The Green Papers
Democratic Detailed Delegate Allocation - 2016


References: Delegate Selection Rules for the 2016 Democratic National Convention and Call for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Primary Calendar

Delegate selection primaries, caucuses, and conventions will begin on the first Tuesday in March (1 March 2016 [Rule 11A]) and end on the second Tuesday in June (14 June 2016 [Rule 11A]). States are required to complete their process by Saturday 25 June 2016 [Call Article III]. However,

  • Iowa can schedule its first tier caucuses 29 days before the window (Monday 1 February 2016 [Rule 11A]),
  • New Hampshire can hold its primary 21 days before the window (Tuesday 9 February 2016 [Rule 11A]),
  • Nevada can schedule its first tier caucuses 10 days before the window (Saturday 20 February 2016 [Rule 11A]), and
  • South Carolina can hold its primary 3 days before the window (Saturday 27 February 2016 [Rule 11A]).

A table listing the start date for each state is found here.

Delegate Allocation Overview

The pledged delegate "base" allocation is determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2004, 2008, and 2012; and the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on the 2000 census (for 2004 and 2008) and the 2010 census (for 2012). Jurisdictions beginning their process later in the cycle and neighboring states that concurrently begin their process (aka "clustering") receive bonus delegates.

The unpledged PLEO Democratic Delegates consist of Democratic Governors (and the Mayor of DC), Democratic U.S. House members, Democratic U.S. Senators (and the Statehood Senators of DC); DNC members; and distinguished party leaders (current and former Democratic Presidents, Democratic leadership of the U.S. House and Senate, and Chairpersons of the DNC).

[Reference: 2016 Call for the Democratic National Convention: I. F through H.]

Elections, appointments, and deaths from now until the 2016 convention roll call will keep the unpledged delegate count in flux.

Click here to skip to the current allocation.


Computation of (intermediate) Base Votes
for Jurisdictions with Electoral Votes

The rules of the Democratic National Convention call for the following formula to be used in determining the allocation of delegate votes to each jurisdiction sending a delegation to the Convention.

Each jurisdiction with electoral votes is assigned a number of Base (delegate) votes based on an "Allocation Factor" multiplied by 3,200 [Call Rule I.B.] arrived at through a calculation involving the following factors:

  1. State's Democratic Vote (SDV): The jurisdiction's popular vote for the Democratic candidate for President in the last three Presidential Elections (2004, 2008, and 2012). Source: The vote totals for 2004 and 2008 below were obtained from FEC.gov on 24 November 2010. The vote totals for 2012 were taken from The Green Papers 2012 General Election Presidential Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party on 17 January 2013.
  2. Total Democratic Vote (TDV): The total popular vote for the Democratic candidate for President in the last three Presidential Elections (2004, 2008, and 2012).
  3. The state's Electoral Vote (SEV) averaged over the last three Presidential Elections (2004, 2008, and 2012).
  4. The total Electoral Vote of all jurisdictions (538).

The formula for determining a jurisdiction's Allocation Factor is:

Allocation Factor = ˝ × ( ( SDV ÷ TDV ) + ( SEV ÷ 538 ) )

The number of Base votes assigned to a state is Allocation Factor × 3,200 rounded to the nearest whole number (fractions 0.5 and above are rounded up).

To summarize, half of a jurisdiction's base vote is determined by the number of Presidential Electors assigned to that state and half are computed by the number of people who voted for the Democratic Presidential candidate in the last three elections.

[Reference: 2016 Call for the Democratic National Convention: I. A through F.]


Assignments of (intermediate) Base Votes
for Jurisdictions without Electoral Votes

Jurisdictions without Electoral votes receive the following:

  • American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands are each assigned 6 at-large delegate votes.
  • Democrats Abroad is assigned 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegate votes.
  • Northern Marianas has 0 base delegate votes.
  • Puerto Rico is assigned 44 Base Votes.

[Reference: 2016 Call for the Democratic National Convention: I. E.]


Computation of Bonus Base Votes

Bonus Base votes for 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 35% awards are computed by multiplying the Base votes × 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, and 0.35 respectively then rounding to the nearest whole number (fractions 0.5 and above are rounded up).

 

Computation of Allocation Factor and (Intermediate) Base Votes

Some of our base delegate base votes ("TGP Base Votes") are different from those produced by the DNC ("DNC Base Votes"). The differences are noted by a strike through.

