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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
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein11,625  61.15%8.0  38.10% 
Clinton, Hillary Rodham6,948  36.55%5.0  23.81% 
Edwards, John Reid283   1.49%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.72   0.38%  
Others53   0.28%  
Gravel, Mike31   0.16%  
Uncommitted 8.0  38.10% 
(not voting)  21.0 100.00%
Total19,012 100.00%21.0 100.00%21.0 100.00%

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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):

  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
District19,01218,573811,6255.00756,9482.9933
PLEO19,01218,573211,6251.25216,9480.7481
At-Large19,01218,573311,6251.87826,9481.1221
Delegates1385

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Obama: 3
1 February 2008: Obama: 4
29 February 2008: Obama: 6
12 April 2008: Obama: 7
4 June 2008: Obama: 8


Reference: Delegate Selection Plan for the 2008 Democratic National Convention North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League - April 2007


   

Tuesday 5 February 2008: Precinct Caucuses. Each Precinct Caucus chooses delegates to Legislative District Conventions based on presidential preference.

  • "The Precinct Caucus chooses 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."

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.

  • 8 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the preferences according to the statewide results. North Dakota has a single statewide congressional district.
  • In addition, 5 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide results.
    • 3 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs
 

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.

  • "These Legislative District Conventions choose the legislative district's delegates to the North Dakota State Democratic Convention. Such State Convention delegates from the legislative district are to be allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate received at the Legislative District Convention- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation."
 

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

  • 7 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 3 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected on 4 April at the State Convention by a vote of all the caucuses).

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)

RoleClintonObama(total)
Pledged District358
Pledged PLEO112
Pledged At-Large123
Total Pledged5813
Alternate Pledged District123
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large011
Total Alternates134
Unpledged  8
Credentials Committee  1
Platform Committee  1
Rules Committee  1
Pages  2
 
Role(s)PreferenceNameResidence
Pledged DistrictClintonEllen DunnFargo, ND
Pledged DistrictClintonSusan EdwardsBismarck, ND
Pledged DistrictObamaJon EricksonMinot, ND
Pledged DistrictObamaMark GreenwoodDickinson, ND
Pledged DistrictObamaAudrey J. Henderson-NochoFargo, ND
Pledged DistrictClintonGorman KingFargo, ND
Pledged DistrictObamaAmanda J. KubikFargo, ND
Pledged DistrictObamaTracy PotterBismarck, ND
Pledged PLEOObamaJackie BrodshaugWest Fargo, ND
Pledged PLEOClintonLonny WinrichGrand Forks, ND
Pledged At-LargeObamaJoanne BeckmanNew Salem, ND
Pledged At-LargeObamaBarbara MayWest Fargo, ND
Pledged At-LargeClintonKatherine SatromBismarck, ND
Alternate Pledged DistrictObamaGeorge H. BarnesJamestown, ND
Alternate Pledged DistrictObamaEsther OmotundePark River, ND
Alternate Pledged DistrictClintonJennie PinkertonMinot, ND
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaStephen McDonoughBismarck, ND
Unpledged
Delegation Chair
 David StraussBismarck, ND
Unpledged
Delegation Vice Chair
 Mary WakefieldGrand Forks, ND
Unpledged Add-On Dan HannaherFargo, ND
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Earl PomeroyWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Jim MaxsonMinot, ND
Unpledged DNC Member Renee PfenningBismarck, ND
Unpledged Senator Hon. Kent ConradWashington, DC
Unpledged Senator Hon. Byron L. DorganWashington, DC
Credentials CommitteeObamaErin MowersFargo, ND
Platform CommitteeClintonNancy Vogeltanz-HolmGrand Forks, ND
Rules CommitteeObamaAlexander F. ReichertGrand Forks, ND
Page Rick Olek, Jr.Fargo, ND
Page Kathi OsteenMandan, ND

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

 


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