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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 26 April 2016 (presumably)1
State Convention: Saturday 7 May 2016 (presumably)
32 total delegate votes - 14 district / 5 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 11 Unpledged PLEOs
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Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.
Source: Candidate List from the Delaware Department of Elections.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Participation in Delaware's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered to vote as Democrats.
"Pursuant to Delaware State Law, if the Delaware Democratic Party submits the name of only one Presidential Candidate, and no other candidates file for the ballot, the state run Presidential Primary shall be cancelled.
Tuesday 26 April 2016 (presumably): 21 of 32 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Delaware Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the "subdivision" or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 7 May 2016 (presumably): State Convention in Dover. State Convention delegates are elected by the Representative District level caucuses held 1-31 March 2016.
National Convention Subdivision ("District") level are elected according to the results of the primary. Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a quorum of subdivision-level National Convention delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 11 National Convention delegates consist of
These 11 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended|
|• Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Delaware General Assembly|
|• Delaware Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Cape Gazette - Lewes|
|• Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury|
|• Delaware Grapevine|
|• delaware online|
|• Delaware State News - Dover|
|• Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach|
|• delmarvanow.com - Delmarva Peninsula|
|• Newark Post - Elkton|
|• Politics1.com - Delaware|
|• Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times - Smyrna|
|• The Daily Times - Salisbury|
|• The Middletown Transcript|
|• WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury|
|• WDEL AM - Wilmington|
|• WDOV AM - FOX - Dover|
|• WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth|
|• WILM AM - Wilmington|
|• WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury|
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