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 Massachusetts Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)1
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably)
State Committee and National Convention Delegate Meeting: Saturday 2 May 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)92.0 100.00%24.0 100.00%116.0 100.00%116 100.00%
Total92.0 100.00%24.0 100.00%116.0 100.00%116 100.00%

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

 
   

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): Massachusetts Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC). Some municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45a EST. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): 92 of 116 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Massachusetts 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.

  • 60 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 9 congressional districts.
  • 32 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 20 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 12 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  6
CD2  6
CD3  6
CD4  6
CD5  7
CD6  7
CD7  7
CD8  7
CD9  7
PLEO  12
At-Large  20
Total
Delegates
  91
 

Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably): The Congressional District Caucuses meet to elect National Convention District delegates according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 2 May 2020 (presumably): State Committee and National Convention Delegate Meeting

The Pledged PLEO and At-large National Convention delegates are selected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 24 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 24 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 10 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 11 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 9 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 3 Distinguished Party Leaders (former DNC Chairman Steve Grossman, former DNC Chairman Debra DeLee, and former DNC Chairman Paul G. Kirk, Jr.).

These 24 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
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Election Authority
  Massachusetts Elections Division
  Office of Campaign and Political Finance
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The General Court of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Democratic
  Massachusetts Democratic Party
Media & others
  Boston Globe
  Boston Herald
  Cape Cod Times
  Daily Hampshire Gazette - Northampton
  Dorchester Reporter
  Everett Independent
  Gloucester Daily Times
  Lowell Sun
  MassINC - The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth
  MassLive.com - The Republican - Springfield
  Mayor James J. "Jim" Fiorentini, City of Haverhill
  New England Cable News - Newton
  Politics1.com - Massachusetts
  Progressive Massachusetts
  Red Mass Group
  Sentinel & Enterprise - Fitchburg
  South Boston Online
  State House News Service
  The Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield
  The Daily News - Newburyport
  The Daily News Tribune - Needham
  The Eagle-Tribune - Lawrence
  The Haverhill Gazette
  The Herald News - Fall River
  The Landmark - Holden
  The Patriot Ledger - Quincy
  The Salem News
  The Standard Times - South Coast Today - New Bedford
  The Taunton Gazette
  WBZ TV - CBS - Boston
  WHDH TV - NBC - Boston
  Worcester Telegram & Gazette

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 


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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
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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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