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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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Presidential Nominating Process
State Committee Meeting: Tuesday 26 May 2020
Primary: Tuesday 11 August 2020
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John28 100.00%28 100.00%
Total28 100.00%28 100.00%

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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 RNC's window, second Saturday in June (13 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.

Rules and Bylaws from the Connecticut Republican State Central Committee.

April 28, 2020 Presidential Preference Calendar 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.


   

Tuesday 26 May 2020: State Committee Meeting. Presidential candidates submit slates of registered Republicans to serve as National Convention Delegates according to the results of the primary. The slates require the approval of the State Committee [Section 17. (d)]. If delegates are awarded to uncommitted, the delegates are chosen by the state party chairman. [Section 17(h)]

 

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

Any elector enrolled as a member of the Republican Party shall be eligible to vote in primaries ... [Connecticut Republican State Central Committee Rules and Bylaws. Article V, Section 1. (a)]

Tuesday 11 August 2020: Connecticut Primary. Hours 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most 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
%
Donald John Trump71,66778.37%
Uncommitted12,99414.21%
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.6,7917.43%
Total91,452100.00%
 

25 of Connecticut's 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Connecticut Presidential Primary. [Article I, Section 17]

  • 15 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 5 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates. [Article I, Section 17. (b)]
  • 13 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 0 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide primary vote. [Article I, Section 17.(a)]
    • If one candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 13 of the at-large delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote, each presidential candidate receiving 20% or more of the statewide vote shall be allocated delegates accordingly based on their percentage of the vote total of those candidates who met the 20% threshold. Round fractional proportions of a delegate to the nearest whole number. If rounding results in too few delegates being allocated, the candidate receiving the most votes receives an additional delegate. [Article I, Section 17.(g)] (no mention of what to do if too many delegates are allocated due to rounding)

Primary (preliminary)
99% Reporting. Estimate as of 14 August 2020 21:38 EDT.

ContestTrumpUncommitted
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD116,69716,697313,02578.008%32,41414.458% 
CD222,08022,080317,30278.361%33,06813.895% 
CD313,85013,850311,38682.209%31,48710.736% 
CD417,40517,405313,13675.473%32,87416.512% 
CD518,36418,364314,96281.475%32,29412.492% 
Statewide88,39688,3961369,81178.975%1312,13713.730% 
Total
Delegates
  28  28   

CD1: Winner-take-all for Trump.
CD2: Winner-take-all for Trump.
CD3: Winner-take-all for Trump.
CD4: Winner-take-all for Trump.
CD5: Winner-take-all for Trump.
Statewide: Trump, having received 50%+ of the statewide vote, wins all 13 delegates.

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

The delegates ... shall be committed ... unless released by the candidate, shall vote for the candidate on the first ballot, and shall not change their vote during the course of that ballot. [Article I, Section 17 (a)]

 

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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Election Authority
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  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
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  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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