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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Sunday 5 June 20161
Democratic Assembly: Tuesday 21 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham37  55.22%44  65.67%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"23  34.33%23  34.33%
Uncommitted7  10.45% 
Total67 100.00%67 100.00%

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Puerto Rico State and Local Government

 
 

Puerto Rico's Amended Delegate Selection Plan.

Democratic Presidential Primary from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico State Elections Commission.

Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 3.
24 May 2016: Clinton 4.
1 June 2016: Clinton 5.
5 June 2016: Clinton 6.
7 June 2016: Clinton 7.
8 June 2016: Clinton 6.


Results from
El Nuevo Dia.
Fox News.
Comisión Estatal de Elecciones.


   

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

Participation in Puerto Rico's delegate selection process is open voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Participants may not take part in any other party's Presidential Nominating process.

Sunday 5 June 2016: Puerto Rico Primary. Polling hours 8:00a AST (1200 UTC) to 3:00p AST (1900 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Comisión Estatal de Elecciones.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 14 August 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton54,83961.14%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders33,95837.86%
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra3910.44%
Void Ballots (scattering)3000.33%
Blank Ballots (scattering)1960.22%
Referred to Special Committee (scattering)60.01%
Total89,690100.00%
 

Sunday 5 June 2016: 60 of 67 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Puerto Rico Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the senatorial district or islandwide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 40 senatorial district delegates (Puerto Rico has no congressional districts) are proportionally pledged to presidential contenders by the Primary. District delegates appear on the ballot and the delegates to the National Convention are selected from the highest vote-getters.
  • In addition, 13 at-large and 7 Pledged PLEOs delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on the presidential preferences of the 40 district level delegates. Hence, the National Convention District delegates are pledged from the preferences expressed in the primary while the National Convention islandwide delegates are pledged using the preferences of the National Convention District delegates.
    • 13 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (PLE0 and At-Large delegates estimated)
Source: Comisión Estatal de Elecciones.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 14 August 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
District 1 San Juan13,84913,77287,1054.12746,6673.8734
District 2 Bayamón12,04611,95166,9693.49934,9822.5013
District 3 Arecibo11,65511,53647,7962.70333,7401.2971
District 4 Mayagüez11,21311,10546,7182.42024,3871.5802
District 5 Ponce10,39910,31246,8162.64433,4961.3561
District 6 Guayama9,8219,58146,5942.75332,9871.2471
District 7 Humacao7,8587,79444,8802.50432,9141.4961
District 8 Carolina12,84912,74667,9613.74844,7852.2522
PLEO89,69088,797754,8394.323433,9582.6773
At-Large89,69088,7971354,8398.029833,9584.9715
Total
Delegates
  60  37  23

A fine point: The 40 National Convention District delegates are pledged according to the preferences expressed at the Primary. The National Convention 13 At-Large and 7 Pledged PLEO delegates are pledged using the preferences of the 40 National Convention District delegates.

Statewide
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 14 August 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 District
Delegates
Qual
Vote
DelDistrict
Delegates
AllocDelDistrict
Delegates
AllocDel
PLEO40407254.3754152.6253
At-Large404013258.1258154.8755
Total
Delegates
  20  12  8
 

Tuesday 21 June 2016: Assembly of the Democratic Party of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Islandwide National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 7 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 7 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (the Resident Commissioner is a non-voting Delegate in the House of Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 7 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

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 Puerto Rico
Election Authority
  Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico
  Gobierno de Puerto Rico
  Puerto Rico Electoral Code (in Spanish) (doc format)
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Puerto Rico Government
Democratic
  Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)
  Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010
  Young Democrats of America Puerto Rico Chapter (Facebook)
Media & others
  Caribbean Business
  Claridad
  El Boricua
  El Nuevo Día
  El Nuevo Día - Política
  El Vocero de Puerto Rico
  Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)
  Elections in Puerto Rico (English)
  Politics1.com - Puerto Rico
  Primera Hora
  Puerto Rico Herald
  RedBetances
  Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico
  U.S. Council for Puerto Rican Statehood
  Univision
  WAPA AM - San Juan
  WAPA TV - San Juan

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

 


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