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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Indiana Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 May 20121
State Convention: Saturday 16 June 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein221,466 100.00%96.0  91.43%101.0  96.19%
Uncommitted 9.0   8.57% 
Not Announced  4.0   3.81%
Total221,466 100.00%105.0 100.00%105.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 1 May 2012 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.

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 (8 May 2012).

The state received a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).

8 May 2012 returns from an official source.


Tuesday 8 May 2012: 96 of 105 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Indiana 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. Participation in Indiana's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats.

  • 63 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 9 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 33 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 22 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 11 Pledged PLEOs

Presidential Obama is the only Democratic candidate on the ballot and receives all of the pledged delegates.

Tuesday 8 May 2012 Primary
Delegates  96  96
Source: Indiana Secretary of State - Elections Division,
County Results interpolated into Congressional Districts

Saturday 16 June 2012: State Convention

The National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 9 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 3 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 3 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 9 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Indiana Delegation (as posted at, 20 August 2012)

Zach AdamsonIndianapolis
Roosevelt Allen Jr.Gary
Brandon AllenColumbus
Kathy AltmanMonticello
Zanzer AndersonElkhart
Herbert AndersonWoodburn
Terri AustinAnderson
Whitney BabbitIndianapolis
Terry BaileyMuncie
Timothy BanterPeru
Evan BayhIndianapolis
Geof BensonBeverly Shores
James BlessingCarmel
Ann BochnowskiMunster
Dean BoersteTell City
Joseph "Joe" D BreedloveLebanon
Mary BriscoeCharlestown
George A Buskirk Jr.Zionsville
Peter ButtigiegSouth Bend
R. Michael "Mike" BynumFort Wayne
Mara Candelaria ReardonMunster
Andre Carson 
Karen Celestino-HorsemanIndianapolis
Dean G ChristakisHobart
Keith ClockNoblesville
Betty CockrumIndianapolis
Lynn C ColemanSouth Bend
Aaron D CollingsLa Porte
Anthony CopelandEast Chicago
Mary L CosseyMunster
John W CourtFort Wayne
Kyla CoxBloomington
Steven CraneWhitestown
Jeffrey M DaileyGas City
Carmen DarlandAlbion
Tammi DavisGary
Maurice "Mo" DavisonMartinsville
Trent DeckardBloomington
Ann DelaneyIndianapolis
Nancy DembowskiKnox
Richard "Rick" DietzBloomington
Robert DionEvansville
Joseph "Joe" DonnellySouth Bend
George E EdwardsIndianapolis
Mary ElginGary
Henry FernandezIndianapolis
Richard FleddermanBatesville
Karen Freeman-WilsonGary
Shaw FriedmanLa Porte
Claudia FuentesIndianapolis
Bionca GambillTerre Haute
Leona GlazebrooksIndianapolis
Candace A GrassZionsville
Nancy J GuyottIndianapolis
Sharon L HamiltonSullivan
Helen HarrellSpencer
Cindy S HenryFort Wayne
Thomas C HenryFort Wayne
Gilbert HolmesIndianapolis
Gary HolmesGreenwood
George HornedoIndianapolis
Debra S JenkinsBeech Grove
Annette M JohnsonIndianapolis
Annabella JuhaszLong Beach
Sheila KlinkerLafayette
Matthew KochevarMerrillville
Julia LewisAnderson
Charlotte Lewis MartinIndianapolis
Cordelia Lewis-BurksIndianapolis
Rita A LongBoonville
S. Anthony LongBoonville
Myrna MaldonadoEast Chicago
Jennifer MarcumBloomington
William MarquezIndianapolis
Thomas M McDermott Jr.Hammond
Lester C MillerIndianapolis
Joel C MillerIndianapolis
D. William MoreauIndianapolis
Lori MorrisIndianapolis
Mary Ann MorrisConnersville
Gladys MuhammadSouth Bend
Woodrow A Myers Jr.Indianapolis
Kelly NortonIndianapolis
Ifeanyi "Vop" OsiliIndianapolis
Randolph PalmateerMerrillville
Daniel ParkerIndianapolis
Alison PenlandAuburn
John PerkinsBethlehem
Jason PickellPlymouth
Gary PiersonBeech Grove
Regina R PilotteLafayette
Kostas PoulakidasIndianapolis
Cherrish PryorIndianapolis
Lonnie M RandolphEast Chicago
Sarah RiordanIndianapolis
Patricia L RiosIndianapolis
Judy RoweAngola
Robin R SalzeiderHighland
Christina SalzerLa Porte
Joanne M SandersIndianapolis
Aaron SchalerIndianapolis
Randy S SchmidtFort Wayne
Sean SeyferthFishers
Robin ShacklefordIndianapolis
Richard Shagley IIITerre Haute
Jasmin Shaheed-YoungIndianapolis
Cynthia "Cindy" Simon-SkjodtCarmel
Vi SimpsonBloomington
Kevin C SmithMunster
Ghada SrourRoanoke
Mary Ann SullivanIndianapolis
Mary Lou TerrellVincennes
Edward T TreacyIndianapolis
Paul D UlerickTwelve Mile
David UranCrown Point
Wayne VanceGreenwood
Peter "Pete" ViscloskyMerrillville
Emily VoordeSouth Bend
Andrea C WaltonPrinceton
Mike WhiteMuncie
Terry A WhiteNewburgh
Elizabeth WhiteIndianapolis
Colleen WilliamsonMooresville
Daqavise WinstonMuncie
Nicole YatesNew Albany
Patricia M YountNorth Vernon

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


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