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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucus: Tuesday 6 March 20121
County Assemblies and Conventions: Friday 30 March - Saturday 28 April 2012 (tentative)
District Conventions: Saturday 19 May - Friday 1 June 2012
State Convention: Saturday 2 June 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein 72.0  83.72%82.0  95.35%
Uncommitted 14.0  16.28% 
(available)   
Not Announced  4.0   4.65%
Total 86.0 100.00%86.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 22 March 2011 per the Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of March 2011. Revised 30 May 2011 re: signing of SB11-189 which changed the date of the precinct caucuses from 20 March to 6 March 2012.

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.


   

Participation in Colorado's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats.


There are two separate processes in Colorado that are dealt with simultaneously: Caucuses and conventions select Colorado's National Delegates while assemblies designate candidates for nomination at the August Colorado state primary.


Tuesday 6 March 2012: Caucuses meet in each precinct to choose delegates to the County Conventions in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at said caucuses- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation: during the delegate selection process, a non-binding "straw" poll may be taken before an official poll.

NOTE: It is the Congressional District and the State Conventions [with delegates to both chosen by the aforementioned County Conventions] that will, respectively, actually pledge Democratic National Convention delegates to presidential contenders.

7 March 2012: "More than 11,000 Coloradoans came out for tonight's caucus, which was an important opportunity to engage supporters and expand our grassroots organization, the core of the volunteer organization working to re-elect President Obama" ... "Tonight Coloradans from all 64 counties said, 'I'm in' for President Obama" ... - Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio.
President Obama was the only candidate to register. No formal Presidential Preference vote was taken.
 

Friday 30 March - Saturday 28 April 2012 (tentative): County Conventions. The County Conventions are held 10 days and 30 days after the caucuses. Delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the County Conventions- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation.

NOTE: It is the Congressional District and the State Conventions [with delegates to both chosen by the aforementioned County Conventions] that will, respectively, actually pledge Democratic National Convention delegates to presidential contenders.

 

Saturday 19 May - Friday 1 June 2012: Congressional District Conventions. 47 of 86 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in Colorado District Conventions. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level.

  • 47 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the convention results in each of the State's 7 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 8
    • CD 2: 8
    • CD 3: 7
    • CD 4: 6
    • CD 5: 5
    • CD 6: 7
    • CD 7: 6

Roughly 500-700 people attended each Convention.

 

Saturday 2 June 2012: State Convention. 25 of 86 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the preferences of convention participants as a whole. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

  • 16 at-large National Convention delegates
  • 9 Pledged PLEOs

The remaining 14 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 14 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 5 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 3 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Roy Romer).

These 14 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Roughly 2,000 delegates attended the State Convention.


Notes:

On Friday 27 May 2011, Governor John W. Hickenlooper (Democratic) signed SB11-189. The law moves the state's partisan primary from the 2nd Tuesday in August to the last Tuesday in June-- 26 June 2012-- ("... a primary election shall be held ... on the last Tuesday in June of even-numbered years ..." [CO Revised Statutes 1-4-101(1)]) and moves the Democratic and Republican Presidential Precinct caucuses from the 1st Tuesday in February to the 1st Tuesday in March-- 6 March 2012-- ("the precinct caucuses shall be held on the first Tuesday in March ..." [CO Revised Statutes 1-3-102 (1) (a) (I)]).


Delegation to the National Convention

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

 
NameResidence
Alfonso AbeytaAntonio
Alejandro J AguilarDenver
Irene AguilarDenver
Polly BacaDenver
Chuck BaderColorado Springs
Odell C BarryWestminster
Norma J BeccoPueblo
Albert BeccoPueblo
Beverly Benavidez RykenDenver
Michael Bennett 
Jayne BilberryMontrose
Sharon BonnerPueblo
Martelle DanielsGrand Junction
Diana DeGette 
Jonathan DentEvans
Angella "Angie" DickinsonDenver
Tracy DucharmeColorado Springs
Crisanta DuranDenver
Brenda EnnisDenver
Kathleen "Kathy" EnszGreeley
Antonio B EsquibelNorth Glenn
Rhonda FieldsAurora
Cecilia T FloresDenver
Franoisco J Flores Jr.Lakewood
Lew Gaiter Jr.Denver
Ronald I GallegosWestminster
Joe GarciaColorado Springs
Joan Garden CooperEnglewood
Angela GironPueblo
Anthony E GravesDenver
Edward HallDenver
Michael HamrickCentennial
Elizabeth A HarrisEvergreen
Bryan HartmannHighlands Ranch
Victoria HaynesDenver
Katherine "Khadija" HaynesDenver
Leslie HerodDenver
John HickenlooperDenver
Julia Ann HicksWestminster
Jarrad JacksonDenver
Sonya Jaquez LewisLafayette
Deborah JensenEvergreen
Walter L JonesCentennial
Barbara JonesCentennial
Derek KetnerFort Collins
Andrea KingDenver
Cynthia D KirbyArvada
Tim KubikBerthoud
Christy LeLaitColorado Springs
Sheila LiederLittleton
Paul D LopezDenver
Lindsay Patricia LussanFort Collins
Michael J MadayColorado Springs
Sarah K MannParker
Debbie K MarquezEdwards
Christopher MartinezDenver
Elizabeth "Beth" McCannDenver
James McClellanCentennial
Gabriel McNally-NakamuraDenver
Monisha MerchantLakewood
Mona MerchantLakewood
Joe MorganColorado Springs
Mary Kim C NguyenWestminster
Colin C O'ConnorDenver
Blanca O'LearyAspen
Gilbert OrtizPueblo
Christopher OttDenver
Daniel PabonDenver
Lisa PadillaPueblo West
Rick A PalacioDenver
Joe PerezGreeley
Owen PerkinsDenver
Ed Perlmutter 
James P Peters Jr.Denver
Jared PolisBoulder
Brayden PortilloBroomfield
Willa PrescottFort Collins
Mary Beth PyleGrand Junction
Tyler QuickWestminster
Don QuickWestminster
Christopher H RankLongmont
Ernest L Ricehill Jr.Rifle
Kathleen RickerColorado Springs
Alvin RiveraPueblo
Lydia Rizo GuzmanDenver
Mannie RodriguezDenver
Robert RodriguezDenver
Roy Romer 
Sheila J SchmidtCentennial
Ann SchmittManitou Springs
Pamela "Pam" ShaddockGreeley
Dwayne T StephensArvada
Vivian StovallDenver
Erle S SwansonMorrison
Beth-Anne ThomasParker
David S TraskFort Collins
Mark Udall 
Halisi Dawn VinsonDenver
Scott WagnerHighland Ranch
Lionel WashingtonColorado Springs
Maya WheelerAurora
Megan WilderBoulder
Nathan WilkesEnglewood
Angela WilliamsDenver
Brittany WirthArvada
Mitchell WrightEnglewood

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

 


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