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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
County/Senatorial District Conventions: Saturday 21 April 20121
Advisory Primary: Tuesday 29 May 20121
State Convention: Friday 8 June - Saturday 9 June 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein520,410  88.18% 282.0  98.26%
Wolfe, John, Jr.29,879   5.06%  
Richardson, Darcy G.25,430   4.31%  
Moulton-Ely, Robert "Bob"14,445   2.45%  
Uncommitted 27.0   9.41% 
(available) 260.0  90.59% 
Not Announced  5.0   1.74%
Total590,164 100.00%287.0 100.00%287.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 28 May 2012 per the Texas Delegate Selection Plan as of February 2012 (revised).

The state receives a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).

29 May 2012 primary returns from an official source.


   

Participation in Texas' delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voter registration eligibility ends 30 days prior (22 March 2012) to the county/senatorial district conventions. Voters affiliate with the Democratic Party by signing an affidavit (oath) of affiliation.

Saturday 21 April 2012: 172 of 287 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the preferences expressed at the County/Senatorial District Conventions. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the senatorial district level.

In addition, County and Senate District Conventions select delegates to State Convention.

Texas has 172 district delegates apportioned among its 31 STATE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS [unlike most states- as well as the Texas Republican Party- Texas Democrats are NOT using the state's Congressional Districts as a basis of National Convention delegate allocation!] as follows: (SD= "Senatorial District")

  • 172 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed in each of the State's 31 state senatorial districts (each senatorial district being assigned National Convention delegates based on how well each district had supported the Democratic nominee for Governor in the most recent Gubernatorial election).
    • SD 1: 5 delegates.
    • SD 2: 5 delegates.
    • SD 3: 5 delegates.
    • SD 4: 5 delegates.
    • SD 5: 6 delegates.
    • SD 6: 4 delegates.
    • SD 7: 5 delegates.
    • SD 8: 5 delegates.
    • SD 9: 5 delegates.
    • SD 10: 7 delegates.
    • SD 11: 6 delegates.
    • SD 12: 5 delegates.
    • SD 13: 9 delegates.
    • SD 14: 10 delegates.
    • SD 15: 7 delegates.
    • SD 16: 6 delegates.
    • SD 17: 7 delegates.
    • SD 18: 5 delegates.
    • SD 19: 6 delegates.
    • SD 20: 5 delegates.
    • SD 21: 6 delegates.
    • SD 22: 5 delegates.
    • SD 23: 9 delegates.
    • SD 24: 3 delegates.
    • SD 25: 7 delegates.
    • SD 26: 6 delegates.
    • SD 27: 5 delegates.
    • SD 28: 3 delegates.
    • SD 29: 5 delegates.
    • SD 30: 3 delegates.
    • SD 31: 2 delegates.
Tuesday 21 April 2012 Senatorial Conventions
Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
SD 1  5
SD 2  5
SD 3  5
SD 4  5
SD 5  6
SD 6  4
SD 7  5
SD 8  5
SD 9  5
SD 10  7
SD 11  6
SD 12  5
SD 13  9
SD 14  10
SD 15  7
SD 16  6
SD 17  7
SD 18  5
SD 19  6
SD 20  5
SD 21  6
SD 22  5
SD 23  9
SD 24  3
SD 25  7
SD 26  6
SD 27  5
SD 28  3
SD 29  5
SD 30  3
SD 31  2
Delegates  172
 

Participation is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voter registration ends 30 days before the Primary and voters affiliate with the Democratic Party by either voting in the Democratic Primary or signing an affidavit of affiliation.

Tuesday 29 May 2012: The results of the primary have no affect on the allocation of National Convention delegates.

 

Friday 8 June - Saturday 9 June 2012: Tier 3. State Convention. The State Convention will choose the remaining 88 pledged delegates. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

  • 88 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the presidential preference of the delegates at the State Convention as a whole.
    • 57 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 31 Pledged PLEOs

The remaining 27 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 27 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 16 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 9 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 9 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 2 Distinguished Party Leaders (former House Speaker James C. Wright, Jr., former DNC chairman Robert Schwarz "Bob" Strauss).

