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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
North Dakota Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 5 February 20081
Legislative District Conventions: Tuesday 19 February - Friday 14 March 2008
State Convention: Friday 4 April - Sunday 6 April 2008
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus
21 total delegate votes - 8 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
NORTH DAKOTA Democratic Precinct CAUCUSES
Tuesday 5 February 2008
Precinct Caucuses in each precinct choose the precinct's delegates to the Legislative District Convention of the legislative district in which the precinct is located. Such Legislative District Convention delegates from the precinct are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate received at the Precinct Caucus- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation. (NOTE: It is the State Convention- itself made up of delegates chosen by the aforementioned Legislative District Conventions- that actually pledges North Dakota's Democratic National Convention delegates to presidential contenders).
Here is how we compute the delegate count (based on final precinct caucus results from a party source):
Unpledged delegates as of
Tuesday 5 February 2008: Precinct Caucuses. Each Precinct Caucus chooses delegates to Legislative District Conventions based on presidential preference.
North Dakota delegates to the National Convention shall in all good conscience reflect the sentiments of today's Presidential Preference Caucus vote on the first ballot at the National Convention in a manner that proportionately represents the percentage of the presidential caucus votes.
13 of 21 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders reflecting the support for the presidential contenders at the Precinct Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold at the statewide level is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates.
Tuesday 19 February - Friday 14 March 2008: Legislative District Conventions convene in each legislative district. Each Legislative District Convention chooses delegates to the North Dakota State Democratic Convention based on presidential preference.
Friday 4 April - Sunday 6 April 2008: State Convention. National Convention Delegates are allocated according to the 5 February 2008 Precinct Caucus results.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|Delegation to the National Convention|
North Dakota Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 5 August 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||1||2||3|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||0||1||1|
|Pledged District||Clinton||Ellen Dunn||Fargo, ND|
|Pledged District||Clinton||Susan Edwards||Bismarck, ND|
|Pledged District||Obama||Jon Erickson||Minot, ND|
|Pledged District||Obama||Mark Greenwood||Dickinson, ND|
|Pledged District||Obama||Audrey J. Henderson-Nocho||Fargo, ND|
|Pledged District||Clinton||Gorman King||Fargo, ND|
|Pledged District||Obama||Amanda J. Kubik||Fargo, ND|
|Pledged District||Obama||Tracy Potter||Bismarck, ND|
|Pledged PLEO||Obama||Jackie Brodshaug||West Fargo, ND|
|Pledged PLEO||Clinton||Lonny Winrich||Grand Forks, ND|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Joanne Beckman||New Salem, ND|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Barbara May||West Fargo, ND|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Katherine Satrom||Bismarck, ND|
|Alternate Pledged District||Obama||George H. Barnes||Jamestown, ND|
|Alternate Pledged District||Obama||Esther Omotunde||Park River, ND|
|Alternate Pledged District||Clinton||Jennie Pinkerton||Minot, ND|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Stephen McDonough||Bismarck, ND|
|David Strauss||Bismarck, ND|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Mary Wakefield||Grand Forks, ND|
|Unpledged Add-On||Dan Hannaher||Fargo, ND|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Earl Pomeroy||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. Jim Maxson||Minot, ND|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Renee Pfenning||Bismarck, ND|
|Unpledged Senator||Hon. Kent Conrad||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Senator||Hon. Byron L. Dorgan||Washington, DC|
|Credentials Committee||Obama||Erin Mowers||Fargo, ND|
|Platform Committee||Clinton||Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm||Grand Forks, ND|
|Rules Committee||Obama||Alexander F. Reichert||Grand Forks, ND|
|Page||Rick Olek, Jr.||Fargo, ND|
|Page||Kathi Osteen||Mandan, ND|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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