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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Democratic Committee: Wednesday 25 May 2016
Special Post Primary Caucus: Friday 10 June 2016
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 13 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham11  33.33%19  57.58%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"13  39.39%13  39.39%
abstention 1   3.03%
Uncommitted9  27.27% 
Total33 100.00%33 100.00%

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Source: 2016 Rhode Island Democratic Party Delegate Selection Plan (brochures and plan of 24 June 2015) and 2016 Rhode Island Democratic Party Delegate Selection Plan (plan of 1 October 2015).


Polling hours from the Rhode Island Secretary of State.


Results from
Returns from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.
AP Statewide
Politico.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 9.


   

Participation in Rhode Island's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may participate in the primary election. Unaffiliated voters become affiliated with the Democratic Party by voting in the Democratic Primary.

Tuesday 26 April 2016: Rhode Island Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 5 May 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders66,99353.61%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton52,74942.21%
Under votes (scattering)2,3531.88%
Uncommitted1,6621.33%
Write-in (scattering)6730.54%
Mark Stewart2360.19%
Over votes (scattering)1490.12%
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra1450.12%
Total124,960100.00%
 

Tuesday 26 April 2016: 24 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Rhode Island Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 15 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 2 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 9 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 6 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Email from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Friday 6 May 2016.

ContestSandersClinton
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD164,59061,804832,7734.242429,0313.7584
CD260,37057,938734,2204.134423,7182.8663
PLEO124,960119,742366,9931.678252,7491.3221
At-Large124,960119,742666,9933.357352,7492.6433
Total
Delegates
  24  13  11

District Delegate candidates, along with their Presidential Preference, appear on the primary ballot. After determining the number of delegates each Presidential Preference will receive, the individual delegates are selected from among the highest votes getters for each Preference.

 

Wednesday 25 May 2016: State Convention convenes. The State Democratic Committee elects the 3 Pledged PLEO delegates according to the results of the primary.

 

Friday 10 June 2016: Special Post Primary Caucus. The State Committee holds a special post primary caucus to select additional delegates in the event a Presidential candidate qualified to receive delegates but has not slated a sufficient number.

 

Monday 13 June 2016: National Convention delegation meeting.

The 6 National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the Rhode Island Democratic State Committee according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 9 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 2 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 9 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

House Bill 6054 introduced Representative Brian C. Newberry (Republican) on 9 April 2015, would move the Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in April to the 4thTuesday 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
  http://www.sec.state.ri.us/rihist/riconst.htm
Election Authority
  Office of the Secretary of State
  Rhode Island Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The State of Rhode Island General Assembly
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Rhode Island
Media & others
  Anchor Rising
  College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence
  East Bay Newspapers
  Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence
  Politicker.com - Rhode Island
  Politics1.com - Rhode Island
  Providence Business News
  Providence Daily Dose
  Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence
  Rhode Island's Future
  RICentral - Wakefield
  South County Independent - Wakefield
  The Pawtucket Times
  The Providence Journal
  The Valley Breeze - Cumberland
  The Westerly Sun
  Warren Times Gazette
  Warwick Beacon
  WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence
  WJAR TV - NBC - Providence
  WLNE TV - ABC - Providence
  Woonsocket Call
  WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence
  WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence

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

 


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Delegate Allocation
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  Democratic Timing and Bonus Delegates   --
 
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  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
 
Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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