These 27 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Friday 8 June - Saturday 9 June 2012 State Convention
Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
PLEO  31
At-Large  57
Delegates  88

Notes

HB 318 was filed on 18 November 2010. This bill would move the General Primary and the Presidential Primary from the first Tuesday in March to the first Tuesday in February. The runoff primary would move from the second Tuesday in April to the second Tuesday in March. [Sections 41.007(a), (b), and (c).].

On 17 June 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry (Republican) signed SB 100. The bill changes the partisan runoff from the 2nd Tuesday in April to the 4th Tuesday in May to allow time for overseas ballots to be returned. The date of the General and Presidential primaries, the 1st Tuesday in March, is not changed.

16 December 2011: A 3 judge U.S. District Court panel in San Antonio signed into effect an agreement between the Texas Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Texas setting the 2012 General Primary Election for Tuesday 3 April 2012, the County and Senatorial District Conventions for either 14 April or 21 April, and the Runoff Election for 5 June 2012.

1 March 2012: The San Antonio three-judge panel has ordered the state's primaries to be moved from 25 April to 29 May 2012.


Delegation to the National Convention

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

 
NameResidence
Rebecca AcunaAustin
Katherine AdamsDripping Springs
Ali AghaPlano
Elizabeth M AlexanderKountze
Trista AllenFort Worth
Emma AllenFort Worth
Alma A AllenHouston
Marva AllumsArlington
Monica R AlonzoDallas
Roberto R AlonzoDallas
Carol AlvaradoHouston
Rafael AnchiaDallas
Daniel AnchondoEl Paso
Olliephine B AndersonHolten City
Richard Ray AndersonPlano
Elizabeth Anne AndersonHeath
Keith K AnnisFort Worth
Rebecca ArredondoRichardson
Ray AshMurphy
Juan AyalaDallas
Rich BaileyAustin
Margaret BanalesCorpus Christi
Susan BankstonRichmond
Don BankstonRichmond
Jesus Alejandro BarrientosAustin
Mark BauerColleyville
Tina BentsenHouston
Robert BinderAustin
Lorraine BirabilDallas
Gerald M BirnbergHouston
Bryan BodeCorpus Christi
John BogneyHouston
Woodrow M BonesioRockwall
James "Jim" B BoyntonAustin
Loretta BranchAngleton
Terrill W BrandonMurphy
John Michael BreauxPort Neches
Ernest L BristerHillsboro
Rose L BrooksSan Marcos
Steve BrownMissouri City
Rene BrownMissouri City
Michael J BrownKeller
Lon BurnamFort Worth
Neil BurnsWoodlands
Sharon Cade DavisPalestine
Kevin CadienCypress
Adrienne CadikWoodlands
Alta CaligoneTexas City
John Canales GorczynskiHouston
Carol CappaFort Worth
Marcus CardenasSan Antonio
Julian CastroSan Antonio
Vernesha CatheyGarland
Ernesto CavazosLaredo
Perla CavazosAustin
Charles CaveHouston
Rogelio ChanesEdinburg
Norma ChavezEl Paso
Linda Chavez-ThompsonSan Antonio
Benjamin ChouSugar Land
Yolanda ClayEl Paso
Elgie ClaytonEmory
Daniel Davis ClaytonDallas
Richard CoferAustin
Garnet ColemanHouston
Erica R ContrerasHouston
Jodi Conway SalyersGeorgetown
Brandon CooperLouisville
Dorie CranshawPlano
Marc Kalman CroesKingwood
Henry CuellarLaredo
Claude CummingsAustin
Randy DanielsFort Worth
Ian DavisAustin
