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.
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
County Assemblies: Tuesday 3 March - Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably)
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: CDs 1,6: Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)34 100.00%3 100.00%37 100.00%37 100.00%
Total34 100.00%3 100.00%37 100.00%37 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Tuesday 3 March - Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably): County Assemblies. County Assemblies elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions.

 

Precinct caucus attendees must be registered to vote and affiliated with the Republican Party by TBD and must be a resident of their precinct by TBD to be eligible to participate in their precinct caucus.

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct at 7p MST (?) to choose delegates to the County Assemblies and District Conventions. Caucuses last about 1.5 hours. There are 2,917 (TBD) precincts.

  • There is no formal system applied in the Precinct Caucus to relate the presidential preference of the participants to the choice of the precinct's delegates to the Colorado County Assemblies and District Conventions; (NOTE: It is the District Conventions and the State Convention that will actually elect Republican National Convention delegates to presidential contenders).
 

Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably): District Conventions. Delegate Binding: Delegate Selection Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Distict Caucuses choose the 6 National Convention Delegates (3 in each of Colorado's District) along with the district's delegates to the Colorado State Republican Convention.

  • National Convention Delegates are bound according to the Presidential candidate (or uncommitted) indicated on their intent to run form.

Caucus (preliminary)

ContestAvailable
Del
DelegatePreferenceType
CD013   
CD023   
CD033   
CD043   
CD053   
CD063   
CD073   
Grand Total
Available: 21 delegates.
 

Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably): The Colorado State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention chooses 13 of 37 delegates from Colorado to the Republican National Convention. Delegate Binding: Delegate Selection Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

  • National Convention Delegates are bound according to the Presidential candidate (or uncommitted) indicated on their intent to run form.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Colorado's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position, bound to the candidate of choice.

State Convention (preliminary)

ContestAvailable
Del
DelegatePreferenceType
RNC3   
Statewide13   
Grand Total
Available: 16 delegates.

Candidates for national convention delegate need not identify the presidential candidate they are pledged to support, but may do so at their option. The ballot shall include the presidential candidate each candidate for national delegate is pledged to support, or shall indicate that the candidate for national delegate is unpledged. CRC Bylaws, Art. XIII, § A(5)(c).

In the event a candidate for national delegate indicates on his or her notice of intent to run as a national delegate that such candidate is pledged to support a particular presidential candidate, the State Chairman of the Colorado Republican State Central Committee shall cast the vote on behalf of that national delegate on the first nominating ballot in accordance with the pledge of support made by such national delegate on their notice of intent to run; except that if a qualifying presidential candidate releases his delegates through public declaration or written notification, the presidential candidate's name is not placed in nomination, or the presidential candidate does not otherwise qualify for nomination ..., the individual National Delegates and National Alternate Delegates previously pledged are released to cast their ballots as each may choose, or the State Chairman shall allocate and cast the delegate votes to the remaining presidential candidates as if the eliminated presidential candidate had failed to qualify. On any succeeding ballot for president, the national delegates are released to cast their ballots as each may choose. CRC Bylaws, Art. XIII, § A(3).

 

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.
 

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