The Green Papers
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Oklahoma Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 March 20121
State Convention: Saturday 14 April 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein64,259  57.07%35.0  70.00%49.0  98.00%
Terry, Randall A.20,294  18.02%7.0  14.00% 
Rogers, Jim15,535  13.80%3.0   6.00% 
Richardson, Darcy G.7,192   6.39%  
Moulton-Ely, Robert "Bob"5,318   4.72%  
Uncommitted 5.0  10.00% 
Not Announced  1.0   2.00%
Total112,598 100.00%50.0 100.00%50.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 29 April 2011 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of 25 June 2011.

In January 2012, the Democratic National Committee sent out a letter stating that Mr. Terry was not a "bona fide" Democrat. Hence, he may not qualify for delegates.


Tuesday 6 March 2012: 45 of 50 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Oklahoma Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 29 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 5 congressional districts. (numbers are from 5 June 2011)
    • CD 1: 6
    • CD 2: 6
    • CD 3: 5
    • CD 4: 6
    • CD 5: 6
  • In addition, 16 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 10 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 6 Pledged PLEOs

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.

Tuesday 6 March 2012 Primary
CD119,92314,302614,3026.00062,751  1,376  
CD520,20915,740615,7406.00061,684  1,578  
Delegates  45  35  7  3

Saturday 14 April 2012: State Convention

National Convention Delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


On 2 May 2011, Oklahoma Governor Governor Mary C. Fallin (Republican) signed HB 1614. The bill, by state Representative Gary W. Banz (Republican) and state Senator David Holt (Republican), was first read on 7 February 2011.

HB 1614 moves the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March (6 March 2012). However, if one or more states sharing a boundary with Oklahoma sets a date for a regional primary, the State Election Board is authorized to change the date of the Oklahoma primary to the date of the regional primary, as long as the date is not before the first Tuesday in March. [OK Statutes 26-20-101]

Candidates for President of the United States must file with the State Election Board 5-7 December 2011.

Delegation to the National Convention

Oklahoma Delegation (as posted at, 20 August 2012)

Bill John BakerTahlequah
Julia BaysAlva
Dan BorenWashington
Bim "Steve" BrunerTulsa
Denay BurrisSpiro
Christine H ByrdOklahoma City
Brenda CalahanMcAlester
Judy CalhounNorman
Wallace CollinsOklahoma City
Billy CoyleNichols Hills
Doug DoddTulsa
Elaine DoddTulsa
Judy Eason-McIntyreTulsa
William "Drew" A EdmondsonOklahoma City
Ismat EsrarEdmond
James E FrasierTulsa
Kalyn FreeTulsa
Andrew FryePryor
Troy GreenOklahoma City
Tom GuildEdmond
Dennis HallTulsa
Jana HarkinsOklahoma City
Jody HarlanYukon
Betty J HarrisNorman
Erick HarrisOklahoma City
Eric HermansenOklahoma City
Teresa HillOklahoma City
LaDonna HuntOklahoma City
Constance N JohnsonOklahoma City
Helen KusekGuthrie
Annastacia "Anna" LangthornEdmond
Jason MadridOklahoma City
Tim MauldinNorman
Alvis McAffreyOklahoma City
Suzette McDowellNorman
Betty McElderryPurcell
Marguerite McGuffinOklahoma City
Earl MitchellStillwater
Rojelio MunguiaOklahoma City
Kevin "Tim" O'ConnerYukon
Dana OrwigOklahoma City
Cassi PetersNorman
Tiffany PhillipsTulsa
Anastasia PittmanOklahoma City
David RatcliffOwasso
Mike SheltonOklahoma City
Jabar ShumateTulsa
Betty SimmonsLawton
Terry S ThompsonEdmond
Robert ThompsonCarney
Debi ThompsonCarney
Jenny ThompsonEdmond
Barbara VanHankenTulsa
Ivory VannMuskogee
Rae WeeseBroken Arrow
Michael WhelanTulsa
Aaron WilderOklahoma City
Angela WilsonOwasso
Connie WilsonTahlequah
Jim WilsonTahlequah
George YoungOklahoma City

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