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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 March 20121
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 21 April 2012
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 12 May 2012
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 19 May 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein139,273 100.00%110.0  88.71%121.0  97.58%
Uncommitted 14.0  11.29% 
(available)   
Not Announced  3.0   2.42%
Total139,273 100.00%124.0 100.00%124.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 4 March 2012 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.

6 March 2012 primary returns from an official source.


   

Participation in Georgia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Georgia does not register voters by party. Voters publicly declare party preference when they request a primary ballot or Presidential Preference Primary ballot. Records showing the voters' choice are public record.

Tuesday 6 March 2012: 110 of 124 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Georgia 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.

  • 72 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 14 congressional districts. (Georgia will allocate delegates using the 13 CDs per the 2000 Census Redistricting)
    • CD 1: 5
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 7
    • CD 5: 7
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 6
    • CD 8: 5
    • CD 9: 4
    • CD 10: 5
    • CD 11: 5
    • CD 12: 5
    • CD 13: 7
  • In addition, 38 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 24 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 14 Pledged PLEOs

Georgia Code 21-2-193 requires the Executive Committee of both state parties to submit a list of candidates to appear on the presidential ballot.

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  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 meet the threshold.
  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.

Since only 1 candidate, President Obama, ran in the primary, he will receive all 110 pledged delegates.

Tuesday 6 March 2012 Primary
Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  5
CD2  5
CD3  6
CD4  7
CD5  7
CD6  5
CD7  6
CD8  5
CD9  4
CD10  5
CD11  5
CD12  5
CD13  7
PLEO  14
At-Large  24
Delegates  110
 

Saturday 21 April 2012: District level delegates are elected at the Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 12 May 2012: State Committee Meeting in Atlanta.

National Convention Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 19 May 2012: State Committee Meeting in Macon.

National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 14 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 14 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 8 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 5 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 5 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former President James "Jimmy" Carter).

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


Notes:

On 13 May 2011, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (Republican) signed HB 454. The law moves the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February to "a date selected by the Secretary of State which shall not be later than the 2nd Tuesday in June .... The Secretary of State shall select such date no later than December 1 ...." (Official Code of GA 21-2-191)

On 10 September 2011, Frank Leone (DNC Virginia) re: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Report wrote that Arizona, Florida, and Georgia Democratic Parties will begin their delegate selection process using a caucus should their states decide to hold a pre-window primary.

The Georgia Secretary of State will set a date for the state's Presidential Primary no later than 1 December 2011. On 29 September 2011, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that the Georgia Presidential Primaries will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2012.

The Georgia Secretary of State will set a date for the state's Presidential Primary no later than 1 December 2011. On 29 September 2011, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that the Georgia Presidential Primaries will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2012.


