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 and delegate counts 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 Bonus Delegates and penalties are preliminary.

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

 
4,750 total delegate votes - 2,591 district / 898 at large; 490 Pledged PLEOs; 771 Unpledged PLEOs
Pledged/Unpledged delegate votes: 3,979 pledged, 771 unpledged.
Need to nominate (first ballot, pledged delegate votes only): 1,990.
Need to nominate (any ballot, all delegate votes): 2,376.
Rank (sort)
Date
(sort)
State
(available) Allocation
(sort)
Hard
4,750
(sort)
Soft
4,750
(sort)
Pl
(sort)
Unpl
(sort)
Total
193 FebIowa494941849
3311 FebNew Hampshire333324933
3222 FebNevada4848361248
4629 FebSouth Carolina636354963
13 MarAlabama616152961
33 MarAmerican Samoa11116511
53 MarArkansas363631536
63 MarCalifornia49449441579494
73 MarColorado8080671380
103 MarDemocrats Abroad171713417
233 MarMaine323224832
253 MarMassachusetts1141149123114
273 MarMinnesota9191751691
373 MarNorth Carolina12212211012122
413 MarOklahoma424237542
483 MarTennessee737364973
493 MarTexas26126122833261
513 MarUtah353529635
523 MarVermont242416824
543 MarVirginia1241249925124
1610 MarIdaho252520525
2610 MarMichigan14714712522147
2810 MarMississippi414136541
2910 MarMissouri7878681078
3810 MarNorth Dakota181814418
5510 MarWashington1081088919108
3914 MarNorthern Marianas11116511
417 MarArizona7979671279
1217 MarFlorida24824821929248
1717 MarIllinois18418415529184
4017 MarOhio15315313617153
1324 MarGeorgia12012010515120
4429 MarPuerto Rico585851758
24 AprAlaska191915419
154 AprHawaii333324933
224 AprLouisiana616154761
584 AprWyoming181814418
577 AprWisconsin9797841397
828 AprConnecticut7474601474
928 AprDelaware3333211233
2428 AprMaryland1191199623119
3628 AprNew York32032027446320
4328 AprPennsylvania21021018624210
4528 AprRhode Island3636261036
142 MayGuam12127512
202 MayKansas454539645
185 MayIndiana898982789
3112 MayNebraska333329433
5612 MayWest Virginia343428634
2119 MayKentucky606054660
4219 MayOregon7575611475
112 JunDistrict of Columbia4646202646
302 JunMontana252519625
342 JunNew Jersey14714712621147
352 JunNew Mexico4545341145
472 JunSouth Dakota212116521
536 JunVirgin Islands13137613
50JulUnassigned55 55
Convention4,7504,7503,9797714,750
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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