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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Wyoming Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
County Caucuses: Saturday 8 March 20081
State Convention: Saturday 24 May 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein5,378  61.44%7.0  38.89% 
Clinton, Hillary Rodham3,311  37.83%5.0  27.78% 
Others64   0.73%  
Uncommitted 6.0  33.33% 
(not voting)  18.0 100.00%
Total8,753 100.00%18.0 100.00%18.0 100.00%

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Here's how we estimate the delegate count from the 8 March 2008 Caucuses: (Results as 8 March 2008 6:41p PST from a party source with 100% of the counties reporting. Note that zero national convention delegates are allocated during the Country Caucuses / Conventions - national convention delegates are first elected in May.)

  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. Obama and Clinton 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.

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Obama: 1
1 February 2008: Obama: 2
5 April 2008: Obama: 3
24 May 2008: Obama: 4
27 May 2008: Obama: 5
3 June 2008: Clinton: 1, Obama: 5



Saturday 8 March 2008: Democratic Party Country Caucuses (also known as "County Conventions") meet in each county. The County Caucuses choose delegates to the Wyoming State Democratic Convention. Such delegates to the State Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate received at the County Caucus.

  • 7 of 18 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the support each candidate receives at the Country Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level. (Wyoming has only a single Congressional District)

Saturday 24 May 2008: State Convention. 5 of 18 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the support each candidate receives at the State Convention. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

  • 5 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole.
    • 3 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the State Convention).

These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Saturday 24 May 2008 State Convention ResultsSource: Associated Press, Torrington Telegram
CD  7  5  7
PLEO  20  0  
At-Large  30  0  
Delegates  12  5  7

Delegation to the National Convention

Wyoming Delegation (as posted by, 18 July 2008)

Pledged District347
Pledged PLEO112
Pledged At-Large123
Total Pledged5712
Alternate Pledged District123
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large011
Total Alternates134
Unpledged  6
Credentials Committee  1
Platform Committee  1
Rules Committee  1
Pages  2
Pledged DistrictClintonJason M. BloombergCheyenne, WY
Pledged DistrictObamaJacquelyn BridgemanLaramie, WY
Pledged DistrictObamaSara BurlingameCheyenne, WY
Pledged DistrictObamaReynaldo FuentesLaramie, WY
Pledged DistrictClintonKathy KarpanCheyenne, WY
Pledged DistrictObamaWilliam NealJackson, WY
Pledged DistrictClintonAnn RobinsonCasper, WY
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Mary HalesCasper, WY
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Mike MassieLaramie, WY
Pledged At-LargeClintonShirley A. DavisCasper, WY
Pledged At-LargeObamaLorraine Saulino-KleinLaramie, WY
Pledged At-LargeObamaLayha SpoonhunterFort Washakie, WY
Alternate Pledged DistrictObamaMichael J. BellCheyenne, WY
Alternate Pledged DistrictObamaJean JorgensenJackson, WY
Alternate Pledged DistrictClintonDave LernerCheyenne, WY
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaMarcia A. KunstelJackson, WY
Delegation Vice Chair
 Nancy DrummondSheridan, WY
Delegation Chair
 John A. MillinCasper, WY
Unpledged Add-On Hon. Patrick GogglesEthete, WY
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Peter JorgensenJackson, WY
Unpledged DNC Member Cynthia NunleyLander, WY
Unpledged Governor Hon. Dave FreudenthalCheyenne, WY
Credentials CommitteeClintonStory ClarkWilson, WY
Platform CommitteeObamaHon. Lori MillinCheyenne, WY
Rules CommitteeObamaChuck HerzMoose, WY
Page Betty Jo BeardsleyCheyenne, WY
Page Patrick MillinCheyenne, WY

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


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