State2004200820122004 +
2008 +
2012 SDV
SDV÷TDV(2004 +
2008 +
2012
SEV) ÷ 3
SEV÷538Allocation
Factor
TGP
Base
Votes
DNC
Base
Votes
Bonus Base Votes
SDVSEVSDVSEVSDVSEV10%15%20%25%35%
Alaska111,0253123,5943122,6403357,2590.0018393.000000.0055760.003707121212234
Alabama693,9339813,4799795,69692,303,1080.0118549.000000.0167290.01429146465791216
Arkansas469,9536422,3106394,40961,286,6720.0066226.000000.0111520.0088872828346710
Arizona893,524101,034,707101,025,232112,953,4630.01520110.333330.0192070.017204555769111420
California6,745,485558,274,473557,854,2855522,874,2430.11773055.000000.1022300.10998035235235537088123
Colorado1,001,73291,288,63391,322,99893,613,3630.0185979.000000.0167290.017663575769111420
Connecticut857,4887997,7727905,08372,760,3430.0142077.000000.0130110.01360944444791115
District of Columbia202,9703245,8003267,0703715,8400.0036843.000000.0055760.004630151522345
Delaware200,1523255,4593242,5843698,1950.0035933.000000.0055760.004585151522345
Florida3,583,544274,282,074274,237,7562912,103,3740.06229427.666670.0514250.0568591821861928374765
Georgia1,366,149151,844,123151,773,827164,984,0990.02565215.333330.0285010.0270768789913182231
Hawaii231,7084325,8714306,6584864,2370.0044484.000000.0074350.005942191923457
Iowa741,8987828,9407822,54462,393,3820.0123186.666670.0123920.01235540384681013
Idaho181,0984236,4404212,7874630,3250.0032444.000000.0074350.005340171723346
Illinois2,891,550213,419,348213,019,512209,330,4100.04802220.666670.0384140.0432181381361420273448
Indiana969,011111,374,039111,152,887113,495,9370.01799311.000000.0204460.019220626269121622
Kansas434,9936514,7656440,72661,390,4840.0071576.000000.0111520.0091542929346710
Kentucky712,7338751,9858679,37082,144,0880.0110358.000000.0148700.01295341414681014
Louisiana820,2999782,9899809,14182,412,4290.0124168.666670.0161090.01426346444791115
Massachusetts1,803,800121,904,097121,921,290115,629,1870.02897211.666670.0216850.0253298179812162028
Maryland1,334,493101,629,467101,677,844104,641,8040.02389110.000000.0185870.0212396868710141724
Maine396,8424421,9234401,30641,220,0710.0062794.000000.0074350.006857222223468
Michigan2,479,183172,872,579172,564,569167,916,3310.04074416.666670.0309790.0358611151131117232840
Minnesota1,445,014101,573,354101,546,167104,564,5350.02349310.000000.0185870.0210406767710131723
Missouri1,259,171111,441,911111,223,796103,924,8780.02020110.666670.0198270.020014646269121622
Mississippi458,0946554,6626562,94961,575,7050.0081106.000000.0111520.0096313131356811
Montana173,7103231,6673201,8393607,2160.0031253.000000.0055760.004351141412345
North Carolina1,525,849152,142,651152,178,391155,846,8910.03009315.000000.0278810.0289879393914192333
North Dakota111,0523141,2783124,8273377,1570.0019413.000000.0055760.003759121212234
Nebraska254,3285333,3195302,0815889,7280.0045795.000000.0092940.006936222223468
New Hampshire340,5114384,8264369,56141,094,8980.0056354.000000.0074350.006535212123457
New Jersey1,911,430152,215,422152,125,101146,251,9530.03217814.666670.0272610.0297209593914192333
New Mexico370,9425472,4225415,33551,258,6990.0064785.000000.0092940.007886252534569
Nevada397,1905533,7365531,37361,462,2990.0075265.333330.0099130.0087202830356811
New York4,314,280314,804,945314,337,6222913,456,8470.06926030.333330.0563820.0628212011972030394969
Ohio2,741,167202,940,044202,827,710188,508,9210.04379419.333330.0359360.0398651281241219253143
Oklahoma503,9667502,4967443,54771,450,0090.0074637.000000.0130110.0102373333357812
Oregon943,16371,037,2917970,48872,950,9420.0151887.000000.0130110.01410045455791116
Pennsylvania2,938,095213,276,363212,990,274209,204,7320.04737520.666670.0384140.0428951371351420273447
Rhode Island259,7654296,5714279,6774836,0130.0043034.000000.0074350.005869191923457
South Carolina661,6998862,4498865,94192,390,0890.0123018.333330.0154890.01389544465791216
South Dakota149,2443170,9243145,0393465,2070.0023943.000000.0055760.003985131312335
Tennessee1,036,477111,087,43711960,709113,084,6230.01587611.000000.0204460.018161585869121520
Texas2,832,704343,528,633343,308,124389,669,4610.04976735.333330.0656750.0577211851931929394868
Utah241,1995327,6705251,8136820,6820.0042245.333330.0099130.007069232534569
Virginia1,454,742131,959,532131,971,820135,386,0940.02772113.000000.0241640.0259428383812172129
Vermont184,0673219,2623199,2393602,5680.0031013.000000.0055760.004339141412345
Washington1,510,201111,750,848111,755,396125,016,4450.02581911.333330.0210660.0234427577812151927
Wisconsin1,489,504101,677,211101,620,985104,787,7000.02464110.000000.0185870.0216146969710141724
West Virginia326,5415303,8575238,2695868,6670.0044715.000000.0092940.006882222223468
Wyoming70,776382,868369,2863222,9300.0011473.000000.0055760.003362111112234
Electoral Vote
Sub Total
59,028,44453869,498,51653865,767,573538194,294,5331.0000005381.0000002.0000003,2033,2033224836408051,124
 
Jurisdictions without electoral votes.
State2004200820122004 +
2008 +
2012 SDV
SDV÷TDV(2004 +
2008 +
2012
SEV) ÷ 3
SEV÷538Allocation
Factor
TGP
Base
Votes
DNC
Base
Votes
Bonus Base Votes
SDVSEVSDVSEVSDVSEV10%15%20%25%35%
American SamoaAmerican Samoa has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Democrats AbroadDemocrats Abroad has 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegate votes.121212234
GuamGuam has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Northern MarianasNorthern Marianas has 6 pledged and 5 unpledged (DNC member) delegate votes.6611122
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico has 44 base votes.44444791115
UnassignedUnassigned has no pledged and a discretionary number of unpledged delegate votes as determined by the party leadership.0000000
Virgin IslandsThe Virgin Islands has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Non Electoral Vote
Sub Total
           8080913152227
 
