The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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Presidential Nominating Process
State Party Committee Meeting: Saturday 30 May 2020
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 20201
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)96.0 100.00%23.0 100.00%119.0 100.00%119 100.00%
Total96.0 100.00%23.0 100.00%119.0 100.00%119 100.00%

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

 
 

15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials have reminded voters that they may vote by absentee ballot.

17 March 2020: Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is postponing the 28 April primary election to 2 June.

Delegate Selection Plan from the Maryland Democratic Party.


Election Dates from the Maryland State Board of Elections.

2020 Primary Election State Candidates List from the Maryland State Board of Elections.

2020 Republican and Democratic Maryland Presidential Primary ballots from the Maryland State Board of Elections.


   

Saturday 30 May 2020: State Party Committee Meeting.

Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected at the Committee Meeting according to the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Primary. If a presidential candidate is eligible to receive District delegates but failed to slate a enough delegates, the Democratic State Central Committee elects additional delegates pledged to that candidate.

The remaining 23 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 23 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 14 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 8 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 6 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Joseph J. "Joe" Andrew).

These 23 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Participation in Maryland's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters must be registered as Democrats to participate in the primary.

Tuesday 2 June 2020: Maryland Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Michael Farrand Bennet  
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.  
Michael Rubens "Mike" Bloomberg  
Cory Anthony Booker  
Peter Paul Montgomery "Pete" Buttigieg  
Julián Castro  
Tulsi Gabbard  
Amy Jean Klobuchar  
Deval Laurdine Patrick  
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders  
Thomas Fahr "Tom" Steyer  
Elizabeth Ann Warren  
Marianne Williamson  
Andrew Yang  
Total 100.00%
 

Participation in Maryland's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats.

96 of 119 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Maryland 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.

  • 65 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 8 congressional districts. District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated to Presidential candidates based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates on the ballot. National Convention delegates are selected from the highest vote getters.
  • In addition, 31 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 21 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 10 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  7
CD2  8
CD3  8
CD4  9
CD5  9
CD6  7
CD7  9
CD8  8
PLEO  10
At-Large  21
Total
Delegates
  96
 

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.

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

 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/43const/html/const.html
Election Authority
  Maryland State Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maryland General Assembly
Democratic
  Maryland Democratic Party
Media & others
  Arbutus Times (The Baltimore Sun)
  Baltimore Jewish Times
  Baltimore Messenger - Towson
  Baltimore Sun
  Bay Weekly - Chesapeake
  Columbia Flier
  Cumberland Times-News
  DiamondbackOnline.com - University of Maryland
  Howard County Times
  MarylandReporter.com - Columbia
  MarylandReporter.com - Columbia
  Owings Mills Times
  Politics1.com - Maryland
  Takoma Voice - Takoma Park
  The Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel
  The Baltimore Sun - Laurel Leader
  The Frederick News-Post
  The Gazette
  The Herald-Mail - Hagerstown
  The Jeffersonian - Baltimore County
  The Star Democrat - Easton
  The Washington Post (Metro)
  Towson Times - Columbia
  WBFF TV - FOX / WNUV TV - WB - Baltimore
  WHAG TV - NBC - Hagerstown - Frederick - Cumberland
  WJZ TV - CBS - Baltimore
  WMAR TV-2 (ABC - Baltimore)
 


  Election 2020 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
  Presidential Candidates  
 
  States Alphabetically  
  Events Chronologically  
  Major Events Chronologically  
  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Counts
  Democratic Pledged and Unpledged Summary   --   Republican Pledged and Unpledged Summary  
  Democratic Hard and Soft Summary   --   Republican Hard and Soft Summary  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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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  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
  Major Third Party Presidential Nomination Process  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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