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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 20161
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 16 April 2016
Quorum of District Delegates: Saturday 14 May 2016
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 11 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham73  62.39%87  74.36%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"29  24.79%29  24.79%
abstention 1   0.85%
Uncommitted15  12.82% 
Total117 100.00%117 100.00%

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Source: Democratic Party of Georgia's 2016 DNC Delegate Selection Plan.


Source: March 1, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Qualified Candidates from the Georgia Secretary of State.


Results from
Georgia Secretary of State
New York Times.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton: 10.
28 February 2016: Clinton 10, Sanders 1.
29 February 2016: Clinton 10, Sanders 0.
30 March 2016: Clinton 11.


   

The date of the primary has been set by the Georgia Secretary of State who has the discretion to set it between 1 December 2015 and 14 June 2016. The Georgia Democratic Party has been notified that the primary will occur on 1 March 2016.

Participation in Georgia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Georgia does not register voters by party. Voters publicly declare party preference when they request a primary ballot or Presidential Preference Primary ballot. Records showing the voters' choice are public record.

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Georgia Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Georgia Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 22 March 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton545,67471.30%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders215,79728.20%
Martin Joseph O'Malley2,1290.28%
Michael Alan Steinberg1,7660.23%
Total765,366100.00%
 

Tuesday 1 March 2016: 102 of 117 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Georgia 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. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 67 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 14 congressional districts.
  • 35 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 22 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 13 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Georgia Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 22 March 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD145,09744,751532,4083.621412,3431.3791
CD257,87557,522548,7054.23448,8170.7661
CD342,29742,002430,3112.887311,6911.1131
CD497,81997,566673,7394.535523,8271.4651
CD5114,375114,110781,6365.008532,4741.9922
CD657,11256,919534,2873.012322,6321.9882
CD743,11342,944427,4832.560315,4611.4401
CD836,49236,171427,6323.05638,5390.9441
CD924,26623,990414,2632.37829,7271.6222
CD1048,88848,577433,3032.742315,2741.2581
CD1143,86043,648426,1372.395217,5111.6052
CD1242,99642,669533,3083.90349,3611.0971
CD1388,04687,780668,6524.693519,1281.3071
CD1423,13022,822413,8102.42029,0121.5802
PLEO765,366761,47113545,6749.3169215,7973.6844
At-Large765,366761,47122545,67415.76516215,7976.2356
Total
Delegates
  102  73  29

Georgia Code § 21-2-193 requires the Executive Committee of both state parties to submit a list of candidates to appear on the presidential ballot.

 

Saturday 16 April 2016: District level delegates are elected at the Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 14 May 2016: Quorum of District Delegate Meeting in Macon or Dublin.

National Convention Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of the District-Level Delegates according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 11 June 2016: State Committee Meeting in Atlanta.

National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 15 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 15 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 10 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 4 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former President James "Jimmy" Carter).

These 15 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

The 2016 Presidential Preference Primary will be held on "a date selected by the Secretary of State which shall not be later than the 2nd Tuesday in June .... The Secretary of State shall select such date no later than December 1 ...." (Official Code of GA 21-2-191)

11 November 2014: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is calling for a Southeastern Conference (SEC) Presidential Primary on Tuesday 1 March 2016 for Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

On 3 September 2015, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (Republican) set the date of the Presidential Preference Primary to 1 March 2016.

 

Notes

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.
 

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office
  Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division
  Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Georgia General Assembly
  Georgia House Republican Caucus
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Democratic
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Media & others
  Athens Banner-Herald
  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  Barnesville Herald-Gazette
  GaPundit.com
  Georgia Politics Unfiltered
  Gwinnett Daily Post - Lawrenceville
  LaGrange Daily News
  Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus
  MainStreetNews.com - Northeast Georgia
  NewsLink.org - Georgia
  Northwest Georgia News - Rome
  PoliticalVine.com - Marietta
  Politics1.com - Georgia
  Savannah Morning News
  The Augusta Chronicle
  The Citizen - Fayetteville
  The Daily Tribune News - Cartersville
  The Jackson Herald
  The Telegraph - Macon
  The Telegraph - Macon
  The Times-Herald - Newnan
  WAGA TV - FOX - Atlanta
  Waycross Journal-Herald
  WGCL TV - CBS - Atlanta
  WSB TV - Atlanta
  WXIA TV - NBC - Atlanta

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

 


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