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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Non-binding Primary: Tuesday 28 February 2012
Precinct Caucuses: Saturday 5 May 20121
District Conventions: Saturday 2 June 2012
State Central Committee: Saturday 23 June 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein174,054  89.31% 203.0 100.00%
Uncommitted20,833  10.69%20.0   9.85% 
(available) 183.0  90.15% 
Total194,887 100.00%203.0 100.00%203.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 14 April 2011 per the MICHIGAN DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN FOR THE 2012 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION ISSUED BY THE MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY - MAY 14, 2011 (AS AMENDED AUGUST 9, 2011).

Candidate Listing - PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY - February 28, 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.

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


On 12 April 2011, Representative Paul Scott (Republican) introduced House Bill 4535 (2011). The bill changes the Presidential Primary from the fourth Tuesday in February to the last Tuesday in January.

On 24 August 2011, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (Republican) introduced Senate Bill 0584. The bill use a panel appointed by the Governor, state Senate Majority Leader, and state House Speaker to, no later than 1 October 2011, select a date for the Presidential Primary. That date can be no earlier than 28 February and no later than 6 March 2012. If the panel does not act, the date would be 28 February 2012. The bill was amended by the state Senate to hold the primary "on the fourth Tuesday in February" which is 28 February 2012.


   

Tuesday 28 February 2012: Michigan non-binding Presidential Primary. The primary has no effect on delegate allocation.

A breakdown of the non-binding primary by CD (using the districts from the 2000 census).

Preliminary 28 February 2012
Non-Binding Primary Results
ContestObama BUncommitted
 Pop
Vote
Pop
Vote
%Pop
Vote
%
CD19,0607,60383.918%1,45716.082%
CD28,6137,50287.101%1,11112.899%
CD37,2686,41888.305%85011.695%
CD47,7976,69385.841%1,10414.159%
CD514,37612,66588.098%1,71111.902%
CD68,1807,18087.775%1,00012.225%
CD78,0156,92286.363%1,09313.637%
CD811,62010,30188.649%1,31911.351%
CD919,27817,77592.204%1,5037.796%
CD1012,17410,15783.432%2,01716.568%
CD1113,06111,37087.053%1,69112.947%
CD1220,99018,18686.641%2,80413.359%
CD1318,89018,23396.522%6573.478%
CD1423,40322,53896.304%8653.696%
CD1512,16210,51186.425%1,65113.575%
At-Large194,887174,05489.310%20,83310.690%
PLEO194,887174,05489.310%20,83310.690%
Source: Michigan Department of State
 

Participation in Michigan's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats.

To accommodate those whose religious convictions prevent them from participating in person at the Saturday caucuses, the party will provide special ballots in advance. These ballots must be returned no later than 5 pm Friday 4 May 2012.

Saturday 5 May 2012: 183 of 203 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the preferences expressed in today's Presidential Caucuses. Caucuses begin at 11 am EDT.

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.

  • 122 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results in each of the State's 15 congressional districts. (from August 2011)
    • CD 1: 6
    • CD 2: 6
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 6
    • CD 5: 7
    • CD 6: 6
    • CD 7: 6
    • CD 8: 7
    • CD 9: 8
    • CD 10: 6
    • CD 11: 7
    • CD 12: 7
    • CD 13: 7
    • CD 14: 9
    • CD 15: 8
  • In addition, 61 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 41 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 20 Pledged PLEOs

Participation in Michiganís delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters will declare that they are participating as Democrats before they receive their ballots.

 

Saturday 2 June 2012: District Conventions. District-level delegates are elected according to the results of the caucuses.

 

Saturday 23 June 2012: State Central Committee Meeting.

