The "hard" count is the tabulation of delegates formally pledged or bound by law and/or Party rules. In order for a Democratic Presidential candidate to be nominated, either a majority of pledged delegate votes must support a single candidate on the first ballot or, a majority of all (pledged and unpledged [aka automatic]) delegate votes must support a single candidate on any ballot.
- 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
- 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 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.
Details of Delegate Allocation
Commission on Presidential Debates announced 11 October 2019. Debates begin at 9p EDT and run for 90 minutes.
- Tuesday 29 September 2020: First Presidential Debate -
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. As of 27 July 2020: Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
- Wednesday 7 October 2020: Vice-Presidential Debate - The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
- Thursday 15 October 2020: Second Presidential Debate - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Thursday 22 October 2020: Third Presidential Debate - Belmont University, Nashville, TN
48th Democratic National Convention
Monday 13 July through Thursday 16 July 2020 (announced 16 June 2018)
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin (announced 11 March 2019)
- 2 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the party has moved the National Convention from 13-16 July to 17-20 August.
42nd Republican National Convention
- Monday 24 through Thursday 27 August 2020 (announced 1 October 2018)
- Charlotte, North Carolina (announced 20 July 2018, to be confirmed by the full RNC)
- 11 June 2020: The Republican National Committee selected Jacksonville, Florida to host the celebratory parts of the National Convention. The business parts will be hold in Charlotte as previously planned.
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.
- On 25 April 2020, the Alliance Party nominated Rocky De La Fuente for President and Darcy Richardson for Vice President. The convention was held remotely using Zoom.
American Independent Party
- The American Independent Party held its Presidential Nominating Convention on Saturday 15 August 2020 in Sacramento, California. The party nominated Rocky De La Fuente for President,and Kanye West for Vice President. The vote at the virtual meeting with about 20 participants, voting was unanimous, except for 1 abstention.
American Freedom Party
American Solidarity Party
- In September 2019, via an on-line convention, Brian T. Carroll of Visalia, California was nominated for president.
Approval Voting Party
- 8 March 2020: The Approval Voting Party (Colorado) nominated Blake Huber for President and Frank Atwood for Vice President. 4 delegates attended.
Bread and Roses Party
- Cira April 2020, Jerome Segal was nominated for President and John de Graaf of Seattle, Washington for Vice President.
The Boston Tea Party
Constitution Party National Convention
29 April to 2 May 2020, St. Louis, Missouri
- 25 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Constitution Party approved a plan to hold its National Convention via video conference on 1-2 May.
2 May 2020: The Constitution Party nominated Don Blankenship of West Virginia for President and William Mohr for Vice President. The first ballot vote: Blankenship 177.0 (57.28%); Kraut 86.75 (28.07%); Grundmann 24.0 (7.77%); Tittle 21.25 (6.88%); TOTAL: 309 (100%). The second ballot: Blankenship 177.0 (57.28%), Kraut 86.75 (28.07%); Grundmann 24.0 (7.77%); Tittle 21.25 (6.88%); TOTAL: 309 (100%).
- May 2002: The New Mexico Constitution Party and the Virginia Constitution Party nominated Sheila "Samm" Tittle for President.
Green Party National Convention
- Thursday 9 throught Sunday 12 July 2020 (announced circa 19 August 2019)
Detroit, Michigan. 22 May 2020 Update: Due to COVID-19, the Convention will be conducted entirely online.
- 11 July 2020: The Green Party nominated Howie Hawkins on the first ballot by virtual convention. The results were Howie Hawkins 210, Dario Hunter 92, Sedinam K. C. M. Curry 11.5, Dennis Lambert 8.5, David Rolde 4.5, either no nominee or abstain 8, others (TBD). Angela Walker of Florence, South Carolina received the Vice Presidential nomination.
Libertarian Party National Convention
- 9 May 2020: The Libertarian Party National Committee announced a 22 May on-line meeting to select the Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees and an 8 to 12 July in-person convention in Orlando, Florida.
Thursday 21 through Monday 25 May 2020 (announced 10 December 2017)
- 23 May 2020: The Libertarian Party nominated Jo Jorgensen for President.
- 24 May 2020: The Libertarian Party nominated Spike Cohen for Vice President.
Presidential details 23 May 2020: 6 individuals were placed in nomination: Jacob Hornberger 218, Jo Jorgensen 193, Vermin Supreme 103, John Monds 95, Jim Gray 89, and Adam Kokesh 58. Those not meeting
the threhold: Arvin Vohra 27, Justin Amash 27, Dan Behrman 18, Sam Robb 14, Kim Huff 11, Sorinne Ardeleanu 9, Spike Owen 7, Nicholas Sarwark 6, Ken Armstrong 5, Larry Sharpe 4, "NOTA"- None of the Above 4, Souraya Faas 2, Cherise Norton 2. If NOTA were to win, the party would not have a Presidential nominee.
- No one received a majority in the 1st round of voting: Jo Jorgensen 248, Jacob Hornberger 236, Vermin Supreme 171, John Monds 147, Jim Gray 98, Adam Kokesh 77. Write-ins: Justin Amash 17, None of the Above 8, Nick Sarwark 5, Arvin Vohra 3, Edward Snowden 2, Sorinne Ardeleano 2, John Stossel 1, Lincoln Chafee 1, Rhett Boogie 1.
