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 Kansas Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Local Unit Conventions: Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably)1
District Conventions: Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)33.0 100.00%4.0 100.00%37.0 100.00%37 100.00%
Total33.0 100.00%4.0 100.00%37.0 100.00%37 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Kansas Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Kansas State and Local Government

 
   

Participation in Kansas's delegate selection process is open any registered Democrat who will be 18 by 8 November 2020. To participate in the caucus, voters must be registered as Democrats at their current address. Individuals not registered as Democrats may register at the caucus on Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably).

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): Kansas Local Unit Conventions. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Local Unit Conventions (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): Local Unit Conventions (first tier caucuses) convene to elect delegates to the Congressional District Caucuses by Presidential preference.

33 of 37 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's first-tier Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at the congressional district level or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 22 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the caucus vote in each of the State's 4 congressional districts.
  • 11 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide caucus vote.
    • 7 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 4 Pledged PLEOs

Local Unit Conventions (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  4
CD2  7
CD3  6
CD4  5
PLEO  4
At-Large  7
Total
Delegates
  33
 

Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably): District Conventions meet to elect 22 Democratic National Convention district-level delegates according to the results of the first-tier caucuses.

 

Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably): State Convention

The At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the first-tier 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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Kansas Constitution
Election Authority
  Kansas Secretary of State
  Vote! Kansas
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Kansas Legislature
Democratic
  Kansas Democratic Party
Media & others
  Baldwin City Signal
  Clay Center Dispatch
  Daily Globe - Atchison
  Dodge City Daily Globe
  Great Bend Tribune
  High Plains Journal - Dodge City
  Hillsboro Free Press
  Hillsboro Star-Journal
  Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
  Kansas Press Association
  KC Community News - Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Miami, Linn, Platte Counties
  KCTV - Kansas City
  Lawrence Journal-World
  Louisburg Herald
  Marion County Record
  Miami County Republic
  NewsLink.org - Kansas
  nwkansas.com - Nor'West Newspapers
  Osawatomie Graphic
  Ottawa Herald - Franklin County
  Politics1.com - Kansas
  The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
  The Ark Valley News - Valley Center
  The Butler County Times Gazette
  The Chanute Tribune
  The Coffey County Republican - Burlington
  The Daily Union - Junction City
  The De Soto Explorer
  The Emporia Gazette
  The Garden City Telegram
  The Gyp Hill Premiere - Medicine Lodge
  The Hays Daily News
  The Hutchinson News
  The Iola Register
  The Kansas City Star
  The Kiowa News
  The Leavenworth Times
  The Manhattan Mercury
  The McPherson Sentinel
  The Miami County Republic - Paola
  The Mirror - Tonganoxie
  The Morning Sun - Pittsburg
  The Newton Kansan
  The Olathe News - Olathe
  The Parsons Sun
  The Pratt Tribune - Pratt County
  The Topeka Capital-Journal
  The Wichita Eagle
  Vote! Kansas
  Winfield Courier

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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