Grand Total           3,2833,2833314966558271,151
 
 

Computation of Delegate Votes

The 50 States and Puerto Rico are allocated District, At-Large, and PLEO delegates as follows:

  • At-Large Delegate Votes = Base Votes × 0.25. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.) [Reference: 2106 Delegate Selection Rules for the Democratic National Convention: Rule 8. C.]
  • District Delegate Votes = Base Votes - At-Large Delegate Votes. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.) [Reference: 2016 Delegate Selection Rules for the Democratic National Convention: Rule 8. C.]
  • The number of District delegates plus the number of At-Large delegates must equal the Base. In most states, the rounding favors the statewide At-Large allocation. Differences are noted under each state's listing.
  • PLEO Delegate Votes = Base Votes × 0.15. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.) [Call I. D.]

American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands are allocated 6 At-Large Delegate Votes. [Call I. E.]

Puerto Rico is directly allocated 44 base delegate votes. [Call I. E.]

Democrats Abroad is directly allocated 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegates. [Call I. E.]

Bonus delegate votes are awarded as pledged District and At-Large Delegate Votes.


Bonus Allocation

Bonus delegates are awarded to

  • Jurisdictions holding their First Determining Step (start their delegate allocation process) later in the cycle and
  • Neighboring jurisdictions who concurrently begin their process, a.k.a. clustering.

The bonus is awarded as a percentage of the pledged delegate base allocation in additional district and at-large delegates. The bonus does NOT apply to unpledged delegates.

The Presidential nomination cycle is divided into several stages:

  • The pre-window begins with Iowa (no earlier than 1 February 2016 [Rule 11A]), New Hampshire (no earlier than 9 February 2016 [Rule 11A]), Nevada (no earlier than 20 February 2016 [Rule 11A]), and South Carolina (no earlier than 27 February 2016 [Rule 11A]).
  • Stage I begins on 1 March 2016 [Rule 11A.] and runs through 31 March [Call Article C.1.]. No "late start" bonuses are associated with these dates.
  • Stage II runs from 1 through 30 April 2016 [Call Article C.1.]. States beginning their process during this period receive a 10% bonus to the base allocation split between the district and at-large delegates [Call Article C.2.a.].
  • Stage III runs from 1 May through 14 June 2016 [Call Article C.1.]. States beginning their process during this period receive a 20% bonus to the base allocation split between the district and at-large delegates [Call Article C.2.a.].
  • Beginning on the 4th Tuesday in March, Tuesday 22 March 2016 [Call Article C.2.c.], a 15% bonus to the base delegate allocation is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date. For jurisdictions with electoral votes, Puerto Rico, and Democrats Abroad, the bonus is applied as district and At-large delegates. For American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands the bonus is applied as At-Large delegates since these jurisdictions have no district delegates. [Article I.C.2.b.i]
    • Maine is considered a neighboring state of Vermont and Massachusetts. [Reg 5.1.A Article I.C.2.b]
    • Alaska and Hawaii are considered neighboring states of Washington and Oregon. [Reg 5.1.B Article I.C.2.b]
    • American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered neighboring states of each other. [Reg 5.1.C Article I.C.2.b]

The bonus is computed as (Base × percentage) then rounded to the nearest whole number.

Example: If a state has 10 Base Votes and receives a Stage 3 bonus (20%) and a Cluster bonus (15%), the state would receive a 35% bonus-- 4 additional delegate votes.

  • District and At-Large Bonus = round(10 base votes × 0.35)
  • = round(3.5)
  • = 4

Splitting bonus delegates between the District and At-Large categories.

  • The Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes = Bonus × 0.25. Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer. Should the rounding result in 0, set the Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes to 1.
  • The bonus for District Delegate Votes = Bonus - Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes. Hence, the rounding favors the statewide At-Large allocation.
  • There may be exceptions to the above-- in 2008, South Dakota's bonus delegate was awarded as a District rather than an At-Large delegate. In 2012, Kentucky's 10 bonus delegates were awarded as 8 District and 2 At-Large rather than 7 District and 3 At-Large. Rhode Island's 6 bonus delegates were awarded as 5 District and 1 At-Large rather than 4 District and 2 At-Large. Oregon's 10 bonus delegates are awarded as 8 District and 2 At-Large rather than 7 District and 3 At-Large.

[Reference: 2016 Call for the Democratic National Convention: I. C. 2.]


Rule 20.C.1. - Sanctions

If a jurisdiction begins their delegate selection process before the "window", that jurisdiction's pledged delegate allocation is reduced by 50% and their unpledged delegates are not allowed to vote at the National Convention.

If a candidate campaigns in violation of the "window" that candidate may receive neither pledged delegates nor delegate votes from the state where the violation occurred.

Text of Rule 20.C.1.

