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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
County Caucus: Tuesday 5 February 20081
Non-binding Primary: Tuesday 27 May 2008
State Convention: Thursday 12 June - Saturday 14 June 2008
Democrats
CandidateState
Convention
Delegates
Selected
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein16,880  79.53%15.0  65.22%20.0  86.96%
Clinton, Hillary Rodham3,655  17.22%3.0  13.04%3.0  13.04%
Uncommitted552   2.60%5.0  21.74% 
Edwards, John Reid137   0.65%  
Judd, Keith Russell   
None of the Names Shown   
(available)   
Total21,224 100.00%23.0 100.00%23.0 100.00%

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27 May 2008 Primary returns from an official source.


IDAHO Democratic County CAUCUSES

Tuesday 5 February 2008

The County Caucuses chooses the county's delegates to the Idaho State Convention. Such delegates to the State Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate has received at the County Caucus- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation. (NOTE: It is the State Convention that actually pledges Democratic National Convention delegates; a few weeks prior to this Convention- on Tuesday 27 May- there will be an Advisory PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY but the presidential preferences of the State Convention delegates will have already been determined by the earlier County Caucuses).

IDAHO DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN FOR THE 2008 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION ISSUED BY THE IDAHO DEMOCRATIC PARTY MAY 2007


Here is how we compute the district delegate count (based on final results from an party source from the 5 February 2008 caucuses):

ContestObamaClinton
Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelVoteAllocDelVoteAllocDel
CD19,7889,50667,7214.87351,7851.1271
CD211,43611,02969,1594.98351,8701.0171
Delegates12102

Here is how we estimate the statewide delegate count (based on the number of delegates elected to the State Convention as reported by a party source from the 5 February 2008 caucuses):

ContestObamaClinton
State
Convention
Delegates
Qual
Vote
DelVoteAllocDelVoteAllocDel
CD119519516530
CD218518515728
PLEO38038023221.6952580.305
At-Large38038043223.3893580.6111
Delegates651
  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.

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Obama: 1
31 January 2008: Obama: 2
16 February 2008: Obama: 3
12 May 2008: Obama: 4


   

Tuesday 5 February 2008: Idaho Democratic Party Caucuses meet in each county. 12 of 23 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives in each Congressional District. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level.

  • 12 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results in each of the State's 2 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 6
    • CD 2: 6

In addition, each County Caucus chooses delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention based on presidential preference.

  • The County Caucus chooses the county's delegates to the Idaho State Convention. Such delegates to the State Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate received at the County Caucus- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation.
 

Tuesday 27 May 2008: Idaho Democratic non-binding Primary. Today's primary has no effect on delegate allocation.

Primary results (as of 9:15A MDT 28 May 2008)

Barack Obama23,98856%
Hillary Clinton16,11938%
None of the names shown2,0415%
Keith Russell Judd7342%
 

Thursday 12 June - Saturday 14 June 2008 : The Idaho State Democratic Convention meets. 6 of 23 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the State Convention. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

  • 6 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole.
    • 4 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

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

These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Delegation to the National Convention

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

RoleClintonObama(total)
Pledged District21012
Pledged PLEO022
Pledged At-Large134
Total Pledged31518
Alternate Pledged District033
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large112
Total Alternates145
Unpledged  5
Credentials Committee  1
Platform Committee  1
Rules Committee  1
Pages  2
 
Role(s)PreferenceNameResidence
Pledged District 1ObamaKassie L. CeramiEagle, ID
Pledged District 1ObamaRichard HillMoscow, ID
Pledged District 1ClintonRyan RobinsonCoeur d'Alene, ID
Pledged District 1ObamaMaj G. StormoGipsonCoeur d'Alene, ID
Pledged District 1ObamaT.J. ThomsonBoise, ID
Pledged District 1ObamaEstella O. ZamoraCaldwell, ID
Pledged District 2ObamaJames A. Fletcher, IIPocatello, ID
Pledged District 2ObamaFrances JonesBoise, ID
Pledged District 2ObamaDebaprasad MajumdarIdaho Falls, ID
Pledged District 2ObamaSteven MercadoTwin Falls, ID
Pledged District 2ObamaRebecca SuitsBoise, ID
Pledged District 2ClintonJeanette WolfleyPocatello, ID
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. David H. BieterBoise, ID
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Nicole LefavourBoise, ID
Pledged At-LargeObamaPaulette E. JordanPlummer, ID
Pledged At-LargeObamaMatt KopydlowskiPocatello, ID
Pledged At-LargeClintonMegan NagelNampa, ID
Pledged At-LargeObamaAlbert WilkersonAthol, ID
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaDarin BrunstadDeary, ID
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaAndrea WassnerBoise, ID
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaBraden J. LangBoise, ID
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonJohn GreenfieldBoise, ID
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaNorena B. GutierrezBoise, ID
Unpledged
Delegation Vice Chair
 Jeanne BuellWorley, ID
Unpledged
Delegation Chair
 Keith RoarkBoise, ID
Unpledged Add-On Hon. Richard H. StallingsMacks Inn, ID
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Gail BrayBoise, ID
Unpledged DNC Member Grant BurgoyneBoise, ID
Credentials CommitteeObamaJustin StormoGipsonCoeur d'Alene, ID
Platform CommitteeObamaLinda CrozierBoise, ID
Rules Committee Gary AllenBoise, ID
Page Julian LangnessBoners Ferry, ID
Page Jessica TaylorBoise, ID

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

 


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