesa CD 3
Mineral CD 3
Moffat CD 3
Montezuma CD 3
Montrose CD 3
Morgan CD 4
Otero CD 5
Ouray CD 3
Park CDs 5 & 6
Phillips CD 4
Pitkin CD 3
Prowers CD 4
Pueblo CDs 3
Rio Blanco CD 3
Rio Grande CD 3
Routt CD 3
Saguache CD 3
San Juan CD 3
San Miguel CD 3
Sedgwick CD 4
Summit CD 2
Teller CD 5
Washington CD 4
Weld CD 4
Yuma CD 4

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

 


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