  • a. Violation of timing: In the event the Delegate Selection Plan of a state party provides or permits a meeting, caucus, convention or primary which constitutes the first determining stage in the presidential nominating process to be held prior to or after the dates for the state as provided in Rule 11 of these rules, or in the event a state holds such a meeting, caucus, convention or primary prior to or after such dates, the number of pledged delegates elected in each category allocated to the state pursuant to the Call for the National Convention shall be reduced by fifty (50%) percent, and the number of alternates shall also be reduced by fifty (50%) percent. In addition, none of the members of the Democratic National Committee and no other unpledged delegate allocated pursuant to Rule 9.A. from that state shall be permitted to vote as members of the state's delegation. In determining the actual number of delegates or alternates by which the state's delegation is to be reduced, any fraction below .5 shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number, and any fraction of .5 or greater shall be rounded up to the next nearest whole number.
  • b. A presidential candidate who campaigns in a state where the state party is in violation of the timing provisions of these rules, or where a primary or caucus is set by a state’s government on a date that violates the timing provisions of these rules, may not receive pledged delegates or delegate votes from that state. Candidates may, however, campaign in such a state after the primary or caucus that violates these rules. “Campaigning” for purposes of this section includes, but is not limited to, purchasing print, internet, or electronic advertising that reaches a significant 1 percentage of the voters in the aforementioned state; hiring campaign workers; opening an office; making public appearances; holding news conferences; coordinating volunteer activities; sending mail, other than fundraising requests that are also sent to potential donors in other states; using paid or volunteer phones or automated calls to contact voters; sending emails or establishing a website specific to that state; holding events to which Democratic voters are invited; attending events sponsored by state or local Democratic organizations; or paying for campaign materials to be used in such a state. The Rules and Bylaws Committee will determine whether candidate activities are covered by this section.

A table, to be added at future time, will detail the date of each jurisdiction's 2016 First Determining Step, the corresponding stage (I, II, or III), and its clustering status.

The Bonus Delegate Detail shows the number of delegates each jurisdiction would receive with No Bonus, Stage I with Clustering, Stage II, Stage II with Clustering, Stage III, and Stage III with Clustering. The current bonus is shown in black with other options in gray.

 

Bonus Delegate Detail (assuming no sanctions)

