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
District Caucuses: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)46 100.00%46 100.00%46 100.00%
Total46 100.00%46 100.00%46 100.00%

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

 
   

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): District Caucuses convene to nominate candidates for National Convention District delegates. The delegates will be elected at the State Convention.

 

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): Louisiana Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p CST (1200-0200 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): All 46 of Louisiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary. [Delegate Selection Rules Resolution 2015-10. RULES FOR CONVENING OF THE STATE CONVENTION TO ELECT DELEGATES TO THE 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.]

    • 18 District delegates, 3 from each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts, are proportionally allocated to Presidential contenders according to the primary vote in each Congressional District. In each Congressional District, multiply the candidate's vote by 3 and divide by the total vote and round to the nearest whole number. If a more than 3 delegates are allocated, subtract a delegate from the candidate that is closest to, but equal or greater than, a 0.5 remainder prior to rounding. If fewer than 3 delegates are allocated, add a delegate to the candidate that is closest to, but less than, a 0.5 remainder prior to rounding [Rule 3. (d)].
    • 28 (10 base at-large delegates plus 15 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC) statewide delegates are proportionally allocated to those Presidential contenders who receive 20% or more of the total statewide vote (as rounded by the Executive Committee). The allocation is in proportion to the total statewide vote NOT the total vote of those candidates receiving 20% or more of statewide vote. The remaining delegates are unbound. The rule says "Presidential candidates receiving more than 20% of the statewide vote ... will be allocated the same proportion, rounded by the Executive Committee ...." [Rule 4. (c)].

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  3
CD2  3
CD3  3
CD4  3
CD5  3
CD6  3
Statewide  28
Total
Delegates
  46

Delegates to the National Convention ... are bound ... on the first ballot only .... If a presidential candidate ends or suspends his/her candidacy, the designated delegates are no longer bound. [Rule 4. (f)].

 

Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably): The State Convention convenes in Baton Rouge to elect delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the primary.

  • 18 National Convention district delegates-- 3 from each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts are elected in the Congressional District meetings at the State Convention.
  • 25 National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the convention as a whole.
  • The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Louisiana's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position [Rule 4. (e]).
 

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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Media & others
  American Press - Lake Charles
  COX.net - New Orleans
  Crowley Post Signal
  Daily Comet - Thibodaux
  Daily Kingfish
  DeRidder Beauregard Daily News
  Houma Today - The Courier - Terrebonne Parish
  KATC TV - Lafayette
  Louisiana Politics by John Maginnis
  Louisiana Progress - Baton Rouge
  Louisiana Radio Network
  Monroe Free Press
  New Orleans CityBusiness
  NewsLink.org - Louisiana
  Politics1.com - Louisiana
  PoliticsLA.com
  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
  WBRZ TV - ABC / The Advocate - Baton Rouge
  WWL AM - New Orleans

 


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  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
 
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  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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