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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 April 20121
County Caucuses: Sunday 15 April 2012
Congressional District Caucuses: Sunday 6 May 2012
Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention: Friday 8 June 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein293,029  98.20%100.0  90.09%111.0 100.00%
Uninstructed5,385   1.80%  
Uncommitted 11.0   9.91% 
(available)   
Total298,414 100.00%111.0 100.00%111.0 100.00%

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Wisconsin Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Wisconsin State and Local Government

 
 

The delegate selection processes herein was updated 30 March 2012 per the Delegate Selection Plan as of November 2011.

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

Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.


3 April 2012 results from AP and AP President by CD.
Results from USA Today (includes results by CD).


   

Wisconsin does not require voter registration by party and voters can register to vote at the polls on election day. Voters may cast a ballot for one party only.

Tuesday 3 April 2012: 100 of 111 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Wisconsin 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.

  • 66 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 8 congressional districts. (numbers as of 31 March 2012)
    • CD 1: 7
    • CD 2: 12
    • CD 3: 8
    • CD 4: 10
    • CD 5: 6
    • CD 6: 7
    • CD 7: 8
    • CD 8: 8
  • In addition, 34 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 22 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 12 Pledged PLEOs
Tuesday 3 April 2012 Primary
ContestObamaUninstructed
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD130,68930,109730,1097.0007580  
CD254,44253,7411253,74112.00012701  
CD333,11432,327832,3278.0008787  
CD454,32354,0971054,09710.00010226  
CD519,29218,936618,9366.0006356  
CD629,86429,262729,2627.0007602  
CD732,32031,296831,2968.00081,024  
CD829,10428,287828,2878.0008817  
PLEO283,148278,05512278,05512.000125,093  
At-Large283,148278,05522278,05522.000225,093  
Delegates  100  100   
 

Sunday 15 April 2012: County Caucuses. The first tier caucuses are held at the County or Assembly District level. These caucuses elect delegates to the second tier Congressional District caucuses.

 

Sunday 6 May 2012: Congressional District Caucuses - second tier. National Convention District-level delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

 

Friday 8 June 2012: Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention.

Prior to the State Convention, the Administrative Committee meets to elected National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 11 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 11 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 3 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 11 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Notes

Note: The Wisconsin 2012 National Convention Delegate Plan calls for a 3 April 2012 Presidential Primary. However, according to code WI Statute 5.02(22) the Presidential Primary is to be held in February.

5.02(22) "Spring primary" means the primary held on the 3rd Tuesday in February ... and to express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party ....

The state's Spring primary is to be held on 21 February 2012 and the state's Spring election is to be held on 3 April 2012. As of 1 May 2011, the Wisconsin Democratic Party is working with the state's legislative leadership to introduce a bill to move the Presidential Primary to the 3 April 2012 Spring election.

On 27 May 2011, AB 162 was introduced by state Representative Gary Tauchen (Republican) and cosponsored by state Representative Mary Lazich (Republican). The bill would move both the Presidential Primary and Spring election from the 3rd Tuesday in February to the 1st Tuesday in April. Companion bill, SB 115 was introduced on 1 June 2011 by Senator Mary Lazich (Republican).

On 30 September 2011, Governor Scott Walker signed SB 115 into law. The bill changes the date of the presidential preference primary from the 3rd Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in April.


