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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Post Primary Congressional Caucus: Monday 18 May 2020
Primary: Saturday 11 July 20201
State Central Committee: Saturday 25 July 2020 (presumably)
60 total delegate votes - 35 district / 12 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 6 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
14 April 2020: Due to concerns over the coronavirus, Governor John Bel Edwards postponed the 20 June primary until 11 July. This date is outside the DNC's window, the 2nd Tuesday in June (9 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.
12 May 2020: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee unanimously granted a waiver for the late primary date.
2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Louisiana Democratic Party.
20 June 2019: Governor John Bel Edwards (Democratic) signed HB 563 which changes the date for the Presidential Primary: "... the statewide presidential preference primary election shall be held on the first Saturday in April in 2020...."
2020 ELECTIONS from the Louisiana Department of State.
Returns from the Louisiana Department of State.
Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the Thursday 30 April caucuses were replaced with vote-by-mail ballots. The ballots were mailed on 29 April and had to be postmarked no later than 18 May.
Monday 18 May 2020 Post-primary Congressional District Caucuses. The 35 District-level delegates are elected, according to the results of the primary, in a vote by mail caucus. Caucus ballots will be mailed to every registered Democrat requesting a one and are must be returned by 29 April 2020.
Louisiana registers voters by party. Democrats and registered voters who are NOT registered with the Green, Libertarian, Reform, or Republican Party are eligible to vote in the Presidential Primary. Write-in candidates and Uncommitted are not allowed.
54 of 60 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Louisiana Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the Saturday 9 May State Central Committee Meeting was replaced with vote-by-mail ballots. The ballots were mailed on 22 May and had to be postmarked no later than 8 June.
Saturday 25 July 2020 (presumably): Democratic State Central Committee. 7 National Convention Pledged PLEO and 12 At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of
These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
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.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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|• Houma Today - The Courier - Terrebonne Parish|
|• Louisiana Politics by John Maginnis|
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|• Monroe Free Press|
|• New Orleans CityBusiness|
|• NewsLink.org - Louisiana|
|• Politics1.com - Louisiana|
|• St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune|
|• The Daily & Sunday Star - Hammond|
|• The Daily Advertiser - Lafayette|
|• The Daily Iberian - New Iberia|
|• The Daily Review - Morgan City|
|• The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report|
|• The Hayride|
|• The Lafayette Daily Advertiser|
|• The News Star - Munroe|
|• The Opelousas Daily World|
|• The Ponchatoula Times - Tangipahoa|
|• The Shreveport Times|
|• The Times-Picayune - nola.com - New Orleans|
|• The Town Talk - Alexandria|
|• Tri-Parish Times - Houma|
|• WABF TV - CBS - Baton Rouge|
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