41 At-Large and 20 Pledged PLEO delegates are elected according to the results of the caucuses.

The remaining 20 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 20 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 12 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 8 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 6 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 20 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Delegation to the National Convention

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

 
NameResidence
Arthenia AbbottBrownstown
Gerald H AckerHuntington Woods
Seema AhmadCanton
Ismael N AhmedHuntington Woods
Jill AlperGrosse Pointe
Kirstin AlvanitakisLansing
Dennis W ArcherDetroit
Joseph J AshtonDetroit
Curtis AudetteLaurium
John C AustinAnn Arbor
Jane R BaileyBrighton
Kathryne BakerFerndale
Daniel A BaumWest Bloomfield
Edna BellDetroit
Randy J BellielGrandville
Veronica BeltranHolland
Daniel BennettBellaire
Betsy J BennettWayland
Fay Wafa BeydounDearborn
Ronald J BieberGrand Blanc
Dave BingDetroit
Dave BingDetroit
William H BlackRochester Hills
James J BlanchardBeverly Hills
Rick BlockerDetroit
Fran M BrennanAnn Arbor
Mark BrewerLansing
Mark BrewerLansing
Jonathan D ByrdAlbion
John T CakmakciSchoolcraft
Ulanda CaldwellRomulus
Kathleen M CarneyBrighton
Ahmad ChebbaniDearborn
Carole-Jo ChiSterling Heights
Nick CiaramitaroRoseville
Brenda ClackFlint
Floyd E ClackFlint
Carolyn ClarkWest Bloomfield
Hansen ClarkeDetroit
Melvin C ColemanLansing
Loretta M ColemanPontiac
Latoyia CombFlint
Caryl ConwayDetroit
John Conyers Jr.Washington
Steven B CookLake Odessa
Mona CopelandHarper Woods
Danny CraigDetroit
Sharon A CursonBelleville
David A CursonBelleville
Warren C Danford Jr.St. Clair Shores
Abby DartHarbor Springs
Julia M DaughertySaline
John Henry Davis Jr.Detroit
Steve C DawesSwartz Creek
Anita R DawsonLansing
Scott A DedicLaingsburg
Adalie DermyerRives Junction
Jeanette DiFlorioHawell
Deborah I DingellDearborn
John D DingellDearborn
Cedrick K DwyerSouth Haven
Daniel S ElkusBloomfield Hills
Sandra M EngleWyandotte
Cynthia A EstradaWhitmore Lake
Joyce Berteen EwlesLinden
Donna E FarrisGrand Rapids
Margaret R FavilleFruitport
Brigitte Fawaz-AnoutiDearborn
Rose Marie FesslerSterling Heights
Robert A FicanoDetroit
Wendy Fields- JacobsAnn Arbor
Kenneth R FletcherLansing
David J FlynnSterling Heights
Rick A FlynnSterling Heights
Sommer N FosterCanton
Miguel FosterDetroit
Cathie FrederickFlint
John FrederickFlint
Brian P FredlineLaingsburg
Cathy M GarrettDetroit
Albert GarrettDetroit
Elaine M Gates- JocunsLapeer
Daniel M GebAllen Park
Ying N GeeW. Bloomfield
Connie H GlaveFreeland
Diane GoddeerisEast Lansing
Barry J GoodmanFarmington Hills
Stephanie Gray ChangDetroit
Vincent GregoryLathrup Village
Chad M GuerrantLansing
Mark A HackelDetroit
Sue HallSouthgate
Charles E HallSouthfield
John M HamiltonBirmingham
Barbara S HammonMattawan
Linda K HendersonLansing
Gertrude HobsonGrand Rapids
James P HoffaWashington
Frederick W HoffmanDearborn
Abena O HoganDetroit
General R HoliefieldHarrison Twp.
Rosa HollidayBay City
Annie Mae HoltDetroit
Mia HooperDetroit
Jesse J HooperDetroit
Karin M HopmanAda
Susan HorowitzFarmington Hills
Lori J HullHolland
Amy HunterKalamazoo
Elizabeth JacksonDetroit
Michael J Jackson Sr.Detroit
Norwood H JewellDavison
Dorothy G JohnsonKincheloe
