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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary (only 1 candidate qualified - primary cancelled): Tuesday 6 March 20121
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 12 May - Saturday 19 May 2012
State Convention: Saturday 2 June 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein 106.0  85.48%118.0  95.16%
Uncommitted 18.0  14.52% 
(available)   
Not Announced  6.0   4.84%
Total 124.0 100.00%124.0 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically     Democratic Convention     Virginia Republican    
 
Virginia Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Virginia State and Local Government

 
 

The delegate selection processes herein was updated 9 April 2011 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of 12 May 2011 revised July 14, 2011.

If only one candidates meets the filing requirements, that candidate is declared the winner and the primary will not be held.


   

Virginia does not provide for registration by party. Participation in Virginia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters will publicly declare their Party preference and that preference will be publicly recorded.

Tuesday 6 March 2012: 106 of 124 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Virginia 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.

  • 69 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 11 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 6
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 8
    • CD 4: 6
    • CD 5: 6
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 7
    • CD 8: 8
    • CD 9: 4
    • CD 10: 7
    • CD 11: 7
  • In addition, 37 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide.
    • 23 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 14 Pledged PLEOs

The results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 primary are also used to allocate 2,000 district delegates elected at county and city caucuses held on 21, 23, or 28 April 2012. These 2,000 district delegates will attend the congressional district conventions and the State Convention.

All delegates shall in good conscience reflect the sentiments of the presidential candidate to whom they are pledged in that candidate's caucus on the first ballot at the district convention and again at the State Convention.

District and State Convention delegates who do not form a candidate caucus that that reaches a 15% threshold at the district or state level may join another candidate caucus and pledge to that candidate. After joining another candidate caucus, however, the delegates shall remain committed to that candidate throughout the process.

24 December 2011: Since only one candidate met the filing requirements, that candidate, President Barack Hussein Obama, is declared the winner and the primary will not be held. President Obama receives the 106 pledged delegates.

 

Saturday 12 May - Saturday 19 May 2012: Congressional District Conventions meet. National Convention District Level delegates are selected during the Saturday 12 or 19 May District Conventions according to the results of the Primary.

 

Saturday 2 June 2012: The Virginia State Democratic Convention convenes.

The State Convention elects the pledged PLEO and at-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 18 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 18 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 11 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 5 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 3 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 2 Distinguished Party Leaders (former DNC Chairman Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe).

These 18 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Notes:

On 10 January 2011, Virginia Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan (Democratic) introduced HB 1667 Presidential primaries. The Bill moves the presidential primary date from the 2nd Tuesday in February to the 1st Tuesday in March and retains the 1st Tuesday in March as the primary date before the May general election. The bill also reduces the petition requirement for presidential candidates from 10,000 to 5,000 signatures.
4 February 2011: House: Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB1843-Cole) by voice vote.

On 11 January 2011, Virginia Delegate Mark L. Cole (Republican) introduced HB 1843. The Bill moves the presidential primary date from the 2nd Tuesday in February to the 1st Tuesday in March. The bill retains the first Tuesday in March as the primary date before the May general election. The Senate version of the bill is SB 1246.
8 February 2011: Passed state House in a block vote (99-Y 0-N).
18 February 2011: Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N).
25 March 2011: Approved by Governor-Chapter 570. Effective 1 July 2011.

On 12 January 2011, Virginia Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel (Republican) introduced SB1246 Presidential primary. The Bill Moves the presidential primary date from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March. The bill retains the first Tuesday in March as the primary date before the May general election.