Delegation to the National Convention

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

 
NameResidence
Abdulhamid AliWhitefish Bay
Margaret "Meg" AndrietschRacine
Janan Atta-NajeebMequon
Laurene BachWaunakee
Tammy BaldwinMadison
Peter BarcaKenosha
Tom BarrettMilwaukee
Jill BillingsLa Crosse
Leah V BloughKenosha
David BoetcherWaunakee
Milton Bond Jr.Milwaukee
Zach BowmanMilstadt
Miriam E Briggs-MuhammadMadison
C. Michelle BryantMilwaukee
Veronica "Vicki" BurkeOnalaska
Jacqueline BurkeBeaver Dam
Sachin ChhedaMilwaukee
Heather ColburnGreen Bay
Danny B ColeAbrams
Nelson CoxAppleton
Barbara DearthBlanchardville
John DickertRacine
Colin DonovanCambridge
Jim DoyleVerona
Lashell DrakeBrown Deer
Jon ErpenbachMiddleton
Kathleen FalkMadison
Cassi FeniliMadison
Stephanie FindleyMilwaukee
Marvin FinendaleSuperior
Luke FuszardMiddleton
Janet GanongCudahy
Brenda GauthierNeopit
Jennifer R GieddBeaver Dam
Evan GiesmannMadison
Michael J GoebelKenosha
Jeffrey C HallOshkosh
Regina HarmonGlendale
Gary B HawleyStevens Point
Zachary HendersonSun Prairie
Stacey HerzingMilwaukee
Roland HicksEau Claire
Gordon HintzOshkosh
Ellen M HollyElkhorn
Frances Huntley-CooperFitchburg
Harold JacksonLac du Flambeau
Ann S JacobsMilwaukee
Jennifer JohnsonMadison
Jeff JohnsonWausau
Joan KaedingOshkosh
Lori E KiefMadison
Ron KindLa Crosse
Thomas M KitchenFond du Lac
Barb KnutsonMadison
Herbert KohlMilwaukee
Kevin KopplinWatertown
Paul KruseOnalaska
Beau LiegeoisGreen Bay
Vanessa L LlanasMilwaukee
Dick LoeperMadison
Joyce LohrMarathon
Martha M LoveMilwaukee
Joe LowndesMadison
Gerard MaciejewskiGlendale
John MagninoMadison
David MarstellarMilwaukee
Arvina MartinMadison
Terrell MartinMilwaukee
Craig MastantuonoMilwaukee
Devon Thomas McGuire CookMadison
Joel McNallyMilwaukee
Diana MillerMadison
John W MillerFitchburg
Robert MillerAlma
Dorothy J MillerMosinee
Mark MillerMonona
Bill MilzMarinette
Mahlon MitchellFitchburg
Bridget MoenCedarburg
Gwen MooreMilwaukee
Larry NelsonWaukesha
Bethany OrdazMadison
Marlene OttGreendale
Victor OuimetteMercer
Candice OwleyMilwaukee
Dian PalmerBrookfield
Connie Palmer SmalleyMadison
Erik PaulsonMadison
Tess PawlischMadison
Jeff PertlMadison
Patti Phillbrick-LinzmeyerGreen Bay
Matthew PichlerColgate
Martha PincusFox Point
Mark PocanMadison
Beth PrammeRacine
Jason RaeMilwaukee
Gloria ReyesMadison
Kaeleen RingbergAshland
Michael RosenMilwaukee
Leila SaharPewaukee
David L SartoriCudahy
Kevin SchanningIron River
Nancy M SchleisGreen Bay
Melissa SchroederMerrill
Amy SchwabaMarinette
Frank ShanskyWauwafosa
Jamie D ShinerGreen Bay
Thelma A SiasMilwaukee
Tom SieberGreen Bay
Erin SievertWaterloo
Danine SpencerRhinelander
Christopher StanleyFond du Lac
John StrasserMadison
Mary StricklandMadison
Andy SuchorskiFranklin
Mike TateMadison
Lena C TaylorMilwaukee
Teresa Thomas-BoydMilwaukee
Primitivo TorresMilwaukee
Scott TyreMadison
Mary Urbina-McCarthyMilwaukee
Susan Van SicklenDodgeville
Dana WachsEau Claire
Diane WelshMadison
Robert WelshWauzeka
Kelly WestlundAshland
Judith WillinkAugusta
Margaret WoodLa Crosse
JoCasta ZamarripaMilwaukee
Paula ZellnerPorterfield
Robert ZerbanKenosha

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
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  Greater Milwaukee Today
  Green Bay News-Chronicle
  Green Bay Press-Gazette
  Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee
  LaCrosse Tribune
  Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire
  Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
  Oshkosh Northwestern
  Politics1.com - Wisconsin
  Right Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  Sheboygan-Press
  The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal - Madison
  The Chippewa Herald
  The Daily Press - Ashland
  The Janesville Gazette
  The Journal Times - Racine
  The Wheeler Report - Madison
  Watertown Daily Times
  Wausau Daily Herald
  WISC TV - IBS - Madison
  Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison
  Wisconsin Vote - University of Wisconsin
  Wisinfo
  WisPolitics.com
  WKOW TV - ABC - Madison

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

 


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