NOTE: The "soft" delegate count is this website's estimate of the potential delegate support for each contender based on key delegate selection events already held and is subject to change as we get closer to the National Conventions; the "hard" count is the tabulation of delegates already formally pledged or bound by law and/or Party rules.
- It's often been said that the next election begins as soon as the newly-elected person is sworn into office, so I guess that means it's high time we all think about Election 2016!
WHY ARE THEY ALL HERE, ANYWAY?
- An historical analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties.
Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process
- Presidential Primary Types include
the Delegate Selection Primary, Advisory Primary, Winner-Take-All Primary,
Proportional Primary, Democratic National Convention Proportional Primary
Threshold Rules, Bonus Primary, Loophole Primary, and Caucus/Convention.
- Voter Eligibility for the Closed, Open,
and Modified Open Primary or Caucus.
- Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary
Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
- State by State coverage. Includes the Delegate Selection Process, delegate allocation, delegate counts, popular vote, primary and caucus dates, primary types, voter eligibility, poll closing times.
Details of Delegate Allocation
- 17 March 2013: On "Face the Nation", RNC Chairman Reice Priebus states "I believe that our primary process is way too long .... I'm calling for a convention in June or July."
Commission on Presidential Debates
47th Democratic National Convention
- Monday 25 July through Thursday 28 July 2016 (announced 23 January 2015)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (announced 12 February 2015)
The 2016 Democratic National Convention (official site)
41st Republican National Convention
- Monday 18 through Thursday 21 July 2016 (announced 14 January 2015)
Cleveland, Ohio (announced 8 July 2014, confirmed by the full RNC 8 August 2014)
Under a "gentleman's agreement" in force since the 1940s, the Republicans (as the "out" Party re: the White House) will be hold their National Convention first.
American Independent Party
On 13 August 2016, the American Independent Party nominated Donald John Trump, Sr. for President and Michael R. "Mike" Pence for Vice President. The convention was held in Sacramento, California.
American Freedom Party
- On 26 July 2015, the American Freedom Party executive board selected Robert Whitaker of Columbia, South Carolina as their Presidential nominee. The Vice Presidential candidate is Tom Bowie.
The Boston Tea Party
Constitution Party National Convention
- Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 April 2016.
- Salt Lake City, Utah (announced 20 July 2015)
Constitution Party nominates Darrell Castle for President and Scott Bradley for Vice President.
Voting for the 2016 Constitution Party Presidential nomination: Darrell Castle of Tennessee 184, Scott Copeland of Texas 103.5, Tom Hoefling of Iowa 19, J. R. Myers of Alaska 9, Daniel Cummings of Wyoming 9, Don Grundmann of California 6, John Diamond of Pennsylvania 5, Jeremy Friedbaum of Utah 4, absention 2 (Nevada 1, South Dakota 0.5). Total 341.
States voting: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,.South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
21 states did not send delegates to the convention: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The Vice-presidential nominee, Scott Bradley of Utah, was nominated by voice vote with no opposition.
Green Party National Convention
- Thursday 4 through Sunday 7 August 2016
- Houston, Texas
The Green Party nominates Jill E. Stein (of Massachusetts) for President and Ajamu Baraka (of Washington, D.C.) for Vice President.
6 August 2016 Roll call vote:
Jill E. Stein 233.5 (81.64%),
William P. "Bill" Kreml 18.25 (6.38%),
Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry 14.5 (5.07%),
Kent Philip Mesplay 7.5 (2.62%),
Elijah D. Manley 3.25 (1.14%),
Darryl Cherney 8.5 (2.97%),
No candidate 0.5 (0.17%).
Libertarian Party National Convention
- Thursday 26 through Monday 30 May 2016
- Orlando, Florida
The Libertarian Party nominates Gary Johnson for President and William Weld for Vice President.
29 May 2016: Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson won the Libertarian nomination for President at the party's convention in Orlando Florida on the 2nd ballot.
