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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 April 20121
State Democratic Central Committee Meeting: Saturday 12 May 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein288,766  88.45%94.0  75.81%124.0 100.00%
Uncommitted37,704  11.55%30.0  24.19% 
(available)   
Total326,470 100.00%124.0 100.00%124.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 29 March 2012 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.

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


3 April 2012 returns from the Maryland State Board of Elections.


   

Participation in Maryland's delegate selection process is open only to voters registered as Democrats.

Tuesday 3 April 2012: 97 of 124 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Maryland 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.

  • 64 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 8 congressional districts. District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates directly on the ballot.
  • In addition, 33 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 21 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 12 Pledged PLEOs
Tuesday 3 April 2012 Primary
ContestObamaUncommitted
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD127,66027,660620,3434.41347,3171.5872
CD233,71633,716728,6035.93865,1131.0621
CD339,60033,725833,7258.00085,875  
CD447,85345,6481045,64810.000102,205  
CD545,47541,1151041,11510.000104,360  
CD637,66532,031532,0315.00055,634  
CD754,15950,686950,6869.00093,473  
CD840,34236,615936,6159.00093,727  
PLEO326,470288,76612288,76612.0001237,704  
At-Large326,470288,76621288,76621.0002137,704  
Delegates  97  94  3
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections
 

Saturday 12 May 2012: State Democratic Central Committee Meeting.

Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected at the Committee Meeting according to the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Primary. District Delegates appear on the primary ballot.

The remaining 27 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 27 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 17 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 8 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 6 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Joseph J. "Joe" Andrew).

These 27 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Notes:

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.


4 February 2011: Senator Roy Dyson (Democratic) introduced SB 501 which would move the Presidential primary from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March April (modified 28 March 2011) and move the regular Primary from the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September to the second Tuesday in July last Tuesday in June (modified 28 March 2011).

9 February 2011: Senators Robert Garagiola (Democratic) and Nancy Jacobs (Republican) introduced SB820 which would move the Presidential primary from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in April and move the regular Primary from the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September to the last Tuesday in June. The companion bill is HB 671 by state Delegates Michael Erin Busch (Democratic), Kumar P. Barve (Democratic), and Anthony J. O'Donnell (Republican).

On 10 May 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley (Democratic) signed HB 671. This bill changes the dates for the Presidential and partisan primaries to the first Tuesday in April in Presidential election years. In non-Presidential election years, the partisan primary is held on the last Tuesday in June.

HB 671 was introduced by state Delegates Michael Erin Busch (Democratic), Kumar P. Barve (Democratic), and Anthony J. O'Donnell (Republican) on 9 February 2011. On that same date, the companion bill, SB820 was introduced by Senators Robert Garagiola (Democratic) and Nancy Jacobs (Republican).


