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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Local Unit Conventions: Tuesday 5 February 20081
District Conventions: Saturday 12 April 2008
State Convention: Saturday 17 May 2008
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
41 total delegate votes - 21 district / 7 at large; 4 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
KANSAS Local Unit CAUCUSES
Tuesday 5 February 2008
21 of 41 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Local Unit (first-tier) Caucuses: these 21 delegates allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the caucus vote in each of the State's 4 congressional districts. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level.
"Over 37,000 Kansas Democrats braved poor weather conditions to make their voices heard, shattering everyone's expectations."
Raw Vote (preliminary from media sources):
Here is how we compute the delegate count (based on uncertified results from an party source as of 7 February 2008):
Unpledged delegates as of
Participation in Kansas’s delegate selection process is open to all eligible voters who wish to participate as Democrats. To be considered for the delegate selection process, a voter must be registered as a Democrat at their current address. Individuals not registered as Democrats may register at the caucus on 5 February 2008.
Tuesday 5 February 2008: Local Unit Conventions (first tier caucuses) convene. Each caucus chooses delegates to the Kansas District Convention.
21 of 41 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of today's first-tier Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level.
Saturday 12 April 2008: District Conventions elect district-level delegates and alternates according to the results of the first-tier caucuses.
Saturday 17 May 2008: State Convention
11 of 41 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the preferences among convention participants. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
The Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention delegates were selected according to the results of the 5 February 2008 Caucuses.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Kansas Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 5 May 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||0||4||4|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||0||0||0|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Shala Mills||Hays, KS|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Leonard R. Schamber||Damar, KS|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||Etta L. Walker||Sharon Springs, KS|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Bobby G. Whitten||Junction City, KS|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Cori Allen||Lawrence, KS|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Terry Crowder||Topeka, KS|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Vernon A. Mills||Lansing, KS|
|Pledged District 2||Clinton||John Settich||Atchison, KS|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Teresa L. Sims||Lawrence, KS|
|Pledged District 2||Clinton||Margie Wakefield||Lawrence, KS|
|Pledged District 3||Obama||Stan Adams||Overland Park, KS|
|Pledged District 3||Clinton||Tess Banion||Lawrence, KS|
|Pledged District 3||Obama||Hon. Paul Davis||Lawrence, KS|
|Pledged District 3||Obama||Jan McConnell||Overland Park, KS|
|Pledged District 3||Clinton||William Roy, Jr.||Lenexa, KS|
|Pledged District 3||Obama||Clarissa Unger||Lawrence, KS|
|Pledged District 3||Obama||Hon. Valdenia Winn||Kansas City, KS|
|Pledged District 4||Clinton||John Carmichael||Wichita, KS|
|Pledged District 4||Obama||Elizabeth Kinch||Derby, KS|
|Pledged District 4||Obama||Pat Lehman||Wichita, KS|
|Pledged District 4||Obama||Matthew Vines||Wichita, KS|
|Alternate Pledged District 1||Obama||Sean Buchanan||Hutchinson, KS|
|Alternate Pledged District 2||Obama||Joyce Williams||Lansing, KS|
|Alternate Pledged District 3||Obama||Eli Tate||Fairway, KS|
|Alternate Pledged District 4||Obama||Chelsea Loer||Garden Plain, KS|
|Lawrence Gates||Topeka, KS|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Teresa Krusor||Winfield, KS|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Nancy Boyda||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Dennis Moore||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||E. Lee Kinch||Derby, KS|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Helen Knetzer||Wichita, KS|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Randy Roy||Topeka, KS|
|Unpledged Governor||Hon. Kathleen Sebelius||Topeka, KS|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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