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 Hawaii Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 10 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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Hawaii Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Hawaii State and Local Government

 
   

Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): Hawaii Precinct Caucuses. Polling hours reportedly 6:00p-8:00p HAST (0400-0600 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Precinct Caucuses (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): All 19 of Hawaii's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged proportionally to presidential contenders in today's Precinct Caucuses. [Rules of the Hawaii Republican Party. Section 214.]

  • Each Presidential campaign (or uncommitted slate) supplies a list of delegates to the National Convention. 20% of each slate (delegates and alternates) must come from a county with a population below 500,000. The State Chair and National Committee members cannot be part of a slate. [Rule 215. E.]
  • Voting is by secret ballot. Ballots are cast for the slate rather than for individual delegates. The names of the National Convention delegates will not appear on the ballot.
  • Voters may join the Republican party and register to vote at the caucus. Only party members are eligible to participate in the caucuses.
  • Blank votes, spoiled ballots, over votes, and write-in votes for a candidate who is not registered with the FEC as a Republican candidate for President are not considered to be valid.
  • Allocate the National Convention Delegates:
    1. Starting with the highest vote getter, compute the Delegate Allocation Percentage-- the candidate's votes divided by the total number of votes (in that jurisdiction) and round the percentage up to the next whole number. Then, multiply the number of delegates (in that jurisdiction) by the Delegate Allocation Percentage and round up to the next whole number. Continue with the next highest vote getter until all delegates are pledged to a presidential contender. The number of delegates allocated to each jurisdiction is:
      • CD 1: 3 delegates.
      • CD 2: 3 delegates.
      • Statewide: 10 delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 0 bonus delegates).
      • RNC: 3 delegates.
  • The Hawaii Leadership Committee of each Presidential campaign appoints Party members to fill the delegate positions. [Rule 215. E.]

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Hawaii's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position. [Section 216.]

Precinct Caucus (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Del
CD1 3
CD2 3
Statewide 10
RNC 3
Total
Delegates
 19
 

Rules of the Republican Party of Hawaii:

  • Section 214. ELECTION. ... Hawaii Republican caucuses shall be held on the second Tuesday in March of each Presidential Election Year. ...
  • Section 216. CANDIDATE COMMITMENTS. Except by their own commitments, National Delegates ... shall not be required to support any particular candidate for the Republican nomination for President or Vice President. Provided the candidate the delegate ... is supporting has not withdrawn prior to the first ballot at the National Convention, the commitment to that candidate shall be binding, but only through the first ballot.
 

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
  The Constitution of the State of Hawaii
Election Authority
  Hawaii Office of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Hawaii State Legislature
Republican
  Hawai'i Republican Party
Media & others
  Hawai'i Free Press - Hilo
  Hawaii Reporter - Honolulu
  Hawaii Tribune Herald - Hilo
  Honolulu Civil Beat
  Honolulu Magazine
  Honolulu Star-Bulletin
  Ka Leo O Hawai'i - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  KGMB TV - CBS - Honolulu
  KHNL TV - NBC - Honolulu
  KHON TV - Fox - Honolulu
  KITV TV - ABC - Honolulu
  Maui News
  MauiTime Weekly
  Pacific Business News - Honolulu
  Politics1.com - Hawaii
  Star Advertiser - Honolulu
  West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona

 


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