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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
Congressional District Caucus and State Conventions: Saturday 30 May 2020
36 total delegate votes - 20 district / 7 at large; 4 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
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2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Arkansas.
2020 Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan General Election from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.
21 March 2019: Governor Asa Hutchinson (Republican) signed SB 445 which moves the regular and Presidential primaries to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March in Presidential election years.
3 March 2020 Preferential Primary Returns from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout. The Arkansas "Preferential Primary Election" is what most states call a "Presidential" and "partisan" primary. The General Primary Election is what most states call a runoff.
Participation in Arkansas's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats (and have not participated in the Republican Primary). Arkansas does not require voters to state their party preference -- the designation is optional. Voters can cast a ballot in the primary of their choice.
31 of 36 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Arkansas 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.
Having withdrawn, the 2 Bloomberg statewide delegates (1 Pledged PLEO, 1 At-Large), were assigned to Biden. In CD 1, no one applied for the Bloomberg delegate slot so the position was filled with a Biden delegate. In CD 2, too few Sanders delegates applied so 2 of the Sanders slots were filled with Biden delegates. Per an arrangement between the Biden and Sanders campaigns, Sanders retains his statewide delegate positions even though they are technically Biden's. The state delegate tally is Biden 19, Sanders 9, and Bloomberg 3.
Arkansas Elects Delegates To The Democratic National Convention showing Biden 17, Sanders 6, Bloomberg 1, 7 At-Large not accounted.
Saturday 30 May 2020: Congressional District Caucus and State Conventions in Little Rock.
District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected at the Convention according to the Presidential Preferences expressed in the Primary.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
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.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• The Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874|
|• Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Arkansas General Assembly|
|• Arkansas House of Representatives|
|• Arkansas Senate|
|• The Democratic Party of Arkansas|
|Media & others|
|• Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock|
|• Batesville Daily Guard|
|• Evening Times - West Memphis|
|• KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro|
|• KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock|
|• KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock|
|• KTHV - CBS - Little Rock|
|• Lynch at Large|
|• Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia|
|• NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville|
|• Politics1.com - Arkansas|
|• Talk Business River Rock Communications|
|• The Arkansas Project|
|• The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home|
|• The Jonesboro Sun|
|• The Leader - Jacksonville|
|• The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville|
|• The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs|
|• The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County|
|• The Times Record - Fort Smith|
|• TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway|
|• Van Buren Press Argus|
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