|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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.
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably)1
State Convention: Saturday 2 May 2020 (presumably)
28 total delegate votes - 11 district / 4 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 11 Unpledged PLEOs
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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): 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.
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
These 11 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|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|
|• Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Delaware General Assembly|
|• 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|
|• 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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