Election 2020
Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

January 2020 through September 2020

Disclaimer:
These pages contain a combination of official, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.

The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.

Democrats

  • Democratic pledged delegate counts are determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2008, 2012, and 2016; along with the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2010 census for the number of electors in 2020.
  • Democratic unpledged delegate counts are determined by the number of DNC Members, Democratic Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators serving at the time of the convention. The count for DNC Members, Distinguished Party Leaders is from the 2016 Convention. The tallies of Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators are the current officeholders.
  • Democratic Bonus Delegates and penalties are not included in these delegate tallies.

Republicans

  • Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2019. Republican unpledged delegate counts are determined by state (or equivalent) party rules. We have assumed that the policies of 2016 will apply in 2020.
  • The Republican district delegate count is based on the number of U.S. House members each state will elect in 2020.
  • Republican penalties for violating the timing window are not included in these delegate tallies.

NOTE: The "soft" delegate count is this website's estimate of the potential delegate support for each contender based on key delegate selection events already held and is subject to change as we get closer to the National Conventions; the "hard" count is the tabulation of delegates already formally pledged or bound by law and/or Party rules.
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Pre-2020 Musings
It's often been said that the next election begins as soon as the newly-elected person is sworn into office, so I guess that means it's high time we all think about Election 2020!
 
 
WHY ARE THEY ALL HERE, ANYWAY?
An historical analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties.
 
Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process
 
Glossary
Presidential Primary Types include the Delegate Selection Primary, Advisory Primary, Winner-Take-All Primary, Proportional Primary, Democratic National Convention Proportional Primary Threshold Rules, Bonus Primary, Loophole Primary, and Caucus/Convention.
Voter Eligibility for the Closed, Open, and Modified Open Primary or Caucus.
 
Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary
 
Presidential Candidates
 
Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
State by State coverage. Includes the Delegate Selection Process, delegate allocation, delegate counts, popular vote, primary and caucus dates, primary types, voter eligibility, poll closing times.
Summaries Details of Delegate Allocation
 
Democratic Party Notes
 
Republican Party Notes
 
Commission on Presidential Debates
 
Conventions
 
48th Democratic National Convention
 
42nd Republican National Convention
 
Under a "gentleman's agreement" in force since the 1940s, the Democrats (as the "out" Party re: the White House) will be hold their National Convention first.
 
American Independent Party
 
American Freedom Party
 
The Boston Tea Party
 
Constitution Party National Convention
 
Green Party National Convention
 
Libertarian Party National Convention
 
Peace & Freedom Party
 
Prohibition Party
 
Reform Party USA National Convention
 
The Party for Socialism and Liberation
 
The Socialist Equality Party
 
The Socialist Party of the United States
 
The Socialist Workers Party
 
The United Citizens Party of South Carolina
 
Unity Party of America National Convention
 
Veterans Party
 
Straw Polls
 


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Delegate Allocation
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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  
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