- No one received a majority in the 2nd round of voting: Jo Jorgensen 339, Jacob Hornberger 257, Vermin Supreme 184, John Monds 169, Jim Gray 64, NOTA 6, Adam Kokesh 6, Justin Amash 1, Nick Sarwark 1, Darryl Perry 1.
- No one received a majority in the 3rd round of voting: Jo Jorgensen 390, Jacob Hornberger 264, Vermin Supreme 188, John Monds 174, NOTA 7, Nick Sarwark 1, Adam Kokesh 1, Laura Ebke 1.
- A majority was received in the 4th round of voting: Jo Jorgensen 524 (Presidential Nominee), Jacob Hornberger 285, Vermin Supreme 206, NOTA 4, Nick Sarwark 1, Adam Kokesh 1, Sorinne Adeleanu 1, John Monds 1, Ryan Graham 1, Godzilla 1, and John Ammens 1.
Vice Presidential details 24 May 2020: 4 individuals were placed in nomination: Ken Armstrong, Spike Cohen, Adam Kokesh, and John Monds.
- No one received a majority in the 1st round of voting: Spike Cohen 416, John Monds 322, Ken Armstrong 180, Adam Kokesh 87.
- No one received a majority in the 2nd round of voting: Spike Cohen 474, John Monds 432, Ken Armstrong 96.
- A majority was received in the 3rd round of voting: Spike Cohen 533 (Vice Presidential Nominee), John Monds 472.
Liberty Union Party
- Circa April 2020: The Liberty Union Party nominated Gloria La Riva for President and Leonard Peltier for Vice President.
Life and Liberty Party
- 27 June 2020: The Life and Liberty Party nominated J.R. Myers of Alaska for President and professor Tiara Lusk of Idaho for Vice President.
Natural Law Party of Michigan
- 23 June 2020: The Natural Law Party announced that it nominated Rocky De La Fuente for President and Darcy Richardson for Vice President.
Peace & Freedom Party
- 21 May 2020: The Peace & Freedom Party of California nominated Gloria La Riva for President and Leonard Peltier for Vice President. On 1 August 2020 The Gloria La Riva for President 2020 Campaign announced that Leonard Peltier has withdraw as the Vice Presidential nominee due to ill health.
- 1 August 2020: The Peace & Freedom Party nominated Gloria La Riva for President and Sunil Freeman of Washington, D.C. for Vice President.
13 November 2018: Via a conference call, the Prohibition Party nominated Bill Bayes of Mississippi for President and Connie Gammon of Tennessee for Vice President. Circa 31 March 2019 Bill Bayes withdrew.
During an 14 April 2019 conference call, the Prohibition Party nominated replacement candidates Connie L. "C. L." Gammon of Tennessee for President and Phil Collins of Nevada for Vice President.
Cira 2 August 2019, C. L. "Connie" Gannon withdrew due health concerns.
Via a conference call on 24 August 2019, the Prohibition Party nominated Phil Collins for President and Billy Joe Parker for Vice President.
Reform Party USA National Convention
- 13 June 2020: The Reform Party has postponed their Presidential Convention to 20 June. Prior reports stated was to be held today.
- On 20 June 2020, the Reform Party nominated Rocky De La Fuente for President and Darcy Richardson for Vice President. De La Fuente is also the Alliance Party nominee. The vote was Rocky De La Fuente: 17, MaxAbramson: 4, Ben Zion: 1. The Reform Party is ballot qualified in Florida.
- (announced 12 May 2019) The Socialist Action National Committee plenum nominated Jeff Mackler of Oakland, California for President and Heather Bradford of Duluth, Minnesota for Vice-President.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation
- Circa 25 september 2019, The Party for Socialism and Liberation nominated Gloria La Riva of San Francisco, California for President and Leonard Peltier (United States Penitentiary, Coleman, Florida) for Vice-President.
- 26 July 2020: Due to health concerns, Leonard Peltier withdrew as the Vice Presidential nominee and Sunil Freeman is the replacment nominee.
The Socialist Equality Party
- Socialist Equality Party announces presidential campaign
- circa 27 January 2020: The Socialist Equality Party nominated Joseph "Joe" Kishore of Michigan for President and Norissa Santa Cruz of California for Vice-President.
The Socialist Party of the United States
- National Convention in Newark, New Jersey
- 25-26 October 2019 (announced February-October 2019)
- On 26 October 2018, the Socialist Party nominated Howie Hawkins of Syracuse, New York for President and Angela Nicole Walker of Wisconsin for Vice-President.
The Socialist Workers Party
- On 29 January 2020, The Socialist Workers Party nominated Alyson Kennedy of Texas for President and Malcolm Jarrett of Pennsylvania for Vice-President.
The United Citizens Party of South Carolina
Unity Party of America National Convention
- On 4 April 2020, via an internet meeting, the Unity Party nominated Bill Hammons for President and Eric Bodenstab for Vice President.
Major Third Party Presidential Nominating Process
- Constitution Party
- Green Party
- Libertarian Party