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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Saturday 27 February 20161
Precinct Reorganization Meeting: Saturday 12 March 2016
County Democratic Conventions: Saturday 19 March - Monday 28 March 2016
State Convention: Saturday 30 April 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham39  66.10%46  77.97%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"14  23.73%13  22.03%
Uncommitted6  10.17% 
Total59 100.00%59 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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South Carolina Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
South Carolina State and Local Government

 
 

Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan
SCDP Ratifies 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.


2016 Presidential Preference Primary Candidates.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 4.
28 February 2016: Clinton 5.


   

Participation is open to all registered voter who wish to participate as Democrats and have not participated in the 2016 Presidential nominating process of any other political party. (Those who have already voted in the South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary last Saturday [20 February] are ineligible to vote in today's Primary. Voters in South Carolina may choose which Presidential Primary to vote in, but cannot vote in both.)

Saturday 27 February 2016: South Carolina Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: South Carolina Election Commission.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 24 March 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton272,37973.44%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders96,49826.02%
Willie L. Wilson1,3140.35%
Martin Joseph O'Malley7130.19%
Total370,904100.00%
 

Saturday 27 February 2016: 53 of 59 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's South Carolina 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.

  • 35 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 7 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 18 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 11 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Email from the South Carolina Election Commission.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Saturday 26 March 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD157,51057,206537,8063.304319,4001.6962
CD251,28251,042535,4323.471315,6101.5292
CD334,93934,678324,6442.132210,0340.8681
CD441,97241,798427,5562.637314,2421.3631
CD547,57447,305536,1063.816411,1991.1841
CD686,64286,120871,9486.684714,1721.3161
CD750,98550,728538,8873.833411,8411.1671
PLEO370,904368,8777272,3795.169596,4981.8312
At-Large370,904368,87711272,3798.122896,4982.8783
Total
Delegates
  53  39  14
 

Saturday 12 March 2016: Precinct Reorganization Meetings. The precinct meetings elect delegates to County Democratic Conventions.

 

Saturday 19 March - Monday 28 March 2016: County Democratic Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention.

 

Saturday 30 April 2016: State Convention in Columbia.

National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

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

These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

6 June 2014: Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) signed HB 4732. The law requires the government to fund the costs of Presidential Primaries.

10 December 2014: South Carolina Senator Vincent Sheheen (Democratic) prefiled SB 204. The bill requires that parties receiving 5% or more of the Presidential vote in the last Presidential election agree on a single date for the Presidential primaries. If the parties cannot agree, the primary would be held on (1) the second Tuesday in June or (2) on a date chosen by each party. The latter would require each party to pay for its primary.

 

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

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  FITSNews - Sic Willie
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  Politics1.com - South Carolina
  South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL is a non-partisan, non-sectarian pro-life organization and is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee)
  Spartanburg Herald-Journal
  Statehouse Report - Charleston
  The Beaufort Gazette
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  The Greenville News
  The Herald - Rock Hill
  The Item - Sumter
  The Lancaster News
  The News & Reporter - Chester County
  The Post and Courier - Charleston
  The State - Columbia
  The Sun News - Myrtle Beach
  The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg
  The Union Daily Times
  WCBD TV - NBC - Charleston
  WCIV TV - ABC - Mount Pleasant
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1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 


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