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
State Committee Meeting: Wednesday 8 April 2020 (presumably)
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)57 100.00%57 100.00%57 100.00%
Total57 100.00%57 100.00%57 100.00%

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

 
 

Source: Party Rules.


   

Wednesday 8 April 2020 (presumably): State Committee Meeting. 27 delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 17 bonus delegates) are pre-slated for the primary.

 

Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably): Indiana Congressional District Caucuses. District delegates are pre-slated for the primary.

 

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

Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably): Indiana Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Although a portion of this state is in CT, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET when the networks feel they can project. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-All (district and statewide) Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably): all 57 of Indiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Indiana Presidential Primary.

  • 27 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 9 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates.
  • 30 (10 base at-large delegates plus 17 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) statewide delegates are to be allocated to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes statewide.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Del
CD1 3
CD2 3
CD3 3
CD4 3
CD5 3
CD6 3
CD7 3
CD8 3
CD9 3
Statewide 30
Total
Delegates
 57

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Indiana's Republican Party, will attend the National Convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.

"A delegate ... shall on the first ballot at the national convention support the candidate who received the highest number of votes ... if the person is ... a candidate at the convention. If the presidential candidate ... is not on the ballot ... the ... delegates are no longer bound." [Rules of the Indiana Republican State Committee. Rule 10-2, 10-6, IC 3-8-3-11].

 

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
  http://www.state.in.us/legislative/ic/code/const/
Election Authority
  Indiana Election Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Indiana General Assembly
  Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus
  Indiana Senate Republican Caucus
Republican
  Indiana House Republicans
  The Indiana Republican Party
Media & others
  Goshen News
  Greensburg Daily News
  Howey Political Report
  Indianapolis Business Journal
  Journal and Courier - Lafayette
  Kendallville Publishing Company - Northeast Indiana
  Kokomo Tribune
  Lebanon Reporter
  NewsLink.org - Indiana
  Pharos-Tribune - Logansport
  Politics1.com - Indiana
  Post-Tribune - Merrillville
  Reporter-Times - Martinsville
  The Courier Times - New Castle
  The Courier-Times - New Castle
  The Evening News - Jefferson / The Tribune - New Albany
  The Herald Bulletin - Anderson
  The Herald-Press - Huntington County
  The Indianapolis Star
  The News-Dispatch - Michigan City
  The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne
  The Palladium-Item - Richmond
  The Peru Tribune
  The Shelbyville News
  The Star Press - Muncie
  The Times - Frankfort
  The Times - Munster
  The Times - Northwest Indiana / Southeast Chicago
  The Wabash PlainDealer
  Times-Mail - Bedford
  Tri-State Media
  Tribune Star - Terre Haute
  WISH TV - CBS - Indianapolis
  WRTV - ABC - Indianapolis
  WTHR - NBC - Indianapolis
  Zionsville Times Sentinel

 


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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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