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 Alabama Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Sunday 1 March 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)49 100.00%49 100.00%49 100.00%
Total49 100.00%49 100.00%49 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Alabama Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Alabama State and Local Government

 
   

Primary elections for the purpose of determining the preferred candidates for President of the United States shall be held the first Tuesday in March each year in which a President is to be elected beginning in the year 2016. [§17-13-100a] [2016 Presidential Preference Primary Resolution. 2.]

This is an open primary. Voters may request a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.

Sunday 1 March 2020 (presumably): Alabama Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Sunday 1 March 2020 (presumably): All 49 of Alabama's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Alabama Presidential Primary.

  • 21 district delegates are allocated to presidential contenders, "winner-take-most", based on the results of the primary in each congressional district. Each of the 7 congressional districts is assigned 3 National Convention delegates.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%) or if only one candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and more than 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, the candidate with the most votes is allocated 2 delegates and the candidate with the next highest number of votes is allocated 1 delegate.
    • If no candidate receives 20% of the vote, the 3 district delegates are proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders. See the rounding rules below.
  • 28 (10 at-large, 15 bonus, 3 RNC) at-large delegates are allocated to presidential contenders, "winner-take-most", based on the statewide results of the primary.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%) or if only one candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, that candidate is allocated all of the 28 at-large delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and more than 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, the 28 at-large delegates are to be proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders to those candidates receiving 20% or more the vote. See the rounding rules below.
    • If no candidate receives 20% of the vote, the 28 at-large delegates are proportionally allocated to the presidential contenders. See the rounding rules below.
  • Proportional allocation rounding: Round the delegate allocations to the nearest whole number. If the rounding allocates too few delegates, the candidate with the most votes receives the remaining delegate(s). If the rounding allocates too many delegates, the candidate who qualified for delegates receiving the fewest votes looses as many delegates as necessary.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Alabama's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  3
CD2  3
CD3  3
CD4  3
CD5  3
CD6  3
CD7  3
At-Large  29
Total
Delegates
  50
 

Delegate election.

Delegates must file a Declaration of Candidacy on or before 6 November 2015. Delegate candidates may run in either the CD where he/she votes or for the statewide (at-large) positions, but not both. Delegates bind themselves to Presidential contenders on the Declaration.

There are 46 National Convention delegate "place numbers" on the primary ballot-- 3 for each of the 7 Congressional districts and 25 statewide. Delegates run for each "place number". A delegate's name and "place number" appears on the ballot below the Presidential candidate's name unless the delegate is unopposed for that "place number". If there is more than one candidate for a place number, the delegate receiving the most votes for that "place number" is elected. Should candidate withdraw, delegates for that candidate may either withdraw or become uncommitted.

Voters cast ballots for no more than one Presidential candidate and that candidates delegates. The voter cannot vote for one Presidential candidate and the delegates for another.

National Convention District Alternate delegates are elected by the Congressional District Committee. Statewide alternates are elected by the Republican Executive Committee.

No person named as a delegate or alternate delegate pledged to a person as the Republican nominee for President of the United States shall cast a contrary vote at such convention unless first released by (a) public statement or in writing by such presidential candidate or (b) two-thirds vote of all members of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention similarly pledged; and the vote of any person who attempts to violate the provisions hereof shall not be allowed, but such vote may instead be cast for the person to whom such delegate or alternate delegate is pledged either by the Chairman of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention or by the Secretary of such Convention.

 

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

Election Authority
  Alabama Secretary of State
  AlabamaVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alabama Legislature
Republican
  Alabama Republican Party
Media & others
  al.com - Everything Alabama
  Alabama Political Reporter
  Andalusia Star News
  Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper
  Hartselle Enquirer
  Montgomery Advertiser
  Politics1.com - Alabama
  The Cullman Times
  The Daily Home - Talladega
  The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro
  The Decatur Daily
  The Demopolis Times
  The Dothan Eagle
  The Gadsden Times
  The Messinger - Troy
  The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika
  The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin
  The Star - Anniston
  The Times-Journal - Fort Payne
  The Valley Times-News - Lanett
  Times Daily - Florence
  Tuscaloosa News
  WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville
  WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville
  WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery
  WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)
  WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham
  WHNT TV - Huntsville
  WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery
  WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)
  WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery
  WVTM TV-13 (NBC - Birmingham)
  WZDX TV-8 (FOX - Huntsville)
  Yellowhammer - Montgomery

 


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  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
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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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