Key: Stg=Stage, Clus=Cluster Bonus

Bonus Delegate Votes Total Pledged Delegate Votes Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
Votes
Percent
Increase
in
Delegation
Size
Number
Of
Additional
Delegate
Votes
Bonus District At-Large PLEO District At-Large PLEO Total
Alabama
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   35117537600.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 401376076711.67%+7
Stg 241 39127587658.33%+5
Stg 2+Clus93 441476577220.00%+12
Stg 372 421376276915.00%+9
Stg 3+Clus124 471576977626.67%+16
Alaska
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 26 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   932144180.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 10421642011.11%+2
Stg 2 1 942154195.56%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 11421742116.67%+3
Stg 311 10421642011.11%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 12421842222.22%+4
American Samoa
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Arizona
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 22 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   431496610760.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 5016975108511.84%+9
Stg 242 471697210827.89%+6
Stg 2+Clus104 5318980109018.42%+14
Stg 383 5117977108714.47%+11
Stg 3+Clus155 5819986109626.32%+20
Arkansas
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2174325370.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 24843654110.81%+4
Stg 221 2384355408.11%+3
Stg 2+Clus52 26943954418.92%+7
Stg 342 25943854316.22%+6
Stg 3+Clus73 281044254727.03%+10
California
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   2648853405764810.00%0
Stg 1+Clus4013 304101534587653411.02%+53
Stg 2269 2909753440765167.28%+35
Stg 2+Clus6622 330110534937656918.30%+88
Stg 35218 316106534757655114.55%+70
Stg 3+Clus9231 356119535287660425.57%+123
Colorado
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   431496612780.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 5016975128711.54%+9
Stg 242 471697212847.69%+6
Stg 2+Clus104 5318980129217.95%+14
Stg 383 5117977128914.10%+11
Stg 3+Clus155 5819986129825.64%+20
Connecticut
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 26 April 2016 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   331175116670.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 3813758167410.45%+7
Stg 231 361275516715.97%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 4114762167816.42%+11
Stg 372 4013760167613.43%+9
Stg 3+Clus114 4415766168222.39%+15
Delaware
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 26 April 2016 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   11421711280.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 12521911307.14%+2
Stg 211 12521911307.14%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 145221113214.29%+4
Stg 321 135220113110.71%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 155222113317.86%+5
Democrats Abroad
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    121134170.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 2  1411541911.76%+2
Stg 2 1  131144185.88%+1
Stg 2+Clus 3  1511642017.65%+3
Stg 3 2  1411541911.76%+2
Stg 3+Clus 4  1611742123.53%+4
District of Columbia
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 14 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   11421724410.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 12521924434.88%+2
Stg 211 12521924434.88%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 14522124459.76%+4
Stg 321 13522024447.32%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 155222244612.20%+5
Florida
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 15 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1404628214322460.00%0
Stg 1+Clus217 16153282423227411.38%+28
Stg 2145 1545128233322657.72%+19
Stg 2+Clus3512 17558282613229319.11%+47
Stg 3289 16855282513228315.04%+37
Stg 3+Clus4916 18962282793231126.42%+65
Georgia
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   672213102151170.00%0
Stg 1+Clus103 7725131151513011.11%+13
Stg 272 742413111151267.69%+9
Stg 2+Clus166 8328131241513918.80%+22
Stg 3135 8027131201513515.38%+18
Stg 3+Clus238 9030131331514826.50%+31
Guam
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 7 May 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Hawaii
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 26 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   1453229310.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1663259349.68%+3
Stg 211 1563249336.45%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 18632793616.13%+5
Stg 331 17632693512.90%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 19732993822.58%+7
Idaho
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 22 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   1343204240.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 15532342712.50%+3
Stg 211 1453224268.33%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 16532442816.67%+4
Stg 321 15532342712.50%+3
Stg 3+Clus42 17632643025.00%+6
Illinois
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 15 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1023420156271830.00%0
Stg 1+Clus155 11739201762720310.93%+20
Stg 2104 1123820170271977.65%+14
Stg 2+Clus259 12743201902721718.58%+34
Stg 3207 12241201832721014.75%+27
Stg 3+Clus3612 13846202042723126.23%+48
Indiana
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 3 May 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   47159719800.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 541798098911.25%+9
Stg 242 51179779867.50%+6
Stg 2+Clus124 591998799620.00%+16
Stg 393 561898399215.00%+12
Stg 3+Clus166 6321993910227.50%+22
Iowa
First Determining Step in 2016: Monday 1 February 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2996447510.00%0
Stg 1+Clus42 331165075711.76%+6
Stg 231 32106487557.84%+4
Stg 2+Clus73 361265476119.61%+10
Stg 362 351165275915.69%+8
Stg 3+Clus103 391265776425.49%+13
Kansas
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 5 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2274334370.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 25843744110.81%+4
Stg 221 2484364408.11%+3
Stg 2+Clus52 27944044418.92%+7
Stg 342 26943944316.22%+6
Stg 3+Clus73 291044344727.03%+10
Kentucky
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 17 May 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   31106475520.00%0
Stg 1+Clus42 351265355811.54%+6
Stg 231 34116515567.69%+4
Stg 2+Clus73 381365756219.23%+10
Stg 362 371265556015.38%+8
Stg 3+Clus104 411466156626.92%+14
Louisiana
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 5 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   33117518590.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 381375886611.86%+7
Stg 231 36127558636.78%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 411476287018.64%+11
Stg 372 401376086815.25%+9
Stg 3+Clus114 441576687425.42%+15
Maine
First Determining Step in 2016: Sunday 6 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1753255300.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 19632853310.00%+3
Stg 211 1863275326.67%+2
Stg 2+Clus42 21733153620.00%+6
Stg 331 20632953413.33%+4
Stg 3+Clus62 23733353826.67%+8
Maryland
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 26 April 2016 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   51171078251030.00%0
Stg 1+Clus73 58201088251139.71%+10
Stg 252 56191085251106.80%+7
Stg 2+Clus134 642110952512016.50%+17
Stg 3104 612110922511713.59%+14
Stg 3+Clus186 6923101022512723.30%+24
Massachusetts
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   59201291241150.00%0
Stg 1+Clus93 6823121032412710.43%+12
Stg 262 65221299241236.96%+8
Stg 2+Clus155 7425121112413517.39%+20
Stg 3124 7124121072413113.91%+16
Stg 3+Clus217 8027121192414324.35%+28
Michigan
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 8 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   852817130171470.00%0
Stg 1+Clus134 9832171471716411.56%+17
Stg 283 933117141171587.48%+11
Stg 2+Clus217 10635171581717519.05%+28
Stg 3176 10234171531717015.65%+23
Stg 3+Clus3010 11538171701718727.21%+40
Minnesota
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   5017107716930.00%0
Stg 1+Clus73 572010871610310.75%+10
Stg 252 55191084161007.53%+7
Stg 2+Clus134 632110941611018.28%+17
Stg 3103 602010901610613.98%+13
Stg 3+Clus176 6723101001611624.73%+23
Mississippi
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 8 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2385365410.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 27954154612.20%+5
Stg 221 2595395447.32%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 291054454919.51%+8
Stg 342 271054254714.63%+6
Stg 3+Clus83 311154755226.83%+11
Missouri
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 15 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   471597113840.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 5417980139310.71%+9
Stg 242 511797713907.14%+6
Stg 2+Clus124 59199871310019.05%+16
Stg 393 5618983139614.29%+12
