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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct / House District Caucuses: Tuesday 10 April - Saturday 14 April 20121
State Party Convention: Friday 11 May - Sunday 13 May 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein500 100.00%19.0  79.17%24.0 100.00%
Terry, Randall A.   
Uncommitted 5.0  20.83% 
(available)   
Total500 100.00%24.0 100.00%24.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 5 April 2011 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of May 2011.

Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date. Alaska and Hawaii are considered neighboring states of Washington and Oregon. [Reg 5.1.B Article I.C.2.b]

The state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).

From The Republic on 15 March 2012: Alaska Democrats holding caucuses next month; candidates are President Obama, activist Terry. Thanks to Michael Straw for the link.

20 April 2012: Telephone call to the Alaska Democratic Party: 100% of the caucus vote went to Obama. Terry was not an option.


   

Participation in ALASKA's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Persons who wish to become Democrats shall be afforded the opportunity to register or re-register as a Democrat.

Tuesday 10 April - Saturday 14 April 2012: Tier 1 Precinct/House District Caucuses. All precincts within House Districts combine to hold House District-wide Caucuses to choose delegates to the State Convention. Such delegates are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the Caucus. There are multiple rounds of voting call "fan-outs". In each round candidates receiving less than 15% of the vote are eliminated. The apportionment of delegates to the National Convention by Presidential Preference will be determined by the delegates at the State Convention but can be estimated using the results of today's caucuses.

Tuesday 10 April - Saturday 14 April 2012 District ConventionsSource: Unofficial media estimates
ContestObama
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD5005001250012.00012
PLEO50050025002.0002
At-Large50050055005.0005
Delegates  19  19
 

Friday 11 May - Sunday 13 May 2012: Tier 2 - State Convention. The Alaska State Democratic Convention convenes. 19 of 24 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives at the State Convention.

  • 12 National Convention District delegates are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole. Alaska has one Congressional District. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required for such allocations.
  • 7 National Convention District delegates are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required for such allocations.
    • 5 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

The Alaska State Convention elects the delegates to the National Convention.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (1 Senator and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


293 people attended the 2012 Convention and all Presidential Preference votes were for President Obama. Randall Terry was disqualified. Source: Alaska Democrats, 10 February 2013.


Delegation to the National Convention

Alaska Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)

 
NameResidence
Geoffrey BaconFairbanks
Mark BegichWashington
Gary D BlackFairbanks
Patricia ChesbroPalmer
Matthew W ClamanAnchorage
Angela S CoxBarrow
Bettye DavisAnchorage
Michael E DavisDillingham
Charles O DegnanUnalakleet
Harriet A DrummondAnchorage
Jonas ElyAnchorage
Susanne Fleek-GreenAnchorage
Barbara GazawayAnchorage
Hal GazawayAnchorage
Janice GolubFort Wainwright
Don GrayFairbanks
Katherine T HurleyWasilla
Nanci A JonesNorth Pole
Virgie M KingFairbanks
Brenda KnappJuneau
Elstun W LauesenAnchorage
Helen McNeilAnchorage
Kimberly L MetcalfeJuneau
Lawrence A MurakamiFairbanks
Ian OlsonFairbanks
Janelle PerryFairbanks
Leslie D RidleWashington
David A SmithWard Cove
Cindy SpanyersJuneau
Amie StanleyAnchorage
Kathrine "Casey" SteinauWasilla
Stephen SweetWasilla
Shannon VargasFairbanks
Michael J WenstrupFairbanks
Patrick WisniewskiAnchorage

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

 


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