The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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Presidential Nominating Process
Pre-primary Virtual Congressional District Caucuses: Tuesday 30 June 2020
The State Party Committee: Wednesday 8 July 2020
Primary: Tuesday 11 August 20201
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.60  80.00%75 100.00%
(available)15  20.00% 
Total75 100.00%75 100.00%

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

 
 

13 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill has asked Governor Ned Lamont to order that the state permit voters to request absentee ballots.

19 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont in coordination with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced that the Presidential Primaries are rescheduled from 28 April to 2 June.

20 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont in coordination with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced that the Presidential Primaries are rescheduled again from 2 June to 11 August. This date is outside the DNC's window, the 2nd Tuesday in June (9 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.

Delegate Selection Materials from the Connecticut Democrats.

April 28, 2020 Presidential Preference Calendar from the Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill Announces List of Candidates Placed on Connecticut’s Presidential Preference Primary Ballot from the Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State.

11 August 2020 Runoff results from a media source.

11 August 2020 Primary returns from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.


   

Due to COVID-19, the post-primary caucus originally planned for 27 May has been replaced with a pre-primary virtual caucus.

Tuesday 30 June 2020 Hours 4:00p-9:00p EDT (2000-0100 UTC). : Congressional District Caucuses.

National Convention Pledged District-Level Delegates are pre-slated via internet voting for the primary.

 

Due to COVID-19, the State Party Committee meeting originally scheduled for 10 June has been replaced with a pre-primary virtual meeting.

Wednesday 8 July 2020: The State Party Committee meets virtually. National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are pre-slated.

The remaining 15 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 15 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 7 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 5 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Senator and former Democratic National Committee Chairman from 1995 to 1997, Christopher J. "Chris" Dodd.)

These 15 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Participation in Connecticut's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats.

Tuesday 11 August 2020: Connecticut Primary. Hours 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary
Source: Secretary of State of Connecticut.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 24 August 2020.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.221,32384.88%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders30,06211.53%
Uncommitted5,9672.29%
Tulsi Gabbard3,3981.30%
Total260,750100.00%
 

60 of 75 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Connecticut 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.

  • 40 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 5 congressional districts.
  • 20 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 14 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 6 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)
96% Reporting. Estimate as of 14 August 2020 21:38 EDT.

ContestBidenSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD151,79644,015844,0158.00085,788  
CD252,02043,322843,3228.00086,702  
CD353,73144,880844,8808.00086,747  
CD449,16643,052843,0528.00084,767  
CD541,79835,216835,2168.00084,912  
PLEO248,511210,4856210,4856.000628,916  
At-Large248,511210,48514210,48514.0001428,916  
Total
Delegates
  60  60   
 

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.

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

 

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Secretary of State of Connecticut
  State Elections Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Connecticut General Assembly
  Connecticut House Republicans
  Connecticut State Senate Democrats
Democratic
  Connecticut Democratic Party
  Connecticut House Democrats
  Connecticut Senate Democrats
Media & others
  Bristol Press
  Capitol Report - Connecticut
  Connecticut Journal - Moodus
  Connecticut Political Watch
  CTNewsJunkie
  Darien News-Review
  Fairfield Citizen
  Greenwich Time
  Hartford Courant
  Journal Inquirer - Manchester
  New Britain Herald
  New Haven Register
  Norwich Bulletin
  Politics1.com - Connecticut
  Republican-American - Waterbury
  The Advocate - Stamford
  The Connecticut Post - Bridgeport
  The Day - New London
  The Middletown Press
  The News-Times - Danbury
  The Record-Journal - Meriden
  The Register Citizen - Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield
  WFSB TV - CBS - Hartford
  WTIC TV - FOX - Hartford
  WTNH TV - UPN - New Haven
  WVIT TV - NBC - New Haven
 


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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Counts
  Democratic Pledged and Unpledged Summary   --   Republican Pledged and Unpledged Summary  
  Democratic Hard and Soft Summary   --   Republican Hard and Soft Summary  
  Democratic Hard and Floor Summary   --   Republican Hard and Floor Summary  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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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  
 
  Major Third Party Presidential Nomination Process  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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