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Presidential Nominating Process
Presidential Primary/Precinct Reorganization meeting: Saturday 28 January 20121
Precinct Reorganization Meeting: Saturday 3 March 2012
County Democratic Conventions: Thursday 15 March - Tuesday 27 March 2012
State Convention: Saturday 12 May 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein 56.0  90.32%62.0 100.00%
Uncommitted 6.0   9.68% 
(available)   
Total 62.0 100.00%62.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 27 September 2012 per the South Carolina Delegate Selection Plan And Affirmative Action Plan for the 2012 Democratic National Convention - Adopted by the SCDP Executive Committee March 31, 2011 - Approved by the SCDP Executive Committee July 28, 2011 - With revisions on 9.7.11 and 9.26.11 - Approved by DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee 9.27.11.


South Carolina can hold its primary on Tuesday 28 February 2012. [Reference: 2012 Delegate Selection rules for the Democratic National Convention: Rule 11.A.]

On June 28, South Carolina Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) vetoed state funding for the 2012 Presidential Primaries. The Republican Party has stated that it will raise $1,500,000 to fund the primary. Story here.

Circa 22 to 23 October 2011, the South Carolina Democratic Party decided to move their Presidential Primary from 28 February to 28 January 2012.

"We are pleased to announce that the Nevada and South Carolina Democratic parties will protect our states' place in the presidential nominating calendar by beginning the delegate selection process on January 21st in Nevada and January 28th in South Carolina." - Nevada State Democratic Party, 22 October 2011.


   

Participation is open to all registered voter who wish to participate as Democrats and have not participated in the 2012 Presidential nominating process of any other political party.

Saturday 28 January 2012: 56 of 62 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's South Carolina Presidential Primary (see note above). 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.

  • 37 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 6 congressional districts (Congressional Districts in effect as of 1 January 2011 will be used to apportion district level delegates). (numbers are from 26 September 2011)
    • CD 1: 5
    • CD 2: 7
    • CD 3: 4
    • CD 4: 5
    • CD 5: 7
    • CD 6: 9
  • In addition, 19 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

The 1st step in South Carolina delegate selection process is the Presidential Primary/Precinct Reorganization meeting at 10:00 am on 28 January 2012 or at 10:00 am on 3 March depending on the date set by each county Chairman. There will be no actual primary since only President Barack Obama has filed with the South Carolina Democratic Party to run in a primary. All delegates will be Obama delegates since there are no other Democratic candidates for the office of President of the United States. The precinct reorganization will be considered as the first step in the delegate selection process. Democrats at the precinct meetings elect delegates to County Democratic Conventions.

 

Saturday 3 March 2012: Precinct Reorganization Meeting (see above).

 

Thursday 15 March - Tuesday 27 March 2012: County Democratic Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention.

 

Saturday 12 May 2012: State Convention.

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

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

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

These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Delegation to the National Convention

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

 
NameResidence
Gloria AndersonClinton
Sheila BickfordIndian Land
Lauren BiltonColumbia
Barbara BowersColumbia
Barbara BowmanSumter
Lorenza BreedloveIrmo
George BrownHemingway
Jeanie Brown-BurrowsHemingway
Roberta CarrowayIrmo
Edith ChildsGreedwood
James ClyburnColumbia
William ClyburnAiken
Gilda Cobb-HunterOrangeburg
Chandra DillardGreenville
Bud FerilloColumbia
Lillian FlemmingGreenville
Carol FowlerColumbia
Don FowlerColumbia
Randy GainesAiken
Sheila GallagherFlorence
Anastasia GandyN. Charleston
Mary GerenBelton
John GilesHilton Head
Eric GrabenGreenville
Jeffrey GrahamCamden
Annejanet HarpColumbia
Richard "Dick" HarpootlianColumbia
Jaime HarrisonColumbia
Amie Haynes-BillingsDarlington
Kathy HensleyLexington
Frank HollemanGreenville
Sally P HowardMyrtle Beach
Richard HrickMt. Pleasant
Tameika Issac-DevineColumbia
Wilhelmina "Toni" JamesFlorence
Abe JenkinsCharleston
Richard JerueCharleston
Richard Johnson Jr.Aiken
Claudia KennedyHilton Head Island
Annejanet KilpatrickSullivans Island
John KingRock Hill
Kaye KoonceCharleston
James LanderNewberry
Blaine LotzHilton Head Island
Amanda LovedayColumbia
Beverly "Dianne" MarshallColumbia
John MatthewsBowman
Lynn MeffertCharleston
Jonathan D MetcalfSpartanburg
Bakari MiddletonColumbia
Robert MillerBearfort
Kelvin MitchellFlorence
Julia NelsonManning
Mozella NicholsonHansville
Xanthene NorrisGreenville
Liz PattersonSpartanburg
Kay PattersonColumbia
Brady Quirk-GarvanCharleston
Vic RawlCharleston
Washington RaySumter
Valerie RhinehartWest Columbia
Joseph RiceMt. Pleasant
Matthew RichardsonColumbia
Richard RileyGreenville
David E RisonSummerville
Ilia RiveraGreenville
William RoddeyRock Hill
Joyce Rose-HarrisColumbia
Bernice ScottHopkins
Vincent SheheenCamden
Susan SmithPawleys Island
Audrey SneadColumbia
Cedric SpainConway
Boyd SummersColumbia
James D ThompsonFort Mill
Melissa WatsonGoose Creek
Matthew WatsonColumbia
Ann WillbrandAiken

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  FITSNews - Sic Willie
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  Island Packet - Hilton Head
  Lexington County Chronicle
  Politics1.com - South Carolina
  South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL is a non-partisan, non-sectarian pro-life organization and is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee)
  Spartanburg Herald-Journal
  Statehouse Report - Charleston
  The Beaufort Gazette
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  The Herald - Rock Hill
  The Item - Sumter
  The Lancaster News
  The News & Reporter - Chester County
  The Post and Courier - Charleston
  The State - Columbia
  The Sun News - Myrtle Beach
  The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg
  WCBD TV - NBC - Charleston
  WCIV TV - ABC - Mount Pleasant
  WCSC TV - CBS - Charleston
  WIS TV - NBC - Columbia
  WLTX TV - CBS - Columbia

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

 


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