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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 20161
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 7 May - Saturday 21 May 2016
State Convention: Saturday 18 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham62  57.41%75  69.44%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"33  30.56%33  30.56%
Uncommitted13  12.04% 
Total108 100.00%108 100.00%

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If only one candidates meets the filing requirements, that candidate is declared the winner and the primary will not be held.


Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.

Source: 2016 Convention from demrulz.org.

Presidential Primary Information.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 13.
12 June 2016: Clinton 12.


Results from
New York Times.


   

Virginia does not provide for registration by party. Participation in Virginia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters will publicly declare their Party preference and that preference will be publicly recorded.

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Virginia Primary. Polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Virginia Department of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Wednesday 27 April 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton504,74164.29%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders276,37035.20%
Martin Joseph O'Malley3,9300.50%
Total785,041100.00%
 

Tuesday 1 March 2016: 95 of 108 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Virginia 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.

  • 62 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 11 congressional districts.
  • 33 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide.
    • 21 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 12 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Virginia Department of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Wednesday 27 April 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD164,61064,177540,4113.148323,7661.8522
CD259,19258,957537,9893.222320,9681.7782
CD3103,406103,075876,0805.905626,9952.0952
CD467,43467,151650,6154.522516,5361.4781
CD560,71260,415537,6393.115322,7761.8852
CD645,58545,371423,9242.109221,4471.8912
CD770,84370,468543,5823.092326,8861.9082
CD8109,822109,294873,3965.372535,8982.6283
CD933,49733,245317,4111.571215,8341.4291
CD1077,27976,793646,1753.608430,6182.3922
CD1192,66192,165757,5194.369434,6462.6313
PLEO785,041781,11112504,7417.7548276,3704.2464
At-Large785,041781,11121504,74113.57014276,3707.4307
Total
Delegates
  95  62  33

The results of the Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary are also used to allocate 2,000 district delegates elected at county and city caucuses held from 16 to 18 April 2016. These 2,000 district delegates will attend the congressional district conventions and the State Convention.

All delegates shall in good conscience reflect the sentiments of the presidential candidate to whom they are pledged in that candidate's caucus on the first ballot at the district convention and again at the State Convention.

District and State Convention delegates who do not form a candidate caucus that that reaches a 15% threshold at the district or state level may join another candidate caucus and pledge to that candidate. After joining another candidate caucus, however, the delegates shall remain committed to that candidate throughout the process.

 

Saturday 7 May - Saturday 21 May 2016: Congressional District Conventions meet on either Saturday 7 May (CDs 5, 7), 14 May (CDs 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11), or 21 May (CDs 1, 6, 9). National Convention District Level delegates are selected during the District Conventions according to the results of the Primary.

 

Saturday 18 June 2016: The Virginia State Democratic Convention. The State Convention elects the pledged PLEO and at-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 13 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 5 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 3 Representatives). (Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine is also a Distinguished Party Leader having been DNC Chairman).
    • 1 Governor (Governor Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe is also a Distinguished Party Leader having been DNC Chairman).
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders (Virginia's Distinguished Party Leaders are already counted on this website as Senator and Governor).

These 13 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.
 

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  Daily Press: Hampton Roads Daily Press
  Danville Register & Bee - Dan River Region
  Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville / Henry County
  News & Advance - Lynchburg
  Politics1.com - Virginia
  Richmond Times-Dispatch
  Southside Sentinel - Urbanna
  Staunton News Leader
  The Daily Progress - Charlottesville
  The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg
  The News Virginian - Waynesboro
  The Roanoke Times
  The Virginia Public Access Project
  The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk
  The Winchester Star
  Times Community Media (Loudoun Times-Mirror, Fauquier Times-Democrat, Culpeper Times, Gainesville Times)
  Virginia Political Line
  WWBT - NBC - Richmond

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

 


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