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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 20161
County Conventions: Saturday 5 March 2016
District Conventions: Saturday 19 March 2016
State Executive Committee: Saturday 9 April 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham44  58.67%50  66.67%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"23  30.67%23  30.67%
abstention 2   2.67%
Uncommitted8  10.67% 
Total75 100.00%75 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Tennessee Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Tennessee State and Local Government

 
 

Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.

Certified names of Presidential Candidates for the Presidential Preference Primary.

Sample ballot: Sample ballot.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 6.
8 April 2016: Clinton 5.
6 June 2016: Clinton 7.


Results from
2016 Election Results from the Tennessee Secretary of State.
New York Times.


   

Participation in Tennessee's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are not required to declare a party preference; however, they must request a Democratic primary ballot to vote in the presidential preference primary.

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Tennessee Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) / 8:00a CST (1400 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p CST (0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 14 April 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton245,93066.07%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders120,80032.45%
Uncommitted3,4670.93%
Martin Joseph O'Malley2,0250.54%
Total372,222100.00%
 

Tuesday 1 March 2016: 67 of 75 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Tennessee 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.

  • 44 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's congressional districts.
  • In addition, 23 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 14 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 9 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 16 May 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD121,95921,536411,2842.096210,2521.9042
CD235,24934,824418,4472.119216,3771.8812
CD339,25838,400524,2793.161314,1211.8392
CD433,74133,052420,4442.474212,6081.5262
CD571,50970,797646,4613.938424,3362.0622
CD631,97631,208420,0632.572311,1451.4281
CD733,84633,096521,9303.313311,1661.6872
CD832,81232,333524,0973.72648,2361.2741
CD971,87371,484758,9255.770612,5591.2301
PLEO372,223366,7309245,9306.0356120,8002.9653
At-Large372,223366,73014245,9309.3889120,8004.6125
Total
Delegates
  67  44  23
 

Saturday 5 March 2016: County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the District Conventions. The number of delegates allotted to each presidential candidate is determined by each candidate's performance in the primary.

 

Saturday 19 March 2016: District Conventions meet to elect National Convention district level delegates according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 9 April 2016: State Executive Committee.

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

The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 8 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 2 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 2 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Vice President Albert "Al" Gore, Jr.).

These 8 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
  Tennessee Code and Constitution
Election Authority
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Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Media & others
  Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region
  Cleveland Daily Banner
  Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News
  Politics1.com - Tennessee
  Shelbyville Times-Gazette
  The Commercial Appeal - Memphis
  The Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro
  The Elizabethton Star
  The Knoxville Journal
  The Knoxville News Sentinel
  The Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge
  The Tennessean - Nashville
  WATE TV - ABC - Knoxville
  WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis
  WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson
  WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville
  WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga
  WJHL TV - CBS - Johnson City
  WKRN TV - ABC - Nashville
  WLTV TV - CBS - Knoxville
  WMC TV - NBC - Memphis
  WREG TV - Memphis
  WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville
  WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville
  WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga
  WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville

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

 


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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
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  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
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