The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Alaska Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct / House District Caucuses: Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably)1
State Party Convention: Saturday 9 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)14.0 100.00%4.0 100.00%18.0 100.00%18 100.00%
Total14.0 100.00%4.0 100.00%18.0 100.00%18 100.00%

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

 
   

The "first determining step" of Alaska's delegate selection process will occur on Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably) with a Caucus.

Participation in ALASKA's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats. Persons who wish to become Democrats are afforded the opportunity to register as a Democrat.

Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably): Alaska Precinct / House District Caucuses. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Precinct / House District Caucuses (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably): Tier 1 House District Caucuses. All precincts within each of the state's 40 House Districts combine to hold House District-wide Caucuses to choose delegates to the State Convention. Such delegates are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the Caucus. There are multiple rounds of voting call "fan-outs". In each round candidates receiving less than 15% of the vote are eliminated. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

The apportionment of delegates to the National Convention by Presidential Preference will be determined by the delegates at the State Convention but can be estimated using the results of today's caucuses.

District Conventions (preliminary)

Contest
 Caucus
Delegates
Qual
Vote
Del
CD  10
PLEO  2
At-Large  4
Total
Delegates
  16
 

Saturday 9 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably): Tier 2 - State Convention. The Alaska State Democratic Convention convenes. 14 of 18 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives at the State Convention. The State Convention elects the delegates to the National Convention.

  • 9 National Convention District delegates are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole. Alaska has one Congressional District. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required for such allocations.
  • 5 National Convention statewide delegates are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required for such allocations.
    • 3 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

State Conventions (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD  10
PLEO  2
At-Large  4
Total
Delegates
  16

The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 4 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 4 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
  Alaska State Constitution
  Infobases (Statutes)
Election Authority
  Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC
  Alaska Division of Elections
  Alaska Division of Elections
  Alaska Public Offices Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alaska Legislature
  Alaska State Legislature's House Majority
  House of Representatives
  State Senate
Democratic
  Alaska Democrats
  Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus
  Alaska's Democratic Legislators
Media & others
  Alaska Dispatch - Anchorage
  Anchorage Daily News
  Homer Tribune - Homer
  Juneau Empire
  Ketchikan Daily News
  Kodiak Daily Mirror
  KTUU TV - NBC - Anchorage
  KUAC FM - NPR/PBS - Fairbanks
  Nome Nugget
  Petersburg Pilot
  Politics1.com - Alaska
  The Alaska Star - Eagle River
  The Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks
  The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla
  The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai

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

 


  Election 2020 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
  Presidential Candidates  
 
Rule Making and Process

 
  States Alphabetically  
  Events Chronologically  
  Major Events Chronologically  
  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
 
  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  
 
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