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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Pennsylvania Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Convention: Saturday 11 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham106  50.96%126  60.58%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"83  39.90%82  39.42%
Uncommitted19   9.13% 
Total208 100.00%208 100.00%

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Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.


Source: Candidate list from the Pennsylvania Elections Department.


Results from
2016 Presidential Primary returns from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 18.
28 February 2016: Clinton 18, Sanders 1.
29 February 2016: Clinton 18, Sanders 0.
27 April 2016: Clinton 21.
6 June 2016: Clinton 20. Adjustment. Clinton supporter Tony Coelho is now from Delaware.
23 June 2016: Clinton 19.
25 June 2016: Clinton 20.
27 June 2016: Clinton 19.


   

Participation in Pennsylvania's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are enrolled as members of the Democratic Party. Pennsylvania requires voters to be enrolled for no less than 30 days prior to the Primary.

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

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

Primary
Source: Pennsylvania Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 30 May 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton935,10755.61%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders731,88143.53%
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra14,4390.86%
Total1,681,427100.00%
 

Tuesday 26 April 2016: 189 of 208 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Pennsylvania 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.

  • 127 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 18 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 62 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 42 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 20 Pledged PLEOs

District Level delegates appear on the primary ballot and selections are made from the highest vote getters. In the event a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates but failed to slate a sufficient number on the primary ballot, the necessary delegates will be elected at the State Convention.

Primary
Source: Email from the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Friday 10 June 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD1138,910138,9101083,8416.036655,0693.9644
CD2199,891199,89114131,6129.218968,2794.7825
CD373,26873,268639,6223.245333,6462.7553
CD465,60965,609634,6503.169330,9592.8313
CD567,15567,155532,0862.389235,0692.6113
CD682,80082,800743,8923.711438,9083.2893
CD784,15384,153848,3454.596535,8083.4043
CD891,39091,390751,1103.915440,2803.0853
CD960,80460,804532,6242.683328,1802.3172
CD1054,78754,787527,4612.506327,3262.4942
CD1170,50070,500635,9273.058334,5732.9423
CD1293,58093,580651,3543.293342,2262.7073
CD13119,395119,395971,4255.384547,9703.6164
CD14142,803142,803978,4374.943564,3664.0574
CD1575,31175,311638,6333.078336,6782.9223
CD1662,03262,032531,4642.536330,5682.4642
CD1788,21888,218747,9513.805440,2673.1953
CD1896,38296,382654,6733.404341,7092.5963
PLEO1,666,9881,666,98820935,10711.21911731,8818.7819
At-Large1,666,9881,666,98842935,10723.56024731,88118.44018
Total
Delegates
  189  106  83
 

Saturday 11 June 2016: State Convention.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention Delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 19 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 19 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 12 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 5 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 4 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (Note: former Governor Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1999 to 2001, is a Distinguished Party leader).

These 19 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

On 18 May 2015, state Representative Keith Greiner (Republican) published a memoranda indicating his intentions to introduce legislation to move the Presidential primary from the 4th Tuesday in April to the 3rd Tuesday in March.

HB 1318, introduced by state Representative Keith Greiner (Republican) on 10 June 2015, would move the presidential and partisan primaries from the 4th Tuesday in April to the 3rd Tuesday 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.
 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Election Authority
  Pennsylvania Department of State
  Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation
  VotesPA.com - The Pennsylvania Department of State's online voting information center
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Pennsylvania General Assembly
  Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  Pennsylvania Senate
Democratic
  Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus
Media & others
  Altoona.com - State College
  Centre Daily Times - State College
  Gettysburg Times
  Grassroots PA
  I Love Altoona
  Issues PA - The Pennsylvania Economy League
  Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia
  Keystonepolitics.com - Harrisburg - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Lehigh Valley - Northeast
  KYW AM - Newsradio - Philadelphia
  LancasterOnline.com
  PennLive.com - Harrisburg
  Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition
  Philadelphia Daily News
  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  Pocono Record - Stroudsburg
  Politics1.com - Pennsylvania
  PoliticsPA.com
  Reading Eagle
  Scranton Times Tribune
  The Beaver County Times
  The Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre
  The Daily Item - Sunbury
  The Daily Local News - West Chester
  The Daily Pennsylvanian - University of Pennsylvania
  The Herald - Sharon
  The Herald Standard -Uniontown
  The Meadville Tribune - Meadville
  The Mercury - Pottstown
  The Morning Call - Allentown
  The Philadelphia Inquirer
  The REPUBLICAN & Herald- Pottsville
  The Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg
  The Times-Tribune - Scranton
  Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre
  Times News - Lehighton
  York Daily Record

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

 


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