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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 5 February 20081
State Convention: Friday 6 June - Sunday 8 June 2008
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein142,109  66.39%48.0  54.55%78.0  88.64%
Clinton, Hillary Rodham68,994  32.23%24.0  27.27%8.0   9.09%
Uncommitted1,312   0.61%16.0  18.18% 
Edwards, John Reid985   0.46%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.361   0.17%  
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.129   0.06%  
Richardson, William B. "Bill", III82   0.04%  
Dodd, Christopher J. "Chris"77   0.04%  
Lynch, Frank17   0.01%  
(available)   
(not voting)  2.0   2.27%
Total214,066 100.00%88.0 100.00%88.0 100.00%

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MINNESOTA Democratic Precinct CAUCUSES

Tuesday 5 February 2008

72 of 88 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Minnesota Precinct Caucuses: 47 delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results from the caucuses in each of the State's 8 congressional districts; 25 delegates allocated to presidential contenders based on the total caucus 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. (This is what is generally known as a "firehouse primary": during Democrat-Farmer Labor Party precinct meetings- in which local party officers are elected and delegates are chosen for the party's county and higher tier conventions (organizational bodies having nothing directly to do with the pledging of National Convention delegates to presidential contenders [although these later meetings will choose the actual delegates themselves])- a binding presidential preference canvass is also being taken).

MINNESOTA DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN FOR THE 2008 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. APPROVED BY SCC -- 4-21-07


Here is how we estimate the delegate count (based on preliminary results of the Tuesday 5 February 2008 preliminary caucuses from an official source with 99.76% of the districts reporting):

  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.
ContestObamaClinton
Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelVoteAllocDelVoteAllocDel
CD115,24814,99059,2883.09835,7021.9022
CD222,17021,829514,2503.26437,5791.7362
CD328,23728,003618,3173.92549,6862.0752
CD438,09337,608725,8264.807511,7822.1932
CD563,77163,052846,6375.917616,4152.0832
CD619,06018,771511,8663.16136,9051.8392
CD711,02110,77056,3052.92734,4652.0732
CD816,46616,08069,6203.59046,4602.4102
PLEO214,066211,1039142,1096.059668,9942.9413
At-Large214,066211,10316142,10910.7711168,9945.2295
Delegates724824

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 3, Edwards: 2, Obama: 2
31 January 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 2
2 February 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 3
9 February 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 6
29 February 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 8
5 April 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 9
19 April 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 10
3 June 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 11
4 June 2008: Clinton: 1, Obama: 12
8 June 2008: Clinton: 1, Obama: 14


   

Tuesday 5 February 2008: Precinct Caucuses. 72 of 88 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Minnesota Precinct Caucuses. 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 caucuses results in each of the State's 8 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 5
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 7
    • CD 5: 8
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 5
    • CD 8: 6
  • In addition, 25 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the caucus vote statewide.
    • 16 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 9 Pledged PLEOs

These precinct meetings make up what is generally known as a "firehouse primary", as the party's precinct meetings- at which local party officers are elected and delegates are chosen for the party's county and higher tier conventions (organizational bodies having nothing directly to do with the allocation of National Convention delegates to presidential contenders though they will choose the actual delegates themselves)- are also hosting a binding presidential primary at the same time.

The DFL County Unit Conventions are held from 5 February to 6 April 2008. At the county unit level, delegates and alternates will be elected to the Congressional District and State Conventions.

National Convention District level delegates are selected at District Conventions conducted between 19 April to 6 June 2008.

 

Friday 6 June - Sunday 8 June 2008: State Convention in Rochester.

The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 14 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 6 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 5 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Vice President Walter "Fritz" Mondale).
  • 2 Unpledged "add-on"s (elected during the State Convention).

These 16 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Delegation to the National Convention

Minnesota Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 11 August 2008)

RoleClintonObama(total)
Pledged District163147
Pledged PLEO369
Pledged At-Large51116
Total Pledged244872
Alternate Pledged District088
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large134
Total Alternates11112
Unpledged  16
Credentials Committee  3
Platform Committee  3
Rules Committee  3
Pages  3
 
