The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Democrats Abroad Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Global Party Run Primary: Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably)1
First-Tier and Country Caucuses: Wednesday 25 March - Sunday 5 April 2020 (presumably)
Regional Caucuses: Thursday 23 April - Friday 8 May 2020 (presumably)
Global Convention: Saturday 9 May 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)13.0 100.00%4.0 100.00%17.0 100.00%17 100.00%
Total13.0 100.00%4.0 100.00%17.0 100.00%17 100.00%

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Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Participation in Democrats Abroad's delegate selection process is open to all U.S. nationals who will be 18 years of age or older on 3 November 2020, who reside temporarily or permanently outside the United States and who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters must declare that they have not participated and will not participate in the any other delegate selection process (caucus, primary or other method) for the 2020 presidential election.

Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus/Convention.

Global Party Run Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): Global Party Run Primary. 13 of the 17 delegate votes to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary. Participants may vote by fax, email, in person, or postal mail. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

Each voter may cast a vote for 1 Presidential candidate or uncommitted. Write-ins are not permitted.

  • 13 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the global primary vote as a whole.
    • 12 At-large National Convention delegates.
    • 1 Pledged PLEO.

    Global Primary (preliminary)

    Contest
     Pop
    Vote
    Qual
    Vote
    Del
    At-Large  12
    PLEO  1
    Total
    Delegates
      13
     

    Wednesday 25 March - Sunday 5 April 2020 (presumably): First-Tier and Country Caucuses elect delegates to the Regional and Country Committee Caucuses. Participation in a First-Tier Caucus shall be open to any person who is a member of Democrats Abroad.

     

    Thursday 23 April - Friday 8 May 2020 (presumably): Democrats Abroad will hold a Regional Caucus in each of its 3 Regions. 9 At-Large National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the Global Primary. Each Regional Caucus is entitled to elect at least 1 National Convention delegate. The number of delegates elected in each region is proportional to the percentage of votes cast in that region.

    • Americas Region.
    • Asia - Pacific Region.
    • Europe - Middle East - Africa Region.
     

    Saturday 9 May 2020 (presumably): The Global Convention meets in Berlin, Germany to elect 1 Pledged PLEO, and 3 At-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the primary.

    DEMOCRATS ABROAD is allocated 17 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention but will be sending 21 persons who will be acknowledged as "delegates" on the floor of the Convention.

    • The 8 Democratic National Committee members from Democrats Abroad cast the 4 Unpledged PLEO delegate votes on the floor of the Convention (each such "Unpledged PLEO delegate" casting ½ vote).
    DateDelegates SelectedEach delegate hasTotal Pledged
    Delegate Votes
    Total Unpledged
    Delegate Votes
    Thursday 23 April - Friday 8 May 2020
    Regional Conventions
    9 regional1 delegate vote9 
    Saturday 9 May 2020
    Global Convention
    3 at-large1 delegate vote3 
    Saturday 9 May 2020
    Global Convention
    1 pledged PLEO1 delegate vote1 
    Automatic
    1 March 2020
    8 unpledged PLEO½ delegate vote 4
    Totals21 174
     
     

    The Democrats Abroad delegation is made up of the following members:

    Delegation Chair:

    Voting Delegates
    At-large Delegates - Americas:
    At-large Delegates - Asia Pacific:
    At-large Delegates - EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa):
    At-large Delegates - Global:
    PLEO (Party Leader/Elected Official) Delegate:
    DNC Members/'super delegates':

    Non-voting delegation
    Alternate delegates
    Standing Committee Members:
    Credentials:
    Platform:
    Rules:
    Convention Pages:

     

    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.
     

    Links Links to other web sites

    Democratic
      Democrats Abroad
      Democrats Abroad - Facebook
      Democrats Abroad Netherlands

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

     


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      Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
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