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 Delaware Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably)1
State Convention: Saturday 2 May 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)17 100.00%11 100.00%28 100.00%28 100.00%
Total17 100.00%11 100.00%28 100.00%28 100.00%

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Delaware Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Delaware State and Local Government

 
   

Participation in Delaware's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered to vote as Democrats.

"Pursuant to Delaware State Law, if the Delaware Democratic Party submits the name of only one Presidential Candidate, and no other candidates file for the ballot, the state run Presidential Primary shall be cancelled.

Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably): Delaware Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably): 17 of 28 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Delaware Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the "subdivision" or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • Delaware, having only 1 Congressional District, has chosen to allocate their "District" delegates by City and County: 11 "subdivision level delegates" are allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in four "subdivisions": Kent County, Sussex County, New Castle County (portions of the county within the state's largest city Wilmington), and New Castle County (portions of the county outside of Wilmington).
  • 6 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 4 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
City of Wilmington  2
Rural New Castle County
(except Wilmington)
  8
Kent County  2
Sussex County  2
PLEO  2
At-Large  5
Total
Delegates
  21
 

Saturday 2 May 2020 (presumably): State Convention in Dover. State Convention delegates are elected by the Representative District level caucuses held 1-31 March 2020.

National Convention Subdivision ("District") level are elected according to the results of the primary. Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a quorum of subdivision-level National Convention delegates according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 11 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 11 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 3 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.)

These 11 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  State of Delaware Online Constitution, Delaware Code, and Administrative Code
  The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended
Election Authority
  Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Delaware General Assembly
Democratic
  Delaware Democratic Party
Media & others
  Cape Gazette - Lewes
  Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury
  Delaware Grapevine
  Delaware Liberal
  Delaware State News - Dover
  Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach
  delawareonline.com - Wilmington - New Castle - Georgetown
  DelawarePolitics.net
  delmarvanow.com - Delmarva Peninsula
  Dover Post
  Newark Post - Elkton
  Politics1.com - Delaware
  Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times - Smyrna
  The Daily Times - Salisbury
  The Middletown Transcript
  The Sussex Countian - Georgetown
  Wake Up Delaware
  WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury
  WDEL AM - Wilmington
  WDOV AM - FOX - Dover
  WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth
  WILM AM - Wilmington
  WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury

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

 


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