Role(s)PreferenceNameResidence
Pledged District 1ObamaSam HagedornRochester, MN
Pledged District 1ObamaJulia MassmanCaledonia, MN
Pledged District 1ObamaLori A. SellnerSleepy Eye, MN
Pledged District 1ClintonLynn WilsonRochester, MN
Pledged District 1ClintonGregory WrightRochester, MN
Pledged District 2ObamaJacob A. BreedloveChanhassen, MN
Pledged District 2ObamaLucy Buckner-WatsonInver Grove Heights, MN
Pledged District 2ClintonTravis C. BurtonJordan, MN
Pledged District 2ClintonElizabeth A. StagerApple Valley, MN
Pledged District 2ObamaMira Vats-FournierFaribault, MN
Pledged District 3ObamaOmar AdamsBrooklyn Center, MN
Pledged District 3ObamaMark FeltonEdina, MN
Pledged District 3ObamaKim NelsonPlymouth, MN
Pledged District 3ObamaGina NettlePlymouth, MN
Pledged District 3ClintonShanti ShahEden Prairie, MN
Pledged District 3ClintonRuss StantonEdina, MN
Pledged District 4ObamaHon. Melvin CarterSt. Paul, MN
Pledged District 4ObamaHon. Willetha "Toni" CarterSt. Paul, MN
Pledged District 4ObamaHon. Richard CohenSt. Paul, MN
Pledged District 4ClintonPatrick ColemanRoseville, MN
Pledged District 4ObamaJavier Morillo-AliceaSt. Paul, MN
Pledged District 4ClintonLois QuamSt. Paul, MN
Pledged District 4ObamaJill M. SandeenSt. Paul, MN
Pledged District 5ObamaCristine M. AlmeidaMinneapolis, MN
Pledged District 5ObamaJoel E. BergstromMinneapolis, MN
Pledged District 5ClintonJeffery FlynnFridley, MN
Pledged District 5ObamaAnn E. FriedrichMinneapolis, MN
Pledged District 5ObamaJettie A. HillMinneapolis, MN
Pledged District 5ObamaJohn C. Smith-RiccoMinneapolis, MN
Pledged District 5ClintonTammy TeskyMinneapolis, MN
Pledged District 5ObamaPeter D. WageniusMinneapolis, MN
Pledged District 6ClintonBarrett ChrissisBuffalo, MN
Pledged District 6ObamaWes GadsdenElk River, MN
Pledged District 6ObamaYolanda LehmanSaint Cloud, MN
Pledged District 6ClintonMari PokornowskiCokato, MN
Pledged District 6ObamaSam ScottAndover, MN
Pledged District 7ClintonHon. Kent EkenTwin Valley, MN
Pledged District 7ObamaAndrew FalkMurdock, MN
Pledged District 7ObamaJessica RohloffWillmar, MN
Pledged District 7ClintonJodie R. TorkelsonThief River Falls, MN
Pledged District 7ObamaDoug WilliamsMorris, MN
Pledged District 8ClintonMelanie BenjamimOnamia, MN
Pledged District 8ObamaValerie CoitWrenshall, MN
Pledged District 8ObamaTonya SconiersDuluth, MN
Pledged District 8ClintonMikael SundinEsko, MN
Pledged District 8ObamaHon. John WardBrainerd, MN
Pledged District 8ObamaRobert WhippleCass Lake, MN
Pledged PLEOObamaJames Patrick "J.P." BaroneWhite Bear Lake, MN
Pledged PLEOObamaAlex CutlerMinneapolis, MN
Pledged PLEOClintonJamie EdwardsBrooklyn Center, MN
Pledged PLEOClintonJoAnn EnosSt. Paul, MN
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Susan GaertnerWhite Bear Lake, MN
Pledged PLEOObamaRebecca OttoMarine On Saint Croix, MN
Pledged PLEOObamaRalph RemingtonMinneapolis, MN
Pledged PLEOObamaPatricia Torres-RayMinneapolis, MN
Pledged PLEOObamaErma VizenorPonsford, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaSylvia AdamsGolden Valley, MN
Pledged At-LargeClintonCharissa BryantSt. Paul, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaDon ByePequot Lakes, MN
Pledged At-LargeClintonCharles E. Carlson, IIIMinneapolis, MN
Pledged At-LargeClintonClaudia CodyBecker, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaWilliam DavisBrooklyn Park, MN
Pledged At-LargeClintonTom DooherBrooklyn Park, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaDavid Gilbert-PedersonMinneapolis, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaAllison JonesChanhassen, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaKatherine KwongSt. Paul, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaRobert LilligrenMinneapolis, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaMiguel LindgrenRoseville, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaAnjuli MishraSpring Lake Park, MN
Pledged At-LargeClintonKelsey NeumannMaplewood, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaSondra SamuelsMinneapolis, MN
Pledged At-LargeObamaMatthea L. SmithMinneapolis, MN
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaJohn S. Pierce, Jr.Rochester, MN
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaTanweer A. JanjuaCottage Grove, MN
Alternate Pledged District 3ObamaTori HillEden Prairie, MN
Alternate Pledged District 4ObamaRegina GarzaSt. Paul, MN
Alternate Pledged District 5ObamaHussein SamatarMinneapolis, MN
Alternate Pledged District 6ObamaAshleigh LeitchWillmar, MN
Alternate Pledged District 7ObamaMarcia BetkerHutchinson, MN
Alternate Pledged District 8ObamaLarry AndersonEsko, MN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaYee ChangSt. Paul, MN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonMohamed JibrellMinneapolis, MN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaNicque MabreySt. Paul, MN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaRobin SternbergEdina, MN
Unpledged
Delegation Vice Chair
 Donna CassuttSt. Paul, MN
Unpledged
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Amy KlobucharWashington, DC
Unpledged
Delegation Chair
 Brian MelendezSt. Paul, MN
Unpledged Add-On Josie JohnsonMinneapolis, MN
Unpledged Add-On Hon. Raymond T. RybakMinneapolis, MN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Keith EllisonWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Betty McCollumWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. James OberstarWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Collin PetersonWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Tim WalzWashington, DC
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Hon. Walter MondaleMinneapolis, MN
Unpledged DNC Member Ken FoxworthMinneapolis, MN
Unpledged DNC Member Nancy LarsonDassel, MN
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Mee MouaSt. Paul, MN
Unpledged DNC Member Rick StaffordMinneapolis, MN
Unpledged DNC Member Jackie StevensonMinnetonka, MN
Credentials CommitteeClintonRoselyn M. AndersonAlbert Lea, MN
Credentials CommitteeObamaColleen NardoneGrand Rapids, MN
Credentials CommitteeObamaBrad SlawsonHam Lake, MN
Platform CommitteeClintonHon. Tarryl ClarkSaint Cloud, MN
Platform CommitteeObamaCarl HolmquistMinneapolis, MN
Platform CommitteeObamaTim O'BrienEdina, MN
Rules CommitteeClintonRick NelsonEden Prairie, MN
Rules CommitteeObamaJohn ShermanSt Paul, MN
Rules CommitteeObamaKatherine SpeerElgin, MN
Page Nimco AhmedMinneapolis, MN
Page Christine CiraMinneapolis, MN
Page Charlie Sellew 

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