The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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These pages contain a combination of official, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.

 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Hawaii Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Mettings: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary): Saturday 23 May 20201
State Convention: Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 May 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available) 9.0 100.00%9.0  27.27%9  27.27%
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.16.0  66.67% 16.0  48.48%16  48.48%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"8.0  33.33% 8.0  24.24%8  24.24%
Total24.0 100.00%9.0 100.00%33.0 100.00%33 100.00%

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15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the party is encouraging voters to vote by mail.

21 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the party has canceled plans for walk-in voting.

27 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, on-site same-day voting on 4 April is cancelled. The mail-ballot return deadline is 22 May. Results will be tabulated and released on 23 May.

2020 Hawaii Delegate Selection from the Hawai'i Democrats.


   

Wednesday 4 March 2020: Hawaii Precinct Mettings. Precinct level delegates are elected to the State Convention.

 

Participation in Hawai'i's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as registered Democrats. The State of Hawaii does not conduct registration by party. Voting in the Democratic Party of Hawaii elections, including the Delegate Selection Process, requires membership in the Democratic Party of Hawaii and proof of voter registration.

Vote by mail is from 3 March to 28 March. The Party-run Presidential Preference Poll offers same-day registration.

Saturday 23 May 2020: Hawaii Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary). Hours 7:00a-3:00p HAST (1700-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. The ballot uses ranked choice with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice with a 15% viability threshold. If a candidate has officially ended their candidacy, the voter's next choice (recursively) is tallied.

Beginning with the candidate who received the smallest number of votes, votes cast for candidates who fall below the 15% threshold are eliminated and the voter's next choice is tallied. The process continues until all candidates have at least 15% of the vote.

Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary) First Expression of Preference (preliminary)
Not used for delegate computation.
Status: Unofficial.
Excluded from Nationwide vote.
100% Reporting. Estimate as of 23 May 2020 18:12 EDT.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.19,60856.10%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders10,76730.81%
Elizabeth Ann Warren1,6754.79%
Tulsi Gabbard1,3793.95%
Michael Rubens "Mike" Bloomberg4561.30%
Andrew Yang3541.01%
Peter Paul Montgomery "Pete" Buttigieg2980.85%
Uncommitted2960.85%
Amy Jean Klobuchar800.23%
Thomas Fahr "Tom" Steyer350.10%
Deval Laurdine Patrick40.01%
Total34,952100.00%
 

Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary) Final Expression of Preference
Status: Unofficial.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.21,21463.23%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders12,33736.77%
Total33,551100.00%
 

24 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed today's Hawaii Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary). A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the Congressional District Level or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 15 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the party-run primary results in each of Hawaii's 2 Congressional Districts.
  • 9 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the party-run primary results statewide.
    • 6 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (preliminary)
Status: Unofficial.
100% Reporting. Estimate as of 23 May 2020 18:13 EDT.

ContestBidenSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD114,03414,03479,3174.64754,7172.3532
CD219,52419,524811,9024.87757,6223.1233
PLEO33,55833,558321,2191.897212,3391.1031
At-Large33,55833,558621,2193.794412,3392.2062
Total
Delegates
  24  16  8
 

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 May 2020 State Convention is postponed until September. District level-delegates are elected on-line on 8 June. Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected on-line at a State Central Committee on 13 June.

Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 May 2020: Hawai'i Democratic State Convention convenes. National Convention District-level delegates are elected according to the party-run Preference Poll by the state Convention delegates on the first day. National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the State Central Committee on the second day.

The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 9 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 2 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 9 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.

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

 

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  Maui News
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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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  
 
  Major Third Party Presidential Nomination Process  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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