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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Saturday 5 March 20161
Advisory Primary: Tuesday 10 May 2016
County Conventions: Thursday 19 May - Sunday 29 May 2016
State Convention: Saturday 18 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"15  50.00%16  53.33%
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham10  33.33%13  43.33%
abstention 1   3.33%
Uncommitted5  16.67% 
Total30 100.00%30 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Source: NEBRASKA DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN FOR THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION ISSUED BY THE NEBRASKA DEMOCRATIC PARTY MARCH 2015.

NDP 2016 Caucuses.
6 March 2016: The Nebraska Democratic Party Releases Delegate Allocation.


Candidates for 10 May 2016 Primary Election.


10 May 2016 Primary results from
Official Results from the Nebraska Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 3.
13 May 2016: Clinton 4.
16 May 2016: Clinton 3.
2 June 2016: Clinton 3, Sanders 1.


   

Participation in Nebraska's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. "Democrats" are those persons of legal voting age who are registered in Nebraska as Democrats or who register as Democrats at the Precinct Caucus.

Saturday 5 March 2016: Nebraska Precinct Caucuses. Polling hours 10:00a CST (1600 UTC) / 9:00a MST (1600 UTC) to 8:00p CST (0200 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Modified Caucus/Convention.

Precinct Caucuses
Source: Nebraska Democratic Party.
Status: Unofficial. Retrieved: Tuesday 8 March 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders19,12057.14%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton14,34042.86%
Total33,460100.00%
 

The Nebraska presidential caucus is a binding caucus. Presidential preferences rendered at the caucus must be observed at succeeding levels (county, district, and state). Should a preference fall below the 15% threshold at any level, then those in that preference group may realign to join another preference, including "uncommitted".

Historically, Democrats who are unable to attend their caucus have been permitted to participate via an absentee process.

Saturday 5 March 2016: First Tier- Precinct Caucuses. The Precinct Caucus participants choose delegates to the County Conventions according to their Presidential preference. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated County Convention delegates.

25 of 30 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the Precinct Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 17 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed at the Precinct Caucuses in each of the State's 3 congressional districts.
  • 8 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based the support for the presidential contenders at the Precinct Caucuses as a whole.
    • 5 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

Precinct Caucuses
Source: Nebraska Democratic Party.
Status: Unofficial. Retrieved: Tuesday 8 March 2016.

ContestSandersClinton
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD114,11514,11568,4573.59545,6582.4052
CD213,39113,39167,3383.28836,0532.7123
CD35,9545,95453,3252.79232,6292.2082
PLEO33,46033,460319,1201.714214,3401.2861
At-Large33,46033,460519,1202.857314,3402.1432
Total
Delegates
  25  15  10
 

Tuesday 10 May 2016: Nebraska Advisory Primary. Polling hours 8:00a CDT (1300 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Delegate Pledging: Advisory Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. Today's primary has no affect on delegate allocation.

Advisory Primary
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 21 June 2016.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton42,69253.08%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders37,74446.92%
Total80,436100.00%
 

Thursday 19 May - Sunday 29 May 2016: Second Tier: County Conventions. County Convention delegates choose the county's delegates to the Nebraska State Democratic Convention. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated State Democratic Convention delegates.

 

Saturday 18 June 2016: Third and final tier: The State Democratic Convention convenes. National Convention Delegates are elected according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses. Delegate candidates may modify their presidential preference by submitting an updated pledge of support.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

13 December 2014: The Nebraska Democratic Party decides to conduct Presidential caucuses in 2016.


LB1048 was signed into law on 9 April 2014. The bill requires:

  • state parties to file their delegate selection plan with the Secretary of State by 1 December of the year before [32-701 (1)];
  • that at least 80% of the party's delegates are committed to a candidate based on the results of a caucus, the primary, or both [32-701 (1)(a) and (b)];
  • that the plan specifies how delegates are committed [32-701 (1)(c)];
  • that the plan specify whether the delegates are bound proportionally(with a threshold of at least 15%) or winner take all [32-701 (1)(c)].

11 January 2016: Nebraska state Senator John Murante introduced LB 871 which would create a presidential preference primary on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.

 

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.
 

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

 


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