Stg 3+Clus166 63219931310626.19%+22
Montana
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   1132166220.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 1242186249.09%+2
Stg 2 1 1142176234.55%+1
Stg 2+Clus31 14422062618.18%+4
Stg 321 13421962513.64%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 15422162722.73%+5
Nebraska
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 5 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1753255300.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 19632853310.00%+3
Stg 211 1863275326.67%+2
Stg 2+Clus42 21733153620.00%+6
Stg 331 20632953413.33%+4
Stg 3+Clus62 23733353826.67%+8
Nevada
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 20 February 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2375358430.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 27854084811.63%+5
Stg 221 2585388466.98%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 29954385118.60%+8
Stg 342 27954184913.95%+6
Stg 3+Clus83 311054685425.58%+11
New Hampshire
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 9 February 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1653248320.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1863278359.38%+3
Stg 211 1763268346.25%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 20632983715.63%+5
Stg 331 19632883612.50%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 21733183921.88%+7
New Jersey
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   702314107161230.00%0
Stg 1+Clus104 8027141211613711.38%+14
Stg 272 772514116161327.32%+9
Stg 2+Clus176 8729141301614618.70%+23
Stg 3145 8428141261614215.45%+19
Stg 3+Clus258 9531141401615626.83%+33
New Mexico
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1964299380.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 22743394210.53%+4
Stg 221 2174329417.89%+3
Stg 2+Clus42 23843594415.79%+6
Stg 341 23743494313.16%+5
Stg 3+Clus72 26843894723.68%+9
New York
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 19 April 2016 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   1484930227442710.00%0
Stg 1+Clus228 17057302574430111.07%+30
Stg 2155 1635430247442917.38%+20
Stg 2+Clus3712 18561302764432018.08%+49
Stg 32910 17759302664431014.39%+39
Stg 3+Clus5217 20066302964434025.46%+69
North Carolina
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 15 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   702314107131200.00%0
Stg 1+Clus104 8027141211313411.67%+14
Stg 272 772514116131297.50%+9
Stg 2+Clus176 8729141301314319.17%+23
Stg 3145 8428141261313915.83%+19
Stg 3+Clus258 9531141401315327.50%+33
North Dakota
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   932145190.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 10421652110.53%+2
Stg 2 1 942155205.26%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 11421752215.79%+3
Stg 311 10421652110.53%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 12421852321.05%+4
Northern Marianas
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 12 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Ohio
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 15 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   933119143171600.00%0
Stg 1+Clus145 10736191621717911.88%+19
Stg 293 1023419155171727.50%+12
Stg 2+Clus238 11639191741719119.38%+31
Stg 3196 11237191681718515.63%+25
Stg 3+Clus3211 12542191861720326.88%+43
Oklahoma
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2585384420.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 29954344711.90%+5
Stg 221 2795414457.14%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 311054645019.05%+8
Stg 352 301054544916.67%+7
Stg 3+Clus93 341155045428.57%+12
Oregon
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 17 May 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   341175213650.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 3913759137210.77%+7
Stg 241 381275713707.69%+5
Stg 2+Clus83 4214763137616.92%+11
Stg 372 4113761137413.85%+9
Stg 3+Clus124 4615768138124.62%+16
Pennsylvania
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 26 April 2016 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   1013420155191740.00%0
Stg 1+Clus155 11639201751919411.49%+20
Stg 2104 1113820169191888.05%+14
Stg 2+Clus259 12643201891920819.54%+34
Stg 3207 12141201821920115.52%+27
Stg 3+Clus3512 13646202021922127.01%+47
Puerto Rico
First Determining Step in 2016: Sunday 5 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   33117517580.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 381375876512.07%+7
Stg 231 36127557626.90%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 411476276918.97%+11
Stg 372 401376076715.52%+9
Stg 3+Clus114 441576677325.86%+15
Rhode Island
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 26 April 2016 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   1453229310.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1663259349.68%+3
Stg 211 1563249336.45%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 18632793616.13%+5
Stg 331 17632693512.90%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 19732993822.58%+7
South Carolina
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 27 February 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   35117536590.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 401376066611.86%+7
Stg 241 39127586648.47%+5
Stg 2+Clus93 441476567120.34%+12
Stg 372 421376266815.25%+9
Stg 3+Clus124 471576967527.12%+16
South Dakota
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   1032155200.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 11421752210.00%+2
Stg 2 1 1042165215.00%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 12421852315.00%+3
Stg 321 12421852315.00%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 14422052525.00%+5
Tennessee
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   44149678750.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 511697688412.00%+9
Stg 242 48169738818.00%+6
Stg 2+Clus114 551898289020.00%+15
Stg 393 531797988716.00%+12
Stg 3+Clus155 591998789526.67%+20
Texas
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1454829222292510.00%0
Stg 1+Clus227 16755292512928011.55%+29
Stg 2145 1595329241292707.57%+19
Stg 2+Clus3612 18160292702929919.12%+48
Stg 32910 17458292612929015.54%+39
Stg 3+Clus5117 19665292902931927.09%+68
Unassigned
First Determining Step in 2016: (Not applicable)
       011  
Utah
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 22 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   1964294330.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 22743343712.12%+4
Stg 221 2174324369.09%+3
Stg 2+Clus42 23843543918.18%+6
Stg 341 23743443815.15%+5
Stg 3+Clus72 26843844227.27%+9
Vermont
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   11321610260.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 12421810287.69%+2
Stg 2 1 11421710273.85%+1
Stg 2+Clus31 144220103015.38%+4
Stg 321 134219102911.54%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 154221103119.23%+5
Virgin Islands
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 4 June 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Virginia
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   62211295131080.00%0
Stg 1+Clus93 7124121071312011.11%+12
Stg 262 682312103131167.41%+8
Stg 2+Clus165 7826121161312919.44%+21
Stg 3134 7525121121312515.74%+17
Stg 3+Clus227 8428121241313726.85%+29
Washington
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 26 March 2016 - Stage I (January, February, March)
Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March
No Bonus   58191289171060.00%0
Stg 1+Clus93 6722121011711811.32%+12
Stg 262 64211297171147.55%+8
Stg 2+Clus145 7224121081712517.92%+19
Stg 3114 6923121041712114.15%+15
Stg 3+Clus207 7826121161713325.47%+27
West Virginia
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 10 May 2016 - Stage III (May to 14 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1753258330.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1963288369.09%+3
Stg 211 1863278356.06%+2
Stg 2+Clus42 21733183918.18%+6
Stg 331 20632983712.12%+4
Stg 3+Clus62 23733384124.24%+8
Wisconsin
First Determining Step in 2016: Tuesday 5 April 2016 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   5217107910890.00%0
Stg 1+Clus73 59201089109911.24%+10
Stg 252 5719108610967.87%+7
Stg 2+Clus134 652110961010619.10%+17
Stg 3104 622110931010315.73%+14
Stg 3+Clus186 7023101031011326.97%+24
Wyoming
First Determining Step in 2016: Saturday 9 April 2016 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   832134170.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 9421541911.76%+2
Stg 2 1 842144185.88%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 10421642017.65%+3
Stg 311 9421541911.76%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 11421742123.53%+4
Bonus District At-Large PLEO District At-Large PLEO Total Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
Votes
Percent
Increase
in
Delegation
Size
Number
Of
Additional
Delegate
Votes
Bonus Delegate Votes Total Pledged Delegate Votes
 
