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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Democratic Central Committee Meeting: Saturday 21 May 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham60  50.00%84  70.00%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"35  29.17%36  30.00%
Uncommitted25  20.83% 
Total120 100.00%120 100.00%

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Source: Maryland Democratic Party's Delegate Selection Plan.


Tuesday 26 April 2016 Primary Candidate Listings from the State Board of Elections.


Results from
2016 Presidential Primary Election results from the Maryland State Board of Elections.
AP Statewide
Politico.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 15, O'Malley 1.
1 March 2016: Clinton 16, O'Malley 0.
9 April 2016: Clinton 17.
14 April 2016: Clinton 16, Sanders 1.
10 June 2016: Clinton 17, Sanders 1.


   

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Tuesday 26 April 2016: Maryland Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 9 June 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton573,24262.53%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders309,99033.81%
Uncommitted29,9493.27%
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra3,5820.39%
Total916,763100.00%
 

Participation in Maryland's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats.

Tuesday 26 April 2016: 95 of 120 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Maryland 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. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 64 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 8 congressional districts. District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates on the ballot. National Convention delegates are selected from the highest vote getters.
  • In addition, 31 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 21 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 10 Pledged PLEOs

9 May 2016: Certification of Maryland Democratic Party District Level Delegates.

Primary
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 9 June 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD171,41766,285636,6093.314329,6762.6863
CD2107,533102,521763,2004.315439,3212.6853
CD3127,742121,476873,3374.830548,1393.1703
CD4119,350116,7631085,4187.316731,3452.6843
CD5116,504112,893977,5726.184635,3212.8163
CD690,70186,798752,6234.244434,1752.7563
CD7148,528144,724997,8026.082646,9222.9183
CD8134,988131,772886,6815.262545,0912.7383
PLEO916,763883,23210573,2426.4906309,9903.5104
At-Large916,763883,23221573,24213.63014309,9907.3707
Total
Delegates
  95  60  35
 

Saturday 21 May 2016: State Democratic Central Committee Meeting.

Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected at the Committee Meeting according to the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Primary. If a presidential candidate is eligible to receive District delegates but failed to slate a enough delegates, the Democratic State Central Committee elects additional delegates pledged to that candidate.

23 May 2016: MDP Announces DNC Delegates, Alternates and State DNC Members from the Maryland Democratic Party.

The remaining 25 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 25 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 15 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 9 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 7 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Joseph J. "Joe" Andrew).

These 25 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

HB0396, introduced on 6 February 2015 by Delegate Frank S. Turner (Democratic) and SB0204, introduced on 2 February 2015 by Senator Joan Carter Conway (Democratic), would each move the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in April to the 2nd 4th Tuesday in April. SB 204 was signed by Governor Larry Hogan (Republican) on 12 May 2015.

 

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/43const/html/const.html
Election Authority
  Maryland State Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maryland General Assembly
Democratic
  Maryland Democratic Party
Media & others
  Arbutus Times (The Baltimore Sun)
  Baltimore Jewish Times
  Baltimore Messenger - Towson
  Baltimore Sun
  Bay Weekly - Chesapeake
  Columbia Flier
  Cumberland Times-News
  DiamondbackOnline.com - University of Maryland
  Howard County Times
  MarylandReporter.com - Columbia
  Owings Mills Times
  Politics1.com - Maryland
  Takoma Voice - Takoma Park
  The Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel
  The Baltimore Sun - Laurel Leader
  The Frederick News-Post
  The Gazette
  The Herald-Mail - Hagerstown
  The Jeffersonian - Baltimore County
  The Republican - Oakland
  The Star Democrat - Easton
  The Washington Post (Metro)
  Towson Times - Columbia
  WBFF TV - FOX / WNUV TV - WB - Baltimore
  WHAG TV - NBC - Hagerstown - Frederick - Cumberland
  WJZ TV - CBS - Baltimore
  WMAR TV-2 (ABC - Baltimore)

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

 


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