Delegation to the National Convention

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

 
NameResidence
Timothy AdamsBowie
Linda Clarice AldredgeOxon Hill
LaKeecia AllenUpper Marlboro
Angela AlsobrooksUpper Marlboro
Joe J AndrewPotomac
Jean BaileySilver Spring
Rushern L Baker IIICheverly
Calvin BallColumbia
Margaret BaltimoreMitchellville
Duane "Tony" BaysmoreWindsor
Deriece Pate BennettUpper Marlboro
Joanne C BensonLandover
Dana BeyerChevy Chase
Sandra H BjorkChestertown
Walakewon BlegayDistrict Heights
Omar M BoulwareCapital Heights
Anthony G BrownBowie
Kisha BrownCollege Park
Chaka BurgessSilver Spring
Blair Burns PotterEaston
Michael E BuschAnnapolis
Margaret "Mollie" ByronMiddletown
Ismael Vincent CanalesBowie
Benjamin L CardinWashington
David CareyBel Air
Mitch CaseEllicott City
Kameahle L ChristopherPikesville
Lewis Clinton PowellIndian Head
Brandon CloudAnnapolis
William H ColeBaltimore
Albert B ColemanWaldorf
Charles CookSalisbury
Maria C CordoneCollege Park
Elijah E CummingsBaltimore
Elizabeth DudleyAnnapolis
Donna F EdwardsOxon Hill
Donna S EdwardsBaltimore
Marietta A EnglishBaltimore
Daniel EwaldBaltimore
LaFonda FenwickBowie
Clara B FloydBethesda
Sarah FlynnAnnapolis
Jerome FosterEdgewood
Peter FranchotSilver Spring
John GageWashington
Douglas F GanslerBethesda
Jacqueline GarrisonGlenarden
Lisa GladdenBaltimore
Parris N GlendeningAnnapolis
Hebert GravesBaltimore
Janice GriffinArlington
Brian K GrimCumberland
Guy J GuzzoneColumbia
Joseph T HansenRockville
Anwer HasanClarksville
Maureen HigginsSkykesville
William HiteEdgewater
Jennifer M HoseyPotomac
Steny H HoyerBowie
James Ireton Jr.Salisbury
Lesley IsraelRoyal Oak
Lorretta JohnsonBaltimore
Adrienne A JonesWoodstock
Kevin KamenetzOwings Mills
Delores G KelleyRandallstown
Kathleen Kennedy TownsendBaltimore
Almina KhorakiwalaRockville
Bob KressleinMiddletown
Angela LagdameoEllicott City
Clarence LamColumbia
Ngoc Minh LeChevy Chase
Susan C LeeBethesda
Isiah "Ike" LeggettBurtonsville
Caitlyn Leiter-MasonFrederick
Belkis "Bel" Leong-HongGaithersburg
Yvette LewisBowie
Ann LewisChevy Chase
Terry LiermanChevy Chase
Mary S MarkerColumbia
Denise D MartinSeverna Park
Ricardo "Rick" MartinezTimonium
Fred Douglas Mason Jr.Baltimore
John P McDonoughBowie
Maggie McIntoshBaltimore
Thomas McNuttLandover
Jessy P MejiaCollege Park
Kweisi MfumeBaltimore
Glenard S MiddletonBaltimore
Barbara MikulskiWashington
Aruna MillerDarnestown
Kathleen MillerTimonium
Thomas "Mike" V Miller Jr.Annapolis
Norman MinetaEdgewater
Laura MitchellSalisbury
Heather MizeurTakoma Park
Susan NessBethesda
Martin O'MalleyAnnapolis
Sylvester OKereMitchellville
John A Olszewski Jr.Dundalk
Adam C OrtizEdmonston
Spencer OvertonChevy Chase
Esther ParkerOdenton
Elizabeth PaulHagerstown
Gregory PecoraroWestminster
Joseline A Pena-MelnykCollege Park
Carol PenskyWashington
Amanda PleasantEllicott City
Karren Jo Pope-OnwukweHyattsville
Oscar RamirezNorth Bethesda
Victor RamirezCheverly
Myrna Ramsay WhitworthNew Market
Jon RandallSilver Spring
Jamie RaskinTakoma Park
Stephanie Rawlings-BlakeBaltimore
Alexis ReedBeltsville
John ReidBaltimore
Boyce RensbergerKeymar
Manervia W RiddickFort Washington
Hans RiemerSilver Spring
Denise RileyHyattsville
Katina Rojas JoyBowie
Bill RomaniBaltimore
Justin David RossHyattsville
C. A. Dutch RuppersbergerTimonium
John P SarbanesTowson
Nichelle SchoultzOdenton
Erin SchurmannBaltimore
Ellen W ScottCalifornia
Michael A SesmaGaithersburg
Thomas G SlaterFrederick
Jeffrey Zane SlavinSomerset
Donna SmithLaurel
Nina SmithMitchellville
Michael SteedWashington
John J SweeneyBethesda
Beth SwoapSt Leonard
Edward TerryCheverly
Ken UlmanColumbia
Chris Van HollenKensington
Matthew VergheseLaurel
Lucinda-Marie WareColumbia
Mary L WashingtonBaltimore
Elizabeth WellerChestertown
Arleathia WestBeltsville
Carl WidellSt. Michaels
Nicole A WilliamsLanham
Ilir ZherkaChevy Chase

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

 


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