The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Pennsylvania Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 22 April 20081
State Committee: Saturday 7 June 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Clinton, Hillary Rodham1,275,039  54.57%85.0  45.45% 
Obama, Barack Hussein1,061,441  45.43%73.0  39.04% 
Uncommitted 29.0  15.51% 
(not voting)  187.0 100.00%
Total2,336,480 100.00%187.0 100.00%187.0 100.00%

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State wide results from an official source as of 30 April 2008.

Here is how we ESTIMATE the delegate count (based on unofficial returns from an official as of 1 May 2008):

  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.

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 2
9 February 2008: Clinton: 7, Obama: 2
12 February 2008: Clinton: 8, Obama: 2
16 February 2008: Clinton: 12, Obama: 2
20 February 2008: Clinton: 12, Obama: 3
24 February 2008: Clinton: 12, Obama: 4
22 March 2008: Clinton: 13, Obama: 4
30 March 2008: Clinton: 13, Obama: 5
12 April 2008: Clinton: 15, Obama: 5
30 April 2008: Clinton: 16, Obama: 5
9 May 2008: Clinton: 17, Obama: 5
3 June 2008: Clinton: 16, Obama: 7
4 June 2008: Clinton: 16, Obama: 8
6 June 2008: Clinton: 16, Obama: 9
18 June 2008: Clinton: 15, Obama: 10



Having begin their first determining step in Stage II in both 2004 (Tuesday 27 April 2004) and 2008 (Tuesday 22 April 2008), Pennsylvania receives a 5% Bonus in district and at-large delegate votes (+5 district and +2 at-large).

Tuesday 22 April 2008: 158 of 187 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Pennsylvania 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.

  • 103 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 19 congressional districts.
    • CD 9: 3 delegates
    • CDs 5, 10, 16, 17, 19: 4 delegates each
    • CDs 3, 4, 11, 12, 15, 18: 5 delegates each
    • CDs 6: 6 delegates each
    • CDs 1, 7, 8, 13, 14: 7 delegates each
    • CD 2: 9 delegates
  • In addition, 55 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 35 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 20 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 7 June 2008: State Committee

The remaining 29 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 26 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 13 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 12 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 11 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders (Note: Governor Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1999 to 2001, is a Distinguished Party leader. Reasoning that the office holder position is better known to the public in general, The Green Papers treats elected officials who are Governors, U.S. Senators, or U.S. House members and Distinguished Party Leaders or DNC members as office holders.).
  • 3 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected by the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee).

These 29 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Pennsylvania Delegation (as posted by, 18 July 2008)

