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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
South Carolina Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Party-run Primary: Saturday 26 January 20081
Precinct Meetings: Saturday 23 February 2008
State Convention: Saturday 3 May 2008
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
Voter Affiliation: Voter registration does not include party affiliation
54 total delegate votes - 29 district / 10 at large; 6 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
List of South Carolina National Convention Delegates from a party source.
South Carolina Delegate Selection Plan for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Conditional approval pending final review by The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee August 25, 2007
Illinois Senator Barack Obama has won the South Carolina Democratic Primary with a clear majority: New York Senator Hillary Clinton is well back in 2d place, but still ahead of former N.C. Senator John Edwards who, although in 3d place, remains above the threshold needed to qualify for National Convention delegates.
Official statewide returns from an official source as of 8 April 2008.
Here's how we compute the delegate count (based on official results from a official source):
According to the 15 and 16 May 2008 articles below, 7 Edwards pledged delegates intend to cast their ballots for Obama. Accordingly, we have changed our soft pledged count from Obama 25, Clinton 12, Edwards 8 to Obama 32, Clinton 12, Edwards 1. Our hard count remains Obama 25, Clinton 12, Edwards 8 as originally assigned.
A Thursday 15 May 2008 article in CNN.com (Eight Edwards delegates [6 in SC] now moving to Obama) says that following Edwards' endorsement of Obama, at least 6 South Carolina delegates pledged to Edwards plan to vote for Senator Obama at the National Convention. The delegates are Daniel Boan [CD 5], Christine Brennan-Bond [CD 4], Robert Groce [CD 1], Susan Smith [Pledged PLEO], Mike Evatt [CD 3], and Lauren Bilton [At-Large]. All were elected as pledged delegates for Edwards during his 3rd place finish in the 29 January primary.
A 16 May 2008 article in Charlotte.com [http://www.charlotte.com:80/205/story/626932.html] says 7 of 8 South Carolina delegates pledged to Edwards now support Obama. Marilyn Hemingway [At-Large] and Christine Bond [CD 4] stated they and 5 other delegates will vote for Obama. The remaining pledged Edwards delegate, Tim Moore [CD 2], said he is not currently ready to commit to anyone else.
There is some confusion as to whether John Moylan and Christine Brennan-Bond are pledged delegates or alternates. Christine Brennan-Bond is pledged and John Moylan is an unpledged delegate according to this document from the South Carolina Democratic Party: South Carolina National Convention Delegates.
3 June 2008: The Obama Campaign today announced that all 8 delegates pledged to former Senator John Edwards have committed to vote for Senator Obama at the Democratic National Convention.
Lauren Bilton, Columbia
Unpledged delegates as of
Saturday 26 January 2008: 45 of 54 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's South Carolina 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.
Participation is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All voters in the primary and all participants in the precinct meetings and caucuses shall sign the following statement prior to voting: "I do solemnly swear or affirm that I am a registered voter of this precinct, I consider myself to be a Democrat, and I have not participated in the 2008 Presidential nominating process of any other political party".
Saturday 23 February 2008. Precinct Meetings are held to elect delegates to the County Democratic Conventions. The County Conventions are held between 6 and 20 March 2008. The County Convention elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention.
