The Green Papers
Presidential Primaries 2020
Democratic Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

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.

 
Democratic Party Democratic
Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary
Sorted by first date

 
4,483 total delegate votes - 2,431 district / 847 at large; 490 Pledged PLEOs; 715 Unpledged PLEOs
Pledged/Unpledged delegate votes: 3,768 pledged, 715 unpledged.
Need to nominate (first ballot, pledged delegate votes only): 1,885.
Need to nominate (any ballot, all delegate votes): 2,242.
Rank (sort)
Date
(sort)
State
(available) Allocation
(sort)
Hard
4,483
(sort)
Soft
4,483
(sort)
Pl
(sort)
Unpl
(sort)
Total
193 FebIowa505043750
3311 FebNew Hampshire333324933
3222 FebNevada4545351045
4629 FebSouth Carolina595953659
13 MarAlabama595952759
33 MarAmerican Samoa10106410
63 MarCalifornia49249241676492
73 MarColorado7979671279
103 MarDemocrats Abroad171713417
133 MarGeorgia11911910415119
253 MarMassachusetts1161169224116
273 MarMinnesota9191751691
373 MarNorth Carolina12412411014124
413 MarOklahoma414137441
483 MarTennessee727264872
493 MarTexas25225222329252
523 MarVermont242416824
543 MarVirginia1131139914113
207 MarKansas373733437
227 MarLouisiana595951859
317 MarNebraska292925429
238 MarMaine292924529
1610 MarIdaho242420424
2610 MarMichigan14414412717144
2810 MarMississippi414136541
2910 MarMissouri8181691281
4010 MarOhio15515513817155
3914 MarNorthern Marianas10106410
1217 MarFlorida24924921633249
1717 MarIllinois18518515629185
424 MarArizona7676661076
5124 MarUtah323228432
5526 MarWashington1041048717104
228 MarAlaska181814418
1528 MarHawaii3232221032
577 AprWisconsin8787771087
5811 AprWyoming171713417
3621 AprNew York27127122744271
828 AprConnecticut6565491665
928 AprDelaware2828171128
2428 AprMaryland1041047925104
4328 AprPennsylvania17417415420174
4528 AprRhode Island303021930
142 MayGuam11116511
185 MayIndiana797970979
5612 MayWest Virginia323224832
519 MayArkansas363631536
2119 MayKentucky515146551
4219 MayOregon6565521365
302 JunMontana222216622
342 JunNew Jersey12512510817125
352 JunNew Mexico383829938
382 JunNorth Dakota191914519
472 JunSouth Dakota191914519
536 JunVirgin Islands11116511
447 JunPuerto Rico565651556
119 JunDistrict of Columbia4141172441
50JulUnassigned11 11
Convention4,4834,4833,7687154,483
Rank Date State HardSoft PlUnplTotal
(available) Allocation
 

Soft: Soft count, estimated delegate preferences prior to the convention.
Hard: Hard count, the preference as originally assigned. (Note: unpledged delegates are hard counted as "Uncommitted".)
Pl: Pledged or Bound Delegates.
Unpl: Unpledged or Not Bound Delegates

 
 


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