Delegation to the National Convention

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

 
NameResidence
Stacey Yvonne AbramsAtlanta
Kathy AdamsCollege Park
Joshua AltmanCanton
John R AnthonyDalton
Henrietta Anton 
Celestine Armstead MosleyRoswell
Sandra W AustinDecatur
James Dustin BakerAthens
Deirdre Barrett EnglandAtlanta
John Barrow 
Mike R BerlonLoganville
Steffini BetheaSnellville
Sanford Bishop 
Vivian Creighton BishopColombus
Brittany BoalsAtlanta
Andrea L BooneAtlanta
Diane Brack EvansAvera
John BrewerAiley
Terrinee L Briggs 
Kenneth F BrittAtlanta
Paul BronsonMacon
Wilma Jean BrownScreven
Thomas E BrownDecatur
Derrick A BrownKennesaw
Sharron J Brown-WillisCovington
Roger BruceAtlanta
Constance Mae BurkesAlbany
Helen Butler 
Gloria S ButlerStone Mountain
Robert Lee ByarsPeachtree Corners
Miguel G CamachoSavannah
Barbara J CampbellLithonia
Jimmy Carter 
James CherryLilburn
Oliver F CobbDalton
Michelle Cooper KellyMarietta
Kenneth Androi CottrellAtlanta
Delia T CrouchNewnan
Herbert Mike DangerfieldAtlanta
Sandra DanielsAtlanta
Emma I DarnellAtlanta
Gail DavenportJonesborg
Camille Davis-WilliamsLithonia
Eugene DuffyAtlanta
Winfred DukesAlbany
Burrell EllisDecatur
Kelsey D EvansAvera
Christie Marie Huckabee FisherSavannah
Vincent D FortEast Point
Shirley FranklinAtlanta
Tawana GarrettSavannah
Robert "Bob" W Gibeling Jr.Atlanta
Justin E GiboneyAtlanta
J. Craig GordonSavannah
David GowdyAlpharetta
Lowell M GreenbaumAugusta
Karlise Y GrierAtlanta
Daniel J HalpernAtlanta
LeWanna HeardAtlanta
Stephen Bradley HensonTuckes
Melva HicksScottdale
Jana C HillClayton
Quentin T HowellHacdavick
Joan C HuddlestonBlue Ridge
Moraima "Mo" IvoryAtlanta
Lester JacksonSavannah
Tobias A Jackson CampbellDecatur
Markgetta Jackson-LangfordFayetteville
Lynmore JamesMontezuma
Donzella J JamesCollege Park
Brett Thomas JohnsAthens
Mark Johnson 
Elizabeth "Liz" JohnsonStatesboro
Henry "Hank" C Johnson 
Ilene K JohnsonLilburn
Sheila JonesAtlanta
Emanuel D JonesEllenwood
Ashley Michelle LeeRome
John Lewis 
Laverne Lewis-GaskinsValdosta
Joseph LoweryAtlanta
Kevin MaddenPeachtree City
Maurice MaddenHampton
Sheri Mann StewartAtlanta
Pedro R MarinDuluth
Tara Leigh MartinBonaire
Arnold L MartinFayetteville
Clarence T MartinAtlanta
Karol V MasonAtlanta
Janice L MathisBogart
Reese McCranieAtlanta
Nathan D McNealKennesaw
Fenika MillerWarner Robins
Sarah Mincey HuntMacon
Billy MitchellStone Mountain
John G MorganMarietta
Alisha T MorganAustell
L.C. Myles, Jr.Hephzibah
Mary J NevilleLizella
Patty Ann PayneLavonia
Stephen Fletcher PerkinsAtlanta
Tania Kiara PhillipsAcworth
Erica PinesAtlanta
Dubose PorterDublin
Melissa Prescott-CrawfordFayetteville
Patricia PullarEllenwood
Wilbur T PurvisDouglasville
Gretchen QuartermanValdesta
Sheikh M RahmanDublin
Richard A RayJonesboro
Marion L RayJonesboro
Sai ReddyAtlanta
Kasim ReedAtlanta
Amreeta RegmiCity of Peachtree Corners
David ScottJonesboro
Valencia Martin SeayRiverdale
Joseph John SeguiWaynesville
Sally Shanklin RosserAtlanta
Dororthy "Dot" S ShawSnellville
Florence Shelton-ClarkJohns Creek
Leslie B SmallAtlanta
Earnest SmithAugusta
Calvin SmyreColumbus
Teresa E SnortonDecatur
Pamela StephensonLithonia
Morris Preston StewardNewnan
Audrey Kay StewartSt. Simons Island
Marilyn SurianiBerkeley Lake
Jerry L SwainAugusta
Horacena TateAtlanta
Rashad Taylor 
Rhonda S TaylorConyers
Kevin ThomasJonesboro
Austin E ThompsonDuluth
Kattie Vinson KendrickFort Valley
Courtney C WardAtlanta
John David WashburnAvondale Estates
Mary Ann Whipple-LueGordon
Christine WhiteAtlanta
Nikema WilliamsAtlanta
Franklin Delano WilliamsAugusta
Al WilliamsMidway
Vincent WilliamsDecatur
Cheryl WilliamsDuluth
George WilliamsDuluth
Donald E Wilson, Jr.Marietta
Stephanie Woods MillerMacon
David WorleyPeachtree City
Venda Rhea YoungCumming

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
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  Gwinnett Daily Post - Lawrenceville
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  PoliticalVine.com - Marietta
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  The Citizen - Fayetteville
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  The Telegraph - Macon
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  The Times-Herald - Newnan
  WAGA TV - FOX - Atlanta
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1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 


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