1st Ballot: Gary Johnson 458 (49.5%),
Austin Petersen 197 (21.3%),
John McAfee 131 (14.2%),
Darryl Perry 63 (6.8%),
Marc Allen Feldman 58 (6.3%),
Kevin McCormick 9 (1.0%),
None of the above 5 (0.5%),
Ron Paul (Write-in) 1 (0.1%),
Vermin Supreme (Write-in) 1 (0.1%),
Heidi Zemen (Write-in) 1 (0.1%),
Derrick Grayson (Write-in) 1 (0.1%),
Totals 925 (100%).
No candidate achieved the majority on the first ballot. McCormick, the lowest vote getter, will be excluded from the 2nd ballot.
2nd Ballot: Gary Johnson 518 (56%),
Austin Petersen 203 (21.9%),
John McAfee 131 (14.2%),
Darryl Perry 52 (5.6%),
Marc Allen Feldman 18 (1.9%),
Others 3 (0.3%),
Totals 925 (100%).
Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William Weld won the Libertarian Party's Vice Presidential nomination on the 2nd ballot.
William Weld 426 (49.02%),
Larry Sharpe 264 (30.38%),
William Coley 93 (10.70%),
Derrick Grayson 48 (5.52%),
Alicia Dearn 29 (3.34%),
None of the above 6 (0.69%),
Daniel Hogan (Write-in) 1 (0.12%),
Austin Petersen (Write-in) 1 (0.12%),
Gary Johnson (Write-in) 1 (0.12%),
Totals 869 (100%).
No candidate achieved the majority on the first ballot. Dearn, the lowest vote getter, will be excluded from the 2nd ballot. Dearn endorsed Weld. Coley and Grayson withdrew their names and endorsed Sharpe. Due to the Grayson's late withdrawal, his name remains on the ballot.
William Weld 441 (50.57%),
Larry Sharpe 409 (46.90%),
None of the above 12 (1.38%),
Derrick Grayson 9 (1.03%),
Mark Stewart (Write-in) 1 (0.12%),
Totals 872 (100%).
Peace & Freedom Party
- 12-14 August 2016
- Sacramento, Calfornia
On 13 August 2016, the Peace & Freedom Party of California nominated Gloria Estela La Riva for President. The vote was Gloria Estela La Riva 58, Monica Gail Moorehead 12, Jill E. Stein 9, and Lynn Sandra Kahn 1.
- 31 July 2015: Via a conference call, the Prohibition Party nominated Jim Hedges of Pennsylvania for President and Bill Bayes of Mississippi for Vice-President.
Reform Party USA National Convention
- 29-31 July 2016 (announced 20 January 2016).
- Bohemia, New York.
- Declared candidates for Presidential are Ken Cross, Rocky De La Fuente, Lynn Kahn, and Darcy Richardson. On 30 July, the Reform Party's national convention voted to postpone their Presidential nominaton until 8 August 2016.
- On 9 August 2016, the Reform Party National Committee announced that Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente of California received the party's Presidential nomination and Michael Alan Steinberg of Florida the Vice Presidential nomination.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation
- liberationnews.org - Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation
- (announced 24 July 2015)
The Party for Socialism and Liberation nominated Gloria La Riva of San Francisco, California for President and Eugene Puryear of Washington, DC for Vice-President.
The Socialist Equality Party
- Socialist Equality Party announces presidential campaign
- 22 April 2016: The Socialist Equality Party nominated Jerry White of Mighican for President and Niles Niemuth of Wisconsin for Vice-President.
The Socialist Party of the United States
- National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October 2015 (announced circa 7 August 2015)
- On 17 October 2015, the Socialist Party nominated Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik of California for President and Angela Nicole Walker of Wisconsin for Vice-President.
The Socialist Workers Party
- On 12 February 2016, the The Socialist Workers Party nominated Alyson Kennedy of Illinois for President and Osborne Hart of Pennsylvania for Vice-President.
The United Citizens Party of South Carolina
Unity Party of America National Convention
- On 15 August 2015, the Veterans Party nominated Chris Keniston of Texas for President and Deacon Taylor of Colorado for Vice President. Circa 55 individuals attended the meeting.