The Green Papers
Presidential Primaries 2020
Democratic Pledged and Unpledged 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 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
Pledged and Unpledged Delegate Summary
Sorted by first date

 
4,532 total delegate votes - 2,437 district / 841 at large; 490 Pledged PLEOs; 764 Unpledged PLEOs
Pledged/Unpledged delegate votes: 3,768 pledged, 764 unpledged.
Need to nominate (first ballot, pledged delegate votes only): 1,885.
Need to nominate (any ballot, all delegate votes): 2,267.
Rank (sort)
Date
(sort)
State
(available)
4,532
Allocation
(sort)
Pl
3,768
(sort)
Unpl
764
(sort)
Pl
(sort)
Unpl
(sort)
Total
193 FebIowa41841849
3311 FebNew Hampshire24924933
3222 FebNevada3612361248
4629 FebSouth Carolina54954963
58MarWyoming13413417
13 MarAlabama52952961
33 MarAmerican Samoa656511
53 MarArkansas31531536
63 MarCalifornia4167941679495
73 MarColorado6713671380
103 MarDemocrats Abroad13413417
133 MarGeorgia1051510515120
253 MarMassachusetts91239123114
273 MarMinnesota7517751792
373 MarNorth Carolina1101211012122
413 MarOklahoma37537542
483 MarTennessee64964973
493 MarTexas2283422834262
513 MarUtah29629635
523 MarVermont16716723
543 MarVirginia99259925124
207 MarKansas33633639
227 MarLouisiana50750757
238 MarMaine24824832
1610 MarIdaho20520525
2610 MarMichigan1252212522147
2810 MarMississippi36536541
2910 MarMissouri6810681078
3810 MarNorth Dakota14414418
4010 MarOhio1361713617153
5510 MarWashington89188918107
3914 MarNorthern Marianas656511
417 MarArizona6712671279
1217 MarFlorida2192921929248
1717 MarIllinois1552915529184
24 AprAlaska14414418
154 AprHawaii22922931
577 AprWisconsin7713771390
3621 AprNew York2244622446270
828 AprConnecticut4915491564
928 AprDelaware1711171128
2428 AprMaryland79237923102
4328 AprPennsylvania1532315323176
4528 AprRhode Island21921930
142 MayGuam656511
185 MayIndiana70770777
3112 MayNebraska25425429
5612 MayWest Virginia24624630
2119 MayKentucky46646652
4219 MayOregon5214521466
302 JunMontana16616622
342 JunNew Jersey1072110721128
352 JunNew Mexico2910291039
472 JunSouth Dakota14514519
536 JunVirgin Islands656511
447 JunPuerto Rico51851859
1116 JunDistrict of Columbia1726172643
50JulUnassigned01 11
Convention3,7687643,7687644,532
Rank Date State PlUnpl PlUnplTotal
(available)
4,532
Allocation
 

Pl: Pledged or Bound Delegates.
Unpl: Unpledged or Not Bound Delegates

 
 


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