Pledged District5548103
Pledged PLEO11920
Pledged At-Large191635
Total Pledged8573158
Alternate Pledged District13316
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large4610
Total Alternates17926
Unpledged  29
Credentials Committee  0
Platform Committee  3
Rules Committee  0
Pages  5
Pledged District 1ClintonAlan ButkovitzPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 1ObamaMark B. CohenPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 1ObamaTony J. PaytonPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 1ObamaHumberto PerezPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 1ObamaJanet RyderPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 1ClintonMaria Q. SanchezPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 1ObamaEileen Young-VignolaPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 2ObamaBernard AndersonPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 2ObamaMolly ArmourPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 2ObamaCindy M. BassPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 2ObamaChristopher R. BoothWyncote, PA
Pledged District 2ObamaCheryl A. Mobley-StimpsonPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 2ObamaKrista NelsonPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 2ClintonMichael A. NutterPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 2ClintonHon. Blondell Reynolds-BrownPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 2ObamaJosh UretskyPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 3ClintonGary N. HortonErie, PA
Pledged District 3ObamaJennifer JaremaErie, PA
Pledged District 3ObamaCurtis JonesErie, PA
Pledged District 3ClintonJudy LynchErie, PA
Pledged District 3ClintonNick NewcasterButler, PA
Pledged District 4ClintonTony AmadioAliquippa, PA
Pledged District 4ClintonColleen A. CookePittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 4ClintonCarol R. FiorucciBeaver, PA
Pledged District 4ObamaJennifer B. RapachPittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 5ObamaCheryl BohnState College, PA
Pledged District 5ClintonHon. Camille GeorgeHoutzdale, PA
Pledged District 5ObamaMichael J. GerberMingoville, PA
Pledged District 5ClintonDawn S. JardiniRidgway, PA
Pledged District 6ObamaCynthia BaughmanDouglasville, PA
Pledged District 6ObamaSusan R. GregsonDowningtown, PA
Pledged District 6ClintonTom HermanMorgantown, PA
Pledged District 6ClintonBarbara SchiffrinWynnewood, PA
Pledged District 6ClintonGreg ScottNorristown, PA
Pledged District 6ObamaDan WoffordMalvern, PA
Pledged District 7ObamaGail ConnerNewtown Square, PA
Pledged District 7ClintonBarbara E. CooperWest Chester, PA
Pledged District 7ClintonGerald LawrenceWayne, PA
Pledged District 7ObamaDaylin LeachWayne, PA
Pledged District 7ObamaChristopher A. LewisBerwyn, PA
Pledged District 7ClintonShelly H. RahmanNewtown Square, PA
Pledged District 7ClintonRichard SestakSpringfield, PA
Pledged District 8ClintonBonnie ChangNew Hope, PA
Pledged District 8ObamaAnn H. HadfieldDoylestown, PA
Pledged District 8ClintonD. G. HoltWillow Grove, PA
Pledged District 8ObamaKathy McQuarrieDoylestown, PA
Pledged District 8ClintonHelene B. RatnerLanghorne, PA
Pledged District 8ObamaNeil SamuelsDoylestown, PA
Pledged District 8ClintonJoseph SellersHolland, PA
Pledged District 9ObamaEric M. BarkerIndiana, PA
Pledged District 9ClintonGuy E. FergusonManns Choice, PA
Pledged District 9ClintonConnie SlyGreencastle, PA
Pledged District 10ClintonMark BufalinoShavertown, PA
Pledged District 10ClintonAnn M. BursisHonesdale, PA
Pledged District 10ClintonMary K. CulkinClarks Summit, PA
Pledged District 10ObamaJesse A. SalazarDalton, PA
Pledged District 11ClintonRosemary BolandScranton, PA
Pledged District 11ObamaRita M. BoyleMountain Top, PA
Pledged District 11ClintonMichael I. ButeraWest Pittston, PA
Pledged District 11ClintonDonald M. HartDunmore, PA
Pledged District 11ClintonHon. Evie R. McNultyScranton, PA
Pledged District 12ClintonStephen LucasLeechburg, PA
Pledged District 12ObamaMark S. SingelHarrisburg, PA
Pledged District 12ClintonPam SnyderJefferson, PA
Pledged District 12ClintonVincent A. VicitesUniontown, PA
Pledged District 12ClintonHelen K. WhitefordEbensburg, PA
Pledged District 13ClintonLorraine C. BednarekPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 13ObamaLorraine DennisWillow Grove, PA
Pledged District 13ClintonPat EidingPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 13ClintonTed KirschPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 13ObamaNathan I. KleinmanJenkintown, PA
Pledged District 13ObamaAnalisa O'ConnorAmbler, PA
Pledged District 13ClintonCatherine ScottPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged District 14ClintonDan FrankelPittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 14ObamaSusan GolombPittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 14ObamaFranco HarrisSewickley, PA
Pledged District 14ObamaClifford B. LevinePittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 14ClintonTonya D. PaynePittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 14ObamaKaren Rollins-FitchPittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 14ClintonJames SheppardPittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 14ObamaDouglas A. ShieldsPittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 15ClintonKathy K. CampbellEaston, PA
Pledged District 15ClintonDon CunninghamBethlehem, PA
Pledged District 15ObamaMichael FegleyAllentown, PA
Pledged District 15ObamaWendy D. FuentesPen Argyl, PA
Pledged District 15ClintonIris N. LinaresBethlehem, PA
Pledged District 16ClintonBen DonahowerMarietta, PA
Pledged District 16ClintonLois K. HerrElizabethtown, PA
Pledged District 16ObamaCarol E. HuntStrasburg, PA
Pledged District 16ObamaHon. Mike SturlaLancaster, PA
Pledged District 17ObamaLoretta Barbee-DareHarrisburg, PA
Pledged District 17ClintonDiane BowmanHarrisburg, PA
Pledged District 17ClintonBrad KoplinskiHarrisburg, PA
Pledged District 17ObamaDan MillerHarrisburg, PA
Pledged District 18ClintonJ. B. BurnsWashington, PA
Pledged District 18ObamaDanny P. CerroneCanonsburg, PA
Pledged District 18ClintonMichael J. CrosseyPittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 18ObamaValerie McDonald RobertsPittsburgh, PA
Pledged District 18ClintonNancy P. MillsMoon Twp, PA
Pledged District 19ClintonMichele BortnerYork, PA
Pledged District 19ClintonJohn P. BurkettYork, PA
Pledged District 19ObamaPatricia M. ManningAbbottstown, PA
Pledged District 19ObamaMichael D. ReedCarlisle, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonCatherine Baker-KnollMcKees Rocks, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaLisa BoscolaBethlehem, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaKathi CozzoneExton, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaNelson DiazPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonMark DiVecchioErie, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaDwight EvansPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Mike GerberAmbler, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Vincent J. HughesPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonJerry T. JordanPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Thaddeus KirklandChester, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Keith McCallLansford, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Bob MellowPeckville, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaMichael O'PakeReading, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonDan OnoratoPittsburgh, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Cherelle L. ParkerPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Luke RavenstalPittsburgh, PA
