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 District of Columbia Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Convention: Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)19 100.00%19 100.00%19 100.00%
Total19 100.00%19 100.00%19 100.00%

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District of Columbia Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
District of Columbia State and Local Government

 
   

Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably): District of Columbia Convention. Polling hours reportedly 10:00a-4:00p EDT (1400-2000 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Convention (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably): All of 19 of the District of Columbia's National Convention delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on voting in today's District of Columbia Presidential Convention. [Republican Presidential Convention and Delegate Selection Plan Section II. 1]

  • If a candidate receives in excess of 50% of the district-wide vote, that candidate receives 19 at-large delegates [Section V. 3.].
  • Otherwise, the 19 at-large National Convention delegates are to be proportionally bound to those presidential contenders receiving 15% or more of the district-wide vote. If no candidate reaches 15%, the threshold is lowered to 10%. If no candidate reaches 10%, the threshold is lowered to 8% [RRP Rule 16(C)(2) and (3). Section V. 2.].
    • The proportional delegate allocation shall be rounded to the nearest whole delegate. In the event that a delegate is unallocated due to mathematical rounding, the unallocated delegate vote shall be cast in favor of the candidate closest to the rounding threshold. In the event that delegates are over-allocated due to mathematical rounding, the over-allocated delegate shall be removed from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold. [Section V. 5.]

Convention (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
District-wide  19
Total
Delegates
  19

If a Presidential candidate who is allocated delegates withdraws prior to the National Convention, the delegates bound to that Candidate become unbound. [Section V. 7.]. If only one candidate's name is placed in nomination ... all delegates shall be bound to vote for such candidate on the first ballot provided that the candidate received votes in the DC presidential preference poll [Section V. 8.]. The DC Delegation ... shall be bound through the first ballot .... [Section V. 9.]

The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the CD Republican Party, will by virtue of their position, attend the Republican National Convention bound to the candidate of their choice. [Section V. 6.]

 

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

Election Authority
  District of Columbia Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  District of Columbia Official Code
  District of Columbia Official Code (LexisNexis)
Republican
  District of Columbia Republican Committee
Media & others
  Capital Community News
  DCWatch
  LegalTimes.com
  Politics1.com - District of Columbia
  The Common Denominator
  The District Chronicles
  The Georgetowner
  The Hill
  The InTowner
  The Tower - The Catholic University of America
  The Washington Post
  The Washington Times
  Washington Business Journal
  Washington Examiner
  WJLA TV - ABC
  WRC TV - NBC
  WTOP AM/FM - WXTR AM
  WTTG TV - Fox
  WUSA TV - CBS

 


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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  
 
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  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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