Yvonne DavisDesoto
Eli DavisDallas
Melody DawsonRockdale
Rose Marie de HoyosSan Antonio
Veronica de la FuenteHarlingen
David de la FuenteDallas
Edith de la FuenteHarlingen
Joe DeshotelAustin
Joseph D DeshotelBeaumont
Barry R DevoneSan Antonio
Rebecca DialAbilene
Lloyd DoggettAustin
Dawnna DukesAustin
Bobbie DuncanOdessa
Brenda F DunnFort Worth
A.J. DurraniKaty
Serita Renee EdwardsDesoto
Barbara EffenbergerSegiun
Bruce ElfantAustin
Tom ElliotAustin
Fred EllisHouston
Rodney EllisHouston
David A EscamillaAustin
Myrtis O EvansDallas
Amy L EverhartAustin
Marvadene EvesDripping Springs
Chesley Jay "CJ" FarleyHouston
Jessica FarrarHouston
Sabrina FernandezDel Rio
Huey Rey FischerRockport
Brady FisherParis
Marcia FishmanCoppell
Cynthia "Cindy" FlintAustin
Kenneth FlippinAustin
Raphus Foley Jr.Houston
Tiamjon Lee ForbesAustin
Robert FranklinDallas
Trisha FrederickFresno
Noel FreemanHouston
Pete GallegoAlpinr
Mario GallegosGalena Park
Ralph GalvanSan Antonio
Karen GarciaHouston
Kayleigh Rose GarciaEdinburg
Roland GarciaHouston
Sylvia R GarciaHouston
Remi GarzaSan Benito
Willacin V GholstonDallas
Helen GiddingsDallas
Doretha GillMissouri City
George GillMissouri City
Kelli GillVictoria
Jonathan GinsAustin
Dannellia Gladden GreenRound Rock
Alma GonzalesSan Antonio
Charles A GonzalesSan Antonio
Edward GonzalesHouston
Isidro GonzalesOdessa
Maria C GonzalezHouston
Choco Gonzalez MezaSan Antonio
Rachel Goodman YatesLeakey
Linda GoolsbeeAbilene
Palak GosarKaty
Daniel C GraneySan Antonio
Al GreenHouston
Gene GreenHouston
Stephen J GrossHouston
Michael GuerraAlice
Ernestine P GuerreroSan Antonio
Dalinda L GuillenRio Grande City
Ursula A HallHouston
Brian HamonRound Rock
Vincent HardingManor
Tarsha HardyDallas
Linda HarryPearland
Syed HassanArlington
Anastasia Hayes-StockerArlington
Marsha HeadAthens
Homar HernandezSan Antonio
Olga M HernandezSan Antonio
Mildred E HilbrichSan Antonio
Ray C HillTyler
Gilberto HinojosaBrownsville
Ruben HinojosaMcLean
Cynthia HinojosaBrownsville
Jared HockemaHarlingen
Kevin J HoffmanHouston
Alejandro HukillFort Worth
Sarah ImhoffDallas
Maria IsabelHouston
Amina IsmailDallas
Dock Lee Jackson Jr.Bastrop
Shandra JacksonArlington
Sheila Jackson LeeHouston
Tariq JaffreyIrving
Aliyliyah JansmaGrand Prairie
Eddie Bernice JohnsonDallas
Monique L JohnsonHouston
Eric JohnsonDallas
Ruth Jones McClendonSan Antonio
Leo John JordanMesquite
Sarah JoynerAustin
Edward JuarezSan Antonio
Alex KarjekerHouston
Martin KernerHouston
Ramey KoAustin
Cynthia KoehnProsper
Bharati "Bobbi" KommineniAustin
Daniel Joseph LaFaveBelton
E. Jean Laster BooneWaco
Francis "Ken" K LeachGainesville
Vicki LehmeierElgin
Vince LeibowitzMineola
LuAnne LeonardCleburne
Lane LewisHouston
Rosa Denise LewisWilmer
Jacob LimonAustin
Richard LordPasadena
Sue LovellHouston
Eddie Lucio IIIHarlingen
Alan LuckeyHouston
Mary K LuckeyBellaire
Francine LyIrving
Sobia MalikDickinson
Diana G MartinezSan Antonio
Antonio "Tony" MartinezBrownsville
Trey Martinez FischerSan Antonio
Manuela Martinez SalaizSan Antonio
Yvonne Massey DavisAustin
Christina MastersAustin
Glen MaxeyAustin
Mark McCullochAustin
Kelly McDonaldLorena
Travis MerriweatherSan Antonio
Borris L MilesHouston
Johanna MillerAbilene