Pledged PLEOObamaJoshua ShapiroRydal, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonJoe SinnottErie, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonMarian B. TascoPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged PLEOClintonRobin WiessmanNewtown, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaDorothy BaranAllentown, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonDeb BogardeHarrisburg, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonKaren L. BorskiPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonJim BurnPittsburgh, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonMaria Ciuferri-WansaczOld Forge, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaEileen ConnellyHarrisburg, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonChris DohertyScranton, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaKathryn EnglishPittsburgh, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaMeg EvansBoothwyn, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonAngie GialloretoPittsburgh, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaGail GrayLancaster, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonPeggy A. GroveHarrisburg, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonMercedes GuridyAllentown, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaLeslie HammondPittsburgh, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonJoseph HoeffelAbington, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonRubye Jenkins-HusbandErie, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaMonica KlineMyerstown, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJill LambPittsburgh, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonJo Ellen LitzLebanon, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaBetsy MagleyPittsburgh, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonMarjorie Margolie MezvinskyBryn Mawr, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonGail McDermottMechanicsburg, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonLeslie A. MillerBryn Mawr, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonJerome W. MondesirePhiladelphia, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaElanor MullenDrexel Hill, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaHenry NicholasPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaAnna PerngPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaEileen G. PrussmanOley, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonPedro RiveraPhiladelphia, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonNorma Jean ScurryFranklin, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaLillian M. SmithGreensburg, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaGreg StewartState College, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonJean TarkaMcDonald, PA
Pledged At-LargeObamaJane TollSolebury, PA
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Connie WilliamsKing of Prusssia, PA
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaDiane ThompsonPhiladelphia, PA
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaJohn A. Jackson, Jr.Philadelphia, PA
Alternate Pledged District 3ClintonSamantha M. StaabEspyville, PA
Alternate Pledged District 4ClintonDan KinrossPittsburgh, PA
Alternate Pledged District 5ClintonSean M. MeloyUniversity Park, PA
Alternate Pledged District 7ClintonJacqueline D. BarnesKing Of Prussia, PA
Alternate Pledged District 8ClintonJoseph J. Knox, Jr.New Hope, PA
Alternate Pledged District 9ClintonClara HendricksMcconnellsburg, PA
Alternate Pledged District 10ClintonJulie P. BrennanState College, PA
Alternate Pledged District 11ClintonJames J. TaitDrums, PA
Alternate Pledged District 12ClintonMallory CoderWaynesburg, PA
Alternate Pledged District 13ClintonCharles W. QuannNorth Wales, PA
Alternate Pledged District 14ObamaMichele L. PapaliaPittsburgh, PA
Alternate Pledged District 15ClintonRobert L. HopkinsBethlehem, PA
Alternate Pledged District 17ClintonStephen DorkoHarrisburg, PA
Alternate Pledged District 18ClintonFaith A. StipanovichPittsburgh, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonLouis J. FarinellaPhiladelphia, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaLeigh JacksonBryn Mawr, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonGail E. KesslerWynnewood, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonHolly LinsleyPhiladelphia, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaRoger P. LundNew Oxford, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaSheldon H. MotleyDoylestown, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaEvelyn S. OatesPlymouth Meeting, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonBob RovnerBryn Mawr, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Jewell WilliamsPhiladelphia, PA
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaSonita WilliamsPhiladelphia, PA
Delegation Vice Chair
 Hon. Jean A. MilkoPittsburgh, PA
Delegation Chair
 Hon. T.J. RooneyHarrisburg, PA
Unpledged Add-On Lynne M. AbrahamPhiladelphia, PA
Unpledged Add-On Hon. John F. StreetPhiladelphia, PA
Unpledged Add-On Jack WagnerPittsburgh, PA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Jason AltmireFreedom, PA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Robert BradyWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Christopher CarneyWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Michael DoyleWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Chaka FattahWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Tim HoldenWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Paul KanjorskiNanticoke, PA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Patrick J. MurphyWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. John MurthaJohnstown, PA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Allyson SchwartzJenkintown, PA
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Joe SestakWashington, DC
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Hon. Edward G. RendellHarrisburg, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Rena BaumgartnerKunkletown, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Carol Ann CampbellPhiladelphia, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Ronald R. DonatucciPhiladelphia, PA
Unpledged DNC Member William M. GeorgeHarrisburg, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Marcel GroenJenkintown, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Leon LynchPittsburgh, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Sophie MasloffPittsburgh, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Gerald McEnteeWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Ian MurrayErie, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Evelyn D. RichardsonPittsburgh, PA
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Ruth C. RudyCentre Hall, PA
Unpledged Senator Hon. Robert P. Casey, Jr.Scranton, PA
Platform Committee Tony CampoloSt. Davids, PA
Platform CommitteeObamaLaurel DagnonSlippery Rock, PA
Platform CommitteeClintonSusan Willig 
Page Rene GillingerPhiladelphia, PA
Page Allison MilkoPitsburgh, PA
Page Andre PogueBethlehem, PA
Page Cory WaldronGettysburg, PA
Page Victor W. Wills IVBethlehem, PA

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