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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
State Legislative District Caucuses: Saturday 12 March 2016
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 19 March 2016
Primary: Tuesday 7 June 20161
State Convention / State Party Central Committee: Friday 24 June - Saturday 25 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham10  40.00%15  60.00%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"10  40.00%10  40.00%
Uncommitted5  20.00% 
Total25 100.00%25 100.00%

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

 
 

Source: SDDP 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.

Source: Be a Delegate to Nominate the Next President of the United States.


Results from
Returns from the South Dakota Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 1.
8 June 2016: Clinton 2.


   

Saturday 12 March 2016: Legislative District Caucuses meet in each of the state's 35 Legislative Districts to elect delegates to the Congressional District Caucus.

 

Saturday 19 March 2016: The Congressional District caucus meets in Pierre to slate National Convention Congressional District delegates, for each Presidential Preference and Uncommitted, to appear on the primary ballot.

 

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

Participation in South Dakota's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. A person shall register their Democratic Party affiliation with the secretary of state ... or affirm their affiliation with the Democratic Party or as an independent before public notary to be eligible to participate in the delegate selection process.

Tuesday 7 June 2016: South Dakota Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 21 July 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton27,04751.03%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders25,95948.97%
Total53,006100.00%
 

Tuesday 7 June 2016: 20 of 25 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide as South Dakota has only a single at-large congressional seat. 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.

  • 14 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in the State's single at-large congressional district.
  • 6 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 4 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 21 July 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD53,00653,0061427,0477.144725,9596.8567
PLEO53,00653,006227,0471.021125,9590.9791
At-Large53,00653,006427,0472.041225,9591.9592
Total
Delegates
  20  10  10
 

Friday 24 June - Saturday 25 June 2016: State Convention / State Party Central Committee in Sioux Falls.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the statewide primary vote.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Senate Majority Leader Thomas Andrew "Tom" Daschle).

These 5 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
  South Dakota Constitution
Election Authority
  South Dakota Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  South Dakota Legislature - Legislative Research Council
Democratic
  South Dakota Democratic Party
Media & others
  Argus Leader - Sioux Falls
  Capital Journal - Pierre
  Daily Press & Dakotan - Yankton
  Dakota Free Press
  KDLT TV - NBC - Sioux Falls
  KELO AM - Sioux Falls
  KELO TV - CBS - Sioux Falls
  KOTA TV - ABC - Rapid City
  KSFY TV - ABC - Sioux Falls
  KSOO AM - Sioux Falls
  Madison Daily Leader
  NewsLink - South Dakota Newspapers
  Plainsman - Huron
  Politics1.com - South Dakota
  Rapid City Journal
  South Dakota Politics - Conservative
  South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  South Dakota War College - Brookings
  The Aberdeen American News
  The Brookings Register
  The Daily Republic - Mitchell
  Watertown Public Opinion

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

 


  Election 2016 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
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Delegate Counts
  Democratic Pledged and Unpledged Summary   --   Republican Pledged and Unpledged Summary  
  Democratic Hard and Soft Summary   --   Republican Hard and Soft Summary  
  Democratic Hard and Floor Summary   --   Republican Hard and Floor Summary  
  Democratic Unpledged Delegate Preferences  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses   --   Republican Timing Penalties  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  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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