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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 7 February 20121
Mass Meeting: Thursday 29 March 2012
Congressional District Conventions: Thursday 26 April 2012
State Committee: Saturday 5 May 2012
State Convention: Saturday 9 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 6:00a CST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
102 total delegate votes - 58 district / 19 at large; 12 Pledged PLEOs; 13 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated on 3 February 2012 per the The complete guide to become a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
7 February 2012 Primary returns from an official source.
Participation in Missouri's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are current members of the Missouri Democratic Party.
Tuesday 7 February 2012: 89 of 102 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Missouri 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.
7 February 2012: The Secretary of State did not provide a breakdown of the vote by Congressional District. We assume that President Obama is the only candidate to receive 15% in any CD thus receiving all of the state's pledged delegates.
Here's how we compute the delegate count:
Thursday 29 March 2012: Mass Meetings. These meetings elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions.
Thursday 26 April 2012: Congressional District Conventions.
National Convention District Delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.
Saturday 5 May 2012: The Democratic State Committee meets in Jefferson City.
National Convention Pledged PLEO Delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.
Saturday 9 June 2012: State Convention in Columbia.
National Convention At-Large Delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of
These 13 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
On 6 January 2011, Representative Tony Dugger (Republican) introduced HB 121. This bill would move the Presidential primary from the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in February to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.
HB 503 was introduced on 14 February 2011 and is sponsored by by Representative Tony Dugger (Republican). The bill would move the state's Presidential Primary from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February to "the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March".
16 February 2011: State senator Kevin Engler (Republican) introduced the companion to HB 503: SB 282.
On 28 February 2011, Representative Jay Barnes (Republican) introduced HB 694. This bill would move the Presidential Primary (1st Tuesday in February) and the partisan primary (first Tuesday after the 1st Monday in August) to the 2nd Tuesday after the 1st Monday in June.
On 22 July 2011, Governor Jay Nixon (Democratic) announced that he will ask the General Assembly to pass a bill to move the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday after the first Monday in February to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.
On 6 September 2011, state Representative Tony Dugger (Republican) introduced HB 3 at the 96th General Assembly, 1st Extraordinary Session. The bill would move the state's Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in February to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.
On 29 September 2011, the law to move the Presidential Primary 7 February to 6 March 2012 was vetoed by Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon and appears to be dead.
11 October 2011 by the Associated Press: Missouri to consider abolishing presidential primary.
The Missouri Legislature adjourned 24 October 2011 without canceling the 7 February 2012 Presidential Primary.
On 5 January 2012, HB 1183 was introduced. The bill would cancel the 2012 presidential primary.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Missouri Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Rubou "Ruby" Alsous||Kansas City|
|Thomas Appelbaum||St. Louis|
|LaDonna Applebaum||St. Louis|
|Philip M Barry||St. Louis|
|Joan Barry||St. Louis|
|Rose M Bell||Kansas City|
|Vernon Betts||St. Louis|
|Alicia Bland||Kanasas City|
|Burton A Boxerman||St. Louis|
|Carrie Michelle Brauch||Springfield|
|Dixie Buford||St. Louis|
|Katie Buohgiorno||St. Louis|
|Patrick J Burke||St. Louis|
|Brittany Burke||St. Louis|
|Patricia F Bynes||St. Louis|
|Robin Carnahan||St. Louis|
|Jean Carnahan||St. Louis|
|Russ Carnahan||St. Louis|
|Laura Castaneda||St. Peters|
|Julio Cesar Castaneda||Saint Peters|
|Cindy Circo||Kansas City|
|William Lacy Clay||St. Louis|
|Emanuel Cleaver||Kansas City|
|Douglas Coe||Kansas City|
|Shane Cohn||St. Louis|
|Michael D Coleman||St. Louis|
|Terry Crow||St. Louis|
|Shalonn "Kiki" Curls||Kansas City|
|Melba J Curls||Kansas City|
|Ken Curtis||Valley Park|
|Charlie A Dooley||Northwoods|
|Mary Elizabeth Dorsey||Florissant|
|Deborah Dubin||St. Louis|
|Hila Dutch Newman||Kanasas City|
|Courtney Elizalde||Cape Girardeau|
|Maureen Fauss||St. Louis|
|Theresa Garza Ruiz||Blue Springs|
|Eric Alan Gerber||Town & Country|
|Steven A Glorioso||Kansas City|
|Allan Gray||Lee's Summit|
|Doug Gray||Kansas City|
|Darlene Green||St. Louis|
|Mark (Doug) Harpool||Springfield|
|Kristie S Hilgedick||Hartsburg|
|Sally Hodges||St. Louis|
|David L Holmes Jr.||St. Louis|
|William C Hosmer||Springfield|
|Joseph J Hunt||St. Louis|
|Sylvester "Sly" James Jr.||Kansas City|
|Jolie L Justus||Kansas City|
|Jo Ann Karll||High Ridge|
|Amanda Kelley||St. Charles|
|Chris Koster||Jefferson City|
|Robert M Levine||Manchester|
|Donald E Long||Harrisonville|
|Catesby Major||Kansas City|
|John Maxwell||St. Louis|
|Elisa "Gail" McCann Beatty||Kansas City|
|Claire McCaskill||St. Louis|
|Karen M Miller||Columbia|
|Charles F Myers||Kansas City|
|Amie E Needham||St. Louis|
|Corinne Michele Newman||Kansas City|
|Stacey Newman||St. Louis|
|Rowena M Nieroda||O'Fallon|
|Jeremiah "Jay" W Nixon||Jefferson City|
|Kevin F O'Malley||St. Louis|
|Gene Oakley||Van Buren|
|Gary G Otten||St. Louis|
|James A Page Jr.||Saint Louis|
|Emily J Parker||Arcadia|
|Sandra A Querry||Independence|
|Manuel "Manny" Salas-Abarca IV||Warrensberg|
|Michael D Sanders||Independence|
|Robert "Bob" Saunders||Liberty|
|Sandra K Schwartz||Barnett|
|Francis G Slay||St. Louis|
|Clement "Clem" Smith||St. Louis|
|Colleen Starkloff||St. Louis|
|Sarah Starnes||Kansas City|
|Ollie M Stewart||St. Louis|
|Scott Taylor||Kansas City|
|John Temporiti||St. Louis|
|Brian Wahby||St. Louis|
|Kelvin Walls||Kansas City|
|Martha Jane West||St. Louis|
|Paula Willmarth||Jefferson City|
|Robin Wright Jones||St. Louis|
|Clint Zweifel||St. Louis|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Missouri Constitution|
|• Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Missouri House|
|• Missouri Senate|
|• Missouri Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Branson Shows|
|• Lee's Summit Journal|
|• Missouri Scout|
|• NewsLinks.org - Missouri|
|• Politics1.com - Missouri|
|• St. Joseph News-Press|
|• St. Louis Post-Dispatch|
|• The Examiner - Independence|
|• The Hannibal Courier-Post|
|• The Joplin Globe|
|• The Kansas City Star|
|• The Missourinet - Jefferson City|
|• The Springfield News-Leader|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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