|The Green Papers|
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
North Dakota Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Legislative District Caucus: Tuesday 5 June 20121
State Delegate Selection Meeting: Saturday 16 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus
27 total delegate votes - 15 district / 5 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 25 April 2011 per the Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of April 2011.
Participation in North Dakota's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. North Dakota has neither party nor any voter registration.
Tuesday 5 June 2012: 22 of 27 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based upon the support for each contender receives at the Legislative District Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold at the statewide level is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates.
A fine point: The At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on the presidential preferences of the 15 district level delegates pledged at the Legislative District Caucuses. Hence, the National Convention District delegates are pledged from the preferences expressed at the Caucuses while the National Convention statewide delegates are pledged using the preferences of the National Convention District delegates.
Saturday 16 June 2012: State Delegate Selection Meeting.
National Convention Delegates are elected according to the results of the Legislative District Caucus. Note: In previous election cycles, the party pledged and elected candidates at the State Convention. This year, the delegates are pledged at the Legislative District Caucuses.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|Delegation to the National Convention|
North Dakota Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Glenda Baker Embry||Parshall|
|Joshua D Brack||Grand Forks|
|Margaret S Brack||Grand Forks|
|Lois Delmore||Grand Forks|
|Sandra Donaldson||Grand Forks|
|David A Funston||Bismarck|
|Reuben "Ben" Gums||Jamestown|
|Gwen B Heil||Amenia|
|William A Hejl||Amenia|
|Gregory A Hodur||Fargo|
|Phyllis Howard||New Town|
|Timothy "Tim" C Lamb||Grand Forks|
|Esther Omotunde||Park River|
|James A Riley||Grand Forks|
|Becky Ronkowski||Grand Forks|
|Prairie Rose Serrinde||Fargo|
|Sharon Swan Tieszen||Fargo|
|Lonny Winrich||Grand Forks|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• North Dakota Secretary of State|
|• North Dakota Secretary of State - Elections and Voting|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• North Dakota Legislative Branch|
|• North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bismarck Tribune|
|• Devils Lake Journal|
|• Grand Forks Herald|
|• In-Forum - Fargo - Grand Forks|
|• KFYR TV - NBC - Bismarck|
|• KXMA TV - CBS - Dickinson|
|• KXMC TV - CBS - Minot|
|• NDx Plains - Fargo|
|• NorthDecoder - political blog|
|• Politics1.com - North Dakota|
|• Praire Public Television - North Dakota Public Radio|
|• The Minot Daily News|
|• The Williston Daily Herald|
|• Wahpeton Daily News|
|• WDAY TV - Fargo|
|• WDAZ TV - ABC - Grand Forks|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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