The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Indiana Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 May 20081
State Convention: Friday 20 June - Saturday 21 June 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Clinton, Hillary Rodham646,253  50.56%38.0  44.71%6.0   7.06%
Obama, Barack Hussein632,061  49.44%34.0  40.00%75.0  88.24%
Uncommitted 13.0  15.29% 
(not voting)  4.0   4.71%
Total1,278,314 100.00%85.0 100.00%85.0 100.00%

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INDIANA Primary Returns from an official source

Here is how we ESTIMATE the delegate count (We contacted the Indiana Secretary of State on 7 May requesting a breakdown of the vote by CD and were told that work is in progress):

  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.
  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 6 May 2008 Primary
100% of precincts reporting as of 10:03 PM EDT 8 May 2008
Popular vote source: USA Today
Delegates  72  38  34

Tuesday 6 May 2008 Primary
Source: Preliminary returns from the
Indiana Secretary of State as of 22 May 2008.
We do not have a breakdown by CD from the Secretary of State.
These numbers are created by interpolating from county to CD
meaning this a very ROUGH estimate.
Delegates  72  38  34

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 5
12 February 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 1
16 February 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 1
4 March 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 1
8 March 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 2
19 April 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 3
30 April 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 4
1 May 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 5
14 May 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 6
14 May 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 7
16 May 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 7

NOTE: In any Primary election in INDIANA, voters state which Party they are affiliated with by asking the poll workers for the ballot of that Party in a given Primary. A voter's party affiliation is determined solely by his or her Primary voting record; the state's voter registration form does NOT provide a place for the voter to state Party affiliation.

Even though the history of a voter's Party affiliation- solely as determined by the individual voter's Primary voting record- is part of the public record, the informaton is NOT available at the polling place. Any voter, however, may challenge another voter's Party affiliation at the polls:

In such a case, the voter making the challenge (the "challenger") fills out an affidavit that the voter being challenged (the "challengee") has not, in fact, voted in the Party's Primaries in the past, an assertion against which the challengee must fill out a counter-affidavit, asserting that they intend to vote for a majority of the candidates of the challengee's Party of choice in the next General Election. If the challengee fills out this counter-affidavit, the challengee is allowed to vote in the Primary; however, if the challengee refuses, he or she is not allowed to vote in the Primary.

Nevertheless, since General Election ballots are cast in secret, the intention expressed in the counter-affidavit by the challengee is impossible to enforce.

INDIANA Delegate Selection Plan For the 2008 Democratic National Convention Issued by the Indiana Democratic Party ORIGINAL: May 5, 2007 REISSUED: October 16, 2007


Having begun their first determining step in Stage III in 2008 (Tuesday 6 May 2008), Indiana receives a 10% Bonus in district and at-large delegate votes (+4 district and +2 at-large). Total delegate votes changed from 79 to 85.

Tuesday 6 May 2008: 72 of 85 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Indiana 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.

  • 47 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 9 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 6
    • CD 2: 6
    • CD 3: 4
    • CD 4: 4
    • CD 5: 4
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 6
    • CD 8: 6
    • CD 9: 6
  • In addition, 25 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 16 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 9 Pledged PLEOs

Friday 20 June - Saturday 21 June 2008: State Convention

The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 12 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 6 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 5 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Joseph J. "Joe" Andrew).
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected by the district-level delegates at the State Convention).

These 13 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Indiana Delegation (as posted by, 13 August 2008)