 

Bonus Delegate Summary

  • No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April): 30 jurisdictions: Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Unassigned, Vermont, Virginia.
  • Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March: 6 jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Washington.
  • 10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April): 5 jurisdictions: Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
  • 10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March: 3 jurisdictions: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania.
  • 20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June): 11 jurisdictions: California, District of Columbia, Guam, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, West Virginia.
  • 20% Stage 3 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 22 March: 3 jurisdictions: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota.
 

Unpledged Delegates

About 1 in 6 of the delegate votes at the convention will come from "unpledged" or "Superdelegates". These delegates serve because of the office they hold or office(s) they have held. The presidential preference of these delegates is not a factor in their selection as delegates. Unpledged delegates are:

  • The approximately 442 elected members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
    • The size of each member's vote is the same as cast at meetings of the DNC-- those with fractional votes are the 8 DNC members from Democrats Abroad. Each casts ˝ vote. [Reference: 2016 Call for the Democratic National Convention: I. F.]
  • Democratic Governors of the 50 states along with the following officeholders (assuming, of course, that they are Democrats):
    • the territorial Governor of American Samoa
    • the Mayor of the District of Columbia
    • the territorial Governor of Guam
    • the Governor of Puerto Rico
    • the territorial Governor of the Virgin Islands
  • Democratic Senators and House members from the 50 states plus the following Non-voting members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives (again, assuming that they are Democrats):
    • the House Delegate from American Samoa
    • the House Delegate from the District of Columbia
    • the two "Shadow" Senators from the District of Columbia
    • the House Delegate from Guam
    • the Resident Commissioner (House Delegate) from Puerto Rico
    • the House Delegate from the Virgin Islands
    • the House Delegate from the Northern Marianas
  • Distinguished Party Leaders (current and former U.S. Presidents and Vice-Presidents who were elected as Democrats, former Democratic Leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House [including former Democratic Speakers of the House and former Democratic Leaders in both houses of Congress], and former National and General Chairs of the Democratic National Committee. The weight of each DNC member's vote (1 whole vote or a fraction of a vote) is the same as (s)he is allowed to cast at DNC meetings.

The number of "Unpledged" delegates to the Democratic National Convention is subject to change due to deaths, resignations from office (for those PLEOs who hold an elective office) or accession- by a Democrat- to an elective office through an intervening election or special election. In addition, any Unpledged PLEO who shall subsequently become a Pledged PLEO may further alter the number of Unpledged National Convention delegates within a given delegation.

[Reference: 2016 Call for the Democratic National Convention: I. F through H.]


Awarding Delegates to candidates

During the primaries, caucuses, and conventions delegates are "won" by candidates as follows:

  • District Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the vote in each Congressional (or other) District.
  • At-Large Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the statewide vote. (Fine point: If a presidential candidate is no longer a candidate at the time of selection of the at-large delegates, that candidate receives NO at-large delegates [Reference: 2016 Delegate Selection Rules for the Democratic National Convention: Rule 10.C.]. In most jurisdictions, the delegates are selected [according to the results of the primary or caucus] some time after the primary.)
  • Pledged PLEO Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the statewide vote.
  • Unpledged Delegates vote their conscience.
 