Frances Kate MitchellRichmond
Becky K MoellerAustin
John R MoffittHouston
Barbara MontgomeryRockwall
Erin MooreDallas
Gloria MorenoHouston
Sofia Moreno CastilloSan Antonio
Celia MorganArlington
Diane MosierHouston
Henry MunozSan Antonio
K.T. MusselmanAustin
Elliott NaishtatAustin
Eddie NanezPflugerville
Omar NarvaezDallas
George NassarLewisville
Vy NguyenHouston
Richard NoriegaHouston
Melissa NoriegaHouston
James NorteyAustin
Allison S O'ConnellAustin
Eli OlivaresMcAllen
Eli OlivarezMcAllen
Juan OrtegaHarlingen
Annise ParkerHouston
Virginia E ParksHouston
John PatrickFriendswood
Deron PattersonSugar Land
Nicole C PeñaPlano
Brian PendletonFort Worth
Justin W PerezAustin
Michelle PerrySpring
John PerrySan Angelo
Maudie PetersDaingerfield
Turquoise PipesAbilene
Akayla PomareFresno
Robin Annette PorterSpring
Yolanda R PrinceFlint
William Brad PritchettHouston
Luci RamirezRound Rock
Sylvia J RamosAustin
Joanna E ReaganBullard
Sabino Pio RenteriaAustin
Silvestre ReyesEl Paso
Marvin A RichHouston
Boyd L RichieGraham
Betty RichieGraham
Deralyn Riles DavisFort Worth
Carolyn RileyHouston
Vera Ann RobertsFort Worth
Chaz Z RodgersLancaster
Jose R RodriguezEl Paso
Paula M RosalesDallas
Sharon A RoseTemple
William RosenbergBelton
Heather Elizabeth RossAustin
Cesar A RoyJacksonville
Robert Cyrus RylandElgin
Rose SalasHouston
Alejandra C SalinasLaredo
Rosanne M ScottAustin
Jennifer ScottWeatherford
Edward ScruggsAustin
Kendall ScudderHuntsville
Matthew SelheimerHouston
Sergio SepulvedaEl Paso
John J SerranoAllen
Mary A SeymoreHouston
Farrukh ShamsiHouston
Johnny SheltonTexas City
Sharon R ShepardGarland
Aftab Ahmad SiddiquiArlington
Rhonda Skillern-JonesHouston
R.C. "Bob" SlagleSherman
Dante SmallSan Antonio
Cheryl Ann SmithGrand Prarie
Carol SmithBulverde
Jan SoiferAustin
Lauren SolizHouston
Jacqueline Soliz-ChapaAustin
Lenora Sorola-PohlmanHouston
Dennis D SpeightAustin
Terri St. ClairRoyse City
Meghan StablerRound Rock
Shawn StevensDallas
Mark StramaAustin
Jeff StraterDallas
Robert StraussDallas
Marvin SuttonArlington
Kay SweatLexington
Ruby TannerLubbock
Darius TerrellAustin
Mary Elizabeth TerryVidor
David R ThomasAustin
Senfronia ThompsonHouston
Kathleen ThompsonGrapevine
Doralee ThrasherAustin
Mini TimmarajuSugar Land
Leslie TisdaleAustin
Mykle TomlinsonAustin
Alberto Torres Jr.Laredo
Andre TreiberSugar Land
Naomi TrejoAustin
Sylvester TurnerHouston
Carlos UrestiSan Antonio
Lupe ValdezDallas
Leticia Van de PutteSan Antonio
William Van Ross Jr.Wills Point
Inga Van WagonerAllen
Carlos VillarealHouston
Anneliese VogelHouston
Vickie VogelLa Grange
Kathy VosslerHouston
Jeanette WalkerEl Paso
Armando L WalleHouston
Tawana Walter-CadienCypress
James C WarkLufkin
Renee Allene WatsonSan Antonio
Kirk WatsonAustin
Lenna WebbDallas
Cecil E Webster Sr.Carmine
Rosalie WeisfeldMcAllen
Joe WellsGrand Prairie
Royce WestDallas
Nathaniel West Sr.Houston
D. Karen WilkersonTyler
Martha WilliamsTerrell
Lee A WilliamsFort Worth
Doris J WilliamsPfluggerville
Donald L WilliamsEl Paso
Sharen WiltshireArlington
Jim WrightFt Worth
Carol WrightKaty
Shondra WygalHouston
Larry YawnRound Rock
Ruth Ybarra WilliamsEl Paso
Navid ZanjaniHouston

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