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 Illinois Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 17 March 2020 (presumably)1
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 11 May 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)156.0 100.00%29.0 100.00%185.0 100.00%185 100.00%
Total156.0 100.00%29.0 100.00%185.0 100.00%185 100.00%

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Illinois Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Illinois State and Local Government

 
   

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Participation in Illinois' delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters may register to vote up to 30 days preceding the Primary Election, and declare their affiliation by requesting a Democratic Primary Election ballot at the polls. Illinois does not require prior declarations of party affiliation as a pre-requisite to participating in the Primary Election.

Tuesday 17 March 2020 (presumably): Illinois Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p CDT (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 17 March 2020 (presumably): 156 of 185 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Illinois Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 102 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district.
  • 54 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 34 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 20 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  9
CD2  8
CD3  5
CD4  5
CD5  6
CD6  5
CD7  9
CD8  4
CD9  7
CD10  5
CD11  5
CD12  6
CD13  5
CD14  4
CD15  4
CD16  5
CD17  6
CD18  4
PLEO  20
At-Large  34
Total
Delegates
  156
 

National Convention District level delegates appear on the primary ballot. Delegate candidates must file nominating petitions, a Statement of Candidacy, and a Presidential Preference form with Illinois State Board of Elections. Presidential candidates are given the opportunity to remove any of their delegate candidates prior to date the Illinois State Board of Elections certifies the Primary ballot. The Delegates are selected from the highest vote-getters.

 

Monday 11 May 2020 (presumably): National Convention delegation meeting.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at State Party headquarters by a quorum of the district-level delegates according the the results of the primary.

The remaining 29 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 29 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 15 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 13 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 11 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader: President Barack Hussein Obama.

These 29 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.
 

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  Daily Herald - Arlington Heights
  Daily Review Atlas - Monmouth
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  Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
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  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - Mattoon
  NewsLink.org - Illinois
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  Politics1.com - Illinois
  Rockford Register Star
  Sauk Valley - Dixon - Sterling - Rock Flats
  St. Louis Post-Dispatch (STLtoday.com)
  Star Courier - Kewanee
  Star Publications - Tinley Park
  Suburban Chicago Newspapers
  The Capitol Fax Blog
  The Courier News - Elgin
  The Daily Journal - Kankakee
  The Daily Ledger - Canton
  The Daily Register - Harrisburg
  The Journal - Chicago's Northwest Suburbs
  The News-Gazette - Champaign - Urbana
  The Pantagraph - Bloomington-Normal
  The Quincy Herald-Whig
  The Register-Mail - Galesburg
  The Southern Illinoisan - Carbondale
  The State Journal-Register - Springfield
  The Telegraph - Alton
  The Zephyr - Galesburg
  WBBM TV - CBS - Chicago
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  WEEK TV - NBC - East Peoria
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1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 


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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  
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