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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 5 February 20081
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 24 May 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein704,247  66.39%61.0  59.80%82.0  80.39%
Clinton, Hillary Rodham330,026  31.11%26.0  25.49%18.0  17.65%
Edwards, John Reid18,209   1.72%  
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.2,538   0.24%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.2,096   0.20%  
Richardson, William B. "Bill", III1,879   0.18%  
Gravel, Mike952   0.09%  
Dodd, Christopher J. "Chris"904   0.09%  
Uncommitted 15.0  14.71% 
(not voting)  2.0   1.96%
Total1,060,851 100.00%102.0 100.00%102.0 100.00%

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Tuesday 5 February 2008

87 of 103 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Georgia Presidential Primary: 57 delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 13 congressional districts; 30 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. 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.

The Democratic Party of Georgia 2008 Delegate Selection Plan

Here's how we estimate the delegate count (based on uncertified returns from an official source as of 13 February 2008 2:07:38 PM EST):

  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.

The data below is from an early estimate from the Georgia Democratic Party. We do not have complete popular vote totals.


Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 3
9 February 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 3
12 February 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 2
16 February 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 3
29 February 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 5
8 March 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 7
24 May 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 8
3 June 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 10
6 June 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 11


Tuesday 5 February 2008: 87 of 102 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Georgia 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.

  • 57 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 13 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 3
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 4
    • CD 4: 6
    • CD 5: 7
    • CD 6: 3
    • CD 7: 4
    • CD 8: 4
    • CD 9: 3
    • CD 10: 4
    • CD 11: 3
    • CD 12: 5
    • CD 13: 6
  • In addition, 30 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 19 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 11 Pledged PLEOs

District level delegates and alternates are elected at the Congressional District Caucuses on 19 April 2008.

Georgia Code 21-2-193 requires the Executive Committee of both state parties to submit a list of candidates to appear on the presidential ballot.


Saturday 24 May 2008: State Committee Meeting

The remaining 15 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 13 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 6 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 6 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former President James "Jimmy" Carter).
  • 2 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected during the State Committee Meeting).

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

Delegation to the National Convention

Georgia Delegation (as posted by, 21 August 2008)

