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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Puerto Rico Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Sunday 1 June 20081
Democratic Assembly: Saturday 21 June 2008
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 8:00a AST (1200 UTC) to 3:00p AST (1900 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
63 total delegate votes - 36 district / 12 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
Sunday 1 June 2008 Puerto Rico Primary returns from an official source.
Saturday 21 June 2008 Puerto Rico Democratic Assembly coverage from Vocero De Puerto Rico: Divididos demócratas locales.
Information in English and Spanish-- Puerto Rico's 2008 Democratic presidential primary from ElectionResources.org.
Here is how we compute the delegate count:
Unpledged delegates as of
Reference: PUERTO RICO AMENDED DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO AMENDED DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN FOR THE 2008 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION ISSUED BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY Of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico MARCH 6, 2008
7 March 2008 correction: Puerto Rico will hold a 1 June primary rather than a 7 June 2008 caucus. The decision to change to a caucus was made circa 6 March 2008. The previously listed caucus date of 7 June 2008 was a typo in an official document.
Having begun their first determining step in Stage III in 2008 (14 June 2008), Puerto Rico receives a 10% Bonus in district and at-large delegate votes (+3 district and +1 at-large).
Sunday 1 June 2008: 55 of 63 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Puerto Rico Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the senatorial district or islandwide level.
36 district delegates are proportionally allocated by senatorial district (Puerto Rico has no congressional districts).
In addition, 12 at-large and 7 Pledged PLEOs are proportionally allocated by the islandwide vote.
Every person qualified to vote in the general election in Puerto Rico is entitled to vote in the Presidential Primary. Voters shall certify under oath that they have not participated and will not participate in the selection of Presidential candidates for any other party.
Saturday 21 June 2008: Democratic Assembly
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|
Puerto Rico Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 18 July 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||6||0||6|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||2||1||3|
|Alternate Pledged District||Clinton||Luis Caraballo||Cidra, PR|
|Alternate Pledged District||Clinton||Veronica Cortés||San Juan, PR|
|Alternate Pledged District||Clinton||Sergio M. Marxuach||Dorado, PR|
|Alternate Pledged District||Clinton||Loida Meléndez||Guaynabo, PR|
|Alternate Pledged District||Clinton||Hon. Luis D. Muñiz||Moca, PR|
|Alternate Pledged District||Clinton||Andrea A. Ríos-Rodríguez||Humacao, PR|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Alejandro García-Padilla||Caguas, PR|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Sheymar Lausell||San Juan, PR|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Suzette Rivera-Mac Murray||San Juan, PR|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Luisette Cabanas-Colon||San Juan, PR|
|Hon. Roberto L. Prats||San Juan, PR|
|Unpledged Add-On||Marie O. Rivera||San Juan, PR|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Celita Arroyo de Roques||San Juan, PR|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Francisco J. Domenech||Guaynabo, PR|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. Kenneth McClintock||San Juan, PR|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Eliseo Roques-Arroyo||San Juan, PR|
|Unpledged Governor||Hon. Anibal Acevedo Vila||San Juan, PR|
|Credentials Committee||Clinton||Francisco Chévere||San Juan, PR|
|Credentials Committee||Obama||Marie H. Reinhold||San Juan, PR|
|Credentials Committee||Eliseo Roques-Arroyo||San Juan, PR|
|Platform Committee||Obama||Andrés Guillemard-Noble||Guaynabo, PR|
|Platform Committee||Clinton||Liza M. Ortíz-Camacho||San Juan, PR|
|Rules Committee||Clinton||Enid M. Gavilán||Guaynabo, PR|
|Rules Committee||Clinton||Miguel Lausell||San Juan, PR|
|Page||Michael Ayala-Carrión||Trujillo Alto, PR|
|Page||Marinina Luis||San Juan, PR|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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