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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
South Dakota Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 June 20081
State Party Central Committee: Saturday 28 June 2008
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
Voter Participation: Party members
23 total delegate votes - 10 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
HB 1272, which would move the Presidential Primary from the last Tuesday in June to the last Tuesday in January failed in the South Dakota House of Representatives on 7and 8 February 2007.
Unpledged delegates as of
Having begun their first determining step in Stage III in 2008 (Tuesday 3 June 2008), South Dakota receives a 10% Bonus in district and at-large delegate votes (+1 district and +0 at-large).
Tuesday 3 June 2008: 15 of 23 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide as South Dakota has only a single at-large congressional seat. 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.
A person shall register their Democratic Party affiliation with the secretary of state on or prior to the last day to register to vote in the June 2008 State Primary Election, or affirm their affiliation with the Democratic Party before public notary to be eligible to participate in the delegate selection process.
Here is how we compute the delegate count:
Saturday 28 June 2008: State Party Central Committee
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|
South Dakota Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 18 July 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||0||2||1||3|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||0||1||0||1|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Russell Blacksmith||Oglala, SD|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||James Burg||Wessington Spring, SD|
|Pledged District 1 |
|(unknown)||Malcom Chapman||Rapid City, SD|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||James Feinstein||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||Mary Ann Giebink||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Shirley Halleen||Sioux Fals, SD|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Ned Horsted||Harrisburg, SD|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||Pam Nelson||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Catherine Piersol||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||Jennifer Slaight-Hansen||Aberdeen, SD|
|Pledged PLEO||Clinton||Cecilia J. Fire Thunder||Martin, SD|
|Pledged PLEO||Clinton||Bill A. Nibbelink||Flandreau, SD|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Jaunita F. Lentz||Watertown, SD|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Kay A. Solberg||Watertown, SD|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Martin Yeung||Rapid City, SD|
|Alternate Pledged District 1||Clinton||Marc Feinstein||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Alternate Pledged District 1||Obama||Barry Foster||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Alternate Pledged District 1||Clinton||Trudie Myers||Estelline, SD|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Liz Himmel-Roberts||Hartford, SD|
|Hon. Jack Billion||Sioux Falls, SD|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Cheryl Chapman||Rapid City, SD|
|Unpledged Add-On||Mark W. Anderson||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader||Hon. Thomas A. Daschle||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. Nick Nemec||Holabird, SD|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Sharon Stroschein||Mansfield, SD|
|Unpledged Senator||Hon. Tim Johnson||Sioux Falls, SD|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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