Pledged District252247
Pledged PLEO549
Pledged At-Large8816
Total Pledged383472
Alternate Pledged District437
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large325
Total Alternates7512
Unpledged  13
Credentials Committee  3
Platform Committee  3
Rules Committee  4
Pages  2
Pledged District 1ObamaHon. Charlie BrownGary, IN
Pledged District 1ObamaHon. Rudolph ClayGary, IN
Pledged District 1ClintonHon. Myrna MaldonadoIndianapolis, IN
Pledged District 1ClintonHon. Thomas M. McDermott, Jr.Hammond, IN
Pledged District 1ClintonHon. Bonnie ReeseWheatfield, IN
Pledged District 1ObamaHon. Earline RogersGary, IN
Pledged District 2ObamaHon. Arvis DawsonElkhart, IN
Pledged District 2ClintonHon. Craig R. FryMishawaka, IN
Pledged District 2ClintonKaren GuckienCamden, IN
Pledged District 2ObamaVidya S. KoraMichigan City, IN
Pledged District 2ClintonMichelle LivinghousePlymouth, IN
Pledged District 2ObamaGladys MuhammadSouth Bend, IN
Pledged District 3ClintonSteven R. HainesWarsaw, IN
Pledged District 3ObamaHon. Graham A. RichardFort Wayne, IN
Pledged District 3ObamaSofia Rodriguez MirwaldtFort Wayne, IN
Pledged District 3ClintonMichele M. WagnerFt. Wayne, IN
Pledged District 4ClintonMaurice E. DavisonCamby, IN
Pledged District 4ClintonCharlotte Lewis MartinIndianapolis, IN
Pledged District 4ObamaDavid SandersWest Lafayette, IN
Pledged District 4ObamaAllison WharryZionsville, IN
Pledged District 5ObamaKeith ClockNoblesville, IN
Pledged District 5ClintonJ.D. LuxShelbyville, IN
Pledged District 5ObamaMary Etta RuleyGas City, IN
Pledged District 5ClintonDawn YinglingFishers, IN
Pledged District 6ClintonHon. Sue ErringtonMuncie, IN
Pledged District 6ObamaFred A. FieldsMuncie, IN
Pledged District 6ObamaJulia A. LewisAnderson, IN
Pledged District 6ClintonTim SouthworthSalamonia, IN
Pledged District 6ClintonBrenda SullivanColumbus, IN
Pledged District 7ObamaHon. William A. CrawfordIndianapolis, IN
Pledged District 7ObamaHon. John J. DayIndianapolis, IN
Pledged District 7ObamaMelina KennedyIndianapolis, IN
Pledged District 7ObamaPatricia KingIndianapolis, IN
Pledged District 7ClintonSarah S. RiordanIndianapolis, IN
Pledged District 7ClintonKenneth J. ZellerIndianapolis, IN
Pledged District 8ObamaBionca D. GambillTerre Haute, IN
Pledged District 8ClintonHon. John R. GreggSandborn, IN
Pledged District 8ClintonLynn HamiltonSullivan, IN
Pledged District 8ClintonWilliam SmockTerre Haute, IN
Pledged District 8ClintonMary Lou TerrellVincennes, IN
Pledged District 8ObamaHon. Jonathan WeinzapfelEvansville, IN
Pledged District 9ObamaFay AllenJeffersonville, IN
Pledged District 9ClintonMary A. BriscoeCharlestown, IN
Pledged District 9ClintonJeanette HackmanBrownstown, IN
Pledged District 9ClintonJohn HamiltonBloomington, IN
Pledged District 9ClintonHon. Dennie OxleyEnglish, IN
Pledged District 9ObamaDustin T. WhiteJeffersonville, IN
Pledged PLEOObamaSherlonda AndersonIndianapolis, IN
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. B. Patrick BauerSouth Bend, IN
Pledged PLEOClintonLinda M. BuzinecHobart, IN
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Mara Candelaria ReardonMunster, IN
Pledged PLEOClintonRita A. LongBoonville, IN
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. George PabeyEast Chicago, IN
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Vi SimpsonBloomington, IN
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Russ StillwellBoonville, IN
Pledged PLEOObamaKip TewIndianapolis, IN
Pledged At-LargeObamaMartha Faye AbernathyIndianapolis, IN
Pledged At-LargeObamaGreg BedanIndianapolis, IN
Pledged At-LargeClintonDean BoersteTell City, IN
Pledged At-LargeClintonGeorge A. BuskirkZionsville, IN
Pledged At-LargeClintonMary T. ChandlerIndianapolis, IN
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Karen GoldnerFort Wayne, IN
Pledged At-LargeObamaKatherine HumphreysSouth Bend, IN
Pledged At-LargeClintonShelli McDonaldCarmel, IN
Pledged At-LargeClintonLori MorrisIndianapolis, IN
Pledged At-LargeClintonThomas J. O'DonnellIndianapolis, IN
Pledged At-LargeClintonJay K. PotestaIndianapolis, IN
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Constance RobinsonEvansville, IN
Pledged At-LargeObamaJim RobinsonGary, IN
Pledged At-LargeClintonHeather SmulyanIndianapolis, IN
Pledged At-LargeObamaPamela WarrenBloomington, IN
Pledged At-LargeObamaRoseann YoungEvansville, IN
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaHon. Karen Freeman-WilsonGary, IN
Alternate Pledged District 2ClintonPeter H. MullenSouth Bend, IN
Alternate Pledged District 5ObamaMary E. RayFishers, IN
Alternate Pledged District 6ClintonJoseph A. EvansMuncie, IN
Alternate Pledged District 7ObamaLeona GlazebrooksIndianapolis, IN
Alternate Pledged District 8ClintonTerry A. WhiteNewburgh, IN
Alternate Pledged District 9ClintonHon. John PerkinsJeffersonville, IN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. John FernandezBloomington, IN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaDavid A. FryeIndianapolis, IN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Sheila KlinkerLafayette, IN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonJennifer L. PeckSouth Bend, IN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Joanne M. SandersIndianapolis, IN
Delegation Vice Chair
 Cordelia Lewis BurksIndianapolis, IN
Delegation Chair
 Dan ParkerIndianapolis, IN
Unpledged Add-On Joseph H. HogsettIndianapolis, IN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Andre D. CarsonIndianapolis, IN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Joe DonnellySouth Bend, IN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Brad EllsworthEvansville, IN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Baron P. HillSeymour, IN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Peter ViscloskyWashington, DC
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Joseph AndrewWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Phoebe CraneWhitestown, IN
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Robert PastrickOgden Dunes, IN
Unpledged DNC Member Connie ThurmanIndianapolis, IN
Unpledged Senator Hon. Evan BayhWashington, DC
Credentials CommitteeObamaMary L. ElginGary, IN
Credentials CommitteeClintonAnthony LongBoonville, IN
Credentials CommitteeClintonOwen MorganSouth Bend, IN
Platform CommitteeObamaLynn C. ColemanSouth Bend, IN
Platform CommitteeClintonCatherine FanelloSouth Bend, IN
Platform CommitteeObamaAmy L. FlackIndianapolis, IN
Rules CommitteeClintonJerame DavisIndianapolis, IN
Rules CommitteeClintonMichael L. JonesPatriot, IN
Rules Committee Bren SimonCarmel, IN
Rules CommitteeObamaPatricia WeinzapfelEvansville, IN
Page Nerrissa Phillips-MurrayIndianapolis, IN
Page Paul RoalesWest Lafayette, IN

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


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