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.
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Mass Meetings [in counties with populations over 80,000]: Thursday 13 February - Saturday 22 February 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
Precinct Mass Meetings: Thursday 12 March - Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: Saturday 18 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Friday 5 June - Saturday 6 June 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)75 100.00%75 100.00%75 100.00%
Total75 100.00%75 100.00%75 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Georgia Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Georgia State and Local Government

 
   

Thursday 13 February - Saturday 22 February 2020 (presumably): Precinct Mass Meetings are held to elect delegates to the County Conventions.

These Mass Meetings are for counties with populations over 80,000 (Such counties operating under Rule 9.2[A] of the Rules of the Georgia Republican Party may choose one day on which to hold these Mass Meetings throughout said county).

 

The date of the primary will be set by the Georgia Secretary of State who has the discretion to set it between 1 December 2019 and 9 June 2020. The decision must be made no later than 1 December 2019.

Georgia does not register voters by party. Voters publicly declare party preference when they request a primary ballot or Presidential Preference Primary ballot. Records showing the voters' choice are public record.

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): Georgia Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): All 75 of Georgia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

  • 42 district delegates bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 14 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the candidate with the most votes (plurality) receives 2 delegates and the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes receives 1 delegate. [Rules of the Georgia Republican Party. 7.3(B)(3)]
  • 33 statewide delegates (10 base at-large, 20 bonus, plus 3 RNC delegates) are bound to presidential contenders according to the statewide vote. A mandatory 20% threshold is required for a presidential contender to receive National Convention delegates. If no candidate receives 20%, the threshold is 15%, if no candidate receives 15%, the threshold is 10%. [Rules of the Georgia Republican Party. 7.3(B)(4)]
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%), or only 1 candidate meets the threshold, that candidate is allocated the 33 statewide delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote then, for each candidate receiving the threshold or more of the vote, delegates = [the number of votes received by that candidate] × [33 statewide delegates] ÷ [the statewide vote for those candidates receiving the threshold or more]. Each candidate receives the whole number of delegates (that is, round down to the whole number). If delegates remain, award the slots to the candidate(s) (who received the threshold or more) proportionally. [Rules of the Georgia Republican Party. 7.3(B)(4)]
    • The 3 RNC party leader delegates, the National Committeeman, National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Georgia's Republican Party are allocated with the At-Large delegates. They are, however, bound to the candidate receiving the most votes statewide. [Rules of the Georgia Republican Party. 7.3(B)(4)]
 

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  3
CD2  3
CD3  3
CD4  3
CD5  3
CD6  3
CD7  3
CD8  3
CD9  3
CD10  3
CD11  3
CD12  3
CD13  3
CD14  3
Statewide  34
Total
Delegates
  76

Georgia Code § 21-2-193 requires the Executive Committee of both state parties to submit a list of candidates to appear on the presidential ballot.

Georgia Code § 21-2-196: "... a delegate or ... shall file a qualification oath ... pledging support ... to the candidate ... for the office of President ... for whom they are selected to support. The oath shall state that the delegate ... affirms to support such candidate until the candidate is either nominated ... or receives less than 35 percent of the votes for nomination ..., or until the candidate releases the delegates.... No delegate shall be required to vote for such candidate after two convention nominating ballots..."

Georgia Code § 21-2-197: "Any delegate to a national convention whose presidential candidate withdraws ... shall be an unpledged delegate ..."

 

Thursday 12 March - Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably): Precinct Mass Meetings are held to elect delegates to the County Conventions, County Conventions which- in turn- are held on the same date. The date indicated is the default date (see below).

These Mass Meetings are for counties with populations 80,000 and under (Such counties operating under Rule 9.2[B] of the Rules of the Georgia Republican Party may choose one day on which to hold these Mass Meetings throughout said county; in addition, the County Convention may be held on the same day as these Mass Meetings in such counties).

 

Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably): County Conventions meet to elect Delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions (in Counties with a population over 80,000 [see below re: Precinct Mass Meetings and County Conventions in Counties with populations 80,000 and under]).

 

Saturday 18 April 2020 (presumably). Congressional District Conventions meet in each Congressional Districts to elect the National Convention District Delegates according to the results of the Presidential Preference Primary.

 

Friday 5 June - Saturday 6 June 2020 (presumably). The State Convention meet to elect 30 At-Large Delegates to National Convention plus the National Commiteeman and National Committeewoman according to the results of the Presidential Preference Primary.

In Presidential Election Years, the State Convention shall elect the National Commiteeman and National Committeewoman and Delegates at Large ... to the Republican National Convention in accordance with Rule 7.3. [Rules 7.1]

 

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
  Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office
  Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division
  Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Georgia General Assembly
  Georgia House Republican Caucus
  Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Georgia Republican Party
Media & others
  Athens Banner-Herald
  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  Barnesville Herald-Gazette
  GaPundit.com
  Georgia Politics Unfiltered
  Gwinnett Daily Post - Lawrenceville
  LaGrange Daily News
  Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus
  MainStreetNews.com - Northeast Georgia
  NewsLink.org - Georgia
  Northwest Georgia News - Rome
  PoliticalVine.com - Marietta
  Politics1.com - Georgia
  Savannah Morning News
  The Augusta Chronicle
  The Citizen - Fayetteville
  The Daily Tribune News - Cartersville
  The Jackson Herald
  The Telegraph - Macon
  The Telegraph - Macon
  The Times-Herald - Newnan
  WAGA TV - FOX - Atlanta
  Waycross Journal-Herald
  WGCL TV - CBS - Atlanta
  WSB TV - Atlanta
  WXIA TV - NBC - Atlanta

 


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