Delegation to the National Convention

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

 
NameResidence
Julie AgarwalArlington
Lashrecse AirdPetersburg
Kenny AlexanderNorfolk
Karen AllamStafford
Stephen AmesAshburn
Toora ArsalaCentreville
Mamye BacoteNewport News
Jay BandhariDunn Loring
Robert BaxterNortfolk
John BellVirginia Beach
Lillie Louise Boone LucasPortsmouth
Jon BowerbankRosedale
David BowersRoanoke
Harold BoydCulpeper
Sandra BrandtVirginia Beach
Tristan BreauxNorfolk
Catherine BrillhartBristol
Bob BrinkArlington
Marc BroklawskiFredericksburg
Linda BrooksNewport News
Lera BrownAnnandale
Jennifer BrownCharlottesville
Steve BunnAlexandria
George BurkeFalls Church
Linda ByrneOakton
Mark CannadyLorton
Allison ChinLeesburg
Rose ChuFalls Church
Tina ClayLorettsville
Steven CochranBlacksburg
Victoria CochranBlacksburg
Elizabeth CollFalls Church
Audrey CollinsChesapeake
Keyanna ConnerHenrico
Gerald ConnollyFairfax
Donna CorbettRound Hill
Doris Crouse-MaysVinton
Rosalyn DancePetersburg
Carlton (Ray) DavenportGlen Allen
Dan DavisArlington
Hanh DenistonColonial Heights
Christopher DumlerScottsville
Barbara EasterlingWashington
Adam EbbinAlexandria
Bill EuilleAlexandria
Eileen Filler-CornSpringfield
Tyra FitchVirginia Beach
Richard A FowlerAlexandria
Thomas FrancisNorth Chesterfield
Terry FryeBristol
Matthew GabrieleBlacksburg
Leni GonzalezArlington
Robert HaleyReston
Lauren HallArlington
David HardinMidlothian
Ed HarlowBristol
Scott Blake HarrisWashington
Evelyn HarrisNorth Chesterfield
Cliff Hayes Jr.Chesapeake
Alexis HermanMcLean
Alexis HermanMcLean
Charniele HerringAlexandria
Linh HoangFairfax
Margo HornerArlington
Fred HudsonFree Union
Charlie JacksonBroadlands
Eucharia "Ukay" JacksonRichmond
Mathew JamesPortsmouth
Monte JohnsonAshburn
Grindly JohnsonRichmond
Susan Johnston RowlandChesapeake
Dwight JonesRichmond
Tim KaineRichmond
Barbara KanninenArlington
Gaylene KanoytonHampton
Mark KeamVienna
Mark KeamVienna
Sandra J KlassenReston
Lovely LallLeesburg
John LamieAbingdon
Victor LanghorneNewport News
Suchada "Sue" LangleyVienna
Babur LateefManassas
Dawn M LawsonSpringfield
Sherman LeaRoanoke
Virginia "Ginny" Lehner PetersAlexandria
Yvonne LeonardVirginia Beach
Frank LeoneArlington
Dan LloydSterling
Mamie LockeHampton
Suzanne LongLeon
Alfonso LopezArlington
Sienna LotenbergArlington
Juanita LuizAlexandria
Kip MalinoskyArlington
Catherine MaloneyChase City
Maureen MarkhamArlington
Henry Marsh IIIRichmond
Terry McAuliffeMcLean
Jennifer McClellanRichmond
Jennifer McClellanRichmond
Joel McDonaldVirginia Beach
Don McEachinRichmond
Randolph MenefeeChesapeake
David MidkiffChesapeake
Paula MillerNorfolk
Yvonne MillerNorfolk
Cyline MontgomeryLawrenceville
Brian MoranAlexandria
James MoranMcLean
Sam MosleyLynchburg
Patrick MulloyAlexandria
Cynthia NeffCharlottesville
William NeyHarrisonburg
Hung NguyenFairfax
James NixCharlottesville
Peter OwenArlington
Janet PayneFredericksburg
Terry PayneFredericksburg
Mame ReileyAlexandria
Daniel RichardsonHarrisonburg
Christian RickersKenbridge
Rachel RifkindAnnandale
Alex RodriguezAnnandale
Jeffrey Robert RosnerLynchburg
Matthew RoweBowling Green
Vivian Sanchez-JonesRoanoke
Isaac SarverDublin
Keith ScarboroughWoodbridge
Karen SchultzWinchester
EJ ScottManassas
Robert "Bobby" C ScottNewport News
Aviva Shapiro-FryeBristol
Kathy ShupeSterling
Matt SkeensCoeburn
Lionell Spruill Sr.Chesapeake
Sharon StarkFairfax Station
Scott SurovellAlexandria
Susan SweckerRichmond
Luke TorianWoodbridge
Edmond TurnerRichmond
Edith TurnerCobbs Creek
Greg TurpinVirginia Beach
Shannon ValentineLynchburg
Margi VanderhyeMcLean
Yvonne WalkerAshland
Molly WardHampton
Lue WardSuffolk
Jeion WardHampton
Mark WarnerAlexandria
Jim WebbFalls Church
Chrisi Marie WestAlexandria
Gary WestNewport News
Linda WestNewport News
Anita WhiteBristow
Patricia White-BoydRoanoke
Monica WileyRichmond
Jan WilsonLeesburg
Renalda Pamela YeungStafford
Michael T YorkHampton
Cheryl ZandoHenrico

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