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 Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Caucuses: Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably)
Congressional District Conventions: Tuesday 24 March - Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 9 May 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)39 100.00%39 100.00%39 100.00%
Total39 100.00%39 100.00%39 100.00%

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Kansas State and Local Government

 
   

For a candidate to gain access to the KSGOP caucus ballot a Republican Presidential candidate must be registered as Republican Presidential candidate with the Federal Election Commission, file a declaration of candidacy with the Kansas Republican Party, and pay a filing fee of $15,000 no later than TBD. "Uncommitted" appears on the ballot. Write ins are not allowed.

Participation in the Presidential Preference Caucus is open to registered Republicans. [Section II. 2. A.] Participants may vote in the caucus of their choosing held in the Congressional district in which they reside. [Section II. 2. D.]

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): Kansas Caucuses. Polling hours reportedly 10:00a-2:00p CST (1600-2000 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Caucuses (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): All 39 of Kansas' delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Precinct Caucuses. [Section II. 1.] Each voter casts 1 ballot for the candidate of his or her choice. [Section IV. 2. B.]

  • Each of the state's 4 Congressional Districts is assigned 3 National Convention delegates. These delegates are proportionally allocated to presidential contenders based on the Caucus vote in each Congressional District. The allocation formula for the Congressional District delegates is the same as the formula for allocating statewide delegates. [Section V. 1., VI. 1.].
  • 24 statewide delegates (10 base at-large delegates and 14 bonus delegates) to the Republican National Convention are proportionally allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide vote. A 10% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates. If only one candidate or no candidate receives the 10%, there is no threshold. [Section VI. 2.]
    • [the percentage of votes received] = [votes cast for each candidate] ÷ [total votes cast for all candidates meeting the threshold].
    • Beginning with the candidate who received the most votes, multiply [the percentage of votes received] by [the number National Convention Delegates] and round any remainder up to the next whole number. Repeat for the next highest vote getter until all delegates are allocated. [Section VI. 2. A.]
  • The 3 party leader delegates (the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the Chair of the Kansas Republican Party) are bound to the candidate who received the most votes statewide. [Section VI. 3.]

National Convention Delegates are bound unless released by the candidate. [Section VI. 1., 2.D., and 3.]

Caucuses (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  3
CD2  3
CD3  3
CD4  3
At-Large  25
RNC  3
Total
Delegates
  40
 

Tuesday 24 March - Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably): Congressional District Conventions. 3 National Convention District Delegates are elected in each of the state's 4 Congressional Districts according to the results of the Caucuses. [Section V. 1 and 1. A.]

 

Saturday 9 May 2020 (presumably): State Convention and State Party Committee Meeting. 24 At-Large National Convention Delegates are elected according to the results of the Caucuses. [Section V. 2.]

 

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
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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 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

 


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