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 Idaho Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably)1
County Caucus: Tuesday 24 March 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 20 June 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)20 100.00%4 100.00%24 100.00%24 100.00%
Total20 100.00%4 100.00%24 100.00%24 100.00%

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Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Idaho Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Idaho State and Local Government

 
 

30 June 2018: At the state Convention, the party decided to nominate its 2020 National Convention delegates by the state-run Primary.


   

Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably). Republican Presidential Primary (the Democratic Party is not participating in this primary). On 30 June 2018, at the state Convention the party decided to nominate its 2020 National Convention delegates by the state-run Primary.

 

30 June 2018: At the state Convention, the party decided to nominate its 2020 National Convention delegates by the state-run Primary. The information below will be updated when the delegate selection plan is published.

Participation in Idaho State's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All citizens of the United States who will be 18 years by the next general election, reside in the State of Idaho, and publicly declare themselves to be participating as Democrats and that they will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for the corresponding election shall be allowed to participate.

Tuesday 24 March 2020 (presumably): Idaho County Caucus.

County Caucus (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 24 March 2020 (presumably): Idaho Democratic Party's first tier County Caucuses meet in each county. 20 of 24 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 13 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results in each of the State's 2 congressional districts.
  • 7 delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on the support each candidate receives statewide.
    • 4 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

County Caucus (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  8
CD2  7
PLEO  3
At-Large  5
Total
Delegates
  23

In addition, each County Caucus chooses delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention based on presidential preference.

 

Saturday 20 June 2020 (presumably): The Idaho State Democratic Convention meets in Boise, Idaho. National Convention are elected according to the results of the Caucuses.

The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of

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

These 4 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

Election Authority
  Idaho Secretary of State Election Division
  IdahoVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Idaho Legislature
  Idaho Legislature
Democratic
  Idaho Democratic Party
Media & others
  Coeur d'Alene Press
  Idaho Press-Tribune
  Idaho Public Television
  KIFI TV - ABC - Idaho Falls
  KMVT TV-11 (CBS - Twin Falls)
  KTVB TV - NBC - Boise
  Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  Pocatello Idaho State Journal
  Politics1.com - Idaho
  South Idaho Press
  The Challis Messenger
  The Idaho Statesman - Boise
  The Lewiston Tribune
  The MountainGoat Report
  The Times-News - Twin Falls
  Wood River Journal - Hailey

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

 


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Delegate Counts
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Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
 
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  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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