Allocation
Sorted by Total Delegate Votes

Rank (sort)
State
Pledged Delegate Votes Unpledged Delegate Votes (sort)
Total
Delegate
Votes
District
Delegate
Votes
At-
Large
Delegate
Votes
PLEO
Delegate
Votes
(sort)
Total
Pledged
Delegate
Votes
DNC
Members
Senate House Governor Distin-
guished
Party
Leaders
(sort)
Total
Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
1California31710553475342391076551
Includes 53 District and 17 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates. California's 70 bonus delegates are awarded as 53 District and 17 At-Large rather than 52 District and 18 At-Large.
2New York1635430247212181244291
Includes 15 District and 5 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates.
3Texas1454829222180110029251
4Florida1404628214201100132246
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (139.5 rounded to 140), At-Large (46.5 rounded to 46).
5Pennsylvania127422018912141119208
Includes 26 District and 8 At-Large (10% Stage II + 15% Cluster DE, MD, PA) bonus delegates.
Pennsylvania's 34 bonus delegates are awarded as 26 District and 8 At-Large rather than 25 District and 9 At-Large.
6Illinois1023420156151100127183
7Ohio93311914311140117160
8Michigan85281713010250017147
9New Jersey8428141268260016142
Includes 14 District and 5 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
10Maryland6421109515270125120
Includes 13 District and 4 At-Large (10% Stage II + 15% Cluster DE, MD, PA) bonus delegates.
11North Carolina70231410710030013120
12Washington6722121018261017118
Includes 9 District and 3 At-Large (15% Cluster AK, HI, WA) bonus delegates
13Georgia67221310210040115117
14Massachusetts5920129110290324115
15Virginia622112957231013108
16Wisconsin57191086613001096
Includes 5 District and 2 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates.
17Minnesota50171077725111693
18Indiana561898361200992
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (46.5 rounded to 47), At-Large (15.5 rounded to 15).
Includes 9 District and 3 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
19Arizona5016975604001085
Includes 7 District and 2 At-Large (15% Cluster AZ, ID, UT) bonus delegates
20Missouri4715971812111384
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (46.5 rounded to 47), At-Large (15.5 rounded to 15).
21Colorado4314966613111278
22Tennessee441496750201875
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (43.5 rounded to 44), At-Large (14.5 rounded to 14).
23Oregon4113761624101374
Includes 7 District and 2 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
24Connecticut3612755725111671
Includes 3 District and 1 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates
25Puerto Rico401376050110767
Includes 7 District and 2 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
26Alabama351175360100760
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (34.5 rounded to 35), At-Large (11.5 rounded to 10).
27Kentucky371265540100560
Includes 6 District and 2 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
28Louisiana331175160110859
29South Carolina351175350100659
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (34.5 rounded to 35), At-Large (11.5 rounded to 11).
30Iowa29964460100751
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (28.5 rounded to 29), At-Large (9.5 rounded to 9).
31District of Columbia1352202021102444
Includes 2 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
32Nevada23753561100843
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (22.5 rounded to 23), At-Large (7.5 rounded to 7).
33New Mexico23743442201943
Includes 4 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
34Oklahoma25853840000442
35Mississippi23853640100541
36Arkansas21743250000537
37Kansas22743340000437
38Utah22743340000437
Includes 3 District and 1 At-Large (15% Cluster AZ, ID, UT) bonus delegates
39West Virginia20632961010837
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (16.5 rounded to 17), At-Large (5.5 rounded to 5).
Includes 3 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
40Hawaii16632552110934
Includes 2 District and 1 At-Large (15% Cluster AK, HI, WA) bonus delegates
41Rhode Island15632442210933
Includes 1 District and 1 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates.
42Delaware145221621111132
Includes 3 District and 1 At-Large (10% Stage II + 15% Cluster DE, MD, PA) bonus delegates.
43New Hampshire16532451110832
44Maine17532540100530
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (16.5 rounded to 17), At-Large (5.5 rounded to 5).
45Nebraska17532540100530
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (16.5 rounded to 17), At-Large (5.5 rounded to 5).
46Idaho15532340000427
Includes 2 District and 1 At-Large (15% Cluster AZ, ID, UT) bonus delegates
47Montana15422141010627
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (10.5 rounded to 11), At-Large (3.5 rounded to 3).
Includes 4 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III + 15% Cluster MT, ND, SD) bonus delegates.
48Vermont113216521111026
Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders who was elected as an Independent in 2012 is apparently counted as a Democratic Unpledged PLEO.
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (10.5 rounded to 11), At-Large (3.5 rounded to 3).
49South Dakota14422040001525
Includes 4 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III + 15% Cluster MT, ND, SD) bonus delegates.
50North Dakota12421841000523
Includes 3 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III + 15% Cluster MT, ND, SD) bonus delegates.
51Alaska10421640000420
Includes 1 District and 1 At-Large (15% Cluster AK, HI, WA) bonus delegates
52Wyoming8421440000418
Includes 0 District and 1 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates.
53Democrats Abroad01211340000417
54Guam070740100512
Includes 0 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
55Virgin Islands070740100512
Includes 0 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
56American Samoa060640010511
57Northern Marianas060640100511
58Unassigned00001000011
Totals2,6509104914,0514334719121207124,763
Rank State District
Delegate
Votes
At-
Large
Delegate
Votes
PLEO
Delegate
Votes
Total
Pledged
Delegate
Votes
DNC
Members
Senate House Governor Distin-
guished
Party
Leaders
Total
Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
Votes
 

DNC Members

"In a relative handful of cases, a Member of Congress or a Governor is also a member of the Democratic National Committee (in some of these cases, such as that of the Democrats' Congressional Leaders- House Minority Leader and Senate Majority Leader- Members of Congress are DNC members ex-officio; in other cases, however, they represent various associated committees or organizations affiliated with the DNC: for example, U.S. Senators sit on the DNC as representatives of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee- likewise, Congressmen and Governors sit on the DNC as representatives of, respectively, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Governors' Association); the Democratic Party lists these Unpledged PLEOs who are DNC members as well as holders of elective office solely as DNC members (in other words, as far as the Party is concerned, these people are "Party Leaders" more than "Elected Officials"). However, it is the considered opinion of "The Green Papers" that the average user of this web site is going to think of these few Unpledged PLEOs who are in the unique position of being both PLs AND EOs more in terms of their elected office than their DNC membership: as a result, "The Green Papers" has "converted" DNC members who happen also to be Governors, Senators and Representatives to their political office from their DNC membership. Therefore, the breakdown in each state or other jurisdiction of Unpledged PLEOs as posted on "The Green Papers" may differ somewhat from that put out by the Democratic Party itself: where this is the case, it is so indicated on the appropriate DEMOCRAT page for the affected state or other jurisdiction."


Replacing Unpledged Delegates

Unpledged delegates shall not be entitled to a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to a replacement, except under the following conditions:

  1. Members of Congress and Democratic Governors shall not be entitled to name a replacement. In the event of changes or vacancies in the state's Congressional Delegation, following the official confirmation and prior to the commencement of the national convention, the DNC Secretary shall recognize only such changes as have been officially recognized by he Democratic Caucus of the U. S. House of Representatives or the Democratic Conference of the U. S. Senate. In the event of a change or vacancy in he state's office of Governor, the DNC shall recognize only such changes as have been officially recognized by he Democratic Governors' Association.
  2. Members of the DNC shall not be entitled to a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to a replacement, except in the case of death of such delegates. In the case where the state's DNC membership changes following the DNC Secretary's official confirmation, but prior to the commencement of the Democratic National Convention, acknowledgment by the Secretary of the new DNC member certification shall constitute verification of the corresponding change of unpledged delegates.
  3. Distinguished Party Leader delegates allocated to the state shall not be entitled to name a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to name a replacement.
  4. In no case may an alternate cast a vote for an unpledged delegate.

2016 DNC Reference Materials

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