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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Democrats Abroad Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Local Caucuses / Primary: Tuesday 5 February - Tuesday 12 February 20081
Regional Caucuses: Saturday 15 March - Friday 11 April 2008
Global Convention: Saturday 12 April 2008
Delegate Selection: Combined Selection [Proportional Primary with Caucus/Convention]
Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus
11 total delegate votes - 6 at large; 1 Pledged PLEO; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
Unpledged delegates as of
Participation in Democrats Abroad’s delegate selection process is open to all U.S. nationals who will be 18 years of age or older on 4 November 2008, who reside temporarily or permanently outside the United States and who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters must declare that they have not participated and will not participate in the delegate selection process (caucus, primary or other method) of any other delegation to the 2008 Democratic National Convention or in the nominating process of any other political party for the corresponding presidential elections.
DEMOCRATS ABROAD is allocated 11 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention but will be sending 22 persons who will be acknowledged as "delegates" on the floor of the Convention. Each of the 22 delegates has ½ vote on the Convention Floor.
Tuesday 5 February - Tuesday 12 February 2008: Primary and Local and/or Country Caucuses.
There will be either Local or Country Caucuses of registered American voters who are legal residents of each country or each subdivision of such country in which there is such a caucus and who have signed a pledge to support the Democratic Party in the 4 November 2008 Presidential General Election (obviously, there are countries- or portions of countries- in which the holding of a Democrats Abroad local or country caucus by American citizens residing therein is impractical if not difficult and/or impossible, unwise if not dangerous and/or absolutely forbidden or illegal).
Here is how we compute the delegate count (based on final results of the Tuesday 5 February - Tuesday 12 February 2008 Local Caucuses / Party run Primary from an party source. Last update 21 February 2008):
21 February 2008: CORRECTION: DEMOCRATS ABROAD ISSUES CORRECTION TO DELEGATES AWARDED TO EACH CANDIDATE. Obama Wins Democrats Abroad Global Primary
Each pledged delegate casts one half vote at the national convention.
Saturday 15 March - Friday 11 April 2008: Three Regional Caucuses (one each for the Americas, Asia - Pacific and Europe - Middle East - Africa) are convened the day before the Global Convention. Votes cast by country delegates to these Regional Caucuses by telephone, FAX, teleconferencing and/or e-mail is permitted.
Saturday 12 April 2008: The Global Convention chooses the 5 remaining delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
The 9 regional delegates to the National Convention meet with the 8 Democratic National Committee members from Democrats Abroad and the members of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad in a Global Convention in which proxy voting by any participant is permitted.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Democrats Abroad Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 5 May 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||1||1||2|
|Pledged PLEO||Clinton||Peter C. Alegi||Rome, Italy|
|Pledged PLEO||Obama||Sandra Loridans||Mexico|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Geoffrey Berlin||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Robert Bragar||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Howard Feldstein||Laredo, TX|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Rhoda Green||Toronto, Canada|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Margo Miller||London, England|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||David M. Nabti||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Carolyn Sauvage-Mar||New Delhi, India|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Allin C. Seward||France|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Kenneth E. Sherman||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Monica Faith Stewart|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Shari Temple||Marzling, Germany|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Jo-Ann White||Florence, Italy|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Gilbert A. Carbajal||Madrid, Spain|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Georgia McCauley||Makati, Philippines|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Toby Condliffe||Toronto, Canada|
|Christine Schon Marques||Switzerland|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Robert Bell||Toronto, Canada|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Connie Borde||Paris, France|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Liv Gibbons||Sutton, Dublin, Ireland|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Theresa Morelli||Casciago, Italy|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Brent O'Leary||Tokyo, Japan|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Leo Perez Minaya||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Credentials Committee||Obama||Anthony A. Sistilli||Rome, Italy|
|Platform Committee||Clinton||Lynn Forester de Rothschild||London, England|
|Rules Committee||Obama||Adrienne Jones||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Page||James A. Klonoski||Armed Forces Europe|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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