Jimmy JohnsonKincheloe
Bertram C JohnsonHighland Park
Jumana J JudehDearborn Heights
Harry KalogerakosGrosse Pointe Farms
Gerald KariemGrand Rapids
Leigh A KegerreisMonroe
David KellyBirch Run
Dale Kildee 
Frazier H Kimpson Jr.Detroit
Bob KingAnn Arbor
Michael KoenAnn Arbor
Jayashree KommareddiGrand Blanc
Daniel KoshebaRavenna
Mark W La CheyPleasant Ridge
Joyce LalondeEastpointe
Bonnie J LauriaWest Branch
Brenda LawrenceSouthfield
Andrew LeavittSwartz Creek
Elizabeth C LenhardWarren
Barry N LeplerHuntington Woods
Carl LevinDetroit
Sander M LevinRoseville
Andrew T LinkoBrownstown
Marc LiptonHuntington Woods
Ellen LiptonHuntington Woods
Mary B LoftisGrand Rapids
Art S LunaCharlotte
Sean M MaddenGrand Rapids
Kathleen S MartinTroy
Julie A MatuzakMount Clemens
Nicholas C Mc CrearyDearborn
Eddie F Mc Donald Jr.Canton
Edward L Mc NeilWest Bloomfield
Carla MeierTroy
Robert G MillerThree Oaks
Jennifer K MillerMount Clemens
James Mitchell IIIDetroit
Emily MixterLincoln Park
Toni MoceriWarren
Kevin D MooreDearborn Heights
Ederl E MooreDetroit
Natalie J MosherCanton
Jeremy MossSouthfield
Eula M MurrayDetroit
Linda R MyersHolt
Benny N NapoleonDetroit
David E NathanDetroit
Ruby NewboldDetroit
Daryl NewmanLansing
Michael B NicholsonAnn Arbor
Sandra H O' BrienNorthville
Stacy OakesSaginaw
Elizabeth B OlszewskiJenison
Katie OppenheimAnn Arbor
John OramBeverly Hills
Fredric J OvereemRockford
Laura PackardAnn Arbor
Kristine PaganPlymouth
Kathleen A ParadowiczRoscommon
Jchon PerkinsHaslett
Stacie K PerkinsBerkley
Gary PetersDetroit
Ronnie D PetersonYpsilanti
Walter PhelpsAlger
Kaylee PlaceMarquette
Raymond PlowdenDetroit
Douglas A PrattHaslett
Elizabeth A PydenClinton Township
Annette RainwaterDetroit
Lupe Ramos- MontignyGrand Rapids
Sandra- Tene M RamseyDetroit
Todd J RegisFlat Rock
Linda D ReynoldsAllegan
Magdalena S RiveraHolland
Joan E Robinson- CheeksDetroit
Dania RochaHolland
Rosendo Rocha Jr.Holland
Louis M RochaSaginaw
Lawrence A RoehrigLinden
Virgie RollinsDetroit
Fatmeh SaadDearborn
Shane SackSwartz Creek
Iris K SaltersKalamazoo
Herbert A SanderDetroit
Christopher M SavageDexter
Mark H SchauerBattle Creek
Roland "Jack" J Schneider Jr.Milford
Katherine S SegalBattle Creek
Toni L SessomsMount Pleasant
James U Settles Jr.Detroit
Horace L Sheffield IIIDetroit
Sandra SmithWyoming
Phyllis A SmithVicksburg
Betty A SmithDetroit
Virgil K SmithDetroit
Francis R SpaniolaCorunna
Aaron N SqueoClinton Township
Debbie StabenowEast Lansing
Woodrow StanleyFlint
Jan R StevensonFarmington Hills
Michael J StoneLapeer
Frank C StuglinRoyal Oak
Bart T StupakMenominee
Doris Sufay RheaDetroit
Jennifer I SuidanWhite Lake
Karla G SwiftLivonia
Dave D TanneyBelding
Grant TaylorKalamazoo
Amaryllis M ThomasColdwater
Denise J ThomasDetroit
Donald J TilleyBay City
Gary W TimmerNewaygo
Rashida TlaibDetroit
James H TownsendRoyal Oak
Cheryl TurnerWest Bloomfield
David A VentroneLinwood
Ramesh C VermaNovi
Cecilia WalkerDetroit
Beatrice G WardDetroit
Rebekah L WarrenAnn Arbor
Nancy A WatersMuskegon
Cindy WeirMidland
Jody Maye Weissler DefoeLansing
Donnell WhiteDetroit
Gretchen E WhitmerEast Lansing
Richard WienerWilliamston
Saundra L WilliamsAuburn Hills
Ronald L WimpleTecumseh
Grace WojcikFarmington Hills
Jack C Wurm Jr.Rockford
Charlene YarbroughLathrup Village
Scott E ZuckschwerdtOwosso

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