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 Maine Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Municipal Caucuses: Sunday 8 March 2020 (presumably)1
State Convention.: Friday 1 May - Saturday 2 May 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)24 100.00%5 100.00%29 100.00%29 100.00%
Total24 100.00%5 100.00%29 100.00%29 100.00%

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

 
 

15 April 2016: Governor Paul R. LePage (Republican) signed LD 1673, SP 685. Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA c. 5, sub-c. 7 §431. 1. "No later than November 1st of the year prior to a presidential election year, the Secretary of State shall set the date of the presidential primary election, which must be held on a Tuesday in March of the year in which a presidential election is held. Whenever the state committee of a party certifies that there is a contest among candidates for nomination as the presidential candidate, the Secretary of State shall consult with the state committee of each party to determine the date of the presidential primary."


   

Participation in Maine's delegate selection process is open to all registered voters who are enrolled in the Democratic Party. A resident may register to vote on the day of the caucus.

Sunday 8 March 2020 (presumably): Maine Municipal Caucuses. Polling hours reportedly 1:00p-6:00p EDT (1700-2200 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Municipal Caucuses (preliminary)
Excluded from Nationwide vote.

CandidateState
Convention
delegates
%
Total  
 

Sunday 8 March 2020 (presumably): The Municipal Caucuses meet to choose delegates to the State Convention. The State Convention delegates are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the Municipal Caucus.

"Municipal Caucuses will determine the apportionment of delegates to the State Convention based on ... presidential preference .... In turn, the apportionment of delegates to the National Convention will be determined by presidential preference ... at the State Convention." [Maine Delegate Selection Plan. Section I. B.2.]

Municipal Caucus
National Convention Delegate Estimate (preliminary)

Contest
 State
Convention
delegates
Qualified
State
Convention
delegates
Del
CD1  10
CD2  7
PLEO  3
At-Large  5
Total
Delegates
  25
 

Friday 1 May - Saturday 2 May 2020 (presumably): State Convention. 24 of 29 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the presidential preference of the delegates in attendance at the State Convention. 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.

  • 16 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally based on the delegates presidential preferences in each of the State's 2 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 8 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based the support for the presidential contenders in the State Convention as a whole.
    • 5 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

State Convention (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  10
CD2  7
PLEO  3
At-Large  5
Total
Delegates
  25

National Convention delegates are elected at the state Convention.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 5 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 Maine
Election Authority
  Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maine House of Representatives
  Maine Revised Statutes
  Maine State Legislature
Democratic
  Maine Democratic Party
  Maine Senate Democrats
Media & others
  As Maine Goes
  Bangor Daily News
  Journal Tribune - York County - Biddeford - Sanford
  Kennebec Journal
  Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  Maine Today
  Politics1.com - Maine
  State & Capitol - Gardiner
  Sun Journal - Lewiston
  The Cape Courier - Cape Elizabeth
  The Ellsworth American
  The Lincoln County News
  The Times Record - Bath - Brunswick
  WABI TV - CBS - Bangor
  WAGM TV - CBS - Prewsque Isle
  WCSH TV - NBC - Portland
  WGME TV - CBS - Portland
  WLBZ NBC - Bangor
  WMTW TV - ABC - Auburn
  WVII TV - ABC / WFVX TV - Fox - Bangor

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 Counts
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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  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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