Saturday 3 May 2008: State Convention.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|Delegation to the National Convention|
South Carolina Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 11 August 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||2||1||5||8|
|Pledged District||Obama||Cindy H. Epps||Fort Mill, SC|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||Hon. Colleen Condon||Charleston, SC|
|Pledged District 1||Edwards||Robert Groce||Summerville, SC|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Ilene Kahn||Mt. Pleasant, SC|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Paul Richardson||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Deborah Breedlove||Irmo, SC|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Anton J. Gunn||Columbia, SC|
|Pledged District 2||Clinton||Hon. Kathryn Hensley||Lexington, SC|
|Pledged District 2||Edwards||Tim Moore||Barnwell, SC|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Tieashia Odom||Williston, SC|
|Pledged District 3||Clinton||Kelly Adams||Clinton, SC|
|Pledged District 3||Edwards||Mike Evatt||Seneca, SC|
|Pledged District 3||Obama||Tremain Mattress||Westminster, SC|
|Pledged District 3||Obama||Wilhelmina R. Rhoe||Anderson, SC|
|Pledged District 4||Edwards||Christine Bond||Moore, SC|
|Pledged District 4||Obama||Joe A. Erwin||Greenville, SC|
|Pledged District 4||Clinton||Frank S. Holleman, III||Greenville, SC|
|Pledged District 5||Edwards||Daniel Boan||Kershaw, SC|
|Pledged District 5||Obama||Seanta Clark||Tega Cay, SC|
|Pledged District 5||Clinton||Joyce C. Knott||Rock Hill, SC|
|Pledged District 5||Obama||Loretta McNeal||Chesterfield, SC|
|Pledged District 5||Clinton||John A. Presto||Rock Hill, SC|
|Pledged District 5||Obama||Aquil Surka||Hartsville, SC|
|Pledged District 6||Obama||Carl A. Carpenter||Orangeburg, SC|
|Pledged District 6||Obama||Santino Coleman||Columbia, SC|
|Pledged District 6||Obama||Wannetta Mallette||North Charleston, SC|
|Pledged District 6||Obama||Julia A. Nelson||Manning, SC|
|Pledged District 6||Clinton||Hon. Bernice G. Scott||Hopkins, SC|
|Pledged District 6||Obama||Steve Wukela, Jr.||Florence, SC|
|Pledged PLEO||Obama||Hon. Ernest W. Cromartie||Columbia, SC|
|Pledged PLEO||Clinton||Darrell Jackson||Hopkins, SC|
|Pledged PLEO||Obama||Hon. Joseph Riley||Charleston, SC|
|Pledged PLEO||Clinton||Hon. Richard W. Riley||Greenville, SC|
|Pledged PLEO||Obama||Hon. James "Todd" Rutherford||Columbia, SC|
|Pledged PLEO||Edwards||Susan Y. Smith||Pawleys Island, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||David P. Agnew||Charleston, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Edwards||Lauren Bilton||Columbia, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Liz Brown||Lexington, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Robert Ford||Charleston, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Annejanet Harp||Columbia, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Edwards||Marilyn L. Hemingway||Georgetown, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Michelle Macrina||Greenville, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Hon. John W. Matthews, Jr.||Columbia, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Beverly Smith Dore||Beaufort, SC|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Bridget Tripp||Lexington, SC|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Edith Childs||Greenwood, SC|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Tom Chorlton||Folly Beach, SC|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Bud Ferillo||Columbia, SC|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Jaime R. Harrison||Alexandria, VA|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Edwards||John Moylan||Columbia, SC|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Anita T. Thong||Columbia, SC|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Melissa Watson||Goose Creek, SC|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Ann Willbrand||Aiken, SC|
|Carol Fowler||Columbia, SC|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Wilber Lee Jeffcoat||Swansea, SC|
|Unpledged Add-On||Hon. Inez Tenenbaum||Lexington, SC|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. James Clyburn||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. John Spratt||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. Gilda Cobb-Hunter||Orangeburg, SC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Donald L. Fowler||Columbia, SC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Waring S. Howe, Jr.||Charleston, SC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Marva Smalls||New York, NY|
|Credentials Committee||Obama||Richard Harpootlian||Columbia, SC|
|Credentials Committee||Clinton||Kaye Koonce||Charleston, SC|
|Platform Committee||Edwards||Hon. William Clyburn||Aiken, SC|
|Platform Committee||Obama||Jean M. Popowski||Summerville, SC|
|Rules Committee||Obama||Hon. James H. Hodges||Columbia, SC|
|Rules Committee||Hon. David Mack||North Charleston, SC|
|Rules Committee||Clinton||Marguerite S. Willis||Columbia, SC|
|Page||Annie L. Boiter-Jolley||Chapin, SC|
|Page||Jonathan Metcalf||Spartanburg, SC|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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