Pledged District174057
Pledged PLEO3811
Pledged At-Large61319
Total Pledged266187
Alternate Pledged District01010
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large235
Total Alternates21315
Unpledged  15
Credentials Committee  4
Platform Committee  4
Rules Committee  5
Pages  3
Pledged District 1ObamaLaverne L. GaskinsValdosta, GA
Pledged District 1ClintonBeverly W. LeaphartJesup, GA
Pledged District 1ObamaAl WilliamsMidway, GA
Pledged District 2ClintonEben E. Barnett, IIILeesburg, GA
Pledged District 2ObamaPamela G. JacksonAlbany, GA
Pledged District 2ObamaLynmore JamesMontezuma, GA
Pledged District 2ClintonShannon MariettaAlbany, GA
Pledged District 2ObamaAlbert O'BryantFort Valley, GA
Pledged District 3ObamaErin M. GlynnPeachtree City, GA
Pledged District 3ObamaJoann LocascioHamilton, GA
Pledged District 3ObamaKevin B. MaddenPeachtree City, GA
Pledged District 3ClintonMorris P. StewardNewnan, GA
Pledged District 4ObamaBarbara CampbellLithonia, GA
Pledged District 4ObamaHon. Gwen K. FlemingLithonia, GA
Pledged District 4ObamaLee MayLithonia, GA
Pledged District 4ClintonRhonda PeekLithonia, GA
Pledged District 4ObamaSai ReddyAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 4ObamaKenneth L. SamuelLithonia, GA
Pledged District 5ObamaDeidre Barrett-EnglandAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 5ObamaAndrea L. BooneAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 5ObamaWilliam J. CobbAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 5ClintonMiguel GallegosAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 5ObamaCamara P. JonesAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 5ObamaClarence T. MartinAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 5ClintonAngela TriggAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 6ClintonIsaac AdamsAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 6ObamaJan HackneyAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 6ObamaBen E. Myers, Jr.Johns Creek, GA
Pledged District 7ObamaSteffini BetheaSnellville, GA
Pledged District 7ObamaPreston L. HardenLawrenceville, GA
Pledged District 7ClintonGeorge WilliamsDuluth, GA
Pledged District 7ObamaPatricia Wilson-SmithLawrenceville, GA
Pledged District 8ObamaJames T. Beverly, IIIMacon, GA
Pledged District 8ObamaRobert BrownMacon, GA
Pledged District 8ObamaKimberlyn R. CarterMacon, GA
Pledged District 8ClintonBethann PereraCenterville, GA
Pledged District 9ObamaLauren BellGainesville, GA
Pledged District 9ClintonJoe R. DiazGainesville, GA
Pledged District 9ClintonElizabeth S. HandCumming, GA
Pledged District 10ObamaKenneth DiousAthens, GA
Pledged District 10ClintonChristine P. HoranAthens, GA
Pledged District 10ObamaGwen O'LooneyAthens, GA
Pledged District 10ClintonFranklin D. WilliamsAugusta, GA
Pledged District 11ClintonWill FowlkesKennesaw, GA
Pledged District 11ObamaDon E. WilsonMarietta, GA
Pledged District 11ObamaDeana WomackKennesaw, GA
Pledged District 12ObamaBrooke FortsonSavannah, GA
Pledged District 12ClintonMaxine S. GoldsteinMilledgeville, GA
Pledged District 12ObamaHon. Lester G. Jackson, IIISavannah, GA
Pledged District 12ObamaAleta PaynePort Wentworth, GA
Pledged District 12ObamaEdward Sprole, Jr.Statesboro, GA
Pledged District 13ObamaRichard AlstonUnion City, GA
Pledged District 13ObamaHon. Gail DavenportJonesboro, GA
Pledged District 13ClintonAaron JohnsonAtlanta, GA
Pledged District 13ObamaAnthony J. McMichaelDouglasville, GA
Pledged District 13ObamaRene MorrowJonesboro, GA
Pledged District 13ObamaMellissa PrescottFayetteville, GA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. David I. AdelmanAtlanta, GA
Pledged PLEOClintonVivian C. BishopColumbus, GA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Roger BruceAtlanta, GA
Pledged PLEOObamaKarla DrennerAvondale, GA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Shirley FranklinAtlanta, GA
Pledged PLEOClintonTommy IrvinMount Airy, GA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Randal ManghamDecatur, GA
Pledged PLEOObamaMary OsborneSavannah, GA
Pledged PLEOClintonSally S. RosserAtlanta, GA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Edward TarverAugusta, GA
Pledged PLEOObamaHoracena TateAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJulie A. BordersAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJane BradshawAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaChad BrockDalton, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJara R. ButlerRoswell, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaSteven DeakDacula, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaLori H. GregoryAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaRJ HadleyConyers, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaLeWanna HeardAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaCheryl J. JewellAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJoseph E. LoweryAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeClintonKeith MasonAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Billy MitchellStone Mountain, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaKathy L. NicholasDecatur, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJerry K. RileyAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeClintonBernita SmithAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeObamaAaron L. SteeleAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeClintonCheryl WilliamsDuluth, GA
Pledged At-LargeClintonNikema WilliamsAtlanta, GA
Pledged At-LargeClintonAndrea I. YoungAtlanta, GA
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaDennis W. MarksValdosta, GA
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaMary H. DykesAlbany, GA
Alternate Pledged District 3ObamaKelvin JonesLocust Grove, GA
Alternate Pledged District 4ObamaHon. Gloria ButlerStone Mountain, GA
Alternate Pledged District 5ObamaJerry FreemanAtlanta, GA
Alternate Pledged District 7ObamaMegan KlineLawrenceville, GA
Alternate Pledged District 8ObamaStephanie W. MillerMacon, GA
Alternate Pledged District 10ObamaDavid B. JarrettAthens, GA
Alternate Pledged District 12ObamaQuentin T. HowellHardwick, GA
Alternate Pledged District 13ObamaDonzella J. JamesCollege Park, GA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaMiguel CamachoSavannah, GA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonJeffrey M. MeeksLithonia, GA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaBrian D. PetersonValdosta, GA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Nikki T. RandallMacon, GA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaEmily SchuniorAtlanta, GA
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Jane V. KiddAtlanta, GA
Delegation Vice Chair
 Hon. Michael ThurmondAtlanta, GA
Unpledged Add-On Verna J. ClevelandAtlanta, GA
Unpledged Add-On Stephen R. LeedsAtlanta, GA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. John BarrowWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.Albany, GA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Hank JohnsonWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. John LewisAtlanta, GA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Jim MarshallMacon, GA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. David ScottAtlanta, GA
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Hon. Jimmy CarterAtlanta, GA
Unpledged DNC Member Carole DabbsKennesaw, GA
Unpledged DNC Member Mary LongAtlanta, GA
Unpledged DNC Member Lonnie F. PlottLilburn, GA
Unpledged DNC Member Richard RayAtlanta, GA
Credentials CommitteeObamaHon. David I. AdelmanAtlanta, GA
Credentials CommitteeObamaKirk T. Dornbush, Jr.Atlanta, GA
Credentials CommitteeObamaKarol V. MasonAtlanta, GA
Credentials CommitteeClintonPatty A. PayneLavonia, GA
Platform CommitteeObamaGina L. BennettAtlanta, GA
Platform CommitteeObamaHon. Margaret KaiserAtlanta, GA
Platform CommitteeObamaJoe E. Taylor, Jr.Atlanta, GA
Platform CommitteeClintonHon. Michael ThurmondAtlanta, GA
Rules CommitteeClintonHon. Gordon GiffinAtlanta, GA
Rules CommitteeObamaEvelyn HallAtlanta, GA
Rules Committee Hon. Don RomanStone Mountain, GA
Rules CommitteeClintonRachel E. RosenblattStockbridge, GA
Rules CommitteeObamaBrian WertheimDunwoody, GA
Page Gregg S. BossenAtlanta, GA
Page Hon. Alisha T. MorganAustell, GA
Page Sachin ShailendraAtlanta, GA

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


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